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SOLD Maxon OD-9 Overdrive - AnalogMan True Vintage Mod

Discussion in 'For Sale: Effects and Pedals' started by Charley Umbria, Nov 14, 2017.


  1. Charley Umbria

    Charley Umbria I'm Really a Drummer Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Rock City, TN
    Price:
    $175.00
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Here's something you won't find anywhere else! This is a new-in-box Maxon OD-9 Tube Screamer overdrive, which has been upgraded with AnalogMan's True Vintage mod. This mod is the closest you can get to an original, vintage Ibanez TS-808, but with true bypass switching and the reliability of a modern pedal.

    From AnalogMan's website: "The TRUE VINTAGE mod is a fun mod, like putting original PAF's into a '59 reissue Les Paul (but a lot cheaper!!). To do this, we use a new Old Stock (NOS) actual early 1980s JRC4558D IC chip of the exact type used in an old TS-808. [...] We also install a bunch of original style capacitors, replacing the cheap little capacitors that are now used.

    Also important to this mod are the CLIPPING DIODES- we found some of the original blue striped TS-808 diodes and install them. These special diodes, along with the chip and capacitors, make the ultimate vintage TS-808 replica!! Not quite as clear as our SILVER MOD but the tone is true vintage TS-808, nice and WARM and smooth."

    Analog Mike typically doesn't do the True Vintage mod on Maxon pedals, but I wanted a true bypass Tube Screamer, so I special-ordered two of these pedals directly from AnalogMan, intending to keep one as a backup. However, I ended up never needing the second one, so off it goes. Like most Tube Screamers, this one is pretty mid-focused. It works great with an external blend pedal, but also sounds plenty full on its own. In addition to the True Vintage mod, this OD-9 also has an upgraded red LED.

    $185.00 shipped CONUS. I prefer PayPal; but if you're close to Nashville, TN, I'm willing to meet you and offer a cash discount. Please PM with any questions.

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  2. jmp2203

    jmp2203

    Mar 8, 2013
    which chip was used? JRC4558D or TL4558P?
     
  3. Charley Umbria

    Charley Umbria I'm Really a Drummer Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Rock City, TN
    To the best of my knowledge, it's the JRC4558D, but I've never opened up the pedal to verify this. I ordered the pedal in August of 2010, and the AnalogMan website says that they were using the JRC until 2017.
     
  4. Charley Umbria

    Charley Umbria I'm Really a Drummer Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Rock City, TN
    I've had a few questions about this pedal via PM, so I'm adding some of the information I've shared: AnalogMan currently sells the Maxon OD-9 with an 808 mod for $185.00 (he also refers to this as the "classic" or "brown" mod). What makes this pedal different is that is was upgraded with AnalogMan's True Vintage mod, not just the standard 808 mod. The True Vintage mod includes a new-old-stock chip; upgraded, original-style capacitors; and the correct style of clipping diodes (as used in the original TS-808).

    The True Vintage mod was (is?) $30.00 more than the standard 808 mod (same premium price as the Silver mod) and the upgraded red LED was another $10.00, so this pedal actually sold for around $225.00 when I bought it. It's still new and unused in its original box, so the buyer is basically getting a $40.00 upgrade for the cost of the basic OD-9.

    I'm definitely not trying to sell any snake oil or magic mojo with this pedal. Some people are interested in rare specs and components, and I want to make sure that they know exactly what they're buying. I'm much more interested in how a pedal sounds, and this one sounds exactly like I'd want a Tube Screamer to sound. Does it sound 85 bucks better than a stock TS-9? I dunno....but it does sound really, really good. I've also got an Ibanez TS9-DX Turbo Tube Screamer with AnalogMan's Silver mod. In the stock TS-9 setting, there's definitely a difference between the TS9-DX and the OD-9; with the OD-9 having a noticeably warmer tone.
     
  5. Charley Umbria

    Charley Umbria I'm Really a Drummer Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Rock City, TN
    Cyber Monday price drop! Now only $175.00.
     
  6. Charley Umbria

    Charley Umbria I'm Really a Drummer Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Rock City, TN
    ...and SOLD!
     

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