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Ibanez revives OD850 Overdrive guitar effects pedal

Ibanez has announced a reissue of its cult '70s effects pedal, the OD850 Overdrive.

Contrary to its name, the OD850 was actually best known for its fuzz tones, which recall EHX's Big Muff, as hinted towards by the sustain knob.

Ibanez's updated version adds true bypass switching, an on/off LED and DC power jack, while the knobs remain the same, with sustain (gain), tone and balance (volume).

There's no word on the RRP for this one yet, but with originals going for anywhere from £300-£500 online, it's bound to be a more affordable option.

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).