The offering proved to be so popular that the firm has now introduced another limited-edition, new-look version of the Tube Screamer clone, the Creamdrive.
Just as was the case on the Blackdrive, the OD-9 Creamdrive features all the charms and functionality of the green machine, but in a different-colored – white in this case – enclosure.
That means the familiar lineup of Drive, Tone and Level controls, true bypass switching, and, most importantly, the JRC4558 IC chip that gives the pedal its trademark snarl.
The OD-9 is designed to produce a touch more gain, bite and output than its sibling in the Maxon lineup, the OD808.
Given that Maxon's parent company, Nisshin, also developed the original Tube Screamer circuit and pedal for Ibanez in the '70s, Maxon's TS-style pedals are essentially as close as you can get to a TubeScreamer without buying an actual Ibanez.
The Maxon OD-9 Creamdrive is available now – exclusively in Europe – for £/€129 (~$140). The pedal is built in Japan, and runs on 9 - 18 V power or a 9V battery.
For more info on the pedal, stop by Maxon (opens in new tab).