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For over 30 years Maxon's legendary "808" overdrive circuit has been an essential ingredient to achieving great guitar tone. Whether it's used as a b...Click To Read More About This Product

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A modified version of the classic OD808 overdrive.

For over 30 years Maxon's legendary "808" overdrive circuit has been an essential ingredient to achieving great guitar tone. Whether it's used as a booster to drive an amp, as a Dirt box for crunch and extra sustain or as an EQ to shape the tone of a high-gain amp, the 808 in its many incarnations has shown up in more rigs and on more recordings than anyone would care to count.

Yet for all its legendary status, there are some who wish the 808 offered just a little bit more - and for those players obsessed with excess, Maxon has created the OD808X Overdrive Extreme. The Extreme shares the same basic circuit architecture as the OD808. However, several key component values have been altered to achieve what may be the ultimate overdrive tone.

The OD808X offers a wider frequency response than a stock OD808, with an extended hi-frequency tonal range that offers additional clarity without becoming harsh. It also features a harder clipping pattern than the standard model, creating a searing, full-bodied drive tone that helps chords ring and notes sing.

An additional +5 dB of output level assures that the OD808X will punch through the densest of mixes with an authority that most OD's just can't match. Its additional level and top-end also allows the X to be stacked in a chain of pedals without getting buried under other Dirt boxes.

The OD808X offers the same "feel" and amazing transparency that the 808 is famous for - digging in you'll get more break-up; rolling back your volume will clean things up and you're guitar will sound like your guitar.

Beyond that, all similarities end and all bets are off. Comparing the X to a stock OD808 is kind of like bringing a gun a knife fight - it's excessive, but you know it will get the job done!
When even legendary overdrives just aren't enough, it's time to go to the extreme - the OD808X Overdrive Extreme.

FEATURES
Modified version of classic OD808 Overdrive
Extended frequency response improves note definition and clarity
Increased Output (+5 dB over OD808) for extra Volume Boost
Harder clipping yields more aggressive, amp-like Distortion
Buffered Bypass Switching
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MaxonOverdrive Extreme Guitar Effects Pedal
 
5.0

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5.0

Outstanding OD pedal

By Hambone

from Lake Placid, NY

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      Comments about Maxon Overdrive Extreme Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This is a great update to the OD808.More gain, excellent inproved frequency response in the tone control. Less in your face mid hump. This thing just takes the blanket off your tone. Not a bad sound to be found.I've tried lot's of OD pedals to see if they could beat my trusty Boss SD-1 and none of them came close. The OD808X was finally the one that beat the SD-1.This pedal is a tone machine !

       
      5.0

      From lame to fame

      By Shred kid

      from Vallejo CA

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        Comments about Maxon Overdrive Extreme Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Gives you an extra boost. A boost to shredville! From kinda semi gain from your amp to that clear sustain, Gain saturated tone

         
        5.0

        Amazing Red

        By Anthony

        from Savannah, GA

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            Comments about Maxon Overdrive Extreme Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Amazing pedal!!! It literally stays on all the time on my pedalboard. I did not have the origional od808 so I cant compair it to that but I was runing the TS9 and although I loved the TS9 the od808x is so well balanced and sounds amazing. I wouldnt be without it, great purchase very pleased with the sound of this pedal and build quality of this pedal. Both top notch for the price. Like the many reviews state, this pedal trumps the other od pedals dute to frequency response and in having a good, well balanced mid range which works well at high and low volumes. This is a great pedal and deserves recognition. If you purchase this product it will be a solid investment and I believe it will most definately add to your rig.

             
            5.0

            Adds that little something to your tone

            By Mukiwa

            from Los Angeles

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              Comments about Maxon Overdrive Extreme Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I was always looking for something to add that layer of crunch and bite to my amp distortion. I had looked for a pedal for quite some time now and finally pulled the trigger on this bad boy. I heard the results instantly. It's easy to use, sturdy, simple yet effective. If you want a pedal that's going to give your distortion some extra character and pop out of the mix then look no further.

               
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              808x

              By Nick

              from Port Carbon, PA

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                Comments about Maxon Overdrive Extreme Guitar Effects Pedal:

                Use the 808x in front of my Peavey JSX head and matching 4x12 turned it from a great amp into a fire breathing metal monster best over drive ive tried more gain and smoother frequency response less of the that mid hump which works out good as the jsx has a lot of mids definitely a great over drive to add to the collection

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