Maxon OD-880 Overdrive 2ND HAND
MIJ. 90's re-issue of the now famous and VERY sought after original Maxon OD.
The OD-880 offers a warm, open-sounding overdrive with a mild high-end roll off. It reacts smoothly to input level changes, offering a highly interactive response to player dynamics. Perfect as a stand-alone dirt box or for pushing an amp, it can also be stacked with other OD’s to add clarity and character to their tone.
In 1977 Maxon released their first effect pedal - the OD880 Overdrive/Soft Distortion – and the world would never be the same.
Employing a passive distortion circuit based around the 741 Op Amp (also used in the popular DOD 250), the OD880 was coveted for its warm and natural overdrive tone. The 880 was perfect for use as a transparent booster to take a tube-amp over the edge, offering singing blues tones unrivaled by other boxes.
Japanese guitar legend Char made the OD880 famous as his booster-of-choice, causing original versions to skyrocket into the $600 range on the vintage market.
In the early 90’s Maxon reissued a limited edition run of the OD880. Yet with no distribution outside of Japan, this model went largely unnoticed by the rest of the world, leaving its amazing tone a secret to all save the discerning collector.