Seymour Duncan releases the 805 Overdrive pedal

Posted Jul 2, 2014 at 11:20am
Read more about Seymour Duncan releases the 805 Overdrive pedal at MusicRadar.com

PRESS RELEASE: The Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive pedal is designed using the legendary 808 chip, but with an expanded gain range and an active 3-band EQ that isn't common on overdrives.

It's so versatile that you can use it for a smooth, lyrical bluesy overdrive one minute and a modern metal crunch the next. We started with the classic overdrive tones we all know and love but we 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. And 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 Deep and Vapor Trail, the 805 is assembled at the Seymour Duncan Factory in Santa Barbara, California and is true-bypass.

Specifications

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

EQ Center Frequencies:

• Minimum gain, 20 to 20kHz – 112dBV

• Minimum gain, 400 to 20kHz – 114dBV

• Maximum gain, 20 to 20kHz – 97.5dBv

• Maximum gain, 400 to 20kHz – 98 dBV

THD @10mVrms input @ 1 kHz with 12 dB of gain: 0.15%

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"

Weight: -90dBV at output, 400Hz to 20kHz

For more information, visit Seymour Duncan.

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