Ibanez MS10 Metal Charger
Ibanez MS10 Metal Charger
MGR/Eric 04/05/2003

Ibanez MS10 Metal Charger : MGR/Eric's user review

"Ibanez Metal Charger"

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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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