Ibanez SD 9 Sonic Distortion Original

I’m really in love with my vintage Ibanez SD 9 Sonic Distortion (Not the reissue), it has the same look and feel as the popular Ibanez TS 9 Tube Screamer Overdrive but there is a big difference in sound.

Ibanez SD 9 Sonic Distortion Original

How does it sound ?

Even if the SD 9 Sonic Distortion looks and feel the same as the TS 9 Tube Screamer, it’s name says it all, it can deliver a big fat distorded tone, far away from a slightly overdriven tone that simulates the sound of a vintage tube amp.

Compared to a TS 9 Tube Screamer it has much more of everything, more gain, much more dynamics and bite, less compression and a more defined tone.

It delivers the perfect tone for Hard Blues, Rock, Hard Rock and Fusion music styles.


What i like:

  • The look and feel
  • The quality of the components
  • The big fat tone with lots of bite and dynamics

What i don’t like:

  • The sound can be agressive sometimes but it really cuts through the mix and that’s what we are looking for !!!
  • Even if some people says so, you can’t get a good slightly overdriven tone or you will loose dynamics and tone definition, anyway if you’re looking for that classic Tube Screamer tone, buy a TS 9 Tube Screamer…

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