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Maxon AD-9 Pro demo

Discussion in 'Pedal/Effects Owners Clubs' started by c_tecks, Mar 4, 2021.

  1. c_tecks

    c_tecks TDPRI Member

    Sep 7, 2020
    I bought this one a while back and I was looking for a great analog delay pedal, since I didn't own one yet. I'm also not the kind of guy that wants to buy a sh*tload of pedals so I went for what sounds great so I just have to invest one time. I A/B compared this one with a MXR Carbon Copy in the shop and the AD-9 Pro was better in my experience. It just has great mids, which makes it sounds just a little smoother/warmer to my ears.

    Anyway, I made a small demonstration video of this pedal for those that are interested in getting one:
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  2. ruger9

    ruger9 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Dec 31, 2004
    Hackettstown, NJ
    This is one of my favorite analog delays. Unfortunately, I could never get along with the switch. I could not reliably turn it on/off, so I sold it. If someone like Keeley still did mods to existing pedals, I would have sent it to him for the TB bypass mod... so I had a regular foots with the clicked. I tried and tried to get along with the Ibanez' style footswtich, but never could. If I were to buy a tube screamer today, I would by a Maxon version with the TB switch.

    But the AD-9 has something special in the decay, it almost sounds like it's slightly modulated. It's not, it's just the way the Bucket Brigade chips degrade, but it's a beautiful thing. Luckily, I found a setting on my TC delays that gets me very close: the Toneprint is called "BBD" (for Bucket Brigade Delay, obviously), and it's very close to the AD-9 sound.
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