80s MIJ Ibanez (Maxon) CS9 Stereo Chorus, $199!

  • Type: Analog Stereo Chorus Pedal
  • Model: CS9 (Chorus)
  • Controls:
    • Speed: Adjusts the rate of the chorus effect
    • Width: Adjusts the depth or intensity of the chorus effect
  • Inputs:
    • 1 x 1/4″ (Instrument input)
  • Outputs:
    • 2 x 1/4″ (Stereo outputs for left and right channels)
  • Bypass: Buffered Bypass
  • Power: 9V battery or 9V DC power supply (center-negative)
  • Current Draw: Approximately 10 mA
  • Construction: Durable metal housing


  • Analog Circuitry: Provides warm, lush chorus tones characteristic of 80s analog effects.
  • Stereo Outputs: Allows for wide, spatial chorus effects when used with two amplifiers or a stereo setup.
  • Classic Design: Rugged and reliable metal construction typical of 1980s Ibanez pedals.
  • User-Friendly Interface: Simple control layout for easy adjustment of chorus speed and width.

Artists Known to Use the Ibanez CS9 Stereo Chorus Pedal:

  1. Andy Summers (The Police) – Known for his clean, modulated tones, Summers has used various chorus pedals, including those from Ibanez.
  2. John Scofield – The jazz-fusion guitarist known for his rich, expressive tone has utilized the CS9 to add depth and dimension to his sound.
  3. The Edge (U2) – While primarily associated with other effects, The Edge’s extensive use of modulation effects includes chorus pedals similar to the CS9 for creating his ambient soundscapes.

These artists value the Ibanez CS9 for its ability to produce lush, shimmering chorus effects that enhance their guitar tones, making it a sought-after pedal for those aiming to capture the classic 80s chorus sound.

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