Seymour Duncan are extending their range of effects pedals after the recent release of the Dirty Deed Distortion and Vapor Trail Analog Delay with the 805 Overdrive, designed using the legendary 808 chip as a starting point but eventually ending with the MC33178, a chip Seymour Duncan felt had superior sonic characteristics along with a lower noise figure and longer battery life. The pedal has an expanded gain range and active 3 band EQ.
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. Whether you’re after ringing cleans, a subtle boost, fat crunch, or even screaming sustaining solo tones, it’s all in there. 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, like the other new pedals are all assembled at the Seymour Duncan Factory in Santa Barbara, California.
Hear the Seymour Duncan 805 in action below: