SD-9 Sonic Distortion

  • Reissue of classic Distortion from the 80’s
  • Great sustain and volume clean-up
  • Wide operation range covers mid-gain Overdrive through Fuzz
  • Versatile Tone control can provide bright top and tight, punchy lows
  • Scott Henderson’s favorite Distortion!
  • True Bypass Switching

    Since its original release in the early 80’s the Sonic Distortion has gained a huge cult following among tone connoisseurs, including the likes of guitar legends Scott Henderson and Mike Landau.Maxon’s current-production reissue captures all the magic of the original with the added benefit of true bypass switching.

    The SD-9 provides a smooth distortion that covers a wide range of Gain levels from mild overdrive through pseudo-fuzz.  Regardless of the Gain setting, the SD-9 remains articulate and responsive to note dynamics, providing excellent sustain without crossing over into super-compressed Metal territory.

    The SD-9’s Tone knob has plenty of top end on tap, yet notes still retain a round, full-bodied tonality with the low end presence usually associated with amp distortion.  The pedal’s midrange response is smooth and even – present without seeming spiked.

    Since its humble origins to its current place in the pedalboards of the stars, the Maxon Sonic Distortion has proven itself to be a timeless classic that has only improved with age.

    Input Impedance: 500K OhmsInput Jack: 1/4 inch standard phone jackOutput Impedance: 10K OhmsOutput Jack: 1/4 inch standard phone jackOutput: 1Equivalent Input Noise: -114 dB or less (input shorted IHF-A weighted)Maximum Output Level: 0 dBmMaximum Gain: +42 dB (at 2.0 KHz)Controls: Distortion, Tone, LevelSwitch: Normal/Effect (true bypass configuration)Power Supply: 9V Manganese dry cell battery (6F22) or special AC adaptorPower Voltage: DC9 V (Battery) / DC10 V (AC-adaptor)Current Consumption: 6 mA (9 V) / 7 mA (10 V)AC Adaptor: AC210N (option) Input: AC120V Output: DC9V/200 mA Center – / Sleeve +)Dimensions (whole): 74 mm (W) x 124 mm (D) x 54 mm (H)Weight: 580 gWarranty Card: x 1User’s Manual: x 1* All specifications are subject to change for improvement without notice or obligation.All brand names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.