Maxon OD-9 Overdrive
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Maxon OD-9 Overdrive

OD-9 Overdrive, Overdrive pedal from Maxon in the 9 (Reissue) series.

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 19 reviews )
 17 reviews89 %
 1 user review5 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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mooseherman02/08/2010

mooseherman's review

Maxon OD-9 Overdrive
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.

UTILIZATION

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.

SOUND QUALITY

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.
Zanko T.s.C09/07/2014

Zanko T.s.C's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" OD-9're looking for the fortification?"

Maxon OD-9 Overdrive
Everything has been said ...

UTILIZATION

Pedal a bit heavy, which reassures the coup robustness level. 3 knobs, efficient, no frills, there is the sound you want quickly. Happiness ...

SIIIIIIIMMMMMMPLE use.

Boring stuff builders: No PSU BUT battery included!

SOUND QUALITY

Previously I was using a 193 m mxr gt-od overdrive that does not really satisfy me. I was looking for a slightly warmer and vintage sound. I found my happiness with the Maxon.

Coupled with a Proco Rat 2 for a combo / overdrive-distortion, it's just magical, harmonious and "get into it".

I also used to clean boost on some songs. This is a superb fluidity ... pfff!

I play Fender and Les Paul telecast us custom pro on these two types of guitars the sound is exceptional and a little hotter round on Les Paul anyway. In a Vox amp I vtx 120. It's pure happiness when seeking an overdrive to vintage sounds, sign this pedal eyes closed. Especially if you are in the 70's 80's rock and blues rock.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had one week to replace the m193 mxr gt-od. Seeking a more vintage sound, less impersonal than the mxr (who says this is a good pedal anyway!) I finally found the sound that suits me the most. My string is: Proco Rat 2 (distortion) - maxon od-9 (overdrive) - Boss RV-3 (delay / reverb) - Electro Harmonix Cathedral (stereo reverb).

I'll go back ...
summy5904/25/2014

summy59's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" An interesting pedal"

Maxon OD-9 Overdrive
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UTILIZATION

More than easy to use.

SOUND QUALITY

The quality is very good, then he must test to see if it suits us.

I was surprised compatibility with other pedals, among other things with a big muff

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for about a year (on the paul and stratocaster model), and I'm still very satisfied.

I wanted an overdrive to boost a little my tube amp (blackstar HT1R) and all works perfectly well. I used the pedal as a boost too, and it works very well to launch a solo, or to spit the amp (in clean fashion is awesome).

So a great value for a good overdrive at reasonable prices.
(If you was getting 70 € OCCAZ it's just awesome)
Messbel10/15/2013

Messbel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A must have."

Maxon OD-9 Overdrive
Overdrive by Maxon reissue its circuit originally manufactured under the acronym for Ibanez TS-9.

IC JRC 4558D.

Difference compared to the original, it is true-bypass.

UTILIZATION

Three knobs and a switch it should go to control the most famous (or almost) in the world pedal.

SOUND QUALITY

Everything has been said about this legendary overdrive in my case it's hand through Santana much better known at the time in the 80's that I discovered this pedal. It was only later that I discovered that Stevie Ray Vaughan was also used.
This gives a good idea of ​​the sound palette of the OD-9 (or TS-9) since it is the same thing.
Another story, few people around me used it in the 80's because the Ibanez pedals were rarer and more expensive than the Boss pedals.
Internet has greatly contributed to its reputation, and crisis GAS also ...

OVERALL OPINION

For me a simply magical overdrive with single coil pickups is the overdrive in terms of which all other pedals are judged.

For fun, and defuse some ideas one day doing a comparative OD-9 (or TS-9) with an Ibanez TS-7.

Among the many clones of this pedal it is one that I find amazing is the Vox V810, its signature sound is slightly different, softer and more progressive, a little less than medium. I also really like the Fulltone Full Drive (non-mosfet), which offers a lot more options, but the basic circuit is also the same.
Messbel10/15/2013

Messbel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A "must have""

Maxon OD-9 Overdrive
Overdrive Maxon redition by its circuit originally manufactured under the Ibanez TS-9 logo.

