Ibanez™ Sonic Distortion™ (SD9)

The Ibanez™ Sonic Distortion™ (SD9™) is a great sounding distortion unit. Heavier distortion than the Tube Screamer.

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Matt Farrow comments:

I love the tone control, it never really cuts the highs! It’s more of a “bass EQ” control than it is a standard “tone.” This circuit sounds totally unlike your standard “diodes in the feedback loop” type grit box. Also has tons of bass. I used to have one of these a couple of years back, and your layout sounds very close to the real deal. It’s all from memory, though, but I think it would hold up really well in an A/B situation. It has a more “metally” sound than, say a Big Muff, and it’s less saturated. Good note definition on chords, which is unusual for something this “grindy.” I’d say it sounds like an Expandora on “crunch” mode. I like it a lot.

JD Sleep comments:

I like the tone control a lot, too. Very nice sounding distortion and usable tone control. I haven’t had any trouble with noise level at all. This is about the same noise level as most other distortion pedals.