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Ibanez 9 Series JD9 Jet Driver Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal  

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From the 9 Series comes the Ibanez JD9 Jet Driver overdrive pedal, offering a wide variety of overdriven tones from vintage crunch to punchy distorti...Read More

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From smooth overdrive to amp-like distortion.

From the 9 Series comes the Ibanez JD9 Jet Driver overdrive pedal, offering a wide variety of overdriven tones from vintage crunch to punchy distortion. With an organic sound and true-bypass switching, you won't have to worry about your tone being colored when adding the Jet Driver to your signal chain.

Equipped with massive amounts of output volume, the JD9 Jet Driver is ideal for pushing tube amps. Drive, Volume, Mid, and Tone controls let you find just the sound you're after.

FEATURES
  • Wide range of tones, from smooth overdrive to amp-like distortion
  • Organic sound and true-bypass switching
  • Massive amounts of output volume
  • Ideal for pushing tube amps

Got a great-sounding tube amp that needs a kick in the pants? The Jet Driver is for you. Order now!

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Ibanez9 Series JD9 Jet Driver Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

"Quality Guitar Pedal"

By David P. Makowski

from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Killer Tone
  • Responsive

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • 1970's Heavy Metal
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  • Performances

Comments about Ibanez 9 Series JD9 Jet Driver Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

The Ibanez Jet Driver is a well built quality guitar pedal that is perfect for playing 1970's Heavy Metal coping sounds from early Judas Priest, Scorpions, UFO, Montrose, and Budgie. This pedal is clear, articulate, loud, and has a very authentic tone. I play Gibson guitars so I do not know how it would sound with single coil pickups. The pedal sounds really, really good with my Les Paul's and SG's. I tried out all the Ibanez and Maxon Tube Screamer pedals and found the Jet Driver was the best sounding out of all of them to me.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Cool!

By jmcfly16

from Canada

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Ibanez 9 Series JD9 Jet Driver Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Picked up this pedal on a whim about a month ago. I tried it out in the store because I'd never seen this model Ibanez before. VERY smooth overdrive, basically like a ts9 on steroids, except it's also much louder!
    I love that the pedal has a mid control on it - makes it extra versatile!
    It's extremely sturdy, and not bad to look at on the pedalboard!

    My only complaint is that it makes a loud noise when activated, as if there's something loose or the input/output screws are loose. I've read other reviews that have said the same thing. It's not that big a deal playing with a band because you won't hear it over the noise unless you've got a LOT of delay or something like that to make the noise worse.

    I'd definitely recommend it to players of all styles that are looking for a very versatile overdrive!

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WOW!

    By KDNC

    from North Carolina

    Comments about Ibanez 9 Series JD9 Jet Driver Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Just the other day I went to a music shop to get a new distortion pedal. I was previously using a cheap one from washburn. From what I saw on the internet, I decided to plug in the Ibanez Ts9, Ibanez ts808, and the MXR drive III. The TS9 gave a 25% more punch when all the gain and drive was up, but highly compressed/muffled the tone. The MXR kept cutting in and out, and lacked tone. The Ts808 gave about 45% more gain to the tone, but generated a ton of hiss to the speakers. I told the guy at the shop the issues at hand, and he pulled out this pedal. I dialed in a good tone and wow, this thing TOTALLY dominated the gain levels. With the mid control, you WILL NOT SCOOP YOUR MIDS! It essentially takes the mid range and sets it between 4-12, then you control from there. It will either boost them or keep them at 25% of what your amp can do. If you're a fan of really high gain (Periphery, Between The Buried and Me, As Blood Runs Black, etc.) DEFINITELY get this pedal. It will not dissapoint.

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    (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Underwhelming

    By Chris Cain

    from Missouri

    Comments about Ibanez 9 Series JD9 Jet Driver Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I pre-ordered this back in February based both on the clips Ibanez had posted online and the buzz from trade shows, expecting this to sound at least somewhat like the demos which showed a flexible pedal that could do mid- to high-gain sounds straddling the line between an overdrive and a distortion. Unfortunately, this is not an apt description of the pedal. Instead, the JD-9 sounds like what I feared it would be essentially a warmed-over Tube Screamer with a little bit higher gain and a mid control (which is its one saving grace). It is a decent-sounding pedal for what it is, but is certainly not the absolute revelation that Ibanez's video demos promise.
    Moreover, side-by-side with several other pedals I own (T-Rex DGTM, Option 5 Destination Overdrive II, Barber Tone Pump, among others), there's no comparison every single overdrive pedal I own or have tried seems better to me, both in terms of tone and the price-to-quality ratio. I have no doubt that there are those who would feel differently, but this pedal just didn't do it for me.
    This isn't a case of bad equipment making a great pedal sound mediocre I run a Gibson LP Jr. into a British-made Orange AD-15, and my amp loves pedals from boosts to distortions. Instead, it seems this is a case of a mediocre pedal that Ibanez undoubtedly used creative audio editing to turn into something else for their videos.
    My advice if you think a Tube Screamer with a mid knob sounds like something you're looking for, then this will do the job. Do not think that this will sound like the demos online it doesn't.

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Pretty Good

    Comments about Ibanez 9 Series JD9 Jet Driver Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Just bought this pedal. Essentially I was looking for something similar to my MXR distortion III but with a little more EQ tweakability. This is similar in tone but has the mid knob which is why I bought it. I'd say this is a little less crunchy and a little more smooth/soft clip and a bit brighter. I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it yet. I tried this against the plimsoul, the gt500, zvex box of rock, xotic ac and distortion III. I like to use my volume knob on the guitar to go from clean to singing. So far I might like the mxr the best, but I really like the mid knob feature on this. This pedal has ridiculous amounts of boost available. I thought the mxr distortion III had lots of boost - this thing can be stupid loud! Good price - just not sure Its for me quite yet.

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