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Ibanez OD-850 Overdrive

produced: 1976-1978 (v1), re-issued 2016

Ibanez OD-850 Overdrive (v1), 1976

list price 1977: 130 DM
availability: rare
collectibility: high

re-issued: yes, 2016


interesting side note: the first batch of OD-850 came in repainted green housings (see last photo in gallery) - presumably these were leftovers of the (unbranded) Maxon pedal called "The Dirt Box" (more) that were on sale in the U.S. for a short period in 1976 with little success.


In June 2016 Ibanez re-issued this first version (v1) of the OD-850. You can easily distinguish the originals from the re-issues as the new ones have LED and DC power jack added. Underneath the nut holding the footswitch sits a (today almost inevitable) white plastic washer.

Ibanez OD-850 first issue manual
PDF-Dokument [286.0 KB]
1976 gear test: Fachblatt 12/76 (c)
PDF-Dokument [608.9 KB]

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