Just got my vintage Ibanez AD80 in the mail....WOW!!

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  1. spitshineguitars

    spitshineguitars Member

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    This thing is SWEET. At first I was like "maybe delay isn't for me" and then after tweaking for about 3 minutes I hit some sweet rockabilly settings!! So warm!

    One of the battery clips looks a little rough ( I guess I can replace if it ever becomes a problem) couple of the pots are a little scratchy. will a little contact cleaner be all good on that? I wasn't expecting mint for a 30 year old pedal.

    Snatch one of these up before you can't!
     
  2. jero

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    How does it compare to the reissue Maxon AD80?
     
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    totally different.80's AD-80 is 18V's & the Reissue Maxon is 9V's.80's AD-80 18V has more headroom but is darker.
     
  4. marsos52

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    my maxon ad-80 is never off my favorite delay
     
  5. geoangus

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    I had an Ibanez AD80 when I was in college in the early 80's. It was great, but I think I foolishly traded it for some POS multi-effect board.
     
  6. tzamosti

    tzamosti Silver Supporting Member

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    Yup...I have it on at least half the time for short slap-back. Its warm, but is best for slap-back due to its clarity. A DM-2 may sit better for soloing, but the AD-80 is tops for slap.
     
  7. Dog Boy

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    i love mine...perhaps the best at slap.
     
  8. jrigg

    jrigg Gold Supporting Member

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    My favorite delay, next to my Echoplex - and much easier to carry around.
     
  9. Coach

    Coach Senior Member

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    I love my ad-80 and I don't think it will ever leave my board.
     
  10. SonicVI

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    AD80's actually run on 12V. The power jack says 18V and they use two 9V batteries, but they have a 12V voltage regulator inside. You can power them from 12-18V. So a single 12V PP2+ outlet will work (I have tested it and it sounds the same).
     
  11. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    slapback on the old AD80 is its bread and butter. few few pedal do better in that category.
     
  12. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Other ones you might think of:
    The original Way Huge Aquapuss
    The Guyatone ADX tube delay
    The SIB Varidrive...

    Actually, any fairly high headroom analog delay will sound great in that application, so the MN3005 based ones like the early DM2/DM3s, the AD80 (not the AD9 sadly), the DMM...
     

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