Ibanez CF7 Stereo Chorus/Flanger
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Ibanez CF7 Stereo Chorus/Flanger

CF7 Stereo Chorus/Flanger, Flanger for Guitar from Ibanez in the 7 series.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 18 reviews )
 10 reviews56 %
 6 reviews33 %
 1 user review6 %
Value For Money : Excellent
Hatsubai10/02/2011

Hatsubai's review"Solid for the price"

Ibanez CF7 Stereo Chorus/Flanger
Ibanez has a few pedals that are in this sort of plastic-esque, compact format. This is their flanger/chorus combination pedal, and just like the name says, it can do both a flanger type sound and a chorus type sound. It has four knobs and two switches that control everything. Starting from left to right, you have speed, depth, delay and regen. The two switches allow you to choose between flange/chorus and normal/wacky. Aside from that, it's pretty much your standard recently made Ibanez pedal.

UTILIZATION

The housing on this is decent, but I don't trust it nearly as much as I trust some of those old school Ibanez pedals, the metal housed MXR pedal or the Boss pedals. All three of those seem to be able to withstand a nuclear assault, but this one seems like it might break under heavy usage. However, I've never experienced that, and it's a purely speculative point of view. I like how the knobs can be pushed in so you're not constantly bumping the settings. That's a pretty cool feature. However, I also question the lifespan of the knobs if they're acting in such a way. I've had push/push pots break on me before, and it's a pain trying to fix them. I never read the manual for this, but it's a pretty straight forward pedal. You just plug it into the front of the amp (or the loop), and start twisting the knobs until you get something you like.

SOUND QUALITY

The flanging on this is decent. It's not the best flanger in the world, but it's also not the worst either. You can go from the standard "mild to wild," but it never gets as crazy as some of the higher end flangers, nor does it get as touch sensitive and 3D sounding as some of the old school flangers, and a lot of that has to do with the fact that it's trying to do two things at once. The chorus in this is decent, but it's somewhat sterile sounding. It's not as thick and liquidy as, say, a Boss CE2. It can get you a decent chorus sound, but don't expect miracles. The different switches add some versatility to this, but it kinda seems like they're tacked on instead of truly integrated into the circuitry like certain other mini toggle switches tend to be.

OVERALL OPINION

The pedal is decent, and you can find these at a great price on eBay. However, it's not the greatest pedal in the world, and there are some better pedals out there if you want both chorus and flanging. If you're on a budget, this should be able to suit you well. Just don't be surprised if it doesn't blow you away or if you find something that sounds better.
MGR/Billy11/08/2010

MGR/Billy's review"Ibanez CF-7 Chorus / Flanger"

Ibanez CF7 Stereo Chorus/Flanger
This is the silver Chorus Flanger combo pedal put out by Ibanez as part of the Tone Lok series.

I traded a friend for it. Brand new they for $60 with a free power supply from American Musical Supply.

What sold me on it was the sloppy, dirty analog sounding chorus. It nailed the Andy Summers' tone on some of the early Police records. When you messed with the knobs it affected the pitch. The speed, depth and delay are more than I could ever need.

It is a noisy non-true bypass pedal. I only see this pedal working out jamming or on stage. Recording with it would be a hassle. I would not suggest it for a mellow jazz setting either.

The flanger effect was very unimpressive to me, but I loved the chorus tone.

The box it built strong. It is a rugged metal. It could definitely take some abuse. The 'set and forget' knobs are pretty cool. You more getting a cool sound at practice then losing the settings in transit.

This pedal is very rock n roll. It's sloppy, loud, can take a few punches and will come back next weekend for more! If you want an 80s analog chorus sound but can't shell out the big bucks for an older Boss or Electro Harmonix, give this a shot.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
mooseherman06/07/2009

mooseherman's review

Ibanez CF7 Stereo Chorus/Flanger
This Ibanez pedal has two effects; chorus and flanger. It cannot be edited through any computer program, and it's not rackable as it's simply a pedal. The pedal uses digital technology, and there's only the standard 1/4" in and outs. There's a dry output as well.

UTILIZATION

The sound and effect editing is pretty basic. There is a switch that changes the effect from Chorus to Flanger. There are only four knobs. They control effect speed, depth, delay time, and regeneration. There is also a switch that changes things from normal to "Wakk'd", which is basically a more intense version of the effect, which rarely sounds good anyway. There isn't a really precise control to be found here. The manual explains everything, though it's not really needed at all as one can figure it out on their own.

SOUND QUALITY

I use this with my electric guitar, a Stratocaster. I don't particularly like this pedal with that, or any other guitar for that matter. It's very weak and unoriginal. The chorus and flanger tend to distort the sound and mess with the intonation far too much for my taste. They make the sound very muddy and they don't really add a good color to the tone. It does what I always fear most with chorus pedals; it makes the guitar sound really cheesy. That's tough to do with a good amp and guitar combination like the one I was using. You can do much better with both chorus and flanger pedals by different brands. Ibanez doesn't really make good pedals anyway.

