Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue
Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue

OD-808 Overdrive Reissue, Overdrive pedal from Maxon in the Reissue series.

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 38 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent

bpier's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue
Nothing to add from the comments given below


Nothing to add from the comments given below


For my part, I just customized my OD-808 reissue, replacing the JRC chip installed in next-generation standard by a former JRC chip in 1984. In short, the sound is now much, much warmer. We can now truly speak of his creamy, very different from what the OD-808 restored until then (and before the manipulation, the sound was already very good). In short, I believe that now my OD has definitely become one of the best tubescreamers available. Because it also respects, and more than before, the sound of my guitar (Gibson Les Paul Signature Gold Top, 1974) and my amp (Princeton clone homemade). the link for the change:
For the manipulation, you need a good soldering iron températre adjustable, the desoldering braid a noose to wedge the pedal and of course a former JRC chip that can be found on Ebay, but more and more rarely (station so the price!). Finally, it is better not to risk it when you're not so sure of himself or entrust this job to a specialist. I think now put a true bypass switch brand or Fulltone Banzai. I see


Super Tubescreamer

Added: blends perfectly with a Roland Jazz Chorus (the 50 in my case). I was really surprised, because so far I only used that with my Hot Rod.

Ikkini's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue
All adj t said ...


The PDAL is very simple to use, three potentiomtres: Drive, balance, tone, but many possibilities. These are potentiomtres trs effective! She asks all the same extensive testing as a function of the guitar and amp used everything changes ... It can also serve a booster's a bit dull, that provide a rich overdrive trs.


It is simply the best overdrive pedals I've experienced nothing wrong. I use a Fender Telecaster and a Fender FM212 amp, the sound is rich and sharp, I love it!


The price may be a few pedals in lev but worth it if you are looking for an overdrive sound rock and blues that provides warmth and precision, and a beautiful sheen, this PDAL is for you.

jeremymy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue
A true overdrive pedals, ranging from simple to Global Warming crunch barely perceptible sound, grainy saturation trs 70 ', rich in harmonics, but not at all hollow, so with his tr s "vintage".
It is well rdition of the original MODEL popularis by SRV and others, Ibanez has taken over the manufacture of such MODELS APRS leaving few years, changing them later. Warning, this is not a simple reproduction with the look, it's the same model, with the same components, same manufacturers ... In fact, it's as if you buy the pedals of SRV, but new!


Config 'ultra simple: banche, we play!
Gain progressive tonality a trs simple, ranging from the less acute, less serious sound (instead of accentuating the default, this works in reverse pedals) and, with the Tone O, are identical and the bass sound like tufts (the Eric Johnson), and background, these are serious blows that are a little without becoming shrill treble!
The balance is in the same spirit: 0, we have a bypass, and background, the effect of the pedals is at the max!


Then, we take a drop of thirty years!
Hello crunch SRV, or drive to JIMI!
It's warm, singing, full of harmonics, it seems that adding a lamp in the amp!
Whether with a Start or a Les Paul is the absolute foot!
By comparison, I also possde Ibanez TS9, the census be rdition Tubescreamer the original, and well I can tell you that there is no photo, the Ibanez sounded much more "modern" the Maxon.
From blues to mtal, you can do anything! Of course, for the mtal, it will already have a good distortion amp, pedals or upstream, but according to rglages, it will add gain, volume, and according to the tonality we will more rounded attack or ...


A good scratching (the likes of Start US or a relic, or a Les Paul std or custom), the pedals, and a good amp lamp (same way: Ashdown, Peavey, Fender hotrod, Marshall dsl), and we can all attack!
I rept, but if you are looking for the grail of the old drive, the pedals are for you!

xmax's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue
I believe that everything has been said, only catch a little too lightweight it moves all the time lol ...


Using three very simple potentiometer. you can get a small palette of its very interesting


I use a crate amp and a guitar ibanez SZ mainly.
I used to get a vintage drive that I did not with my amp.
It is also used in the solo to give more grain in the acute and it is interesting to res verse with other distos ...


I've had one week and I admit that it's not bad I had a DS before, but not top 2 in the role I gave him.
the price is not too bad for an analog effect (if I remember correctly)

and I think I will remake this choice.

Berzin's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue
That says it all! I regret its lightness makes it easy to move as soon as one pushes the cable that feeds it. Note that it comes with a battery (see the selling price, it is not a favor). Access to the battery is not very easy.


The manual is in French. Damage, but its usefulness is very limited. With three buttons, you get there without leaving St Cyr.


This is where you get the slap. I use either to boost slightly the amp, or with the gain in depth for a blues sound. The sound is to die for. You want to eat it. In boost mode, the sound is slightly compressed, with a hint of saturation. By pushing the grain gives a sound very hot (if not hot) with a very soft attack, but this. The agreements are nevertheless accurate in the sense that clearly hear every note and not a mush of sound. The 808 is especially relevant with a tube amp (hence the name tube screamer). I tried on a modeling amp, it's still beautiful, but less convincing. I use with a layer or an LP and it sounds the thunder! Ca severe crunch! Note that the amp and guitar are met. It's not a pedal that standardizes the sound.


