Category: 5 / Soundtank-Series

  • Ibanez BP5 Bass Compressor

    What is it? Ibanez BP5 Bass Comp compressor from the Soundtank series. Made in taiwan around mid 90’s. Who would have thought that BP5 was the hardest unit to find in all the plastic Soundtanks? Well it was. The complete series did come by more easily than i expected, but there were still a couple […]

  • Ibanez EM5 Echo Machine

    What’s a better way to continue after DL5 than the other delay/echo from the same series… What is it? Ibanez EM5 Echomachine in plastic enclosure from later soundtank series. Made in taiwan around 1997-99. The Internet Archive’s wayback machine has a snapshot of Ibanez site from june 1997 and on that page there is a […]

  • Ibanez DL5 Digital Delay

    What is it? Ibanez DL5 Digital Delay from later Soundtank series. Made in taiwan in mid 90’s. More from the better side of the palsticky soundtank series. These units are well used by almost everyone. It’s rare to see of these in mint condition and mine isn’t exception. Some wear and nicks, but otherwise clean […]

  • Ibanez PL5 Power Lead

    What is it? Ibanez PL5 Powerlead from Soundtank series in a plastic enclosure. Made in taiwan around 1993. I also have another one of these, build around 1996, in mint condition and in its original cardboard box. The whole series doesn’t disappoint much in terms of dirtbox quality. Most of them sound just right, but […]

  • Ibanez PH5 Phaser

    What is it? Ibanez PH5 Phaser from the Soundtank series. Made in taiwan around 1996. I’ll admit it. I love phasers. Don’t use them much (or at all) on my standard pedal board, but i always have a couple of differently voiced ones with me when i’m in studio. Some phasers are bad, while some […]

  • Ibanez BN5 Black Noise

    What is it? Ibanez BN5 Black Noise distortion from later Soundtank series in plastic enclosure. Made in taiwan in mid to late 90’s The marketing section of Ibanez pedals made this out to be a “industrial” distortion. It’s how the marketing can turn a design to something that it is not – and then people […]

  • Ibanez AW5 Autowah

    What is it? Ibanez AW5 Autowah in plastic enclosure from later soundtank series. Made in taiwan around late 80’s. This model has couple things that are unique. First of all, it is the only Soundtank with analog opto-isolator on board. The box and the component layout itself is quite neat. It’s pretty well made and […]

  • Ibanez CD5 Cyberdrive

    What is it? Ibanez CD5 Cyberdrive, fixed wah distortion from later Soundtank series. Made in taiwan late 90’s. Ok. I’ve said this before. There’s one sub-genre of distortions that just isn’t for me. This being the fixed wah distortion. And here’s the Ibanez’ take on one with modern, dull traces and nothing earth shattering. Well. […]

  • Ibanez TL5 Tremolo

    What is it? Ibanez TL5  Tremolo from soundtank series in plastic enclosure. Made in taiwan around 1995. There are just a few highly peculiar effects in whole Ibanez catalog fom the seventies to today. This is one of them. Only tremolo Ibanez ever produced. And to be honest, the design isn’t bad at all. In […]

  • Ibanez SP5 Slam Punk

    What is it? Ibanez SP5 Slam Punk distortion from later Soundtank series. Made in taiwan, mid to late 90’s. One of the soundtanks that i had a pleasure of being in contact with before acquiring one. I did a rehousing job with true bypass for a friend and played with the circuit before letting it […]