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Ibanez MF5 Modern Fusion

produced: 1989-1991 (metal enclosure)

The MF5 Modern Fusion is a pretty bizarre slant on the Tube Screamer. The Ibanez marketing guys pretended that it would get you an instant "Fusion" tone with a soft and sustaining distortion. To be honest, it sounds pretty appalling on a clean setting but use it to push an overdriven amp and it becomes one of the best fuzz pedals ever: very fat, distorted and creamy while managing to remain dynamic.


Produced: 1989-1990 (metal case)

List price 1991: 98 DM

Availability: rare

Collectibility: high (metal case)

Re-issued: no

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