Ibanez AD9 dating help

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  1. 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!

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    bump!

    I'd like to know too..... pictures incoming......
     
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    if anyone has any clues:

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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.
     
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    thanks


    what are some of the things that indicate this? I've googled & googled to no avail
     
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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.
     
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    "you've been a great crowd!"

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