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Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal  

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The Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal uses a compander with pre- and de-emphasis for an exceptionally clean delay. Time and level controls allow m...Click To Read More About This Product

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Pure analog circuitry delivers classic delay sounds.

The Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal uses a compander with pre- and de-emphasis for an exceptionally clean delay. Time and level controls allow mixing between dry and delayed signals. Repeat control lets you adjust the number of repeats without runaway. 2 outputs enable dry and delayed signals to be routed separately.

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  • Exceptionally clean delay
  • Time and level controls
  • Repeat control
  • 2 outputs for separate routing of dry and delayed signals
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IbanezAD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

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4.0

Ibanez AD9

By Dave Murray

from Out Of The Silent Planet

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Comments about Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal:

This is a good delay. The delay is a little short for my tastes. I use a Deltalabs DD-1 digital delay, which is admittedly a little warmer than this one. The DD-1, in my opinion, is a better delay than this one, but this one is a very nice sounding pedal

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5.0

Perfect

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal:

This does exactly what I want from an analog delay pedal. This thing blends in perfectly if you are trying to get a more full sound with certain guitar parts. I usually kick it on for lead parts where I want the guitar to stand out when playing partial chords or single notes. I also do alot of worship music and it works great to turn the repeats up and almost use it like a reverb effect for a very spaced out sound.

 
5.0

Analog Delay at its best

By Shreder13

from Bellport, NY

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Comments about Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal:

The ultimate delay for clean tones!!! This pedal achieves the seemingly impossible feet of taking a thin weak signal and turning it into a lushious singing tone like no digital pedal can do. This is perfect for achieving Michael Amott's(Arch Enemy Guitarist) signiture clean sound that is able to hold its ground after playing searing distortion riffs. This pedal in a bit expensive but its beter to save your hard earned cash on cheap stuff and buy a profesional quality pedal.

 
4.0

Warm and Pink -ink -ink -ink...

By Bocephus Brown

from Bozeman, MT

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Comments about Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal:

Well, my experience with delay pedals before owning the AD9 was actually the Ibanez DL5 Soundtank Digital Delay pedal. I never really liked how the DL5 attenuated my bass and midrange on my guitar. Plus, when the battery got low it would emit this really annoying beeping tone...like how alarm clocks are intentionally made to sound like harsh crap so you're motivated to get up and at least turn it off.Anyways, I bought the AD9 re-issue a year ago on the "analog is warmer" assumption. Well, thankfully it turned out to be right on the money. The delay sounds almost creamy in comparison to the digital version I had before. For the 330 ms max delay time point that some people bring up, there are plenty of other delay pedals with more features for that inclination. But for those like me who want to modify tone and and help pad the space left open by a solo guitar, then this delay pedal is great. For my slide blues playing with a Cort hollow-body jazz guitar through an Epiphone Valve Junior tube amp...this delay pedal is icing on the cake.I had the chance to play a re-issue AD9 and A/B it along with an original, vintage AD9 and I could not tell the difference in sound...heck, even physically the two were almost identical.My only big gripe about it is that the recessed LED has an optimal view angle of right above it. If you're slightly off-angle then the LED's on or off status isn't immediately obvious on a stage washed with some red light. Also, the writing below each knob is hard, if not impossible, to read on a dimly lit stage (maybe a pedalboard light will alleviate this?). Lastly, the price wasn't easy to swallow initially, but hey you get what you pay for.

 
5.0

great sound

By casey

from nashua

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Comments about Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal:

I had a digital delay before. Digital gives you more power and flexibility but I found it to be too overwhelming. This pedal is so warm I use it all the time and dont bother with the reverb. It gives me an echo but its so mellow and smooth. With digital I always had the reverb on and the delay was more of a special effect. The AD-9 is so nice I can leave it all all the time.The lack of delay time is no problem. I got used it within a few hours. The sound quality more than makes up for the lack of power.

 
5.0

A wonderful delay pedal

By SteveH87

from Cincinnati, OH

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Comments about Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal:

This pedal has such a rich sound. It's also a very versitile pedal, even though it only has 330ms of delay. I was using a Boss Giga Delay and then I bought this pedal and I'm now thinking about selling the boss. The AD9 makes a lot of sound and for the money, it's the best delay pedal on the market . I bought this over a Memory Man.

 
5.0

Pretty nice delay

By Xtremehardy388

from Kalamazoo, Mi

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Comments about Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal:

I wanted a warm analog delay and I was battling over this and the MXR Carbon Copy. Though this pedal can't make a warping spaceship sound (which the Carbon Copy can do), it's a timeless classic. It's a pretty neat pedal with awesome sound. Beware a small volume drop. You can get this fixed from Keeley, though. I'd suggest it to those who are looking for a nice analog delay. Try it out, first.

 
5.0

AMAZING

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal:

Wow this thing is a Beauty I love it I've had it for two days and its increadable it sounds great clean or dirty I love it. And you dont need much more time than what it gives anyway. Analog is the best no question about it. It sounds great over Cliffs of Dover, like what Johnson does... AMAZING

 
4.0

Really???

By Stack

from Detroit, MI

Comments about Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal:

Had this for about a year and it always stayed on my pedal board at home. (I wasn't gigging at the time so it was never exposed to that sort of abuse) One day it took a 2 foot fall off of my amp and never worked again. Lucky for me it was under warranty and and a was given a musician's friend gift certificate for the price. Im torn between getting another or looking at something else. I do have to say it has a great clean delay and one of the better analog delays IMO. Some may find the delay time too short but it was perfect for my taste. All in all, really good sounding pedal but reliability is questionable. Maybe i just got a lemon... i would expect a solid pedal like this to be able to get bumped around once.

