Ibanez MS10 Metal Charger
Ibanez MS10 Metal Charger

Distortion/Overdrive/Fuzz for Guitar of the 10 series

User Reviews: 4.97

All user reviews for the Ibanez MS10 Metal Charger

Average Score: 4.9 ( 4.9/5 based on 7 reviews )
  6 reviews 86 %
  1 user review 14 %
Value For Money: Excellent
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MGR/Laco 11/12/2004

MGR/Laco's review "Ibanez MS-10"

5
I bought my MS-10 on e-bay for 30 euros

I found its sound quite muddy, not as good as I expected so I looked on internet for some ideas how to make it better... Deffinitely you will obtain a GREAT, BRIGHT and JUICY tube-screamer sound by removing diodes 3 & 4 and replacing diodes 1 & 2 by standard red LEDs. You will love it !!!!

Nothing to say !

... standard IBANEZ serie 10 construction ... quite good ...

Just try to modifie it and let me know ;-)

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MGR/Eric 04/05/2003

MGR/Eric's review "Ibanez Metal Charger"

5
I aquired the MS10 on an online auction site. I paid $30 for the metal charger.

When I received the MS10 in the mail I was happy. I am always happy to receive pedals in the mail. The metal charger sounded ok when it arrived. It just didn't have the sound I was looking for i.e. Ts-9 ts-808 sound. There is a great mod it make this pedal sound smoother and not so harsh. In the drive circuit if you take out two of the output diodes it cleans the sound up rather nicely. If you search on the web for mods you will find the schematic.

Ibanez makes good quality pedals being made in Japan. The pots are of inferior quality. The foot switch is made of plastic.

The MS10 has the quarter inch jacks mounted on the circuit board. This design flaw make cause failure of the unit if the quarter inch jacks are abused.

After the mod the metal charger screams like a tube screamer. It also has some cool equalization. I give it a 6.

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MGR/jelly_man 03/17/2002

MGR/jelly_man's review "Ibanez MS-10 Metal Charger"

5
I bought this unit with my own hard-earned ca$h.
I got it at a small second hand store in Hailebury, Ontario, Canada, called Bonne Amie. (a cute little place)
I got it cause I wanted a distortion pedal. (duh)
I paid $45 CDN (over time the price had dropped from $80) for the little box of metal and plastic.

I love it's color. A real nice green... you know that's why guitarists buy the pedels they do.... the pretty colors!!! ya, right.
Anyway... it's my FIRST and ONLY pedal so bare with me.
(Just for the record... I use an acoustic with a built-in EQ-7545R pickup.)
I love it's bubbly distortion. It has the regular distortion knob and level knob, as well as 3 (three) knobs for tone. WOW WHAT A SPECTRUM!!! You can vibrate the floor with the "punch" knob, or call your dog with the frequencies available thanks to the "edge" knob.
Well, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit... but I think you get my drift.
The "hiss" from the pedel is practicly non-existant when you use a battery. (It lasts a good while too, if you unplug it when you're not using it.)

What don't I like about this unit?... hmmmm... hmmmm.... hmmmm.... and hmmmm again.
When I used an adapter with it, it "hissed" alot. ( it was the wrong voltage though :-) )
... and... I can't seem to mimic the distortion on my Pevey Rage amp, but hey, nothing's perfect.

Well, like I said I bought it second hand... at least, so the switch needed a good cleaning, and I needed to re-solder the contacts for the input and output (a result of common wear and tear) the main chasis is metal... and the actual push thinger is plastic... but all is good.

Overall, I'd say it's the best pedal I have.
I use it all the time. And best of all... IT'S A PRETTY COLOR!!!!

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buzha 06/17/2009

buzha's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

4
See previous opinions
a distortion pedal, nothing more classic in form.
entrance, exit.
trap for a 9v battery or external power supply.
Indestructible! it's been 15 years since I have it, she did not move except for a pet or two. It still works flawlessly.

