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Old 01-22-2013, 07:53 AM   #21
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Thanks for all the help. Really appreciate it. This rig is sounding great...just a matter of fine tuning it all now.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:24 AM   #22
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I don't want to open a new thread so I'll ask here if it's not a problem...
I have a chance to buy Maxon OD808 used with adapter for 130$. The thing is, I have Marshall MG 15-watt amp.
I know overdrive pedals work best with tube amps, but I've read two reviewers on UG said Maxon OD808 can enhance the tone of any amp, even a solid-state 15-watt amp.
I decided to borrow my cousin's Boss SD-1 to try it out see if it works well with my amp before calling the guy who's selling the Maxon and trying that one out.
So, is Maxon worth buying if I use a solid-state amp or should I save that money for a new amp?
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:51 AM   #23
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:15 AM   #24
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I don't want to open a new thread so I'll ask here if it's not a problem...
I have a chance to buy Maxon OD808 used with adapter for 130$. The thing is, I have Marshall MG 15-watt amp.
I know overdrive pedals work best with tube amps, but I've read two reviewers on UG said Maxon OD808 can enhance the tone of any amp, even a solid-state 15-watt amp.
I decided to borrow my cousin's Boss SD-1 to try it out see if it works well with my amp before calling the guy who's selling the Maxon and trying that one out.
So, is Maxon worth buying if I use a solid-state amp or should I save that money for a new amp?

that is a shithouse used price. od808s are $150 new. if it was like $70 i'd say yeah, jump on it, but save your pennies for a new amp.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:35 AM   #25
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I don't want to open a new thread so I'll ask here if it's not a problem...
I have a chance to buy Maxon OD808 used with adapter for 130$. The thing is, I have Marshall MG 15-watt amp.
I know overdrive pedals work best with tube amps, but I've read two reviewers on UG said Maxon OD808 can enhance the tone of any amp, even a solid-state 15-watt amp.
I decided to borrow my cousin's Boss SD-1 to try it out see if it works well with my amp before calling the guy who's selling the Maxon and trying that one out.
So, is Maxon worth buying if I use a solid-state amp or should I save that money for a new amp?

Price is too high for a used one. Get a Bad Monkey they are $50 new and will work just as fine. There is also the GFS Greenie pedal which is a TS pedal with more control options also $50.

There is also the Joyo Vintage Overdrive which is a TS-9 clone.

The TS-9 and 808 are virtually identical and you will not notice a difference in sound.

Get a new amp
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:43 AM   #26
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Thanks for replies! I'll let it pass and save the money for a new amp.
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:48 AM   #27
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Tubescreamer type pedal is pretty pointless for a Marshall MG15, and the TS808 is not cheap, it's probably more than your amp. You could get a Digitech Bad Monkey (same concept, still very good and much much cheaper) but I say don't even do that.

Save for a better amp, rather than spending money on OD pedals that won't help until you get a new amp.
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