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For Sale 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
    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.



  2. 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.