The SD-9SH was designed by Tube Screamer designer Susuma Tamura and features the same three-knob layout of distortion-tone-level as its predecessor. However, the pedal comes with a few Henderson-suggested improvements that include reducing the treble response and shifting the center frequency of the shelving filter in order to accentuate the lower mids. An additional output level has also been added to help balance the output signal with other pedals.
Tamura and Maxon also recently released the Apex 808 at NAMM 2020, a TS-style pedal that was three years in the making. The Apex 808 was the result of Tamura’s painstaking analysis of over 100 vintage and modern Tube Screamer/808 variants, and features a specific IC chip that was sourced by Tamura.
Another recent reveal was the Robert Keeley-Modded 40th Anniversary OD808-40K. The pedal is part of a series of OD808s that feature modifications from some of the industry’s most respected pedal builders. The OD808-40K comes with Keeley’s brand-new ‘Max-gain mod which delivers a hotter, stacked-gain sound on top of the OD808’s signature tone.
Pricing and availability of the Maxon Scott Henderson SD-9SH TBC. For more information, click here.