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Maxon OD-9 Overdrive Effects Pedal 

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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 yield...Click To Read More About This Product

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Old look; amazing new sound!

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.

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)
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MaxonOD-9 Overdrive Effects Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 26 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

THE ONLY REVIEW YOU SHOULD READ

I resently bought a 2 more of these pedals to have more tonal options and as a backup in case one gets stolen or lost or broken. I could not gig live without this...Read complete review

I resently bought a 2 more of these pedals to have more tonal options and as a backup in case one gets stolen or lost or broken. I could not gig live without this pedal... it is simply that damn good!!! Buy it and find out for yourself, the Maxon OD-9 leaves the Ibanez TS in the dust!!!
Anyone who says this pedal sounds the same as an Ibanez Tubescreamer is either tone-deaf, or has a crap amp!! I have played and gigged with TS's my entire career, the OD-9 is the BEST I have played. Ibanez TS's are OK, and I played them for years... when I got a little better and started making money playing and was more picky about my tone I started looking to get better tone out on my rig. I sent 2 of my TS's to AnalogMan and had the Silver Mod on each.... they were WAY better pedals, more musical and way better tone. I played those AnalogMan mod'ed TS's for YEARS, and thought I had the best money could buy. Then about a year ago, on a whim, I bought a Maxon OD-9 here from MF, and was BLOWN AWAY!!!! I have since sold my AnalogMan Mod'ed TS's.... I think stock, out of the box, the OD-9 sounds better than my Mod'ed TS's. Musical bell like overdrive.... you put this pedal in front at a pushed tube amp and it is the best sound you can get. I play out of a Fender Deluxe Reverb and sometimes an Orange Tiny Terror stack. Handsdown, I think anyone who likes the sound of a TS, or is considering getting a TS should get the MAXON!!!!!
The constructions of this pedal is awesome. This is an area which a lot of people overlook when buying a TS. The TS's are no where near the Quality of construction of the Maxon... the Maxon has a better switch, better pedal, better board, better LED light.
Even though the TS is less expensive I think it is a moot point. You have to spend a ton more money to get your TS mod'ed to even come close to being the same as a Maxon... so save yourself the money of Moding a TS and buy a Maxon, rest assured you have the best money can buy!!!!

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dont waste your money

this is almost the exact same pedal as the ibanez ts9, and they do sound exactly the same, i have both. the only difference is the ts9 is $99.99. save yourself 50 bucks...Read complete review

this is almost the exact same pedal as the ibanez ts9, and they do sound exactly the same, i have both. the only difference is the ts9 is $99.99. save yourself 50 bucks and get the ibanez.

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5.0

Best pedal at any price.

By Franko.

from Los Angeles.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Maxon OD-9 Overdrive Effects Pedal:

    Best pedal IMHO. I have used everything in the last 12 years, the OD and tonal clarity are outstanding, the thru pass thru is perfect. The switch is a bit off to use, but not a big deal. Undoubtedly the best BLUES pedal I play Strat (USA), Telecaster (USA) and several Les Pauls, all sing when used with this baby. Usually played with two Fender Blues Jr. or Boogie Mesa Road King II.

     
    5.0

    Very good OD

    By Plexi-Paul

    from PA

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Maxon OD-9 Overdrive Effects Pedal:

        Another great offering from Maxon. Great sounding OD, typical tube screamer tone but way better than the other TS9's. Compared to the Maxon 808, it has slightly less low end, slightly different tone and feel, and a little more gain.

        Just a very good sounding low/mid gain pedal. I run it in front of a dirty amp. Plays well with other pedals. I prefer my Maxon 808, but this is a close second for low/mid gain tones.

        (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        THE ONLY REVIEW YOU SHOULD READ

        By eNo-yNv.V

        from Wisconsin

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Maxon OD-9 Overdrive Effects Pedal:

