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Ibanez AD9 dating help

jocfan1

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Picked up my first analog delay yesterday, an old Japanese Ibanez AD9. I'm wondering if anyone out there can give me a clear idea of when it was made. I'm guessing early or mid-80s, but that's a guess based on years I've seen elsewhere. Obviously not a big issue, but I'd like to know to satisfy my curiosity. Thanks for the help!

AD9 front

AD9 back
 

Coldacre

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bump!

I'd like to know too..... pictures incoming......
 
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Heady Jam Fan

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I'm decent at dating old Ibanez pedals, I have an '83 AD9 myself. But I, for some reason, can't see pictures 90% of the time on my work computer. I'll try to remember to come back to this thread later tonight.
 

echodeluxe

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Well, I'd start with flowers, maybe a low key dinner. Nothing too fancy or you'll intimidate the ad9.

When I started dating my ad9, I took it slow and the payoff in the end was worth it. It is so warm and reliable.

Oh.... Wait.
 

Coldacre

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Well, I'd start with flowers, maybe a low key dinner. Nothing too fancy or you'll intimidate the ad9.

When I started dating my ad9, I took it slow and the payoff in the end was worth it. It is so warm and reliable.

Oh.... Wait.

"you've been a great crowd!"

 

Heady Jam Fan

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Not surprising - I think Analogmike is correct. That looks like an early sticker, no "CE," the serial number starts with "1" suggesting 1981, the chips also differed over time (someone else will know more than me about that), made by Maxon (stamped on that ole PCB), and the color of some components changed with later pedals too.
 

Heady Jam Fan

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The above is for Coldacre.

For the original OP - that looks like an 83: no "CE" on the sticker, 3 is the first number in the serial.
 

Coldacre

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That looks like an early sticker, no "CE," the serial number starts with "1" suggesting 1981, the chips also differed over time (someone else will know more than me about that), made by Maxon (stamped on that ole PCB), and the color of some components changed with later pedals too
alright, cheers. looking at a few other AD-9's on the bay, it seems that the beginning number of the serial number indicates which year it is.
 

hagbardceline

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Well, I'd start with flowers, maybe a low key dinner. Nothing too fancy or you'll intimidate the ad9.

When I started dating my ad9, I took it slow and the payoff in the end was worth it. It is so warm and reliable.

Oh.... Wait.
So you must be into that mid hump.
 

UrbanHymns

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I just bought a supposed 1984 Ibanez AD9 online. Comes in the mail today. Curious to see if there's a way I can verify it's 1984. In any case, it was only $95, so maybe I was duped.
 




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