I use it for two months. I've used other distortion pedals (Boss Turbo Distortion and Bluesbreaker, Crunchtone Line 6), but none as good as the 808. In fact they do not have the same purpose: the more saturated Line 6, but works less well as a boost). None has a grain as pronounced as the 808. I tried it in a store, out of curiosity, I knew in the first seconds of listening I will go with. Since then, I let her go. For the value, there are two approaches. Either one considers that it must cost twenty euros to make, then it's too expensive, or you look at other pedals distortion / overdrive, which are null and cost over one hundred euros, the price is justified. If I do it again this choice? In your opinion?

rogercag's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue
So this is an overdrive, so the signal is pushed the limit of saturation or saturation by increasing the frequencies wishes ... (Am I clear?)
it is an analog pedals (which makes reference with its high-end gear (it does not sound as dnature effect numrique).

However, the knobs are not numerous enough to correct an eq


Congig super simple, one volume knob, one for the Tone (severe acute) and one for potatoes (more or less fishing).

there is even no need for manual


I use it with a Marshall head era (1972) 1959 super lead (the models), and with the pedals (needless to say that with this type of amp I will not put a pedal Simulation crap that will rot my sound), the sound is amlor in treble and midrange, more harmonics all over ..

we find immediately the sounds of legendary bluesmen hendrixiens.

Edit of 17/08/2011

This axis pedals st enough in the medium, and now many references used to obtain softness with more bass without the gaudy print.

I drop the doc note 6 (I sold the pedals ago logtemps in my qute the overdrive now I'm on a Wampler Ecstasy (from years of this Lumire maxon).


I used it for 6 months.

I couple of distortion pedals with pedals and a Boss DS2 Boss CS3 Compression), and well with distortion, overdrive adds a lot of nuances in the saturation, allows for example to make it last super long notes (Santana) and add the brilliance with which I will flap their ears from the beginners of this notice.

my opinion is that this kind of small analog pedals transcendra your sound if you have good stuff but not turn the sound, if you play with an electric 200 euros and a 5-watt amp park, will be a funny but not as a pod ..

Edit of 17/08/2011
I do not refer this choice

meringue's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue
It's an overdrive, but it is above all a boost that gives a good sound on an amp lamp. Tube screamer, even when that means a "crier of tubes", so it made for plutt be plugged into a amp lamps.

Three knobs: gain, volume and tone, which is afficace trs.


Three buttons rgler very easy. A green box mtal sober look solid. A visible LED. It's simple and effective.


L I think for the 1st time in fifteen years, I want a super pedals that does exactly what I expected. I was looking for one pedals it to improve the sound of the Marshall that I use in BPS. I could not get a sound that I like, the sound was too rough. With the OD808, I put the gain of the clear 3 / 4 to get his limit and the overdrive on it, I add the Maxon, gain 0 or third base and volume. Frankly, sounds superb. Pout done to make the most of his respecting and the sound of the guitar and the sound of the amp. The OD808 is transparent but adds a little something, and that little something is of high quality trs if you like that little something: a grain "crmeux" but rpond tr s well to the nuances of the game's top class, I swear!

Dernire a precision: I play mainly rock band (influences: AC / DC, Baby Chaos, Queen of the Stone Age ...)^. I use a Les Paul. With the pedals, I get a size for the rock.


I hsit long time, but APRS have read a lot of criticism on diffrent pedals overdrive, I looked into this small small Maxon. Since I have, I expect one thing to play again with BPS. I've never had a sound so good while in dpart, I found the sound of the Marshall JCM 900 compltement rotten. With a fender or a Mesa Boogie must be total nirvana. Branch a wah is gnial. I love the pedals so I want to buy me another, especially another vintage or reissue Maxon. I conquered.

gregchat's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Maxon OD-808 Overdrive Reissue
This includes the pedals CHARACTERISTICS sound of the famous TS 808 used by SR Vaughan, Keith Richard, Popa Chubby and so on.
Small, lgre.
Three buttons: Drive, Balance (volume) and Tone.
Socket for power supply or 9V battery industry.
The simplicity in the service of efficiency.
For the record, the TS 808 Has manufactured during the 70 and 80. This silent pedals manufactured by Ibanez but the components (including JRC4558, an essential component in the TS 808) taient manufactured by Maxon. So Maxon today resumed manufacturing (with the famous JRC4558) of this PDAL of legends often imitated but rarely itch. Why pay twice the real TS 808 while the Maxon OD-808 is 100% the same from the looks of course.


Large variety of sounds.
Crunch (Henrix Jimi, SRV)
Overdrive slobbery (Rolling Stones: Jumping Jack Flash, it means Keith even through the pearl).
Boost for solos, SRV had two. One for her and the other in Boost.
Consolidated level, it is not greedy.
It is only my opinion but when I branch I'm in heaven.
Gives a good color of the medium for guitars and amps transistors.
But used with a good guitar and an amp lamp. IEA IEA CARAMBA


In his clear, Drive 0 and varying the tone, you get beautiful clean sounds, round and warm.
Using the Drive, you pass in the Blues (SRV, Hendrix, Chubby) and the Rock.

APRS research, I take this wonder DCID rather than buying a real TS 808, which also costs between 250-500. See for yourself but for me it's seen it all.


Maxon thank you to revive the legends.
My notes are not EXAGRES, oh no my friends!