Maxon Apex 808 new for 2020, designed by Mr. Tamura himself

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 fresh stock! just in!

this pedal is IN STOCK and ready to ship TODAY!  07/30/2020 

  if you've been watching this listing,  then you already know that i've sold out of these 5 times!  and I have more on order now. but they do have a lead time. which is why my listing shows "sold out" from time to time.
 Also, i'm the ONLY seller of these that is giving you a photo of the interior circuit! WITH the fabled IC chip!

Designed by Tubescreamer creator Susumu Tamura, the Apex808 was developed after meticulous analysis of over 100 vintage and current production Tubescreamer/808 variants over a period of 3 years.

During this study it was determined that the best sounding TS specimens all featured not only a specific brand of IC, but also that the IC in question was from a specific production period.

This IC was subsequently sourced by Mr. Tamura and incorporated into the design of the Apex808. The use of this “hen’s tooth” IC has a dramatic effect on the sound characteristics of the Apex808, generating a transparency, clarity and note-to-note separation so uncanny that it makes other drives sound as if they are being played with a blanket over the speaker.

The Apex808’s hand-selected IC offers the added benefit changing the overtone components of the signal based on input level.

At low levels, the Apex808 generates primarily even-order harmonics. When the input level is increased, the Apex808 generates a blend of even- and odd-order harmonics, creating an overtone series that imitates the preamp and power sections of a tube amp with remarkable accuracy.

The Apex808 allows the user to capture the sounds and feel of the best vintage Tubescreamer without having to play through or pay thousands to do so.

     I myself,  having built many pedal models, I can say that op-amps are not created equal.. just like people.
      each one has its own individual talents and idiosyncrasies. which is what makes them unique and diverse. its these unique qualities that musicians listen to, and search for.
     I believe that its better to celebrate these differences than to create exclusionary practices.
             after all...
          who wants limits on their tone?

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