Ibanez SD9MItem ID: SD9M
Heavy Tube Screamer style Guitar Distortion Pedal with Gain and Mid Boost Switches
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The Tube Screamer Family's Heaviest Hitter!When a regular Tube Screamer isn't enough, the Ibanez SD9M guitar distortion pedal is what you need. A rebirth of the legendary Ibanez SD9 Sonic Distortion pedal, the SD9M gives you classic TS9 style Tube Screamer tone that's been seriously modified to push the envelope of modern medal-head standards. In addition to the classic Tube Screamer distortion, tone, and level controls, the SD9M provides you with toggle switches that let you push your gain and mid-range bite to the limit. If you crave high-gain distortion, the Ibanez SD9M guitar pedal was made for you!
Ibanez SD9M Sonic Distortion Guitar Pedal Features:
Give your tone hot-rodded Tube Screamer style distortion with the Ibanez SD9M Sonic Distortion guitar pedal!
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Mike, Cheney, WA
Reviewsbased on 4 reviews
My New Favorite
by Dom from Baltimore, MDThis was everything I was hoping for and more! I have been looking for something I could really push my practice rig with and picked one of these up. Well I was so impressed this has replaced my DIrty... read more [+] Bomb on my board. I Have owned plenty of distortion pedals over the years, and this one by far blows the rest away. close [-]
March 11, 2012
Music Background: Gigging Musician, Recording Engineer
Lots of tonal options; a good update on a vintage pedal
by Jeff H from Twin Cities, MNJust received this pedal from Sweetwater and, no surprise, their customer service and delivery time were top notch! I gave a rating of 4.5 starts to the new Sonic Distortion Mod pedal because it does... read more [+] everything it says it does, and is built well. The original Sonic Distortion has been around since the 80's from either Ibanez or Maxon. This reissue mod adds a "boutique-like" switch set to add more gain, or add more mids. These switches can dramatically change the character of the pedal. The GAIN switch adds considerably more gain - enough to cover classic rock, 80's rock, and even some grunge and lighter metal. The tone is full, smoother than a Boss DS-1, and has a nice scooped mids sound for rhythm work.
November 27, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist
Flip the MIDS switch up, and you get something akin to a distorted Tubescreamer. The tone becomes considerably brighter, but really pushes through. The MIDS "up" setting makes this pedal more capable for soloing than many other distortion pedals.
Ultimately, I gave the score a slight markdown because while the tones are all good, they aren't necessarily anything special. At $99.99, you're getting a solid piece of hardware, but you'll ultimately need to set upon one purpose for it at time. There's no "boost" footswitch, so while it's cool to have the different options, you'll likely just find one setup and keep it there.
Perception of distortion pedals is highly subjective, and while I was hoping this pedal might blow me away a little bit more, I can't fault the pedal for being what it is. As I play with the settings some more, I am confident that I might have found a pretty good pedal here. It has "enough" bass without ever getting muddy, and could handle a lot of different playing styles. See if you can try one out first, but if you're interested, I do think the SD9M is a pretty intriguing new pedal! close [-]
IBANEZ SD9M DISTORTION PEDAL
by craig andrew newton from United StatesTHIS IS LIKE A MODIFIED PEDAL WITH A MID BOOST & GAIN SWITCHES WHICH BASICALLY SOUNDS ALMOST IDENTICAL TO THE TURBO TUBE SCREAMER. THE PEDAL IS MUCH MORE NOISY, SO YOU NEED A NOISE GATE IN FRONT TO CU... read more [+]T THE NOISE OUT. IT'S VERY GOOD PEDAL IF YOUR ALREADY USING A HIGH GAIN AMP, BUT YOU NEED SOME EXTRA SUSTAIN FOR YOUR SOLO'S, THEN THIS IS YOUR PEDAL. I THINK PERSONALLY IT ALTERS YOUR TONE A BIT. OVERALL, A GOOD PEDAL WITH MODS ALREADY BUILT IN. close [-]
December 15, 2012
Music Background: PRO MUSICIAN/SONGWRITER
Ibanez SD9M - Sonic Distortion w/ Mods
by Billy Pope from Houston, TXI quickly found out after putting it thru it's paces that this pedal sounds much better for humbuckers than for single coils....my single coils are very high quality but when I went into the heavy gai... read more [+]n mode, it was just too much and the gain was all the way down. I still needed to be able to cut back on the gain a bit for it to sound just right for my sound, but had no where to go. The pedal sounds really great with humbuckers but I use single coils 99% of the time so I just returned it for a different pedal that I feel would work better for me and my set up. close [-]
May 15, 2013
Music Background: Pro Musician
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