OVERALL OPINION

I'm not crazy about this pedal at all, honestly. I think that this is one of the worst pedals I've ever purchased, and it makes sense, since I didn't pay a whole lot for it. Even if you only pay $40 it's too much. I didn't try too many other models before I bought this one and that was my mistake. I would never, ever buy this or recommend it to anybody. It's a really bad-sounding pedal.
MGR/Hakop Kirakosian12/21/2002

MGR/Hakop Kirakosian's review"Ibanez CF 7 Chorus / Flanger"

Ibanez CF7 Stereo Chorus/Flanger
I got this at Guitar Center for 70 USD,
It was the cheapest pedal where I can get Chorus and Flanger

Well I like the Chorus better than the Flanger effect. With the Wak'd setting I can also make techno sounds which sounds
kinda cool. But I also like the Chorus
because I can get that effect from that slow acoustic riff from Metallica's
"Welcome Home Sanitarium." Plus I was able to create some of my own sounds.....

I hate the Flanger effect!!!!
God damn!!! The Flanger and Boss Metal Zone sound so nasty, I tried lowering the distortion and changing flange settings and still I can't get a god sound from it.
Sometimes the flanger would make this freakin cool sound that sounds like an Airplane pass by you really fast.

Made of Metal, and rubber on the bottom so
the pedal won't go away from your feet...
I accidently hit it with my bro's baseball bat and it still sounds the same LOL!!!

If you want a good Chorus pedal, well you're reading about it, and if you're a musician who is looking for different sounds
and ideas well; this pedal should be it especially with the Wak'd modes...

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Hakop Kirakosian12/21/2002

MGR/Hakop Kirakosian's review"Ibanez CF 7 Chorus / Flanger"

Ibanez CF7 Stereo Chorus/Flanger
I got this at Guitar Center for 70 USD,
It was the cheapest pedal where I can get Chorus and Flanger

Well I like the Chorus better than the Flanger effect. With the Wak'd setting I can also make techno sounds which sounds
kinda cool. But I also like the Chorus
because I can get that effect from that slow acoustic riff from Metallica's
"Welcome Home Sanitarium." Plus I was able to create some of my own sounds.....

I hate the Flanger effect!!!!
God damn!!! The Flanger and Boss Metal Zone sound so nasty, I tried lowering the distortion and changing flange settings and still I can't get a god sound from it.
Sometimes the flanger would make this freakin cool sound that sounds like an Airplane pass by you really fast.

Made of Metal, and rubber on the bottom so
the pedal won't go away from your feet...
I accidently hit it with my bro's baseball bat and it still sounds the same LOL!!!

If you want a good Chorus pedal, well you're reading about it, and if you're a musician who is looking for different sounds
and ideas well; this pedal should be it especially with the Wak'd modes...

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Anonymous11/10/2002

MGR/Anonymous's review"Ibanez CF7 Chorus / Flanger"

Ibanez CF7 Stereo Chorus/Flanger
World Music in Simi Valley, CA for $69.99. I really bought it just for the flanger.

It's great! The thing has some beautiful chorus and twiddling the knobs around gets you some crazy modulation effects you'd never expect to coax out of such a harmless looking box.

Eats batteries! Invest in an adapter. Also, it has a weak flanger. I've tried, but I can't quite get the deep Kashmir-style flanger sound out of it.

There's a little test I put all my pedals through before I play them. I open them up and, holding the reciept firmly in one hand, I lift the pedal to shoulder's altitude and drop it. If it bounces and still works, it can stay. The CF7 passed with flying colors, and the Tone-Lok knobs are great too.

Anyone who digs the strange sounds of Korn would be wise to buy this little tank. It sounds great and isn't too hard on the wallet.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/unknown----------------------------11/06/2002

MGR/unknown----------------------------'s review"Ibanez CF-7 Chorus / Flanger"

Ibanez CF7 Stereo Chorus/Flanger
I bought it in a guitar-center here in germany and paid 135 DM which is about the half in dollars, I truly adore KoRn especially their Follow The Leader-time and I tested and started to love it for it´s KoRn-similar sound...

It´s the hell of a pedal! I mean it´s practically unbreakable and heavily constructed, battery lasts a lifetime, it´s got a huge variety of sounds (normal and wack´d mode). Which means you get all the normal and sick stuff in one pedal.

cant fill anything in... I´ve had it for 2 or 3 years now and never had a problem to consider....

Fuckin heavy and great for stage usage, throw it outta the window pick it up plug it and play again

GREAT

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
-Livingroom-01/23/2014

-Livingroom-'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great to see the effect and experiment."

