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Analog Man Maxon SD-9/Super SD9 Distortion pedal
Maxon SD-9/Super
Maxon SD-9/Super

This is for buying a new pedal from us with mods.
Our Price: $189.00

Availability - time to dispatch:: Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Business Days
Product Code: AM-MAXON-SD-9-SUPER


Clipping Type*:
No Clipping toggle switch
Add Clipping toggle switch $25 [Add $25.00]

Mid-Range Mod Options:
No midrange control $0
External Midrange Control Knob $25 [Add $25.00]
Internal Midrange Trimpot $15 [Add $15.00]
External Midrange Control Knob and Half Clipping toggle $45 [Add $45.00]The Half Clipping option new toggle position reduces the distortion, a more open sound, can do a good clean boost or get Fender blackface amp breaking up tones. No room for Bad Bob with this option.

Add a Patch Cord:
12" switchcraft soldered pancake type patch cord $17 [Add $17.00]

Add a Patch Cord:
6" switchcraft soldered pancake type patch cord $15 [Add $15.00]
Guitar cables

Add a CBI Ultimate 15 foot Guitar Cable $26 [Add $26.00]Add a great sounding 15 foot long guitar cable, black with straight metal soldered Neutrik ends.
Power Cables for your existing multi-power supply

18" Power Cable for PP2 (one straight and one 90 degree end, unless specified in comments) $3.99 [Add $3.99]Does not work with our $15 Boss type power supplies, has 2 male ends for use with multi-outlet supplies like Voodoo Labs, etc

Extra 36" power Cable for PP2 with one 90 degree end $4.99 [Add $4.99]Does not work with our $15 Boss style power supplies, has 2 male ends for use with Voodoo Labs etc

Add Superbright LED:
Standard LED - $0
Green $10 [Add $10.00]
Orange $10 [Add $10.00]
Red $10 [Add $10.00]
Yellow $10 [Add $10.00]
Guitar cables

Add a guitar cable:
Add a CBI Ultimate 10 foot Guitar Cable $25 [Add $25.00]

Add KWS Tour Survival Option:
KWS Option with Green gaffers tape, no knob markings $15 [Add $15.00]
KWS Option with No tape or markings $15 [Add $15.00]

Add the Bad Bob Boost:
Bad Bob Boost addition $95 [Add $95.00]On the SD-9, we can only add one other option if you add the Bad Bob. On the OD-9 or SD-9, we can't change to a normal type round stomp switch on the Maxon, as we use that area for the Bad Bob switch.

Add True Bypass:
Add normal type round stomp switch $35 [Add $35.00]This replaces the standard Maxon true bypass switch with a round normal stomp switch. Not available with Bad Bob option as we use that for the Bad Bob and the Maxon uses the original switch.
Optional power supplies

Add a Power Supply:
US 120V 9vDC $15 [Add $15.00]- This is a normal 9V Boss type external power supply/adaptor for USA use with 120V AC wall power.

Add a Power Supply:
Euro 240V $15 [Add $15.00]- this is an external power supply/adaptor for use with 220/240V AC to make 9Vdc for the pedal.

Add a Power Supply:
UK 240V $15 [Add $15.00]- this is an external power supply/adapter for use with UK (3 prong) 220/240V AC to make 9Vdc for the pedal.

Add a Power Supply:
US 120V 12vDC $18 [Add $18.00]- This USA power supply will give 12V to the pedal instead of 9V, see the pedal description for more info on why you might like this.

Add a shirt:

If not in stock, you can buy any Maxon SD-9 (eBay, reverb.com, etc) and send it in for our mods, they never changed them and the new ones are great.
Here is a link to the MOD FORM. Here is a link for more info on the MODS.
Quick SD-9 demo showing half clipping option

An SD-9 is sort of like a TS-9 with more hair, they have a thicker, more saturated distortion sound which is great for leads or thick rhythm. Ibanez made these at the same time as the original TS9 (early 80s) and now Maxon is making them.

