1980s Maxon MD-9 Magnum Distortion Rare Big Muff MIJ Japan Effects Pedal
Regular price $899.00 AUD
Maxon MD-9 Magnum Distortion
When the Electro Harmonix Big Muff was unleashed on the world in 1969 it was unlike anything that had been seen before. It was a raw, untamed wall of destruction that people were going crazy for, and plenty of companies wanted to cash in on the hype.
It took Maxon only 5 years to join the party with their release of the D&S (along with the international version - the Ibanez OD-850). The name D&S stands for "Distortion and Sustainer" and is most likely taken from the Sustain knob on the EHX design. This 1974 release had a slightly more subdued sound that the Big Muff and features a much more pedalboard friendly footprint. It also featured a knob labelled "Sustain.T", which is widely believed to be a typo or formatting error. This design was later updated to include a LED and DC jack.
In 1979, Maxon overhauled the D&S (along with a lot of their other circuits) to include JFET switching, buffering and the new 808 style sloped enclosure, however the actual circuit remained very similar with just a slight increase to the bass frequencies.
Haven't heard of the MD-9? There's a reason for that. These were only ever made for a single chain of music stores in Japan in the early 80's. Not many ever surfaced outside of Japan since only a handful were ever made. No Maxon/Ibanez collection is complete without one. The MD-9 was essentially the same circuit as the overhauled 1979 version of the D&S.
Great shape, standard wear and tear. Everything works just great. See the pics for more.
We offer plenty of options for both domestic and international shipping! All prices include secure and sturdy packaging to ensure your pedal arrives safely. Orders regularly ship same day if ordered by 9am.
All our domestic orders are sent via Australia Post or Transdirect Couriers. We offer FREE SHIPPING within Australia, along with additional options for Express and Registered. All Australian shipping includes a tracking number.
All of our international orders ship via Australia Post and are calculated by weight. All our services include a tracking number, so you can follow the progress of your pedals journey across the globe. We also offer both Express and Courier (via EMS) services if you need your pedal in a hurry.
We only offer returns on faulty or broken items, not if you change your mind. All pedals are thoroughly tested here and we'll do our best to list any known troubles in the condition section above.
Visit mojostompboxes.com for discounted prices on all our gear along with our other services including repairs, modifications, demo videos and more!