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Maxon 40th Anniversary OD808 Overdrive Guitar Pedal

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In the year 1979, Japanese electronics engineer Susumu Tamuraunknowingly started a sonic revolution. 

Seeking to create a circuit to compete with the Boss OD-1, he inadvertently developed a pedal that would go on to become the most copied, cloned and modified guitar effect of all time.

That pedal was the Maxon OD808, which was then rebranded for Ibanez as the TS808 Tubescreamer.

Known for its incredible warmth and organic, tube-like quality, the “808” quickly became the go-to amp-pushing pedal for countless guitarists around the globe, including a little-known blues player from Texas named Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Over the past four decades, the 808 has taken on a variety of incarnations and launched the careers of many aspiring pedal designers looking to build a better mouse trap.  But as the saying goes, there ain’t nothing like the real thing.

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of this iconic overdrive, and to celebrate Maxon is releasing a limited-edition OD808 model in collaboration with Godlyke, Inc.

Using the current-production OD808 as a launch pad, Mr. Tamuraprovided specific modifications to the pedals’ circuitry that provide a more open, articulate sound with improved dynamic response.

There will be a limited production of 400 units of the OD808-40, and each will come with a signed certificate of authenticity.  In addition, the first 40 units of the pedal will be hand-signed by M

Product Videos

Maxon 40th Anniversary OD808 (OD808-40) Demo - Ray Suhy (Godlyke) (06:40)
Ray Suhy stepped in our studio today to compare a stock OD808 to the limited-edition 40th Anniversary OD808. You can hear the subtle differences this mod makes to the over all tone of the OD808. We HIGHLY recommend you use a nice set of headphones to really hear all the subtle nuances of these two pedals. For more information go to: www.godlyke.com/od808
  • Maxon 40th Anniversary OD808 (OD808-40) Demo - Ray Suhy (Godlyke)
    Ray Suhy stepped in our studio today to compare a stock OD808 ...
  • Maxon 40th Anniversary OD808 Demo
    Legendary Studio guitar player Mick Hayes takes the new OD808-...
  • Maxon 40th Anniversary OD808 versus Stock Version tubescreamer pedal shootout
    http://www.godlyke.com The best of all the rest...the OD-808. ...

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