Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive Pedal — Exclusive Demo Video
As we reported earlier this month, Seymour Duncan recently released its new 805 Overdrive pedal.
Now the company has made an exclusive demo video — just for readers of GuitarWorld.com. The video features the fancy fretwork of guitarist Steve Booke, who creates the "What in the World" lessons for GuitarWorld.com.
From the company:
The Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive 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.
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 seymourduncan.com.
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