        I resently bought a 2 more of these pedals to have more tonal options and as a backup in case one gets stolen or lost or broken. I could not gig live without this pedal... it is simply that damn good!!! Buy it and find out for yourself, the Maxon OD-9 leaves the Ibanez TS in the dust!!!
        Anyone who says this pedal sounds the same as an Ibanez Tubescreamer is either tone-deaf, or has a crap amp!! I have played and gigged with TS's my entire career, the OD-9 is the BEST I have played. Ibanez TS's are OK, and I played them for years... when I got a little better and started making money playing and was more picky about my tone I started looking to get better tone out on my rig. I sent 2 of my TS's to AnalogMan and had the Silver Mod on each.... they were WAY better pedals, more musical and way better tone. I played those AnalogMan mod'ed TS's for YEARS, and thought I had the best money could buy. Then about a year ago, on a whim, I bought a Maxon OD-9 here from MF, and was BLOWN AWAY!!!! I have since sold my AnalogMan Mod'ed TS's.... I think stock, out of the box, the OD-9 sounds better than my Mod'ed TS's. Musical bell like overdrive.... you put this pedal in front at a pushed tube amp and it is the best sound you can get. I play out of a Fender Deluxe Reverb and sometimes an Orange Tiny Terror stack. Handsdown, I think anyone who likes the sound of a TS, or is considering getting a TS should get the MAXON!!!!!
        The constructions of this pedal is awesome. This is an area which a lot of people overlook when buying a TS. The TS's are no where near the Quality of construction of the Maxon... the Maxon has a better switch, better pedal, better board, better LED light.
        Even though the TS is less expensive I think it is a moot point. You have to spend a ton more money to get your TS mod'ed to even come close to being the same as a Maxon... so save yourself the money of Moding a TS and buy a Maxon, rest assured you have the best money can buy!!!!

        (1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        dont waste your money

        By boner123

        from South Bend, IN

        Comments about Maxon OD-9 Overdrive Effects Pedal:

        this is almost the exact same pedal as the ibanez ts9, and they do sound exactly the same, i have both. the only difference is the ts9 is $99.99. save yourself 50 bucks and get the ibanez.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Blown Away

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Maxon OD-9 Overdrive Effects Pedal:

        I heard about this pedal after listening to my favorite band Killswitch Engage.After buying it, I was blown away,the sound that it brings on top of your stock distortion sound is amazing! my pinch harmonics are what I have been waiting for to hear,I HIGHLY reccomend this pedal to people who want a great sound

        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        OD9 takes it to 11

        By Franknfilms

        from Undisclosed

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        Comments about Maxon OD-9 Overdrive Effects Pedal:

        They way I see it, there are two ways to use this pedal. If you explore the various drive and level combinations you will have a sweet blues overdrive. If you turn the level all the way up and the drive all the way down and put it in front of a high gain tube amp you will hear the metal sound of your dreams. I was skeptical until I tried it myself. I can never go back. The Maxon OD9 will be always be on in my setup. It does not take away any of bass whatsoever, like other od pedals, and it is true bypass should you ever want to turn it off (which I won't). Get one today!

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awsome Pedal

        By jimmyjohn

        from Michigan

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        Comments about Maxon OD-9 Overdrive Effects Pedal:

        I got this a couple weeks ago and I have been very impressed. This has an awsome tone, great for SRV fans like me. I would reccmmend buying from analogman.com which is where I bought mine. I got it with the Silver modification which makes it a little more vintage sounding and I couldn't be happier. Definately worth the price.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simply Amazing

        By Kurganstein

        from Missouri

        Comments about Maxon OD-9 Overdrive Effects Pedal:

        Ive been checking this out for a while, then I finally decided to buy it....and WOW. This is pedal is simply amazing. I dont know why they say that this isnt a Metal pedal, because thats mostly all I play and its great for it. It made my tone and overall tone just simply amazing. When in clean and have it on it gives you that awesome 70's rock kinda sound. But back some regular overdrive behind it and your really rockin. Again it gives this amazing tone. I would recomend it to anyone because you will be sorry you bought it. Just overall great pedal

        (0 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        WORST OD I'VE EVER BOUGHT

        By Les Paul-3.B1p

        from Wisconsin

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Maxon OD-9 Overdrive Effects Pedal:

        Do not buy this if you are expecting any kind of grit whatsoever. Those sound clips are the biggest lie I have ever heard in my life. This thing sounds absolutely horrible for any type of rhythm sound, or saturated lead sound, and has no chance at all as a stand alone pedal, yet alone with amps overdrive. The only time this pedal was ever bearable was when it was with open chords with my amp's overdrive on maybe 2. The switch is not like a tubescreamer. While I tried to turn it on and off it would switch on and off maybe 3-4 times when I just pushed it once. The pedal has a terrible miscoop sound too it, and NO LOW end whatsoever. But at least you get earpiercing highs (pun intended).

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This beast...

        By FLEDtheKING

        from Algonquin, IL

        Comments about Maxon OD-9 Overdrive Effects Pedal:

        It took me a while to get past the fact that I need to own this tool so vital to my tone. I can honestly say, I am enjoying my Framus Cobra much more now that I own it. It definitely brings clarity to the mix, boosts the treble and helps increase the low end. Great clean boost, if you're using it like me.

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