IBANEZ Renometer No 95 Demo - Review

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IBANEZ Renometer No 95 Demo - Review

Post by rayc » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:52 am

Here's my own little demo/review of the Ibanez Renometer No95.
It's an old EQ that was on the market from '74 - '76 ish. I bought mine in about '85 at a garage sale for AUS$5.
It is in almost the same state as when I bought it - though I added the IN & OUT labels etc as I hate pulling things up & out to look for the INs n OUTs. Gun metal grey with white and a fish scaling of rust. It runs on TWO 9v batteries and four side screws have to be undone, (though they have been made for finger tightening), to get into the battery compartment.
I used it a lot in my early recording days - it was the only effects piece I had for quite a while. Early Pygmy Beat recordings have the Hi Boost on the guitar almost always - it worked well enough when recording to four track cassette tape.
Here's the demo - Squire Mustang bridge pick up, full volume & tone rolled full forward to high into a 5 Watt Kustom Defender 5H into a VS series Marshall 4 x 12. Mic'd with a 57 and an e609 which are blended equally.
No post recording processing except editing silence and conversion to MP3.
All apologies for the playing & voice.
#95 front.jpg
#95 back.jpg
#95 top.jpg
Renometer demo.mp3
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Re: IBANEZ Renometer No 95 Demo - Review

Post by rayc » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:19 pm

I found the "manual" in PDF. It has some interesting ideas - guitar and amp simulations based on EQ. I'll try some.
Ibanez_Renometer_Manual.pdf
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Re: IBANEZ Renometer No 95 Demo - Review

Post by rayc » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:04 am

Having found the above manual and the recommended settings to achieve certain sounds I decided to apply them.
Squire Mustang Bullet HH into the Renometer No 95 into my Kustom 5 watt amp into 4 x 12 into a 57 & e609.
Now, the amp overdrives VERY quickly and I did start with a clean tone. A little tweaking would easily achieve better tones but this is just following the recommended settings for a humbucker guitar.
Renometer recco settings demo.mp3
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