Maxon’s Scott Henderson SD-9SH Sonic Distortion updates the “best distortion pedal in the world”

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Maxon has unveiled some impressive distortion pedals over the past year, including the Apex 808 and the Robert Keeley-Modded 40th Anniversary OD808.

Now, the company is continuing down the ol’ dirt road with the new Scott Henderson SD-9SH, which updates the SD-9 Sonic Distortion, a unit Henderson has called “the best distortion pedal ever made.”

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.