Ibanez pedal serial number dating
For verification the neck should be pulled and the factory model designation stamps used in addition to the specs. Some of the information is speculative and this is marked as such in the text. Now it's case closed lol.
Any help on this one would be great. Generally, the Ibanez stuff was very good, trouble free and the Digital Delay stomp box I have had since the mid eighties has never given me any trouble.
It is believed that all Japanese-made models with this serial number format are produced by Sugi Musical Instruments Ltd. The older the pedal, the more likely it is you will have a failure soon. I recently added some about some pedals that seemed like reissues but were from the 80s, check it out. Join the HC Newsletter. Generally, the Ibanez stuff was very good, trouble free and the Digital Delay stomp box I have had since the mid eighties has never given me any trouble. Most just bore a neck plate simply marked Japan. These serial numbers are usually quite different from the MIJ numbers, have many extra digits because of the enormous volume of guitars produced, and I am not familiar enough with any of them to tell you how to figure out the dating.
Is there a way by serial number to date Ibanez Pedals?
Contact Us Advertise Jemsite. The early versions of these JS number plates starting from around have a "J" prefixing the number, but the character was dropped some around J Guitars and Gear Classifieds Archive.
These serial numbers are either hand-printed on the back of the headstock often in Sterling silver or gold ink or paint or stamped on the fretboard beyond the last fret or sometimes both. This page is for dating Ibanez guitars built in Japan only.
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These handwritten serial numbers are hard to decipher. It's unclear whether this numbering convention is rigidly enforced, that is, each month actually starts out with the number prescribed above, or if this is just a way to estimate the production month. According to Jim Donahue these guitars were manufactured in the Cort factory, in which he had the supervision. Generally, the Ibanez stuff was very good, trouble free and the Digital Delay stomp box I have had since the mid eighties has never given me any trouble.
In a case where a guitar has both the true serial number will always be the headstock number.
Sined_Klerned - 18.06.2018 in 15:40
Unusual serial number on UV7BK? In preparation for a model release the factory will produce as many as they believe they can immediately distribute so there are guitars available when the model is announced.
Rob_Robinson - 22.06.2018 in 03:03
I would recommend finding a new pedal that you like the sound of, and just getting that. Pinning these guitars down to closer than a 2 year window would be tough.
Denis_Diaz - 27.06.2018 in 10:05
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Hirosimo - 07.07.2018 in 08:21
Any production sequences above maybe may be assumed to be models, although this rule of thumb doesn't appear to always hold true.