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Finally, a Tube Screamer designed just for bass guitar!

The newest addition to the Tube Screamer family is the TS9B Bass Tube Screamer! The TS9B ranges from subtle overdrive to vintage fuzz and everything in between.

Bass and Treble controls let you dial in the right sound for your rig, while the additional Mix control lets you find the right combination of wet/dry signals to ensure your bottom end remains intact.

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  • The first Tube Screamer designed just for bass
  • From subtle overdrive to vintage fuzz and everything in between

Sick of trying to find the perfect bass overdrive? You know you can trust a Tube Screamer! Order now.

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Ibanez9 Series TS9B Bass Tube Screamer Overdrive Bass Effects Pedal
 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Good selection of effects (3)
  • Responsive (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (4)
    • Professional recording (4)
    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Home studio (3)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    great overdrive box

    This pedal is getting a little bit of a bad rap here, and id like to clear that up. First thing is It can only work with what you feed it. If you're...Read complete review

    This pedal is getting a little bit of a bad rap here, and id like to clear that up. First thing is It can only work with what you feed it. If you're running passive pickups through a 35 watt practice amp in your moms basement this pedal is not going to give you Type O Negative death metal fuzz. This pedal does to bass exactly what the original Tube Screamer does for guitar... it adds a nice controlable amount of overdrive with tube amplifier overtones.

    Crank the Gain and Mix nobs to 100%, set Bass and Treble to personal preference, cut the Level back to just slightly louder than when in "off" position and this thing distorts bigtime. I had no problem getting as much if not more distortion out of this pedal as the video above using EMG pickups and an old 200 watt Carvin through a single GK-15". I spent most of the day yesterday playing with this thing back to back with my friend's SansAmp and i can honestly say i prefer the Tube Screamer. This combined with a good EQ and a Boss compressor/limiter and im done buying gear. It doesnt get any better or more versitile. All my rack gear is going up on eBay.

    If you play in a band at club levels and want a pedal that can give raunchy distortion or dialed back to just a fat punchy tube amp boost to kick on when the song gets loud then this your best bet.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Its so...Meh...

    I'm a little disappointed. This will still make for an okay overdirve pedal, but its not quite as flexible as I thought. Lets just say I'm glad I got it as a Christmas...Read complete review

    I'm a little disappointed. This will still make for an okay overdirve pedal, but its not quite as flexible as I thought. Lets just say I'm glad I got it as a Christmas present instead of buying it out of my own pocket.
    The bass comes with 5 knobs. Apparently the knob that gives the pedal volume is the "level" knob. I've seen several videos on this pedal, and it seemed like a fairly versatile overdrive/distortion pedal. When I got my hands on it though, it seemed like anything but: the level, drive, and mix controls feel like the only knobs that do anything (the bass and treble knobs don't do much unless they're turned all the way up).
    The contruction seems really solid, this is one heavy metal pedal. However, its not without its problems. The battery function doesn't seem to work at all, though it still works with an adapter (thank God I had one). Also, if its plugged in but not on, prepare for some hum.
    I feel a little cheated. Once I got my hands on it, this pedal doesn't feel as flexible as it was made out to be in Ibanez's promo video or a video review I watched. Like I said, the pedal hums when its not on, so you either need to use it or unplug it to avoid the feedback. Also, like I said before, the bass and treble knobs don't really make a difference unless they're turned all the way up.

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    5.0

    Excellent Bass Overdrive

    By Tubehed

    from Westminster, CA

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Ibanez 9 Series TS9B Bass Tube Screamer Overdrive Bass Effects Pedal:

      I'm really happy with the clean tone I get playing either a Gibson SG Bass or Fender P-Bass through an Eden WT800 and two 2X10 cabs. However, sometimes I want more of an agressive, "growly" tone that sounds like an SVT just starting to break up. I'm not talking about a heavily distorted, fuzz-saturated sound. Rather, a light to moderate overdrive that stays tight, retains the low end and punches through the mix. I can easily get that tone with the TS-9B. In fact, I'm so happy with the tone I've dialed in that I just leave it set there.

