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Ibanez OD-850 Overdrive

produced: 1976-1978 (v1), reissued 2016

Ibanez OD-850 Overdrive (v1), 1976

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


interesting side note: the very first OD-850 came in a repainted green housing (see last photo in gallery) - presumably these were unbranded "The Dirt Box" (more) before that were on sale in the U.S. for a short period in 1976.


In June 2016 Ibanez reissued this first version (v1) of the OD-850. You can easily distinguish the originals from the reisues 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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