It was only natural for Ibanez to enter the guitar effect pedal market. Maxon was one of the premier pedal manufacturers in the 60's and early 70's. Around 1974, Maxon teamed up with Ibanez and the onslaught of pedals began. In Japan, the pedals were know as Maxon, around the world they were know as Ibanez. Some of the early pedals resembled the MXR line, that soon changed. In 1976, Ibanez introduced their series of large size pedals.
Possibly the most famous of all guitar effects is the Flying Pan. With it's unique name and famous "Flying Fingers" logo it is a prize sought after by collectors worldwide. The Jetlyzer follows close behind. Often mocked because of it's colors and design, it does have the ability to put out a unique sound. Rounding out the field is Ibanez's first Flanger, the FL-305.
The origins of the Ibanez company were that of a supplier of acoustic guitars. Later it expanded with an electric guitar line which has since become popular worldwide.
The large series consists of five unique pedals: Graphic Equalizer, Renometer, Flanger, Jetylzer, and the Flying Pan.
These three rare pedals can be seen in our pedal photo section. I've tried to take pictures to show the beauty of this truly unique pedal line.
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