- Jul 19, 2011
- Reaction score
- Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
MAXIM made the Ibanez pedals and they are marketing them now with the classic design and the Maxim name. Back in the day 40 years ago you had MXR, Morlely, Electro Harmonix. But in the early 80s Boss and Ibanez were really the compact pedals competing for the UK Models...Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive (tube screamer knock-off) into Bluesbreaker Reissue Combo (classic Bass/Lead circuit)- Essentially the same thing.... THE BEST..!!
Electro Harmonix were a bit bulky and outdated old fashioned boxes. MXR were never really sent or marketed in the UK... Morely was just really expensive Rolls Royce stuff that only the rich and rock stars could afford.
The arms race in the 80S in the UK was Ibanez verses Boss....
Boss was the better tech for young hipsters, bettet in every way, better made.. But for the musical purists the Ibanez (Maxim) had the better and more warm organic sound xxx
Just my experience from that time xx