MAXON OD-9

Analog/Digital/Hybrid: 
Analog
Pedal/Rackmount: 
Pedal
Price Paid: 
115 €
Condition: 
New
Features: 

Tone, Level and Drive controls

On/Off switch

Ease of Use: 
5 (easy)
Pros: 

Smooth overdrive tone that really warms up your amp.

I use this pedal to boost an already overdriven Marshall (DSL100 or 2203x). The noticeable mid hump of the OD-9 adds warmth and punch. It does cut some lower frequencies, but as I don't go for ultra low crunch it doesn't bother me.

Getting musical harmonic feedback is a piece of cake with this pedal engaged. This is the one area in particular where I always found my Boss SD1 lacking. With the OD-9, notes bloom into sweet feedback almost instantly.

On its own, it delivers a convincing overdrive tone that sounds great for seventies style rocking. Think AC/DC, Bad Company...

Cons: 

The mid-hump/bass cut may not be everyone's cup of tea.

The footswitch is fragile. I have mine on all the time, so it doesn't matter as much, but if you plan to stomp on this one a lot you may want to consider getting a looper of some sort.

Sound Quality: 
5 (excellent)
Customer Support: 

No experience.

Reliability: 

No issues yet but it has only been on my board for about a year.

Overall Rating: 
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)