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The father of the Tube Screamer dishes a refined take on the pedal that propelled an overdrive revolution with the Apex 808.


Fender Telecaster > black panel Fender Tremolux > Universal Audio OX with AC30 cabinet simulation > Apple Logic.
Rhythm track is Maxon with drive at 11 o'clock, level at 1 o'clock, and tone at one o'clock.
Lead guitar retains level at one o' clock, but cycles through drive levels at 7 o'clock, noon. 3 o'clock, and maximum gain.
Tone adjustments range from 11 o'clock to maximum.
 

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Pros:
Does all the things a great TS does with warmth and detail. Not overly compressed or nasal-sounding. Nice range in controls.

Cons:
Pricey. Still very midrange focused, if that’s not your thing.

Street:
$300

Maxon Apex 808
maxonfx.com


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