Ibanez CF7 Stereo Chorus/Flanger
Chorus / Flanger and stereo analog, non-editable computer therefore standard guitar pedal format. Powered by 9v battery or standard, the hull is solid metal. Jack in, jack out and roll youth!

UTILIZATION

AU level config, there is a switch to go from chorus flanger, another to switch from normal mode to Krazy mode, and 4 knobs "rentrables" within finger pressure which is a great idea to retain its settings and available on this whole series of effects. 4 knobs give the effect settings: depth, speed of the effect, a time delay, and a knob "regen", which feeds more or less effect, dosing with his ears to understand.

In short, there is a chorus sound quite easily, flanger it is always tricky, especially live, but for my part I have used in chorus. *
In the least, there is the LED that illuminates very little.

SOUND QUALITY

The effects are generally realistic, we move the spatial light at magnification of a clean up his psychedelic experiments by putting all the knobs on the right. The big surprise on the chorus comes krazy mode, which allows to surpass the chorus, push beyond the reasonable (the flanger I have not found it essential, however). In short, it was not the heat of H20 in Visual sound for example, but it's perfect to get used to this kind of effect.

Note that the delay time is light in sound effect, and the regen, but it's a matter of time to fine-tune pass.

OVERALL OPINION

I kept a time to experiment, to dub for example it's quite a place. I changed it for a H20 I find more friendly and easier to finally set. I rather regret having sold it in a studio can be absolutely awesome. A perfect pedal to the noise in the broad sense of the term. Yet I do not particularly like Ibanez in terms of brand, but their overall effects deserve some attention.
09/03/2008

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

Ibanez CF7 Stereo Chorus/Flanger
-Chorus
Flanger-
So two effects, and analog stereo.
Settings: speed = spleen, depht, delay time, regen
But only for the chorus speed, delay time and depht are used.
Regen is used for the flanger.
WackD: very pronounced emphasis on the speed and effect.

UTILIZATION

It takes a while to find sounds that are looking for.
For the chorus I find a setting that satisfies me.
-Speed: 3
-Rate: 5
Time-delay: 3.5
(My scale setting is located from 1 to 10)
flanger for:
-Speed: 3
-Rate: 5
Time-delay: 7
Regen-: 8
(I got closer to the sound of Andy Summers, message in the bottle, etc ...)

SOUND QUALITY

Then, I tested several other pedals chorus and flanger.
Boss CE5, ch1 not sound friendly, too rigid.
I am separated with no regrets.
For when I test against CF7, I was conquered.
Sounds clear, warm, dignified and very good effects.
Even in mono, it sounds!
IN STEREO is super extra.
When I couple the distortion with the flanger, I find the sound of Brian May.
really exellent

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a year now.
Unfortunately no one sells more in store.
It replaced two separate pedals, so ..
Very good value for money.
Very satisfied with my purchases 64euro.
surely I would do the same purchase, if it did not work.
mad axeman04/24/2007

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

Ibanez CF7 Stereo Chorus/Flanger
Pedal chorus / flanger analog stereo, powered by 9v battery (easier access), or transformer. Both effects are switchable, and the modes are of the same wack `d and normal. pots retractable look austere, but very solid (500g!). The pots from left to right: Speed: adjusts the scanning speed of the LFO. depth: adjusts the width of the range of delay time to be balayée.delay time: Determines the delay time moyen.regen: injects a variable amount of the delayed signal to the entrance where the signal will be delayed again.

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use for who knows these effects, if the record clearly indicates very simple but standard settings providing a basis for finding custom sounds. j `emphasizes the convenience of the tone-lock system that allows the pots to return upon completion. Pushing speed in normal and regen `s found sounds wack mode` d!!

SOUND QUALITY

It `s` `s analog and it fit. j `had acquired this pedal to deepen my clean sounds with chorus, which is excellent. But the flanger is huge! I found the warmth of my old Ibanez flanger in the early 80 (sold but still works!). heavy distortion then take a single color, and the level of regen it `s going to a very mild one reactor` s plane. J `uses the two effects in normal mode with the same settings: speed: 5, depth: 4, delay time: 5, regen: 0. Mode `s nice to wack me remain almost never used. it `s going to vibrato effects soundgarden (see arpeggio black hole sun), to modulated sounds very SF. I` s uses a Gibson Flying V 1985 (snow white series) equipped with a `micro Tony Iommi Signature the bridge, on a head RH50T Randall, all relayed on a harley benton cabinet equipped with 2X12 Celestion Vintage 30. Indispensable to connect the loop `s effects.

OVERALL OPINION

Bought new three months ago, € 45 (clearance sale). Quality / price / performance unbeatable. essential: a good transformer, a low frequency oscillator that consumes. If I had to redo this choice: 200%! I intend to use the `many years, until or unless Ibanez so do the same with the change` s impact at the foot switchable.