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Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The 805 is a very transparent, classic Overdrive pedal designed using the chip found in the legendary 808 as a starting point but eventually ending with the MC33178, a chip Seymour Duncan felt had sup... Read More

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Overview

The 805 is a very transparent, classic Overdrive pedal designed using the chip found in the legendary 808 as a starting point but eventually ending with the MC33178, a chip Seymour Duncan felt had superior sonic characteristics along with a lower noise figure and longer battery life. The 805 features an expanded gain range and 3-band active EQ that is not commonly found in 808-style overdrive pedals. It's so versatile that you can use it for a smooth, lyrical bluesy overdrive one minute and a modern metal crunch the next.

Seymour Duncan started with the classic overdrive tones players all know and love but they tightened up the bottom end and added more sparkle in the highs as well as more detailed note articulation. Whether you're after ringing cleans, a subtle boost, fat crunch, or even screaming sustaining solo tones, it's all in there. Unlike other overdrives that become thin when you refine the gain, the 805's 3-band active EQ lets you take back control over the low end while also fine-tuning the mids and highs.

The 805 Overdrive can be used to give your sound a boost with full overtones or to provide harmonically rich heavy gain with warm tube character. It's extensively developed and refined to be the perfect overdrive for pushing the front end of an already distorted amp, giving you plenty of output and tone-shaping capability whether you play hard rock, prog, metal, djent or whatever other heavy styles you'd like to throw at it. Whether you're running it into a clean channel or an utterly angry one, the sound remains natural and responsive. Like the Dirty Deed and Vapor Trail, the 805 is assembled at the Seymour Duncan Factory in Santa Barbara, California and is true-bypass.

Subtle Boost
With the Drive control fully counter-clockwise, the 805 Overdrive acts as a signal booster with 8dB of gain, adding more life and sparkle to your tone along with the flexibility of further contouring your sound with the active 3-band EQ. In this setup you may just want to leave it on all the time.

Scooped Mid
Setting the Mid control around 10 o'clock gives a bit of a scoop to the normally mid-range predominant punch, accentuating the beef and clarity for both picking and chunking. The Drive control around the 11 o'clock position gives you control with both your volume control and playing intensity, ranging from sparkly clean to fat crunch when you dig in.

Valve Howler
Push your amp's front end into overdrive, with some additional rich, tasty grit from the pedal. The personality of the tone will depend upon your specific amp and settings, so let your curiosity be your guide.

Features
  • Distortion Circuitry: Glass diode, back-to-back stack.
  • Bypass: True bypass
  • Gain Control Range: 8dB to 36dB.
  • EQ Center Frequencies:
  • Bass - 90 Hz +/- 11dB
  • Mid - 750 Hz +/- 11dB
  • Treble - 2.1 kHz +/- 12dB
  • THD @10mVrms input @ 1 kHz with 12 dB of gain: 0.15%
  • Noise referred to input: -<-126dBv, 400Hz to 20kHz Max Output before Saturation: 0.6Vrms
  • Input Impedance: 470k Ohms
  • Output Impedance: 1k Ohms
  • Power: 9V battery or external 9 to 18V Regulated DC Adapter (center negative)
  • Current consumption: 4.5mA
  • Dimensions: 2.61" X 4.90" X 1.45"
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One year replacement warranty on all pickups.


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Seymour Duncan805 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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4.0

Nice

By D Blues

from Richmond,VA

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Works great!

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      4.0

      Great Tone Shaper with that Standard 808 soul

      By Matheus Burger

      from Houston, TX

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Amazing Sound, you can really shape your tone with this reasonable priced pedal.

        My only negative comment is subjective: The pedal is quite light weighted (I`m talking about mass here), weights about 70% of a TS-808.

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        5.0

        Best overdrive pedal

        By Alex

        from Antelope CA

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects

        Cons

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          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Very nice overdrive pedal 3 eq really helps to select you're sound .

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          4.0

          Subtle yet amazing

          By quiethood

          from knoxville tn

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          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

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            Comments about Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            This overdrive can do what ever you are asking of it, be it a boost or a nice well rounded distorted tone. It won't let you down.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Buy this pedal!

            By Edgar

            from Ukiah

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            Comments about Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            As soon as I plugged this in, I instantly fell in love with it. Brought life into my sound, warm, and thick.

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