Faithful reproductions of the legendary 1970s product line, the Maxon Reissue Series Effects offer today's musician a classic sonic palette that has defined the tones of guitarists for the past three decades. Each model's circuit is 100% analog and packaged in a time-tested chassis for a lifetime of trouble-free performance. Component quality and PC board layout have been optimized to provide consistent, low noise performance without adding unnecessary coloration to your instrument's tone.
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The EH Big Muff Pi defined the guitar tones of the 70’s and then re-defined them in the 90’s. Yet for all its legendary pedigree, the Pi of today is a far cry from the triangle knobs and ram’s heads that came before it.
Originally released in 1974, the D&S Distortion & Sustainer creates the same silky, compressed fuzz that those vintage Muffs are famous for. Yet where Muffs have a tendency to “blanket” your original guitar tone, the D&S retains more of the original sound and feel of your instrument and amp.
By using hand-selected low-noise transistors, the D&S actually offers more gain than a vintage Black & Red, yet with a lower noise floor. That’s right – MORE distortion with LESS noise.
The smooth EQ sweep of the D&S Tone control covers a frequency range that is narrower yet more useful than the Pi’s – This tighter, more focused EQ provides superior note definition, even when playing chords.
The combination of these elements gives the D&S the ability to produce huge amounts of distortion with minimal alteration to your guitar’s tone.
One big wall of raw, grungy nastiness in a box – the D&S takes the sound of the greatest vintage Muff and turns it up to 11.
Why Choose Maxon?
The D&S is the easiest way to replicate classic 70’s and 90’s guitar tones without dropping $500-700 (or more!) for a vintage Big Muff. It also takes up less pedalboard space than any vintage or current production Muff.
The secret to the D&S’ smooth tone and natural response lies in two areas of its circuit. First, the Hi boost/Hi cut Tone control retains low end response while adding top-end clarity to notes. Next, high-grade, low noise Toshiba 2SC1815 transistors offer more intense distortion with minimal noise and signal degradation.
The D&S features buffered, JFET bypass switching with a low impedance output, allowing it to drive long cable lengths or other effect units without loss of signal.
Mods & Mends
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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 Controls: Distortion, Tone, Balance Switch: Normal/Effect Noise (IHF-A): -110 dBu Max Amplitude: 40 dBu Power Supply: 9V Manganese dry cell battery (S-006P) or special AC adaptor Power Voltage: DC9 V (Battery) / DC10 V (AC-adaptor) Current Consumption: 6 mA (9V) / 7 mA (10 V) AC Adaptor: AC210N (option) Input: AC120V Output: DC9V/200 mA Center - / Sleeve +) Dimensions (main body): 61 mm (W) x 112 mm (D) x 35 mm (H) Dimensions (whole): 70 mm (W) x 112 mm (D) x 55 mm (H) Weight: 260 g Accessories: 9V Manganese dry cell battery (S-006P) x 1 Non-skid pad: x 1 Warranty Card: x 1 User's Manual: x 1 * All specifications are subject to change for improvement without notice or obligation. All brand names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.