Up for sale, a 1974 Maxon D&S Distortion Sustainer pedal in collector-grade condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original box.
This pedal represents the very first version of the D&S, with the distinctive "Sustain T" text below the left knob and no LED. The D&S is a three transistor distortion, very much in the vein of an early Muff-style circuit. The D&S offers ample gain, great note definition, and buffered bypass performance, and there's a broad tonal range available via the Sustain.T, Balance, and Tone controls.
Unlike the D&S II which lives more firmly in the Tube Screamer flavored overdrive world, the original D&S design has much more gain on tap, and this vintage Japanese-made pedal has a 100% original circuit, dark green enclosure with all silkscreened graphics intact, and a trio of original knobs.
The original box is included.