Hey Folks,

The title says it all. I've been looking for a good sitortion pedal that can handle early Black Sabbath, 'Red' era King Crimson, Led Zepplin, etc. Basically I want a Distortion that can do '70's Hard Rock and some early Punk. I've narrowed it down to 2 Pedals - Maxon SD-9 Sonic Distortion and Proco Whiteface Rat Reissue.

I'd really like to hear opinions. I've been using a TS-9 Tubescreamer and while I love it, I'm looking for something with more bite while retaining clarity.

-Major Bludd
I've tried the Maxon and it was a great pedal, although not suited to what I was looking for at the time.

Wouldn't the Rat muddy things up a little?
It's an opinion. It's subjective. And I'm right, anyway.
So I got the SD-9 and so far, I love it. A good, basic and yet verisile distortion. You're probably right about the RAT muddying things up, maybe I'll pick one up and compare them side by side.