Instantly recognizable by their molded plastic enclosures, the Ibanez Soundtank series were a serviceable, affordable, and widely-available line of effect pedals made throughout the '90s. For any player who grew up loitering in guitar shops during that decade, there's sincere nostalgia in the unique design, curves, and knobs of the Soundtank series. There are also some good tones in these old boxes! You'll find more than enough sounds to satisfy at least a few Saturday afternoons of exploration.
The DL5 covered the Digital Delay end of the Soundtank Series. Featuring up to 400 ms of delay, it has three controls that dial in a wide array of delay sounds—everything from subtle echo to intense, cascading repeats. Every player needs a good delay on their board, and throughout the '90s, the DL5 was a cost-effective way to cover the bases.
Nowadays—with the litany of high-end, boutique delay pedals available—the message boards and YouTube "experts" will try to convince you that pedals like the Soundtank series are a waste of time. But that's not true! These pedals remain affordable today, and the DL5's wide range of musical, usable delay sounds will impress you.
This 1990s Ibanez DL5 is in very good condition all around. It functions 100% as it should, and though it shows some cosmetic wear, it's fairly clean all around. A previous owner added two strips of velcro to the bottom.