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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From the Blog
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.

 

From the Blog
Posted 2/21/2013



Skinny Music TV reports on five EHX pedals.

These pedals were conceived of and designed by EHX from globally sourced components. Every EHX pedal goes through a stringent testing process by musicians and technicians in NYC before packing.

       

From the Blog
Posted 12/21/2012



Crofty demos the EHX Germanium OD.

This pedal was conceived of and designed by EHX from globally sourced components. Every EHX pedal goes through a stringent testing process by musicians and technicians in NYC before packing.

From the Blog
Posted 10/31/2011



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These pedals were conceived of and designed by EHX from globally sourced components. Every EHX pedal goes through a stringent testing process by musicians and technicians in NYC before packing.

From the Blog
Posted 7/18/2011



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

This pedal was conceived of and designed by EHX from globally sourced components. Every EHX pedal goes through a stringent testing process by musicians and technicians in NYC before packing.

From the Blog
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
Dimensions in inches: 4.0 (w) x 4.75 (l) x 2.25 (h)
Dimensions in mm: 102 (w) x 121 (l) x 89 (h)
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