Maxon D&S Distortion & Sustainer Pedal
The Maxon D&S Distortion & Sustainer - Originally debuted in 1974 as a high-gain, hot distortion with amazingly long sustain.
Unlike many transistor-based units that are basically "one trick ponies," the Maxon D&S can produce a wide variety of distortion voicings, from heavy and thick drive suggestive of a vacuum tube amplifier to extreme vintage fuzz. Most notable about the D&S is that no matter what the setting, it will retain your guitar's original tone and picking response. In addition, the D&S provides excellent note-to-note definition, allowing complex chord voicings to ring clear and quick solo passages to remain fluid and precise.
The secret to the D&S' versatile tone and natural response lies in two key areas of its circuit. First, the D&S uses a special Hi Boost/Hi Cut, negative feedback tone control that retains low end response while adding razor-sharp clarity to notes. Second, the D&S uses high-grade, low noise Toshiba 2SC1815 transistors which allow for more intense distortion with minimal noise or signal degradation. The combination of these elements gives the D&S the capability of producing huge amounts of distortion with minimal alteration to your guitar's tone.
- Input Impedance: 500K Ohms
- Input: Jack 1/4 inch standard phone jack
- Output Impedance: 10K Ohms
- Output: Jack 1/4 inch standard phone jack
- Output: 1
- Noise: (IHF-A) -110 dBu
- Maximum Amplitude: 40 dB
- Switch: Normal/Effect
- Controls: Tone, Distortion, Balance
- Power Consumption: 6 mA (9 V) / 7 mA (10 V)
- Dimensions: (whole) 70 mm (W) x 112 mm (D) x 55 mm (H)
- Weight: 260 g (including battery)
- Non-skid pad x 1