 
5.0

EVH

By Mr. Brownsound

from Los Angeles, CA

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Comments about Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal:

Sounds just like Ed Van Halen's early sound (mix between reverb, delay, and echo). By this, MXR phase 90, MXR flanger, Wolfgang guitar, and a 5150 amp and you sound like Mr. Van Halen. But don't be a a** sniffer and copy all of his songs. Be yourself. All I am saying is if you love the true tone he produces like I do, buy this stuff.

 
5.0

test of time

By mickey one

from land o lakes , wisconsin

Comments about Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal:

i have owned this pedal almost 3o years. my focus became synths and keyboards , so it was somewhat replaced by a korg sdd-2000 digital delay. i always kept the ad9 though. recently i started putting together a guitar rig and dug out the ad9. works just fine ,sounds just like it always did. seems to be a venerable sound that's stillwell regarded. i've always thought this case design looked way cool , it's style remained classic. i guess the tube screamer's always been around , but i think it is great ibanez is using this design again for some other pedals and bringing back the ad9. there have been some imitations thru the years , but this is the real thing. mine still looks almost brand new.

 
5.0

AD - 9 Review

By guitar jammer74

from DesMoines, Iowa

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Comments about Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal:

I have had my eye on this pedal for along time. A local guitar player friend of mine has one just like it. In the past I lacked the cash to purchase one. I had to settle for digital delays that dont even come close. Analog delay ,to me, is cleaner sounding and easier to tweak . Digital units are a bit more complex. The sound of this pedal is what I have been seeking for my style of playing and for the type of music I play. My next purchase is going to be for the CS-9 reissue chorus pedal. Yes this pedal was pricey but very much well worth it. This delay pedal is very hard to find because it is a reissue but I'm not complaining. If you want a good analog delay pedal, this is the one.

 
5.0

One of the best delays I've used

By GM

from Tewksbury, MA

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Comments about Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal:

I bought this pedal to put through the effects loop of my Peavey VTM60 halfstack to replace the Boss DD3 I have. I put the Boss through my other effects because I want the full repeat sound. The boss also dries up the signal through the effects loop while requiring an ac adapter because of the digital chip inside. Back to this pedal, through the effects loop, it has very clear sound without drying up the tone. Its also very good on batteries seeing how circuitry is all analog. The casing and button is very strong and sturdy also. The only things I don't like about it is that it only goes up to 300ms, which isn't that much of a problem because thats enough for a effects loop. Also the cost, but again its a vintage reissue, so it won't be cheap either way. Overall, the AD9 is a great pedal and I can see myself using this in my setup for years to come.

 
4.0

GOOD

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal:

If your a guitarist who improvises using single notes with distortion, this pedal is a necessity.

 
5.0

AD9 + DD3

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal:

Bought an AD9 because I was looking for a Boss DM-3, but in the end, I prefer this one. even though it only goes to 330ms, I find that by combining it on my pedal board with the Boss DD3 right after it, I can get a really cool space echo sound by setting the DD3 to 1 slow repetition and setting the AD9 at max (330) and the reps at 12 o'clock with the feedback level at a little past 2 o'clock. Also, nothing beats the "slap" effect of the AD9 for a classic "Sun Records" sound. The only reason I gave it a 4.5 is because of the rubber under the pedal; it tends to unstick fairly quickly and falls off my pedal board. Other than that, great pedal.

 
4.0

Not bad

By Raven Mayhem-HO1CG

from New Jersey

Comments about Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal:

Much, much better than a digital delay, but uses cheaper components than the original version. It only does 300ms of delay, but that's enough unless you want to join U2. Good for classic rock. Self-oscillates and does a good slapback echo. But I'd recommend spending the extra money and getting a Maxon instead of this. It still sounds like an "effect" and not part of your tone.

 
5.0

BBBBBBBBBBBBBB8

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal:

exelent!!!!!!!!!! i love this pedal. it has a great sound and is as easy to use as a wah pedal. i use it from everything from chicago blues slap-back to dark side of the moon space effects. sounds great. to accompany it i also suggest a voodoo lab analog chorus effect.

 
5.0

Great Delay

By Lee-NowEB

from Memphis, IN

Comments about Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal:

I have a Boss DD3 that I really like, but bought this hoping for a more organic sound. I was blown away with this effect. The only reason I gave it a 4.5 for quality is that mine had a defective switch. The unit couldn't be turned off at all. But as far as sound quality and construction materials I'd give it a 5.

 
5.0

Good Pedal

By Timmy_2112

from Nebraska

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Comments about Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal:

I have a friend who uses this pedal and the delay is nice and warm as it should be being analog. I know a lot of people complain or dislike this pedal because it only goes to 330ms. Well thats all up to your style. It also can be can set to give you a nice reverb sound so with this and a reverb pedal you can get a dual reverb sound going which you can't beat. Also 330ms is the amount of delay that eddie van halen uses for eruption and other songs sometimes less. Really no need for more delay unless you want to mess around or need more dealy for some reason. I used my friends a lot and will be ordering this one here soon.

 
5.0

The Pink Pedal

Comments about Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay Effect Pedal:

I had one of these back in the 80's and, through the amp changes and, all the things that a musician will do to achieve that "sound" I either sold or traded it away. The other day I happened to find some recordings I had made back in the 80's-90's and, the minute I heard what I had back then I was on a quest to obtain another one of these pink pedals. I was a little bit concerned about some of the feedback that the older models sounded better than the reissue, that was put away the first time I fired this little gem up and, that wonderful delay tone came back to me as I had remembered. I can't wait to gig with this unit and, enjoy that wonderful sound that I so loved years ago. Very simple to operate and, use, I would recommend to get the 9v power supply just simply because battery use can get expensive. Highly recommend this unit, will not ever part with it again.

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