This evening, I thought I would bring up the Maxon OD-9 overdrive pedal. Maxon use to make the TS-9 Tubescreamer for Ibanez, but in 2002, Ibanez passed this off to another company. With this change the TS-9 changed slightly. At this same time Maxon continued their version under the name of Maxon OD-9. This continues the older style TS-9 with the JRC4558D chip and has a DPDT switch replacing the FET switching. This new switching helps with the ‘tone suck’. The newer Maxons have the 4PDT switch with true bypass.
While looking into this pedal, I came across a great page that goes into detail about the history of the Tubescreamer by Analogman.
So back to the Maxon OD-9. Here is the official factory description:
The Maxon OD-9 Overdrive Effects Pedal may look like your old favorite but that’s where the similarity ends. Improved circuitry with a new chip yields the ultra-smooth dynamic overdrive guitarists crave. Drive and Level controls tweak the intensity and volume while the Hi Boost/Hi Cut tone controls adjust brightness. Features true bypass switching, a die-cast zinc case, and 3-year warranty. From subtle cries to shattering screams, the Maxon OD-9 delivers a huge range of tones.
Maxon OD-9 Overdrive Effects Pedal Features:
* Improved circuitry with a new chip yields ultra-smooth dynamic overdrive
* Drive and Level controls tweak the intensity and volume
* Hi Boost/Hi Cut tone controls adjust brightness
* True bypass switching
* Die-cast zinc case
* AC/DC operation (order optional Maxon AC210N adapter)
* 3-year warranty
I found this great video by DAVEWEINER as well:
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