Ibanez CM5 Classic Metal
Ibanez CM5 Classic Metal

CM5 Classic Metal, Distortion from Ibanez in the SoundTank series.

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SlapKid's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez CM5 Classic Metal
Disto simple, the tone is not a hi-cut but more a spectrum, very versatile whatever scratches used, great.
The rate ranges from bluesy to hard rock, and very low residual noise.
The switch as always with Ibanez is not absolutely reliable, good until we finally leave it on while bathing.


Ultra simple, once captured its limits.


I was surprised, it's not really metal, but ideal for Yngwie! Solo therefore, notes coated and slightly slimy, very nice. I have a zero gain delicious crunch, I was not expecting it.

Playing metal is not top, especially rhythmic power-chords, but hey it's not great for the guitarist either, as the next stage: learner's solo!
And there is really nice as rendered fairly flexible and you can hear very well what you do ...

The low residual noise can be used with a strat without becoming crazy, and with the model of the Swedish master's superb realism. Because the signature YJM has an output level very very low, need to know.

So (neo) classic metal ...


I love this machine, it offers a unique color from my toy guitar. Ebay for 15 euros it paid the absolute top eh.

The other series, and trashmetal PowerLeader are very different, Ibanez does not sell us three times the same ...

In short if you are solo you will love!

alexba's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez CM5 Classic Metal
Between an output.
Setting distortion, tone and output level.
Made of plastic, for a normal pedal first prize.


If left connected at all times the establishment is not a probleme.Si you want to use this complicates its momentarily. It is indeed difficult to find the right output level to maintain a similar overall volume. The potentiometer is not too preogressif and rather sensitive to feedback station ...


The sound is nothing transcendent. It is rather typical modern froid.Ce is not the sound I prefried but it's still PERSONAL. For metals it is used with a convenir.Je bheringer AC108 and allows me to vary the distos to find other sounds.
May be useful to boost a solo, to a super overdrive, wake up an amp weakling.
In short: no more clean and beautiful but useful, broadens its range of sounds not too expensive.


Correct product and strong enough (I have 4 years). Simple but sometimes delicate. Not very versatile if it was a major distortion (its very typical but an interesting addition.

Bassistuta's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez CM5 Classic Metal
Connectivity Standard = In / Out / supply (or 9V battery cover)
A three pedals knobs = volume + tone + distortion
Plastic, so strong relations


Use over simple.
The edition just requires a sensitive ear, qu'enclenche seen except the volume was only 2 potentiomtres.


The effects are effective, if you like the big distortion, and adapted if we play the heavy.
I use it with precision (see my profile) for "dirty" a little while but I finally had to opt a Overd (ODB-3) more appropriate.
I prfre in the CM-5, panel c of the large distortion will rle big deal to the signal shrill and over-the AIGS parasit. For a, csr, it was worth the dough. The volume knob is also a good relay (short breath) but beware of returning to his clear, there's been dj surprises. . . the reprages must be made to the Prior.
My BMOL is the reverse of mdaille of these same benefits. The distortion, even lgre, even when attnue too attack and lack of dynamic Fidler notes in the sound. was drooling a little over wholesale. Not to be used in half-measures.


Use for 1 year but about almost since I pass the overdrive.
C'tait my first model of the distortion pedals and dixit the seller, the era, it was REFERENCE (like all the products on which it is commissioned,-p)
This product is for those who want to go free in the distortion (the distortion of blame you ???... In V'la .... click-and-BLAM! Vrrrrrrrrrr ....)
Although it serves bcp least now I keep it even when in a corner of a piece when he almost get into the big grain.