Maxon Fortin-Modded OD808 Overdrive

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Maxon Fortin-Modded OD808 Overdrive

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It's an undisputed fact that countless Metal & extreme music guitarists have used Maxon overdrives to pummel their amps and sculpt their tones with surgical precision.

So who better to modify a Maxon pedal for optimum performance with high-gain amps than one of the industry’s foremost amp designers?

We're extremely stoked to announce the release of the Maxon Custom Shop, Fortin-modded OD808 Overdrive.

For years, many of our friends and artists have been raving about Fortin Amplification and their monstrous tones.  So, when we ran into Mike Fortin at the 2020 NAMM show, the first thing we did was pitch him on the idea of doing a mod for a Maxon pedal.  

Mike enthusiastically agreed, and one pandemic-stricken mess of a year later, the Fortin-modded OD808 has finally become a reality.

The first thing you'll notice about the Fortin OD808 is that it is LOUD.  I mean, REALLY loud.  Like, obscene, window-shattering, tinnitus-inducing, end-of-the-universe LOUD.  

This excessive output level simply pulverizes the front-end of any amplifier, torturing tones out of tubes that must be heard to be believed.  

The use of red LED's in place of the standard clipping diodes allows the Fortin OD808 to offer a fully clean boost when the Drive control is set to zero.  When Drive is increased, these red LED’s also offer a more natural-sounding, tube-like clipping than standard diodes.

The Fortin OD808 has also been voiced with an enhanced upper midrange, accentuating higher-order harmonics for more articulate pick attack 

With a few simple yet strategic component swaps, Mike Fortin has taken a legendary overdrive and converted it into an essential component in the quest for crushing crunch.  The Fortin-modded Maxon OD808 - sheer brutality in a box.
  • Classic Maxon OD808 modified by amp guru Mike Fortin
  • Extreme output level to push any amp to its limits
  • Gain structure ranges from clean boost to sweet, classic overdrive
  • Red LED's in clipping stage for more organic, amp-like tone
  • Enhanced upper midrange response for improved note articulation
  • Buffered Bypass Switching

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