Ibanez JD9 Jet Driver Distortion Pedal

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Keep it simple with this distortion pedal. It delivers the sound of a handcrafted effects pedal with the crunch of a tube amp.

For the Ibanez JD9 Jet Driver sometimes it's best to keep it simple. Which is why, in a world of dizzying often over-complex technology, the durable, dependable, and simple stompbox continues to be the most widely used and effective means to expand, color, distort, mutate, sustain, and twist tone.

See the Ibanez JD9 Jet Driver in action:


The Ibanez JD9 produces a unique sound reminiscent of a high-grade, handcrafted effects pedal. From piercing distortion to the warm crunch of a tube amp, this pedal features a wide variety of drive control options. The mid control is capable of producing a vast range of sounds from American hard rock to British heavy metal. The pedal is also designed with True Bypass to keep changes in sound when the pedal is off to a minimum.


- Level, Drive, Tone, Mid Controls
- Mid Control (750Hz)
- True Bypass Switching
High Intensity LED
- Input impedance 500K ohms- Output impedance 10K ohms
- Maximum Gain + 50 dB
- Equivaient Input Noise -100 dBm (IHF-A)
- Power Supply One 9 Volt Battery or external AC adaptor (9V)

- Drive, Mid, Volume and Tone controls
- True Bypass
- Power Supply: One 9 Volt Battery or external AC adapter AC509 (sold separately)

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-669-8262

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 9 out of 10 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted December 28, 2011 by a customer from gmail.com
"Boutique tone and features for a mass production price!"
Overall: 9 out of 10 stars
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
Nothing's perfect. I'm ALWAYS looking for something new. Best OD I've found for beefing up my medium OD tone on my little Laney.

I'm really picky about my OD pedals, and I really like this one. I was looking for something to beef up the rhythm drive tone on my Laney LC15 combo, without going over the top. I wanted something I could leave on all of the time and work with my volume control as needed, using my amp set up as mildly over driven to begin with. I dd not want it to impact my basic tone. This pedal excels at that. The additional mid control is a godsend. With it dialed all the way back and the tone control on the pedal rolled back just a hair, I can get nearly my exact existing amp and guitar sound, just with a bit more grit and sustain.

I don't think I'd add anything to this pedal. I guess "maybe" a bass control, but the bass seems to be pretty much unaffected which is fine by me, That mid control is REALLY handy. It enabled me to dial out the infamous tube screamer hump. Having said that, if you crank it back up, the mids sing on this puppy. Great for leads, but I keep it at a min for my rhythm tone. I could see adding a second one to my setup for leads. It is a very versatile pedal.

Ease of Use
No brainer. If you've ever dialed in an OD pedal, you'll be able to dial in this one.

Seems rock solid. Does have the pop that everyone mentions, read more but this is a non issue to me. I have several other true bypass pedals that do the same thing.

It's EASILY worth every cent when compared to other offerings

Manufacturer Support
They get the benefit of the doubt, but I haven't needed any support really.

The Wow Factor
This is a real sleeper pedal. You could throw a Maxon label on it and charge twice as much and no one would bat an eye. Thank you Ibanez for finally making an OD pedal that even I like. Great job.

Musical Background:
30 years - semi pro

Musical Style:
Classic Rock, Blues, Country
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