Ibanez announced at the 2005 NAMM Expo that it is reissuing the AD9 Analog Delay effects pedal.
The AD9 joins Ibanez several other Ibanez Nine Series reissues, the TS9 Tube Screamer which was reissued in 1993 and the FL9 Flanger and CS9 Stereo Chorus which were released at the 2004 NAMM Show. The Nine Series was named for the fact that all the pedals in the early ’80s line-up required only one nine volt battery.
“Discrete echo is one of the most dramatic effects in the music industry. Bulky tape and “spinning disk” units have given way to the convenience and reliability of solid-state delays. The AD9 Analog Delay uses a compander with pre- and de-emphasis for an exceptionally clean delay. The Delay Time control adjusts the delay time and the Delay Level control allows the artist to adjust the mix between dry and delayed signals. The Repeat control permits the number of repeats to be controlled without runaway. Two outputs enable the dry and delayed signals to be separately routed for dramatic special movement. The quality and features of the AD9 Analog Delay make it the professional’s choice.” — AD9 description in 1984 Ibanez Sound Effects catalog.
The AD9 features 10-300ms of analog delay, wet and dry outputs, and a list price of $233.32.
For more information, visit the Ibanez site.