Maxon OD-9 question

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  1. joegold

    joegold Member

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    I just bought one of these and although I like what it sounds like and that it's true bypass, there's some electronic noise (static pops) when I engage the pedal if I'm holding any notes on my guitar.
    Switching is pretty quiet though when I'm not playing.
    My Boss SD-1 doesn't this.

    So is this normal for the Maxon OD-9 or is it likely that I've got a defective unit?
     
  2. joegold

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    BTW
    It's not so much that the switch has "static pops".
    It's that the audio actually cuts out as the switching is occurring.

    And it looks like this is inherent in Maxon's True Bypass switching system in general.
    I remembered that I also had a Maxon Compressor with True Bypass around the house and got it out to check, and it does the same thing.

    I've also been reading that the buffer built into the Maxon OD808 is a good sounding transparent buffer, not the tone sucking type found in most stomp boxes.
    So I'll be returning the OD-9 and replacing it with an OD808 on Monday.
    This will mean that I can actually eliminate the Axess BS2 buffer I was planning to use in this pedal board too.
     

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