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WITHDRAWN Ibanez PL5 PowerLead distortion Soundtank pedal

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#1 JapanAxe

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 06:10 PM

Price or Trade Value : £15

This was apparently the second most popular pedal in the Soundtank (aka 'Potato Bug') series, after the TS5 Tube Screamer. If you are unfamiliar with the 5 series, they were a budget follow-up to the 8, 9 and 10 series, with a plastic shell on a metal baseplate. More info can be found here.

It's a distortion/overdrive pedal. I found it excessively vicious so I replaced the clipping diodes with nearly-matched LEDs, which allows a much more usable range of distortion. I also seem to recall replacing the 9V power inlet socket, as the original was knackered. The tone control is not simply a treble roll-off filter, it sweeps the mid band form piercing to fat. The overall sound is quite mid-centred, not really suitable for bass unless you are running a two-amp setup.

The pedal is in fair condition, although the level pot crackles if you wiggle it. I am asking a paltry £15 delivered in the UK.



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Edited by JapanAxe, 26 January 2017 - 05:24 PM.

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 08:56 PM

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 08:23 PM

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 07:40 PM

Screaming widdly bump.
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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:06 PM

Filthy bump'n'grind!
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Posted 13 January 2017 - 10:11 PM

Now just £12 delivered!
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Posted 16 January 2017 - 05:27 PM

Delight your distortion-mad progeny with this gnarly pedal!

Edited by JapanAxe, 18 January 2017 - 08:50 PM.

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 08:50 PM

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 08:40 PM

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