What did I just buy? Ibanez Overdrive

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  1. Kevy_Metal

    Kevy_Metal Member

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    Picked up one of the reissues for about the same price last year. Would love to compare the two. That’s a great find!
     
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  2. Zer0beaT

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    But in this case someone made that hole for convenience, so they could power the pedal with a wallwart.

    That pedal looks like it's been places, would be amazing to know where though. But someone or many people played the **** out of that thing.

    What a nice find!
     
  3. Zer0beaT

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    This is the type of damage to a pedal I can really appreciate though. Clearly the guy did not care about the value of the pedal and more about the convenience of powering it how he wanted to.

    Look at how mess up looking the pedal is! It's heartwarming that someone loved it so much for the sound. But they probably did this a LONG time ago when no one cared about resale value because there wasn't much.
     
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    I would imagine it was a hacksaw until it got close to the solder joint, and then maybe a screwdriver and hammer on the inside to bust the piece out to make the hole.

    Apparently the pedal works. So good job? haha
     
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  5. Atrain_dlp

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    I definitely think it’s cool. I just wished they would have used a drill bit instead of going caveman on it. I only had a quick minute to plug it in tonight so I look forward to having more time with it tomorrow.
     
  6. Thumpalumpacus

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    Looks like a Murphy job, meh.

    Yeah, I'm joking.
     
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  7. Zer0beaT

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    Where did you get it btw? Pawn shop, internet swap?

    Really curious!

    Also, I think it says Arseholz, but I'm not sure.

    Could have been some punk band (that's what I'm imagining)

    If this pedal could tell a story....
     
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  8. Zer0beaT

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    They probably didn't even think of using a drill bit haha.

    They probably couldn't afford 9V batteries anymore and some old guy told him about how to power it with a wallwart and 9V snap extension (9V batteries were always pretty expensive compared to others)
     
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  9. Atrain_dlp

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    Well, since Wreck it Ralph went through all the trouble, I’ll probably run it the way he “designed” it...snap extension through the window, lol.
     
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  10. Atrain_dlp

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    Someone I know locally. It says Breiholz 7518 in a few places. It would have been amazing if it was from an 80’s Irish punk band called the Arseholz!
     
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  11. Zer0beaT

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    So do you know what Breiholz 7518
    means?
     
  12. Atrain_dlp

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    No clue. I just looked it up and it’s a municipality in Germany. So maybe it was used in a German punk band, the plot thickens...
     
  13. Zer0beaT

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    That would explain the damage around the sides.

    I thought for sure whoever played this pedal, must have been wearing Doc Marten's which is why I was imagining a punk band of some sort.

    And maybe it also supports the quick, clever, ingenuity of the engineering to power it via wallwart if their 9V ran out.

    "anyone got a hacksaw and a hammer? I'm on in ten minutes!"
     
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    Great find! Sure this one has taken a beating but it works and they are damn fine sounding pedals. Haven't seen an original myself in over two decades but I did pick up the reissue when it came out. It had been so long since I last tried one I had actually forgotten what they were and was surprised when I plugged it in at the store and out came a great Big Muff like fuzz sound! Bought it on the spot - even though I tried it when looking for an overdrive. You can!'t have too many fuzzes
     
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    would have been/could still be a great name for a band
     
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  16. 55hz

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    Probably dudes last name, and last 4 of his SS#...
     
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    There was a time in the USA when your phone number locally was 4 digits, still remember dialing my grandparents' house: 3628.
     
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  18. Atrain_dlp

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    that’s a great point! Although I was born in the early 70’s and don’t recall any 4 digit numbers as a kid. I’ll have to look that up!
     
  19. Atrain_dlp

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    Looks like the US moved to 7 digit phone numbers long before the pedal was made. Not sure about other countries though...
     
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