Circuit built-JRC 4558D.

Difference from the original report, it is true-bypass.

USE

Three knobs and a switch has contrler should go for the most experienced pedal (almost) in the world.

SOUND QUALITY

Everything said about this legendary t overdrive in my case it's hand through Santana much more experienced era in the 80's I discovered this pedal. It was only later that I discovered that Stevie Ray Vaughan was also used.
This gives a good idea of ​​the sound palette of the OD-9 (or TS-9) since it is the same thing.
Another story, few people around me used it in the 80's because the Ibanez pedals were rarer and more chres the Boss pedals.
Internet has much contributed to its renaming, and GAS crisis also ...

NOTICE GLOBAL

For me a simply magical overdrive with single coil pickups, it's overdrive the light of which all other pedals are judges.

For fun and dsamorer few ideas reues sulfates one day OD-9 comparative (or TS-9) with an Ibanez TS-7.

Among the many clones of this pedal there is one that I find amazing is the Vox V810, its signature sound is slightly diffrente, softer and more progressive, a little less medium. I also like the Fulltone Full Drive (non-mosfet), which offers many more options, but the basic circuit is also the same.
aurelman11/24/2011

aurelman's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" maxon od9"

Maxon OD-9 Overdrive
replica of the original pedal from ibanez TS9 with the component of time (germanium)

UTILIZATION

very simple

SOUND QUALITY

very good sound typical vintage 70's sound huge for me

either a crunch on clean channel has light (blues / rock / pop / etc ...
is above saturation for solo / tapping / sustain / feedback ...

its very good

OVERALL OPINION

very good pedal for those looking for the sound of the true epoch of TS9 tube screamer to aujourdh'uit is it!

and cheaper than the brand pretige iba ...
spouks10/29/2011

spouks's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Best known as Hulk and Kermit"

Maxon OD-9 Overdrive
I can not get on it ...
I put a note for the pedal is solid and well damn, nice switch and knobs exude quality.

UTILIZATION

General Setup could not be more simple and less original. For players to tap a little hardened, turn the knobs with your feet is as difficult as a boss, it will teach you, you bunch of lazy.

The manual ... Oh yes, I seem to remember there were some basic settings to check. Honestly, who needs a manual for that?

I put a good quality score sheets and good response from the pedal to most power supplies (rather than 9V ...)

SOUND QUALITY

The OD9 as the original TS9 (yes, I know, these are not exact replicas, friends purists JRC4558D thing thing, this op-amp that costs something like ten cents), works wonders on an amp tube (Koch Studiotone for my part) and in groups. Indeed, as it tends to eat a little low, you come out of the mix very easily. And it creamy! With single or double, is happiness, but the reaction is of course different. Headroom to correct an OD, but it's a little drool in the last third. The clean boost is slightly colored, ideal to compensate for the low prevented that out of the mix with a Big Muff, for example.

This is the ultimate overdrive, I can only put a 10? I will stay at 9, for among those I had the opportunity to try, there are not comparable because they are too different and complementary (Fulltone OCD, very straight, Muffin EHX Français, color different, a blast and an ordeal for the pedalboard, Marshall BB2, low-mids, more compressed the grain, which I keep next to the green box, and others), and then others that are clearly in the same court: Jacques Tubeblower, a bit more expensive but with more finesse and gain a wonder that deserves its 10, as well as the T-Rex Mudhoney, which has its own color, less close to OD9, but puts everyone agrees with its unconventional musicality.

