The golden age for vintage effects pedals seem to be from the 1960s until the early 1980s. Brands like Ibanez, Shin-Ei, Maestro, Maxon, Dallas Arbiter, and many more were changing the sound of modern rock and roll music one effect at a time. First there was the tape delay, then the fuzz pedal, then the phase shifter and so on. Many of these old school effects faded into obscurity with the shift toward modern digital electronics in the 1980s and 90s. The new effects pedal was cheaper, less noisy, but most of all – less fun.
I’m on the hunt for old, vintage effects for guitar. I’m always looking for clean, original effects pedals and always pay fair money for them. Do you have a Maestro Echoplex or Roland Space Echo for sale? I’m looking to buy those and more. Click this link to my buying page to send me some pictures of your unit for sale.
I’m also looking for Ibanez brand effects pedals from the 70s and 80s. More specifically, I’m looking for the Ibanez Overdrive II, Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808, Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9 and Ibanez Tube Screamer Classic TS10. The Ibanez drive pedals were made by Maxon in Japan before the reissues in the 2000s. These pedals are high quality and have the right smooth feeling drive that I like. I especially like the pedals with the JRC4558D chip.
Other Ibanez pedals I’m looking for include the analog delay pedals like the Ibanez Analog Delay AD80 and Ibanez Analog Delay AD9. Also phase shifter pedals like the Ibanez Flying Pan and the Ibanez JL70 Jetlyzer.
This rare Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe is another pedal I’m looking for. The Uni-Vibe is a modulation pedal made by the Shin-Ei company of Japan in the late 60s/early 70s. The Uni-Vibe produces a swirling effect used by players like Jimmy Hendrix (Check out “Machine Gun”).