After all, Maxon developed the Tube-Screamer l for Ibanez in the early 80s and wrote music history with it. With plenty of gain, a super-musical tone circuit and a transparency rarely found in a pedal, the OD820 takes Maxon's legendary 808 circuit and brings it into the 21st century, according to the manufacturer. By doubling the voltage internally to 18 volts, more headroom is added to the signal. Thus, the electronics turn out to be an 808 hot-rod version.
After a JFET input buffer, the signal is sent to a dual-turn drive pot, where it is split between a clean gain stage and the overdrive stage. When the Drive knob is turned up, more signal is sent to the Overdrive stage, while the Drive of that stage is also turned up. When the Drive knob is turned back, more signal is sent to the Clean Gain stage and the Drive of the Overdrive stage is turned down. At 12 o'clock on the Drive knob, the signal is split 50/50 clean overdrive. The result is a distortion sound that produces a lot of gain in the creamy overtone range for singing lead sounds and crunchy riff work.
- Construction: Analogue mono
- Controls: Drive, Level, Tone
- Connectors: In, Out (6.3mm jack mono)
- True Bypass
- Power consumption: 19mA
- Power supply: 9V.battery or mains adapter (-) inside
- Dimensions: 150 x 117 x 60mm
- Weight: 500g
Scope of Delivery