JD-01 (Jet Driver Distortion) w/Original Packaging

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“The rare and vintage Maxon JD-01 Jet Driver Distortion. Part of the
increasingly collectable “Zero-One” series of Maxon pedals from the
1980s, never released in the US. If you like the famous nine series, the
“01” series was comparable, but with much more reliable switches.”

“What’s
it sound like?  It’s very high gain, and the sustain just keeps going
and going. There was no comparable pedal in the “9” series.  I think it
reminds me of a Boss DS-1, that grainy type of distortion, but with a
smoother sound and less “fuzzy”.  It’s low noise for a distortion.”

I think it does two things very well:

  • For thrash metal rhythm, it can get a good metal sound with scooped mids.
  • For fat, saturated neck pickup solos that sustain for days, it’s great, even in a clean Fender-style amp.

“This
is the one with the “personality” knob, which seems to function like a
treble cut or boost depending on which way you turn it.  I find that it
sounds the best right in the middle, or with the tiniest turn to the
right for a slight boost.”

Archived past online sales data:

Effectsfreak legacy website (includes sales data 4/2008 - 4/2021)

AD-80 (Small Box Original Issue)
AD-9 w/Original Box

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