Created for the discerning audiophile, Maxon Vintage Series effects offer the highest construction and sound quality available in a compact pedal format. Hand made in Japan by experts with more than 30 years experience in the field, Maxon Vintage Series effects use only the finest components available to achieve the most transparent, noise-free, full-frequency performance possible. The Maxon Vintage Series – your quest for the ultimate tone ends here.
The Maxon OD820 raises the bar after setting the standard for overdrives with the OD808! Unique voltage-doubling circuitry offers increased headroom, yielding the smoothest, warmest, most transparent overdrive ever! The Maxon OD820 has a specially designed circuit that reacts precisely to every picking nuance and playing dynamic, making any instrument or amplifier come alive! Features true bypass switching and 9-volt battery or AC adapter operation (included).
"The Maxon OD820 is THE Overdrive in my humble opinion! It doesn't color the tone too much and just gives a nice 'tube-iness' and tightness to the tone."
- Michael Amott – Guitarist for Arch Enemy, Carcass, Spiritual Beggars
"The Maxon OD820 seems to give something more to the sound without taking away anything, which some pedals from other brands often do. When used as a booster, it gives an extra boost to the sound, emphasizing the harmonics and the attack, without compromising the thickness and fullness of sound.
I love the warmth and dynamics of the OD820 – it’s definitely the best overdrive I've ever tried."