Seymour Duncan has developed a new element that completes the pedals family in what they have been working last years.
The new 805 Overdrive pedal is designed using the same chip as in the legendary 808, 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.
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
Talking about the setting this pedal could apport to us; in addition, the distortion circuitry has been developed in glass diode, back-to-back stack, a bypass “true bypass” model and a gain Control Range from 8dB to 36dB.
The 805’s frequencies can be divided in three types: bass (- 90 Hz +/- 11dB); Mid (- 750 Hz +/- 11dB) and the last one is treble type (- 2.1 kHz +/- 12dB). In addition, THD @10mVrms input @ 1 kHz with 12 dB of gain: 0.15%;
His max output before saturation is 0.6Vrms; input Impedance: 470k Ohms and an output impedance of 1k Ohms
Power: 9V battery or external 9 to 18V that can be regulated by a DC Adapter (center negative) with a current consumption of 4.5mA.
We’d like to add to this article the 805’s dimensions: 2.61" X 4.90" X 1.45" and weight: -90dBV at output, 400Hz to 20kHz.
Finishing, the new 805 Overdrive Pedal, will be presented in Summer NAMM.