Designed by the creator of the Tube Screamer, this pedal features a handful of modifications including more output and a reshaped EQ profile.

Clifton, NJ (December 21, 2020) -- Godlyke, Inc. is proud to announce the release of the Maxon® Custom Shop SSD-9 Super Sonic Distortion pedal.

Designed by TubeScreamer creator and former Maxon head engineer Susumu Tamura, the Super Sonic Distortion modification was developed based on suggestions from professional guitarists as to how the stock SD-9 circuit could be improved.

The modifications for the Super Sonic Distortion are as follows:

  • Dramatically increased output level to push signal chains harder and allow for use with a wider variety of guitar & amp combinations.
  • The center frequency of the Tone control has been shifted for a greater emphasis on lows & lower midrange
  • Attenuation of the 1K range that can make the stock version sound “fizzy” in higher settings.
  • Several component tolerances changed to allow for operation at 18 VDC – a popular request from Guitarists looking for improved headroom & less compression.
  • True Bypass Switching

The Super Sonic Distortion modifications produce a rich, thick Guitar tone with tube amp-like qualities and response.

Street price for the SSD-9 is $199

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