The First Series 1972-1979. Old Ibanez Folders.

Ibanez dates back to the beginning of the 20th century when mr.Hoshino opened a bookstore in Nagoya Japan.As early as the1930's Hoshino produced guitars under the Ibanez brandname and started making Gibson and Fender copies under their name around 1971.About 1972 Ibanez jumped into the effectpedals market with the brand Maxon for the domestic and Ibanez for the foreign market.However some Maxon labelled products did reach the foreign market,of which this Maxon booster bought in 1974 in Holland is proof.

The japanese company called Nisshin, located in Matsumota Japan,was making electronics parts and pickups for Fuji Gen Gakki in Matsumota,this factory made the electric guitars for Ibanez,it was only the next step to produce the effects for Ibanez also.

The early pedals often have a script styled ibanez logo that was on their guitars also,and they used the Flying Fingers logo on their pickups and also on their effectpedals in those early days.

Ibanez worked closely with the Nisshin factory on the designs of these effectpedals and as the dollar-yen rate was very high,they put out a lot of different models and basically just waited to see if they would become succesfull ,as they did.


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1972-1974 Ibanez fuzz & wah foxx-usa made wah-fuzz-octave-volume pedal

1973-1979 Ibanez standard wau wau and wau fuzz
1973-1979 Ibanez standard fuzz with slides
1974-1976 Ibanez overdrive OD850 1st issue small box
1974-1976 Ibanez compressor CP830 small box
1974-1976 Ibanez phasetone small box
1974-1976 Ibanez stereo box ST-800 small box
1974-1976 Ibanez phase tone 3 knobs PT909 small box
1974-1976 Ibanez OD855 overdriveII small box
1974-1977 Ibanez OD850 overdrive 2nd issue orange small box
1974-1977 Ibanez CP830 compressor small box
1974-1976 Ibanez talking box
1974-1976 Ibanez double sound wah and fuzz 1st version
1974-1978 Ibanez flying Pan FP777 stereo pan and phaser
1974-1978 Ibanez compressor GE100
1974-1978 Ibanez FL305 flanger
1974-1978 Ibanez yetalizer yetfighter like sounds
1974-1978 Ibanez Renometer equalizer
1974-1978 Ibanez stereo pedal ST810 panning device in wahpedal shape
1974-1978 Ibanez PT1000 phaser device in wahpedal shape
1976-1979 Ibanez FL303 flanger midsized box
1976-1979 Ibanez GE300 graphic equalizer midsized box
1976-1979 Ibanez phase tone II midsized box
1976-1979 Ibanez wahwah Blubber no led 1st issue wah pedal


Old Ibanez Folders:

ca.1974 Ibanez c.