If there’s one overriding philosophy for Ibanez’s line of mini pedals it’s to keep things simple. That’s the first thing you should know when going into any of these effects.
If you’re expecting the AD Mini to have the versatility of a Boss DD-8, then you’re in for some serious disappointment.
That being said, if you’re not looking for anything too complex then this Ibanez Analogue Delay has a lot going for it.
Building a Mini Analogue Delay is no simple task but Ibanez have really pulled it off.
Not only is this pedal compact and easy to use, but, for what it is, it sounds pretty amazing. It might not be quite as full or rich as some other pedals on the market, but it definitely offers all the basics of that classic analogue delay sound in a highly accessible format.
Furthermore, it comes in a good quality metal case, so unlike just about anything from Behringer, it’ll last a long time. Plus what’s not to love about hot pink!
For all their simplicity, it’s worth saying that Ibanez’s Mini Analogue Delay pedals don’t come cheap. Retailing for around $100 – depending on the seller – they’re not the worst value but at the same time you don’t have to spend much more money to get a lot more pedal. A brand new Boss DD-3 will likely cost you around $160 while the DD-8 is closer to $200.
Both of those pedals, however, will not only offer you a somewhat fuller sound, but they’ll come with a wide variety of alternative modes.
Ultimately, the AD Mini is a good pedal, but it won’t be for everybody. If you want good quality and you’re pushed for space then the AD Mini is the perfect choice, but for a really nice sound you’ll want to go a little further up-market.
|Jacks mounted on||Sides|
|Weight (in kg)||0.28|
|Based on famous model?||Ibanez AD9|
|Famous Users||J Mascis, Tash Sultana|
|Width (in cm)||5.1|
|Height (in cm)||5.5|
|Depth (in cm)||9.2|