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Maxon True Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview
  • Input Impedance: 500 kOhms
  • Output Impedance: 10 kOhms or less
  • Maximum Gain: 48.5 dB (1.6 kHz)
Description & Specs
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    $350.00
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    - $87.50
  • Your Price:
    $26250

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Real tube overdrive for that distinctive classic sound.

The Maxon TOD-9 Overdrive Pedal doesn't just sound like a real tube amp—it gets as close as you can to that sound with real tube, making this the True Tube Overdrive. The TOD-9 pedal features a US Military spec subminiature tube at its core. Subminiatures are the final frontier of vacuum tubes, as the supply of quality vintage tubes is rapidly dwindling. Used extensively during World War II, subminiatures were largely abandoned by 1955 in favor of transistor technology, leaving a healthy stock of quality NOS product behind.

To create its lush overdrive tone, the TOD-9 overdrive pedal blends this subminiature tube stage with a solid-state distortion circuit. Unlike other tube overdrives, the TOD-9 employs a unique "pre-tube" circuit configuration, where the tube comes before the solid-state distortion circuit in the signal chain. By cascading the tube stage into the distortion stage, a more realistic tube-amp tone is achieved. The result is a warm yet powerful guitar tone that is extremely interactive with the player's performance and responds exactly like a hard-working tube-amp.

Both the tube and solid-state sections of the circuit are fed with 30 volts DC thanks to the TOD-9's internal voltage regulators. Running the circuit at higher voltages provides a more consistent tone with increased headroom and dynamic response.

The performance of the tube is kept stable and reliable thanks to Maxon's unique heater inrush current control, which feeds the tube with a lower startup voltage to extend tube life. The complex multi-voltage operation of the TOD-9 overdrive prompted Maxon to develop a unique power supply for this model—the AC2009. The AC2009 provides very consistent high current that is regulated and filtered to provide stable, noise-free power to the TOD-9's circuit. The AC2009 is auto-sensing, so it can be used anywhere in the world by simply changing out the detachable plug cord on the output side of the power supply.

Like all Maxon Nine Series models, the TOD-9 guitar pedal features mechanical true bypass switching for direct, unaltered signal in bypass.

Features
  • Input Impedance: 500 kOhms
  • Output Impedance: 10 kOhms or less
  • Maximum Gain: 48.5 dB (1.6 kHz)
  • Equivalent Noise: -106.8 dB or less (IHF-A)
  • Controls: Tube, Drive, Tone, Level
  • Switch: Bypass/Effect (mechanical TBS)
  • In/Out: Input, Output
  • Indicator: Bypass/Effect LED
  • Internal Circuit Voltage: 30 VDC (DC-DC Converter)
  • Current Consumption: 260 mA / 9 VDC
  • Dimensions: 2.9" W x 2.13" H x 4.9" D
  • Weight: 560 g (excluding AC adaptor) / 19.75 Oz.
  • Power Supply Maxon: AC2009 (no battery operation)

This overdrive pedal's packing real tube technology—add the True Tube Overdrive to the cart.

 
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MaxonTrue Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
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5.0

What a pedal

By Zwarrior

from Philadelphia, PA

Comments about Maxon True Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I have the EXACT same amp as above. A DR Z. Rx ES 2x12 with 70th anniversary g12h's in it. The amp on its own is a tone monster that inhales the tone out of your guitar. But with this pedal? Holy mother of Tone, just unbelievable. Touch sensitive? You bet. Beautiful drive all the way to a nice distortion? Absolutely. With clarity and definition? Yessir.. All while being very low noise for a tube pedal. It really sounds great. I have owned tons of OD pedals. Boutique to boss. This pedal has a permanent home on my board between my Maxon VOP9 and My Fulltone Clyde Deluxe. Maxon pedalsare top of the line. period.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What a beauty!

By Zwarrior

from Philadelphia, PA

Comments about Maxon True Tube Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

This pedal is truly fantastic. I have owned hundreds of overdrive pedals from cheap to STEEP. The only pedals that I have kept for od are an assortment of 70's and 80's TS-9's and now this. It makes my amp(Dr. Z Rx ES) so much more touch sensitive and the pedals' overdrive is so dynamic it is mind blowing. It is not very noisy, especially for a tube pedal, and it drives my delay and reverb very nicely. I want to purchase a backup right away. Bulletproof casing as well! Buy it.

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