      This pedal is more than simply a TS-9 voiced for bass. It has some important additional features that really make it low end friendly: a mix knob and independent bass and treble controls. I really appreciate being able to blend my clean signal with overdrive. This is an essential feature, as far as I'm concerned. Additionally, having independent tone controls allows for greater tone shaping than just a single tone pot.

      If you take the time to experiment with the controls and set it up right, the TS9-B can cover a lot of sonic ground and give you an excellent, harmonically rich and natural overdrive sound for bass. What's not to like?

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect

      By Rogerio Weird

      from Brazil

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Ibanez 9 Series TS9B Bass Tube Screamer Overdrive Bass Effects Pedal:

        Can´t be anymore perfect.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        TS9B

        By guttersnipe

        from WA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ibanez 9 Series TS9B Bass Tube Screamer Overdrive Bass Effects Pedal:

            It's OK.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I love these things. I play guitar

            By The Hat

            from at the beach

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Battery Life
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Perfect Through Tube Amp

            Cons

            • Stronger Battery Connect

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Gain Off Level Up
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording
            • Subtle Gain At Low Volume
            • With Tube Amp

            Comments about Ibanez 9 Series TS9B Bass Tube Screamer Overdrive Bass Effects Pedal:

            First these are not pick responsive by my standards. Second I never put the gain up it's always off. Third I love these things especially loud, like bar band volume. They sound world class and often I sound like a slide player to myself. They have just that verge of break up very little overdrive sound I love. I play blues and country. I use this one and the TS808. If you are looking for clean overdrive these may ba your baby. Best live and loud I think.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent bass tone enhancement

            By Patrick G

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Ibanez 9 Series TS9B Bass Tube Screamer Overdrive Bass Effects Pedal:

              Excellent pedal. This accessory allows the bassist to dial in just the right amount of overdrive or heaviness he desires. It doesn't turn a quality bass into an unrecognizable buzz saw. A bassist will still hear his Rickenbacker, Gibson, Fender bass tone with exceptional enhancement. Volume is also boosted with a much warmer tone. The Bass Tube Screamer works best with passive instruments. This product is for the serious bassist who understands the instrument manufacturing process. The instrument woods and tones they produce and doesn't want their bass tone to be modified to the point no one would ever know they just laid out a few paychecks for a new American made Fender, Gibson (or whatever the bassist prefers).

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Screaming Tubes

              By Big John-vmXRL

              from Virginia

              Comments about Ibanez 9 Series TS9B Bass Tube Screamer Overdrive Bass Effects Pedal:

              Great pedal!
              I received this pedal as a christmas gift. This pedal has what it needs and it's easy to dial in a good overdrive. I run this in front of my SVT and can get some pretty thick tones out of it. I would like to see a brighter LED light as to the current on is a little hard to see in brighter conditions.

              Comment on this review

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Freakin' amazing.

              Comments about Ibanez 9 Series TS9B Bass Tube Screamer Overdrive Bass Effects Pedal:

              Remember--it's a Tube Screamer that's voiced for bass. It's not a fuzzbox, it's an OVERDRIVE. It's meant to add a little dirt and boost--not to convert your signal to square wave. Like its older brother for the guitar, it's extremely touch-sensitive.

              I have played through the TS9B and the Boss Bass Overdrive, which is the same price. The Boss pedal sounded artificial--it was like playing through a filter, and there was no difference in tone between lightly tapping the strings and bashing the living tweedle out of them. The TS9B is far more natural sounding. Much warmer, much smoother, and much better built than its Boss rival. Sure, the Boss can add way more crunch than the TS9B, but if you want lots of crunch, get a Big Muff.

