[ maxon real tube series effects ]
Every musician knows that nothing can match the unique "sonic footprint" of a vacuum tube. The warmth of tone, dynamic responsiveness, and incredible sonic clarity of tube circuits is the stuff of legend. With this in mind, the Engineers at Maxon have spent years of research and development in order to create a line of guitar effects that would offer the sonic benefits of vacuum tubes coupled with the ease of use of a compact floor effect. The result is the Maxon Real Tube Series. Each Real Tube model features a heavy-duty, bent steel chassis with air vent for tube. Only the highest quality components are used, including metal jacks and switches and hand-selected dual triode tubes. In addition, each Real Tube Series unit comes complete with AC power supply and a three-year parts and labor warranty.
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Please see the replacement - RTD800 REAL TUBE OVERDRIVE/DISTORTION
A tricked-out version of the ROD880, the Maxon ROD881 Real Overdrive Distortion offers even more tone shaping power than its older cousin. In addition to the sounds and controls of the ROD880, the ROD881 features a switchable Distortion mode that adds a secondary gain stage into the signal path for even more extreme drive settings. The Maxon ROD881 also features a Footswitchable Boost function that allows for quick changes between solos and rhythms. When combined with the various Drive settings on your amplifier, these features create a multitude of easily accessible tone settings at the touch of your foot. Powered by one hand-selected 12AX7WXT preamp tube, the ROD881’s Gain and Master Volume controls provide a wide variety of overdrive tones, from clean boost all the way to searing, saturated sag. Bass, Treble, and Mid Boost controls with extended operation ranges offer a limitless array of tonal options, from the classic “808” tone to extremely beefy low end chunk. All of the ROD881’s sounds are kept clean and noise-free via the rear mounted, switchable Noise Reduction circuitry with variable Threshold control and a 1:2 noise reduction ratio. Powered via a standard 9-volt DC adaptor that allows easy integration into your pedalboard or rack setup, the Maxon ROD881 offers the maximum amount of options for the distortion connoisseur.