IBANEZ OVERDRIVE - OD850 - Wolf in sheep's clothing????

fieldsroyal

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Hi;
I recently purchased a near mint Ibanez overdrive (except for AC power mod!) - It's nothing at all like an "overdrive" - It sounds to me like a Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream era Big Muff - very powerful yet articulate - real wall of sound stuff. - It also brings to mind the old Bowie song "Heroes"
Does anyone know anything about the circuit of this pedal - would its age (1978) suggest it might be based on the early Muffs (Triangele/Rams Head?)

Thanks. :BEER
 

dividedsky

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Yeah it's definitely based on the muff and I've heard it called a straight clone but it was a little different than any muff I've ever played. Definitely a cool box.
 

steve7950

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Yes, one of my favorites...

Here's my OD850 and a look at the circuit board...

Steve

www.VintagePedal.com

www.FuzzEffect.com

od850.jpg


od850tran.jpg
 

fieldsroyal

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Awesome pedal Steve - mine's a different model - it's the orange box that only says "Overdrive" in space invaders lettering - with "Ibanez" in script lettering. - I assume they're very closely related however.
 




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