Germanium OD

Overdrive
Classic '60s Germanium transistor overdrive and more. In addition to a Gain control, the Electro-Harmonix Germanium OD allows the user to control Bias for attack and the circuit Volts for that sweet spot found when a battery's voltage dips. Dial up that slightly torn speaker sound OR dial in total Germanium "Satisfaction."

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Posted 5/2/2013



Germanium is an element like carbon or gold. Germanium transistors were used extensively back in the 1950s and ‘60s. Eventually they were replaced by components that were considered “better.”  The EHX Germanium OD and Germanium 4 Big Muff Pi use these old school transistors. They have a distinctive sound, some say smoother or “spongier.” You be the judge, hear the Germanium OD here.

 

Posted 2/21/2013



Skinny Music TV reports on five EHX pedals.

       

Posted 12/21/2012



Crofty demos the EHX Germanium OD.

Posted 10/31/2011



Effectology Volume 24. Soundscape for Dr. Frankenstein’s Laboratory.

Take a trip to the macabre with effects wizard, Bill Ruppert, as he transmorgrifies popular EHX effects pedals to create a chilling soundtrack fit for Frankenstein’s laboratory. Happy Halloween!

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Stay tuned, more Effectology episodes coming soon!

Posted 7/18/2011



Billy at Easy Music Center demos the EHX Germanium OD, classic ‘60s transistor overdrive

Posted 7/6/2010

Posted 2/27/2009
Thanks to Michael Leonhart for this video of the Germanium OD.

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Quick Specs
True bypass
Gain control
Bias knob for putting your sound right at the edge of break up
Volts knob for reducing battery voltage
Countless germanium variations at the touch of a knob
Tough and compact die-cast chassis
9-volt battery included
Optional US96DC-200BI power supply available
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