This is your basic analog distortion pedal. This is one of the finer pedals Ibanez has made. It's sort of comparable with the Tube Screamer by Ibanez, and in fact it could be considered a ripoff of that pedal. This effect is traditional, just the 1/4" ins and outs, and the basic 9V AC Adaptor plug in. There's no midi connections or USBs, and it's not rackable.
The effects editing on this is simple, There's three knobs, Gain, Tone and Level. The setup is pretty simple, just plug it in and go. The manual is very short, and almost unnecessary.
I have used this with a Les Paul and a Strat. I mainly wanted to compare this pedal to the tube screamer, which will run you about $400 more than the Maxon. I think that the difference is notable, but not really that drastic. The sound in both pedals is basically a smooth, melodic overdrive. It can give some of your open chords and rock riffs some extra kick without getting too crunchy. It isn't going to give you the most heavy low-end crunch out there, but that's not really the point. Cranking the gain gives your leads a soaring, powerful tone that will give every note you play more of an edge and a warmth. The one crucial difference between the Ibanez and the Maxon was brightness; the Maxon was brighter, but the Tube Screamer was warmer. I think they are both so similar and good in their own right that it's a matter of taste, and I had a difficult time deciding which one was better. I ultimately went with the Tube Screamer, but it was tough to deny how good this pedal is.
The main appeal that this pedal has over the tube screamer is the price; its far cheaper than an original and arguably just as good. The sound quality is great for some rhythm sounds and great leads. It's certainly a pedal I'd recommend to anyone who plays similarly to me.
The crunch effect given by the maxon is really good, the proof: push the drive button completely, the sound is still very good, so AC / DC (?)
I tried an Ibanez TS9 present, the maxon is better
the settings I use: the drive to 10Heure, volume and tone 14heure for a creamy crunch or you can hear the strings of the guitar
you can play an arpeggio, rhythmic, with bluesy lead, rhythmic rock, we can do many things with this pedal to its fairly rich media
9/10 because perfection is not of this world sound material
I've had three months, have done a concert with thirty, I can not part with it!
Me being robbed of a V-twin Mesa-Boogie, I bought this maxon that sounds better than the channel "blues" v-twin, and purple modjo that sounds as good as the lead channel of v- twin
An extraordinary simplicity thanks to three unique pots.
High sound quality. I have half a box guitar and an amp that is all but something that spits out distortion.
The marriage is perfect.
By regulating the pots 3, we obtain a veritable ampe the amp sound.
With a more "rock" guitar it quickly balance the big sound and must be careful to rglage for adding just a grain iresistible guitar.
And pushing the bottom is always of great efficiency, the "dirty" and rock'n'roll.
It does not sound as clean altre his grace bepass switch.
I use it for 5 or 6 months and I still think for a long time.
It is of great Calita Audible and manufacturing.
For those who are not up trembaler big amps for a gig in the evening, it is the Idale.
It is suitable for older styles (eg blues) but also modern stuff (like funk).
A little expensive .... hence the 9/10. We can not have everything.
Maxon OD9, analog overdrive.
True bypass, power / battery 9volts sector.
3 potatrds: drive / tone / level.
Robust and stable pedal.
Two points ngatifs all the same: the microphone mute switching the switch (chronic pedals on all of the series 9) and the green apple finish a bit basic ...
For a current rdition the TS9 they could have done with a little effort Maxon!
Very easy to use knobs are progressive and tone knob allows all kinds of nuances in duet with the equal of the amp.
The drive zero adj there a little crunch.
This is currently the best OD I know, I think it's a pedal have on hand, the grain is really excellent, rich and silky, the dnition of signald'entr eest complies.
The tone is really ractif bottom and pushed it even simulate the presence of an amp lamps!
It goes from bluesy crunch overdrive with the guts always that little grain tubullesque.