              I bought this pedal to fill out my bass tone while playing live, since my band is only a three-piece--and let me tell you, I'm EXTREMELY satisfied.
              Very versatile. Usually, I'm not a fan of things with too many knobs, but it's nice to be able to add and subtract bass and treble independently while altering the mix between dirty and clean. It's versatile without being too complicated--and that's hard to achieve.
              Just as stout as the original Tube Screamer.
              A little pricey, but considering what you're getting, it's definitely worth it.

              Comment on this review

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great overdrive box

              By James Thompson

              from Ark-La-Tex

              Comments about Ibanez 9 Series TS9B Bass Tube Screamer Overdrive Bass Effects Pedal:

              This pedal is getting a little bit of a bad rap here, and id like to clear that up. First thing is It can only work with what you feed it. If you're running passive pickups through a 35 watt practice amp in your moms basement this pedal is not going to give you Type O Negative death metal fuzz. This pedal does to bass exactly what the original Tube Screamer does for guitar... it adds a nice controlable amount of overdrive with tube amplifier overtones.

              Crank the Gain and Mix nobs to 100%, set Bass and Treble to personal preference, cut the Level back to just slightly louder than when in "off" position and this thing distorts bigtime. I had no problem getting as much if not more distortion out of this pedal as the video above using EMG pickups and an old 200 watt Carvin through a single GK-15". I spent most of the day yesterday playing with this thing back to back with my friend's SansAmp and i can honestly say i prefer the Tube Screamer. This combined with a good EQ and a Boss compressor/limiter and im done buying gear. It doesnt get any better or more versitile. All my rack gear is going up on eBay.

              If you play in a band at club levels and want a pedal that can give raunchy distortion or dialed back to just a fat punchy tube amp boost to kick on when the song gets loud then this your best bet.

              Comment on this review

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Sounding OD

              By Ronald Marrero

              from Puerto Rico

              Comments about Ibanez 9 Series TS9B Bass Tube Screamer Overdrive Bass Effects Pedal:

              If your gear is a little underpowered, try this pedal before you spend $600+ on another amp. You can use it as a booster or have it on all the time, but for sure, the TS9B should be in every bassist's arsenal.
              Most bass OD's I've heard before only seem to drive the treble, making the bass sound as if it were farting all day, or with too much gain, sound as if you've just stumbled on a beehive. Not this one, the TS9B drives the whole signal making it sound aggressive but with power and character. It can sound gentle and harmonious too, breaking the signal in that bluesy sweatspot. Now that's tasty! With this little pedal, I can get MY sound out of it, which for me is important, because these days everyone else's sound have been copied and mimicked already.
              It's heavy like a brick, you can probably knock someone out with it to defend yourself and it would still work perfectly.
              I would pay the same price I paid for a new one if lost or stolen.

              Comment on this review

              (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Its so...Meh...

              Comments about Ibanez 9 Series TS9B Bass Tube Screamer Overdrive Bass Effects Pedal:

              I'm a little disappointed. This will still make for an okay overdirve pedal, but its not quite as flexible as I thought. Lets just say I'm glad I got it as a Christmas present instead of buying it out of my own pocket.
              The bass comes with 5 knobs. Apparently the knob that gives the pedal volume is the "level" knob. I've seen several videos on this pedal, and it seemed like a fairly versatile overdrive/distortion pedal. When I got my hands on it though, it seemed like anything but: the level, drive, and mix controls feel like the only knobs that do anything (the bass and treble knobs don't do much unless they're turned all the way up).
              The contruction seems really solid, this is one heavy metal pedal. However, its not without its problems. The battery function doesn't seem to work at all, though it still works with an adapter (thank God I had one). Also, if its plugged in but not on, prepare for some hum.
              I feel a little cheated. Once I got my hands on it, this pedal doesn't feel as flexible as it was made out to be in Ibanez's promo video or a video review I watched. Like I said, the pedal hums when its not on, so you either need to use it or unplug it to avoid the feedback. Also, like I said before, the bass and treble knobs don't really make a difference unless they're turned all the way up.

              Comment on this review

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