The pedal also features the contributions of Susumu Tamura, the brains behind the classic Tube Screamer pedal. This means you’re in safe hands – anything this man touches tends to turn out golden.
 
Aesthetically, the SD-9SH doesn’t look too dissimilar to what you’d expect from a SD-9 – there’s controls for distortion, level and tone, just like any other distortion box. However, this one packs quite a punch up in its guts; there’s circuit tweaks to reduce the treble response for a less bitey tone, while the centre frequency of the shelving filter has also been shifted to emphasise the low midrange. This results in a much warmer distortion, ebbing from the high end to create a distortion which isn’t too much of a squealer. 
 
Head to Australis Music to get more details on Maxon products in Australia.