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NAMM 2016: Ibanez Presents a Trio of Mini Effects Pedals

Back in the eighties,Ibanez launched a number of noteworthy effects pedals which they have now re-issued as miniature versions. Guitarists everywhere can now enjoy the Mini Super Metal, Mini Analog Delay and the Mini Chorus. This 100% analogue series combines the quality of these classic effects with compact pedalboard-friendly dimensions.


Ibanez Mini Super Metal: good old-fashioned shredding

Ibanez's Super Metal was added to the famous brand's assortment between 1982 and 1984. In those days, when trash metal bands such as Anthrax and Slayer were popular, this pedal was often used by musicians who needed some extra gain. At the same time, it can produce the most subtle crackle, and is easy to operate using the Drive, Punch and Attack knobs.

Ibanez Mini Analog Delay: the AD-80 is back

Many guitarists have developed an intense bond with Ibanez's AD-80 pedal, which is probably best-known for its characteristic sound used by U2's The Edge. It can be adjusted between 20 and 600 milliseconds with military precision. With the Mini Analog Delay, you'll essentially have the AD-80 at your disposal in a compact, retro hot-pink version.

Ibanez Mini Chorus: a compact choir

In the 1980's, bands like The Cure, The Smiths and R.E.M were big fans of the chorus effect. It's especially audible in songs like "A Forest" and "This Charming Man" by The Cure. On the other end of the pop music scale, we have Van Halen, who also used the choir-like effect this Ibanez pedal produced on songs like "Why Can't This Be Love". This stompbox is simple to use by means of a three-button control.

All pedals from Ibanez's Mini Series are powered by a 9-volt adapter, which is not included.

For more information on the individual pedals, please have a look at the relevant product pages. For more NAMM 2016 news, have a look at our NAMM 2016 news page!

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