Sunday, May 3, 2015

Ibanez Soundtank Super Chorus CS5 mod

Ibanez Soundtank series, also called 5 series are a set of effect pedals made from around 1990 until 1999 by Ibanez.
I've an Ibanez CS5 Super Chorus pedal, and i would like to modding it just to makes it sound slightly different from the stock one, and experiment a little.

I ended up making 3 mods for this pedal:
  • Leslie Tone: produce a nice sounding "Leslie" kind of sound. Reference:
  • Vibrato: bypass the clean signal to produce some kind of vibrato sound
  • Crazy Tune: this mod produce a crazy extra deep sound, when joined just with the wet signal it yields to strange effects

For the vibrato mode i've used the 2SK30A low signal FET, connected to the JFET switching bypass, in order to make the clean signal pass when the chorus is switched on.

Leslie tone, and crazy tune mods are simply uses two 1/4 resistors. You can play around with resistors values here to experiment with sounds.

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  • excuse my bad english

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