Scott Henderson had been using our modified SD9 for a while so we got a lot of requests for them. We can finally fulfill these requests with these new Maxon pedals. The Maxon pedal has a TRUE BYPASS switch also, so there is no buffering or change in tone when the pedal is off. Maxon pedals are made by the company that made the original Ibanez pedals so they are the real deal. You can see Scott's TS9/808/silver on the left, and the SD9 mod on the right (which he or his wife have partially painted orange, which is more of a distortion pedal color!). Thanks to (c) Prosound communications Inc (who distributed our pedals in Japan) for the picture.

Our new SD9/Super mod takes the fine sounding SD9 and makes it smoother, warmer, and clearer, while retaining all the gain and cool tones of the sonic distortion. It does not make it sound like a tube screamer. The SILVER mod is not really needed on the SD9, as it's not meant to be a transparent pedal like an overdrive. So we recommend the SUPER mod instead for the best tone without spending money on the expensive silver parts which make little difference on a distortion pedal. This mod will totally change the stock sound as you turn the tone knob up, making the whole range usable. Also our mod kills any remnants of high frequency noise or oscillation if you crank the knobs. See my SD-9 page for more info on our revoicing.
Mid Range mod

The SD9 has quite a scooped mid-range, especially stock when you turn the tone knob up any amount. After our super mod the lows are a little better but but it's still scooped in the mids. In 2007 we came up with a mod with the help of local guitar phenom Roger Filgate who loves the SD9/super but needed more mids to cut through with the band live.

We can now add a mid-range trim pot on the Maxon SD9 board as there is plenty of room. It is marked at the stock value and we set and mark it at what we feel is a nice setting with a slight mid boost. I like best it with the tone knob down low with the mid at our marked setting, no more scooped 90's LA sound, just a nice classic rock distortion tone. The trim pot will not fit on the original Ibanez SD9 pedals as there is no room on the board. This is a $15 option.

For either the Maxon or Ibanez sd9, we can add a small external MID knob under the volume or dist pot. The modform has the MIDRANGE mod available internally or externally, along with our super mod or standalone (if you already have the super mod). This is a $25 option on a new pedal.

Here is a picture of the external Mid Mod (click here).

We can also add the Bad Bob Booster circuit as a seperate pedal inside the SD9. Either can be used independantly or together. We will add a stomp switch for it, a volume knob, and an LED for it. It is usually placed AFTER the SD9 so it adds volume when both are used together. See the Bad Bob page on analogman.com for more info on this excellent booster pedal. Here is a picture of the pedal with midrange knob (green) and Bad Bob volume knob (black) and KWS option tape.

What is the KWS Tour Survival Option? Click here to find out ---> http://www.analogman.com/ts9.htm#kws

stomp switch mod

Some people prefer a normal round stomp switch on their pedals, we can add one in the middle of the MAXON name plaque for $35 on a new OD9 or SD9 pedal.We put the round switch on these pedals for the Bad Bob (stock switch is used for the Maxon), so we can't do this stomp switch mod on a pedal with the Bad Bob addition.

Half Clipping option:

We can mount a toggle switch on the pedal for normal or half clipping. The Half Clipping setting reduces the distortion, for a more open sound. It's louder too, and can do a good clean boost. Great for getting the tones of a Fender blackface amp breaking up. With the midrange up, you can get a Tube Screamer sound but with way less compression, very sensitive. There is no room for The Bad Bob volume knob with this option. We can also do an ASYMMETRIC clipping toggle, for stock (2 diodes) or Boss/Asymmetrical (3 diodes) which gives a bit more volume and edge than stock.

Note : Mod and option prices are cheaper when you buy the pedal from us, see mod form for prices on sending in your pedal for a mod.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Analogman SD9: The Best Overdrive October 17, 2023
Reviewer: James S from LA United States  
I plugged into my new Analogman SD9 with mid knob and half clipping toggle, and oh my god, it pairs perfectly with my ‘60 reissue les Paul and ‘65 reissue super reverb. I stole the idea from Joey Landreth. It sounds so much like a germanium fuzz face surprisingly. Thank you so much for creating these mods, Mike!

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