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Ibanez Soundtank 5 series

produced: 1989-1990 (metal enclosure)

The Ibanez series 5 still hasn't made it to the same iconic status as other Ibanez series of pedals, though these pedals are simply great. Few people know that the series 5 was in fact made of two series. The first one offered pure distortion and overdrive pedals in metal casing (sold in blister packaging - the here present series) and the second one consisted of plastic pedals in cardboard boxes (not presented here). There main drawback is that the on/off switch often develops intermittent faults and that may be the reason why people are selling them off for cheap. But changing the switch is easy, spare parts are easily available.

1989 advert Ibanez 5-series
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02/25/2017: ToneHome is looking for an Ibanez CS-505 narrow box first issue with flying fingers side graphic. Any hint is highly appreciated. Other than that we're looking for boxed effects or just boxes for Ibanez narrow box GE-601, AD-80, CP-835, OD-850. Please submit your offers or leads here: e-mail

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