UTILIZATION

Always in agreement with previous notices ...
Manuel strictly unnecessary.
Easy configuration: the five buttons allow you to quickly and accurately identify the range of sound that one seeks.

SOUND QUALITY

The distortion effect is very present, it is for, right? So absolute efficiency.
It is perfectly sound metal in the 80's, early 90's: it is very typical, hard to get out of "metal" with.
A good place to adjust treble / bass (edge ​​/ punch) it can get very heavy, maintaining beautiful harmonies!
I used to flesh out the repulsive distortion of my amp fender transistor of the same era and I was delighted. It was a very long time the companion of my Ibanez Sabre and my baby cry.
Today it is filed away in a drawer, I'm using it more as crook much less in the group, I use the tube screamer and more the big muff, pedals where I found a more manipulable.

OVERALL OPINION

+: To do the big riff, it excels.
-: Versatility almost impossible in my opinion.
That said, I did not have much experience in this field.
Excellent value for money.
As said before: I would do without question the choice plunging 15 years earlier. Today not.
vancouverois 10/22/2008

vancouverois's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
The distortion pedals SERIES 10 Ibanez (Power Series).
There are 4 Opamp in the circuit, compared to the tube Screamer uses only.
The sound is decidedly rock, and rglages can get good sounds very versatile.
The PDAL is rather dedicates to the sound of hard rock classic. Think AC / DC, Motorhead, Purple ...

UTILIZATION

5 knobs, Distortion, Level, Attack, Punch and Edge.
The three knobs of qualisation are excellent.
A little research we could find the sound that goes well.
However, it is best used with a tube amp that saturates a little bit.

SOUND QUALITY

On a tube amp it's only happiness, disto idalie almost.
More body than a Tube Screamer, a more inclusive and less fuzzy than a Rat Big Muff while having an operating range far more tense.
Nice harmonic work wonders when used with a Gibson SG for example.
On a Start, there is a small cot Jeff Beck.
Of course, each has its good pedals cots cots and bad, while dpend sound that one has in mind.
The comparisons are just trying to give an ide.

OVERALL OPINION

PDAL is a worth a dtour if you are in search of his classic rock.
I have over 15 years, never had problems with.
Very good price quality ratio is an Ibanez Made in Japan, the quality is.
cameltimes 12/17/2006

cameltimes's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Characteristic for a complete distortion pedal.
Setting distortion, level, attack, punch and edge.

UTILIZATION

Nothing very complicated.
Manuel innutile.

SOUND QUALITY

Perfect for a big sound.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for some years.
On occasion in the 60 euros the value for money is nikel.Je possessed before the ultra Berhinger of metal and even if this makes very good product for cheap compared to their metal distortion pedals the MS10 has nothing to do both the sound level of robustness.
Zanzibar 07/20/2006

Zanzibar's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
First a short description of the beast:

<ul> Distortion: It's pretty clear I think!
Level: Ben is the output level.
Attack: Controls presence.
Edge: the treble control.
Punch: bass controls. </ul>

An input / output jack.
Battery or transformer ...

What is a pedal!

UTILIZATION

Setup is simple. Whatever distortion was a lot of knob, and early punch and edge are not obvious: z'auraient able to bass and treble.
The manual is simple, it even gives some examples of settings, but I was not convinced.
Finally, it is easy to use TRS, one branch and it works.

SOUND QUALITY

In terms of effect is a distortion. Made for metal hence the name
The sound is very typical ... even too. After a while I even abandoned, because it is not very versatile.
The range of available distos is broad without being! You can have something to Maiden, Judas something to ect ... But for a setting less nag I've always had trouble ....... That said, it can come from me!

OVERALL OPINION

It's the sound of metal 80 years ... I bought it in 1989. It is indestructible, the case at least because it will not turn
Eventually I get tired for the reasons mentioned above.
But it is a great product for those who want to old school metal. Whatever, if she would work again, I let myself be tempted by an afternoon setting ... Just to see, like this ...

Do I do it again-this choice?? ben in 1989 so now I'm not sure to buy something as straight forward ...