I own several Ibanez 9 series pedals, some with the fabled JRC4558D chip. I've been told that the Maxon pedals sound "better" due to the fact that they used "higher quality" components, possibly located in the output section of the pedal.
As i understand, Maxon manufactured all of the Ibanez branded pedals in the 80s, and my assumption there is that its the same pedal, just with an Ibanez logo on it. I mean it still says MAXON on the circuit board.
Which is correct? Are the Ibanez branded pedals of lower quaility? sound or otherwise?