Classic 70’s Transistor Distortion
High Gain with long sustain & low noise
Retains note definition, even with chords
Sounds like a tighter, more refined Big Muff
The EH Big Muff Pi defined the guitar tones of the 70’s and then re-...- Read More
The EH Big Muff Pi defined the guitar tones of the 70’s and then re-defined them in the 90’s. Yet for all its legendary pedigree, the Pi of today is a far cry from the triangle knobs and ram’s heads that came before it.
Originally released in 1974, the D&S Distortion & Sustainer creates the same silky, compressed fuzz that those vintage Muffs are famous for. Yet where Muffs have a tendency to “blanket” your original guitar tone, the D&S retains more of the original sound and feel of your instrument and amp.
By using hand-selected low-noise transistors, the D&S actually offers more gain than a vintage Black & Red, yet with a lower noise floor. That’s right – MORE distortion with LESS noise.
The smooth EQ sweep of the D&S Tone control covers a frequency range that is narrower yet more useful than the Pi’s – This tighter, more focused EQ provides superior note definition, even when playing chords.
The combination of these elements gives the D&S the ability to produce huge amounts of distortion with minimal alteration to your guitar’s tone.
One big wall of raw, grungy nastiness in a box – the D&S takes the sound of the greatest vintage Muff and turns it up to 11.
The secret to the D&S’ smooth tone and natural response lies in two areas of its circuit. First, the Hi boost/Hi cut Tone control retains low end response while adding top-end clarity to notes. Next, high-grade, low noise Toshiba 2SC1815 transistors offer more intense distortion with minimal noise and signal degradation.
The D&S features buffered, JFET bypass switching with a low impedance output, allowing it to drive long cable lengths or other effect units without loss of signal.
Input Impedance: 500K Ohms
Input Jack: 1/4 inch standard phone jack
Output Impedance: 10K Ohms
Output Jack: 1/4 inch standard phone jack
Controls: Distortion, Tone, Balance
Noise (IHF-A): -110 dBu
Max Amplitude: 40 dBu
Power Supply: 9V Manganese dry cell battery (S-006P) or special AC adaptor
Power Voltage: DC9 V (Battery) / DC10 V (AC-adaptor)
Current Consumption: 6 mA (9V) / 7 mA (10 V)
AC Adaptor: AC210N (option) Input: AC120V Output: DC9V/200 mA Center - / Sleeve +)
Dimensions (main body): 61 mm (W) x 112 mm (D) x 35 mm (H)
Dimensions (whole): 70 mm (W) x 112 mm (D) x 55 mm (H)
Weight: 260 g
Accessories: 9V Manganese dry cell battery (S-006P) x 1
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We offer a 30 day Exchange policy for new purchases. We ask that you please return the product in the original product packaging along with all included materials (manual, warranty card, all accessories) and in the original condition that it was received and we will exchange it for any product on ours site. Please note that we do charge a $5 dollar exchange fee to cover our shipping cost. We are a small business and do not offer a cash refund. We cannot take returns on sealed product. We do not accept returns for guitars and amplifiers under any circumstances. Unfortunately we also cannot cancel orders or pre-orders. We are happy to exchange for another product if you are no longer interested in the new release or backordered items