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Maxon D&S II Distortion Sustainer II Guitar Effects Pedal, OD808 JRC4558


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Up for sale, a Maxon Reissue Series D&S II Distortion Sustainer pedal in exceptional condition and in perfect working order. Faithful reproductions of the legendary 1970s product line, the Maxon Reissue Series Effects feature 100% analog circuits packaged in a time-tested enclosure 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 the instrument's tone.

The D&S II is a distortion and sustainer pedal in the tradition of the classic 1974 model with a dual op-amp design similar to the original OD808, yet with increased low-end, output, and gain. Distortion, Tone, and Balance knobs give the user complete control ranging from subtle crunch to intense saturation. With its mild drive, relaxed sustain and high output, the D&S II rides the line between an overdrive and a distortion pedal. This unique "split personality" makes the D&S II a perfect stompbox for players who seek the bark of an 808 with a bit more bite.

Rather than using silicon diodes commonly found in today's circuits, the D&S II distortion pedal uses germanium diodes in the clipping stage. The germanium diodes can distort low-level tones, and create a somewhat rounded waveform of the clipped signal, thus making a warm, smoother distortion.

Also unique to the D&S II is its tone control. While most other overdrives and distortions feature hi boost/hi cut tone circuits, the D&S II tone control uses a low range boost/cut circuit for added bottom end. In addition, the D&S II's tone circuit features the JRC4558 IC chip, generally regarded as sonically superior to most other op amp models. The combination of these two elements creates a pedal with more low-end punch than your typical overdrive.

Cosmetic wear is limited to a couple tiny finish chips along the bottom edge of the enclosure. The white graphics are pristine, and the original knobs are intact.


-High output
-Overdrive/Distortion combo
-Unique germanium diodes
-Unique tone control
-Wide range of useful tube-like tones
-JRC4558 chip