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1981 Maxon AD-9 Delay Vintage Guitar Effects Pedal w/ Box, Ibanez Japan


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Up for sale, a 1981 Ibanez AD-9 Analog Delay in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original box. This iconic analog delay was initially offered between 1982-84, quickly becoming a mainstay on pedalboards worldwide thanks to its lush, detailed repeats and crisp hi-fi quality.

This early AD-9 pedal boasts its original MN3205 "bucket brigade" delay chip, and the circuit is 100% original and untouched with electrolytic capacitors that date to 1981. The Ibanez AD9 uses a compander with pre- and de-emphasis for an exceptionally clean delay. Time and level controls allow mixing between dry and delayed signals, and repeat control lets you adjust the number of repeats without runaway. Two outputs enable dry and delayed signals to be routed separately.

The enclosure shows light wear on the edges, with the original trio of knobs intact and a very clean black foil label on the back of the enclosure.