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Ibanez SoundTank

Ibanez PL5 Powerlead

User reviews on Ibanez SoundTank products

Great circuit, bad housing. (Ibanez - TS5 Tube Screamer)

By heads on fire, 09/09/2011
This pedal is like most others - it has the standard 1/4" in and out. Controls are volume, tone, and drive. Has a stomp switch for on and off, which feels extremely flimsy. Cheapo plastic housing. I'm marking off for the housing and switch, but I realize in making them out of plastic, Ibanez makes the product more affordable.


The TS5 is an extremely simple unit. It is your basic Tube Screamer pedal. It is very easy to use - plug in, step on it, and wail! Not much rocket surgery to be performed here - it is very straightforward. It will provide signal boost, extra sustain, and more gain.


This sounds great on guitars and bass. My favorite use for this pedal is to experiment with modifications! I "circuitbent" this, and got some out of this world fuzz tones, interesting bit-crushing type gated sounds, and a very vocal tone sweep. So it is fantastic for that.

However, most people will use it as a standard overdrive box, and it's not bad at that - it is warm, round, and lets the notes sing just a bit. It seems like a very small tube amp that's cranked - it has that nice note-bloom quality. It can be a touch muddy, but that's expected at this price, right?


As a stock box, my opinion is mixed. The sounds are good, but the housing stinks! I'd never want to take this to a gig as-is because I fear that the plastic would shatter from repeated stompings. The pedal has not been made for a while, and I wish Ibanez would reissue it in an upgraded housing.

When modded, the sounds are FANTASTIC, and I just ended up rehousing mine anyways. I'd buy another again for cheap just to mod, but not to keep stock.

not bad (Ibanez - TM5 Thrash Metal)

By kcnarfou, 29/11/2011


simple setup and use (3 buttons)




The distortion is good. I do not understand your views on this subject.

costs nothing and sounds great (Ibanez - TS5 Tube Screamer)

By foox, 06/08/2013
for people who do not want to between 90 and 400 euros in overdrive Ibanez, this is the solution!
sounds very good, given the price! to try it (or to buy the closed eyes saw the price secondhand)


but yes


yes yes yes



tyfab29's review (Ibanez - PH5 Phaser)

By tyfab29, 06/06/2013
Analog Chorus,
EQ for bass and treble,
Contrles: Level, Rate and Depth,
LED status Casing in metal,
Made in the USA
Optional power


Very easy
A Manual? Yes, but what for?


this effect is effective, it does well taf is what is asked!

Used with a Vox AC15, a tlcaster (fender baja) and a half box-type ES 335 (IBANEZ AS 93)


I use it for a year and a half.
Tried other models but MXR = valeure sre and report quality price not bad. The zack wylde is nice but too typ suddenly the analog suited me better.
The bonus: it not take up much space, quality okay price.