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 In this YouTube video we look at Scott Henderson guitar gear, Suhr amp (actually the lack of it and replaced by a Fender amp), and the equipment he uses on tour. This is a Scott Henderson 2012 interview and effects pedal demo with a focus on his preference for the Maxon SD-9 Sonic Distortion pedal. Scott Henderson is a fusion and blues guitarist best known for his work with the band Tribal Tech.

 The "black sheep" of the 9-Series, the Maxon SD-9 Sonic Distortion pedal offers the best characteristics of transistor and op-amp circuits in one compact unit. The SD9 has unique Low Boost/Hi Boost Tone control that offers more low-end beef than other effect pedals, while its Distortion and Output controls can provide up to 55 dB of gain boost. At low gain settings the Maxon SD-9 functions perfectly as a full-frequency overdrive pedal. Higher gain settings turn the SD-9 into a hand-held monster; providing gut-wrenching grind and singing sustain that will make a clean amp dirty and a dirty amp downright evil.

 "The Maxon SD-9 is the best distortion pedal EVER made, period. It has the clarity and punch you get from a pedal, while retaining the low bass you get with amp distortion. The SD-9 is one of the rare pedals which sound equally great on both the neck and bridge pickups, whether they're humbucking or single coil. It's been a very important part of my tone for many years."
                                                          - Scott Henderson -

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 World-renowned Fusion Guitarist Scott Henderson studied arranging and composition at Florida Atlantic University. After moving to Los Angeles in 1980, he toured and recorded with bassist Jeff Berlin, Jean-Luc Ponty, Chick Corea and Weather Report's Joe Zawinul. In 1985, Scott joined up with bassist Gary Willis and together they have released ten albums with the critically acclaimed instrumental group Tribal Tech. Their newest album "Tribal Tech X" will be released in March 2012.

 In 1991, Guitar World magazine pronounced Henderson the #1 Jazz Guitarist, and he was voted #1 in Guitar Player magazine's annual readers poll in 1992. Scott has released multiple solo albums, including Dog Party (Guitar Player's "Best Blues Album" in 1994), Tore Down House (featuring Thelma Houston), Well To The Bone, Scott Henderson Live, as well as two successful instructional videos and five guitar books. He has also recorded two "Vital Tech Tones" records with drummer Steve Smith of Journey and bassist Victor Wooten. Scott tours internationally with his trio and has performed in over 50 countries. He's recently been touring with the HBC Trio, featuring bassist Jeff Berlin and legendary drummer Dennis Chambers. They completed a world tour in November 2011 and are now recording their first album.

 He is on the faculty at Musician's Institute in Hollywood, and has written columns for Guitar Player and Guitar World Magazines.

 For more information on Maxon SD-9, visit:

MAXON SD9 Sonic Distortion Scott Henderson Guitar Gear   ― 2010 ―

Scott Henderson's review Model:SD9
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