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Ibanez ES2 Echo Shifter reviewed in TopGuitar magazine

TopGuitar is proud to inform, that the April issue of the magazine features a review of the ES2 Echo Shifter guitar effects pedal from Ibanez. Below are some excerpts from a review by gear department editor Krzysztof Blas:

“A new proposition from Ibanez should attract vintage tone enthusiasts. The ES2 is a classic analog delay pedal with added DSP-based features. The whole thing looks very old-school and will definitely stand out from a pedalboard filled with effects of a modern, soulless design.”

“The ES2 is an analog delay which means that it not only repeats the sounds – it also shapes their tone. Just a short fun with ES2 leaves no doubt towards its analog descent: each and every next repeat gets more and more “organically dirty”.”

“A totally cosmic trip begins as you activate the oscillation mode. The effect starts to play by itself, so you can easily put your guitar aside and grab the slide fader to feel like a real DJ.”

Ibanez ES2 Echo Shifter


Published since 2005 as a printed magazine, TopGuitar is a magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians. Since 2020 on a digital platform. Contain reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, music reviews, event reports, guitar workshops and tips, the latest products and artist news. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts.