One of the best parts about being a guitarist is experimenting with the near infinite number of sounds your instrument is capable of making. Since the late 40's, when effects were first introduced, musicians have been exploring what their guitars' are capable of, leading to the progression of popular music as we know it today. And right there among the most popular in the industry is Maxon.
Considered an effects pioneer, having been in the industry for several decades now, Maxon is known for several big 'firsts'. Creating the first compact analog delay, the first realistic tube amp overdrive, the first programmable effect and the first multi-effect unit, music just wouldn't be what it is today without Maxon. What a resume this impressive, you know everything you'll find in this section will be something special.
If you take a look at today's catalog of effects, Maxon has taken things to the next level and beyond. Looking to push your sound way over the limit with smooth, warm tones and true bypass switching? Then take a look at the OD820 Overdrive Pro. More interested in some serious distortion? Then check out the absolutely filthy SD-9 Sonic Distortion. Balancing transistor and op-amp characteristics, this pedal even has a distinct Low Boost/Hi Boost tone control, letting you really customize your sound. From there, you'll also find sustain, delay, reverb, equalization and tone-shaping, tremolo, fuzz, wah, phasing and so many others effects it's hard to list them all.
These aren't just effects that weekend warriors use either. Some of the biggest names in the industry have taken Maxon effects onto the stage or into the studio with them. Aerosmith's Brad Whitford, Queens of the Stoneage guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Ward of the Wallflowers, CCR's Elliot Easton, and so many other legends of the stage all trust their sound to Maxon. So if you're ready to head off into unchartered territory with your axe, go with the brand the pros use... go with Maxon.