In 1957 in Nagoya, Japan, Hoshino Gakki founded Ibanez Guitars. Ibanez Guitars is a Japanese maker of musical instruments, which is a subdivision of Hoshino Gakki Co., Ltd.Ibanez Guitars has sold over 165 Bass guitar versions, 300 electric guitars and 130 acoustic guitars till date.
In 1908 Matsujiro Hoshino established the bookstore group Hoshino Shoten and then 1929 organization, Hoshino Gakki Ten Inc. started importing acoustic Salvador Ibáñez guitars from Spain. In 1966 Hoshino Gakki Ten started using outside suppliers for guitars and amplifiers but manages to make drums on its own and by 1972 Hoshino Gakki Ten released their own Ibanez Effect Pedals. Nisshin Onpa Company which owns the Maxon brand has patented the Ibanez effect pedals.
Later on, in the late 1980s Hoshino Gakki began producing Korean guitar and Japanese instruments, and then by 1982 Hoshino Gakki introduces Hoshino Gakki Hanbai for the domestic Japanese market after that they started their new office in Los Angeles. Vai finally introduced its new signature Ibanez Jemini distortion pedal in 2008, later on, Hoshino Gakki ceases their relationship with Chesbro Music Company in 2009 and simply assumes independent U.S. distributorship.
The Steve Vai lovers may glance at what Ibanez’s latest pedal effect could be, the Ibanez Steve Vai Jemini Distortion Pedal is just like 2 stompboxes in 1 case and everything refers to a fusion between the Ibanez TubeScreamer and the Boss DS1 pedals, a perfect fusion of distortion and hyperdrive sounds for the highly acclaimed music lovers.
Steve Vai’s first Signature Distortion pedal ignites the Ibanez Jemini. The exclusive, colorful stompbox Jemini integrates overdrive and distortion in one solid case of aluminum. LED indicator lights accompany the knobs, and this excellent pedal is wrapped in a special multicolor case of Vai logo rubber foot pedals.
Steve’s signature symbol is imprinted on the padded footswitches, and his notorious signature pattern paint job tops the housing off.
With the Ibanez Jemini, Dr. Vai tries to redefine the modest distortion pedal for the needs of contemporary guitarists, who appear to distort quite differently from 25-year-old players (when everybody used an ADA MP-1 in the effects of a Marshall JCM900) or 35 years ago (Marshalls cranked up to 10). Modern guitarists also add various styles of distortions together.
There are 2 separate types. Bright: The Led gets brighter when it’s tough to see. The battery’s exhaust is quicker and uses maximum power up to 49mA (when the red light is ON). When the turn is in second place (Save) it helps to reduce the battery’s exhaustion. It utilizes a current of up to 23mA (when the red light is ON).
The input jack acts as a power supply lock, and it is turned on while the wire is within the device. The battery is on the right within the pedal and the replacement process is very quick and efficient. For the battery, the weight is 880 g. This can function with a 9V battery or an AC adapter.
The design of the Ibanez Steve Vai Jemini Distortion Pedal includes separate controls (volume, pitch, and gain) and footswitches with each side of the stompbox, and has the iconic Jemini colors (identical to the Jemini guitar finish models) The Red side will churn out fantastic medium-gain AC/DC-type tones at lower gain levels, believe it or not, which ring out distinctly in the low end with a nice ‘thud.’ By holding the power of Tone about 1 or 2 pm and one can get quite please crank both up and vicious, top-endy modern metal tone is deliberately created with lots of high-end sizzle. It has absolutely amazing bottom edge too.
This is fitted with two different circuits, even can say two channels: Overdrive is the first circuit whereas Distortion is the second. Levels, Derive, Tone are the 3 controls in an Ibanez Steve Vai Jemini Distortion Pedal. One fascinating thing is that there are different knobs in each direction, an additional feature that enhances versatility.
After turning the knob to the right, drive raises acceleration, and sustain. Overall tone works on the high frequencies, which increase whenever turning the knob to the right and decrease when turning to the left. The level is probably a natural volume of influence.
Steve Vai Signature pedal Overdrive and distortion in one package
Rigid aluminum die-cast case
LED lights around knobs
Unique multicolor case with Vai logo
Footpedal rubber, Steve vai Signature Distortion Pedal
Materiel case: Rigid aluminum die-cast
Controls: drive, tone, and level controls
Case: Unique multicolor with Vai logo
Control switch : bright/save
Foot pedal: rubber
Indicators: light-emitting diode (LED)
Weight : 1.0kg (with Box)
Power supply: 9V Battery
Capable power: 9V Adapter
Ibanez Steve Vai Jemini Distortion Pedal is great for Rock and Blues but even best for soft Music and very traditional too. It has a robust sound, which can potentially be seen in several diverse ways. The main quality of the Ibanez Steve Vai Jemini is its longevity and endurance.
It seems like Ibanez finally released the Steve Vai Jemini Distortion Pedal with the technical specifications we revealed over a month ago, this pedal’s list price is $285 so get your money out of the bag.