OVERALL OPINION

I have this pedal for 3-4 years, but has revealed his potential since I bought my Studiotone there is a little over two years. The OD is a joy. Not overdrive the most surprising, but it does its job very well and simplifies the lives of a group, which is not insignificant. I've tried a lot since then, I even "preferred" one or two to one. But it is she that I have kept, and not just about money. Besides, I do not sell it and I think I never will. Even if I end up on a Mudhoney crack one of these days.
As I compare it to Jacques and T-Rex, I can hardly make complaints about the price, but without messing around, the scheme is profitable for life sentence, it is time to sell less than 100 euros now. You can darken any event on the occasion, it is indestructible, that stuff there.
8oris06/16/2010

8oris's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Overdrive makes his taf"

Maxon OD-9 Overdrive
* What are the effects, types of effects available?
Overdrive / Boost

* What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...)
Analog

* Are they editable? Via a publisher Mac / PC?
No

* What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)
Input / Output Jack.
Food Standard

* Is this a rack or rack-mount model?
No

REVIEW:
RAS. Truly classic classics.



UTILIZATION

* The general configuration is simple?
Three knobs: Level / Tone / Drive.
Everyone does his job.

* Editing of sounds and effects is easy?
Yes, the races of knobs are very large and very musical. It can happen to different sounds fairly intuitive.

* The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
Yes to an effect of this kind.

REVIEW:
Easy and intuitive. For cons, the pedal is pretty "high" so the switch can be difficult to activate if you play sitting down.



SOUND QUALITY

Small Rapidos Prologue:
I am not a "purist" OD, not one of those guy who tried 250 of 6000 different models that can be found among brands, but especially among the "models" shops and seeking the Holy Grail OD ring to ring ... For how else? ... Anyway, I was looking for an OD with some versatility, but with enough potato, a simple trick, PPQS (Plug and Play Who Sounds) ! A word, I know! :)

* Effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?
The overdrive is very nice, very musical, and can range from mild to aggressive registry that can be even more enjoyable with a egualiser. It reacts very well in attack and stroke, has a dynamic very cool!

* Which instruments do you use?
LTD MH400NT, therefore mounted with EMG 81/85, I played in middle position on a Valbee.

* Which ones do you prefer, you hate?
I did, for now, use them only as DO, not boost. But DO, I like it a lot and I think to keep it.

REVIEW:
I put 9 / 10 because it suits me perfectly, but it must surely be better!



OVERALL OPINION

* For how long have you been using it?
* What thing do you like most/least about it?
More on:
The sound, ease of adjustments, the sensibility of guitarist in the game
Minimum:
The switch that I find a little hard to snap when you sit.

* Did you try many other models before getting this one?
1 OD Belcat, and a Digitech Bad Monkey. The two were desperately short of potato and did not sound as "natural" and "warm" that Maxon

* What is your opinion about the value for the price?
€ 120 for this pedal seems very honest.

REVIEW:
Really nickel, a pedal at all really honest perspective. If you want an OD that sounds without you choose to take the lead: DARK!
* Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...

Adrimed05/24/2009

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

Maxon OD-9 Overdrive
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!

USE

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.

SOUND QUALITY

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.

NOTICE GLOBAL

Nothing to say it's a real good DO you like them!
burton5101/29/2009

burton51's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Maxon OD-9 Overdrive
Overdrive pedal to the robust look ... location of the battery under the pedal (easier to change than Boss) .. controls three Drive, Tone and Level ...

UTILIZATION

Configuration is very simple, manual comes with some rules that are interesting plant ...

SOUND QUALITY

Proposed by the sounds this pedal is very very good ....
I use it in two ways:
- One where I branch on the clean channel (mesa boogie single correct) to get a good overdrive
- Another where it passes through a tiny terror preset crunch for him assume the role of boost ..

The results are excellent ... have a look at the site and listen to samples Maxon (Maxon from the rest of the samples are very reliable unlike other brands that offer awesome samples on the internet but very disappointing in the end ... )

OVERALL OPINION

I tried a few overdrives and for me it offers an excellent quality / price, 118 on net .. can be found as well and perhaps better but more expensive ...