maxon OD 9 pro+

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bluesmann

hi Ya'll.

my second OD is a maxon od9 and imo its one of the best tube screamers going. I see that they now have the od9pro + and 2 or 3 other od9 versions. Just wondering if anybody here has tryed these others.
the od9 pro + is supposed to run at 18 volts so i'm thinking it might sound cleaner/clearer than the regular od9 set at low gain. Thinking light breakup like some Hendrix stuff "wind crys mary" interested in your findings

Thanks Guys!
 

iamspartacus

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The OD9 Pro+ is a GREAT pedal. It has the perfect combination of crunch, clarity, and smoothness. Very, VERY cool. Maxon doesn't seem to get any love in this forum. I wonder why...
 
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bluesmann

The OD9 Pro+ is a GREAT pedal. It has the perfect combination of crunch, clarity, and smoothness. Very, VERY cool. Maxon doesn't seem to get any love in this forum. I wonder why...

How's it sound with the drive set at about 9 o'clock?
 

gpro34

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The OD9 Pro+ is a GREAT pedal. It has the perfect combination of crunch, clarity, and smoothness. Very, VERY cool. Maxon doesn't seem to get any love in this forum. I wonder why...
Not botique enough I'd imagine.. doesn't mean its not good. Its still Scott Hendersons preferred OD of choice.
 

Alejandro

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I would like to know more feedback because as said bluesmann I rather prefer too, and by far, my maxon OD-9 instead my Ibanez TS-9.
 

iamspartacus

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With the drive at around 9o'clock, the pedal starts to break into the "medium gain" range. It's very clear from 6 to 2o'clock and only starts getting mushy (which is good) past 2. I like how dynamic it feels in my hands. Like in any OD, picking dynamics is important. It's too bad a lot of pedals are able to "clean up" to softer attack, but sound incredibly wimpy. I really liked the way the OD9 Pro+ reacted to the way I played. Of course, it could be different for you (depending on what you play and your amp)

As far as mass produced pedals at boutique prices, I'd recommend you take a look into the insides of these pedals. The soldering and wiring of these pedals are some of the cleanest and tidiest of any pedal manufacturer I've owned (#1 IMO being Barber Elec). I've read somewhere that the OD9 Pro+ costs the same as a TS9 in Japan, so if you're ever in Japan and want to snag a great pedal for cheap...
 

Frostbite Slim

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The OD9 Pro+ is a GREAT pedal. It has the perfect combination of crunch, clarity, and smoothness. Very, VERY cool. Maxon doesn't seem to get any love in this forum. I wonder why...
+1 :AOK Simply one of the best TS type pedals I've tried. The clarity is great w/o getting harsh or raspy. Just beautiful sustain and the bottom end is full and warm. In Boost Mode (TS) you get that familiar TS mid bump (but still clearer). I haven't even tried it at 18V yet...no need. It sounds great as is.
 






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