In 1980, Ibanez unveiled the MIJ, Maxon-made "0-Series"—each pedal made unmistakable by its silver button footswitch. In the nearly 40 years since, these simple analog designs have become reference pedals for ensuing generations of effects. Many of today's boutique builders perfected their designs by studying the nuances of these iconic pedals.
The Ibanez AD-80 Analog Delay may be one of the more musical short-delay pedals ever made. With 325 ms of delay time on tap, it covers ethereal, reverb-esque textures and simple slap-back, all the way to short repeated phrases. As the repeats draw out, there is something warm and beautiful about the subtle signal degradation. Perhaps that's why these pedals are so sought after..
This 1980 Ibanez AD-80 (say it out loud "'80 AD-80") is in very good condition. It sounds as advertised. This is a delay that's hard not to like.
- Delay Time - controls the length of delay time.
- Blend - controls the mix between the input signal and the delayed signals.
- Repeat - controls the feedback; higher feedback gives more repeats.