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Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal   

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The Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer is a reissue that's just like the original in so many ways. Same factory, same components, same housing, same famous sea...Read More

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1-1/2 lbs. of overdrive anarchy.

The Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer is a reissue that's just like the original in so many ways. Same factory, same components, same housing, same famous seasick-green paint, and the same crankin' overdrive that made the original one of the all-time classic pedals. Guitar Player called it the best. Plug it in. Crank it up. You'll hear what all the fuss is about. Tone, drive, and level controls.

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  • Classic tone

Get ready . . . get set . . . GO - into overdrive!

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IbanezTS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 254 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (225)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (29)
  • Responsive (21)
  • Compact (16)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Good selection of effects (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (21)
  • Home studio (20)
  • Amateur recording (14)
  • Outdoor events / games (14)
  • Professional recording (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (23), Professional musician (8), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My favorite overdrive

The thing that I love best about the Tube Screamer TS9 is it lets you sound like you. A common issue that I have with some other pedals is the way the effect sounds...Read complete review

The thing that I love best about the Tube Screamer TS9 is it lets you sound like you. A common issue that I have with some other pedals is the way the effect sounds the same regardless of the guitar being used. Not with this pedal. Believe the "hype" about the TS9. The TS808 is also recommended, but I happened to prefer the TS9, and it's cheaper to boot.

For those who don't know the difference, an overdrive pedal is best for blues, country, classic rock and good old rock and roll. If you play metal, get a distortion pedal. If you want the 60s "Satisfaction"/Yardbirds/Hendrix era sounds, try various fuzz pedals with germanium transistors.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Tube Dreamer

This pedal is not for everybody. It is famous amongst blues players, garage rockers, superchurch powergroups, and classic rock enthusiast. It would work for fans of late 70's/early 80's...Read complete review

This pedal is not for everybody. It is famous amongst blues players, garage rockers, superchurch powergroups, and classic rock enthusiast. It would work for fans of late 70's/early 80's punk rockers, people who are into jam music, Misfits fans, and "light rockers". If you are into devil music, death metal, powerviolence, shock rock, cockmetal, late 90's pop-punk, or "emo", then I am afraid that you might have ahard time finding a place for this pedal on your board. I, personally, love this pedal and feel that it would give me years of use with it's versatility. I would buy it again if some butthole stole off the stage.
Simple as it should be.
This pedal is my new secret weapon. It can range from having the tiniest bit of bite for a "mean and clean" kind of sound, or it can have quite a bit of break up. It can also be used to push your (tube) amps preamp for more of a natural sound. The type of guitar/pickup you are using has a pretty big effect on the way this pedal sounds. For instance, when I plug in my SG, it has more breakup and sustain than my Tele. It really lets the overall tone of your guitar shine through. Poop guitar = poop screamer. The pedal is also very responsive to the tone knobs on your guitar. Between your guitar, your amp, the pedal, and your playing; you are bound to find a sound that you enjoy with this tube screamer.
Being a producer/engineer, all pedals are valuable to me. This pedal, however, seems to have a low frequency roll off around 100hz. It definitely changes the EQ curve of your quitar, boosting midrange frequencies - which may be why it sounds so cool when it's voicing the high notes of your guitar. This interesting effect, I feel, would deem it unsuitable for players looking for a "mesa in a box", or "Marshall in a box". I would say that if anything, this pedal sounds like an overdriven tube combo amp - old style, you know, the ones with just a volume knob.

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5.0

I would buy product again

By Jeremy Hall

from Cleveland,tn.

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

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    • Performances

    Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

    EVERYONE who plays guitar needs a tube screamer

     
    5.0

    Exceded my espectations

    By Noob?

    from Panama City

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

      First of all this is the first effects pedal I've ever bought, so a couple of days after I bought it... I found out about the Fulltone OCD and then I saw all of these youtube comparisons and felt a little less optimistic about my new overdrive (on its way already), but when I plugged it, I was immediately blown away by the sound... No regrets at all

       
      5.0

      Good sound

      By Stormy Monday

      from Path of Matthew

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      • Excellent Sound Quality

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        • Home Studio
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        Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

        I bought this to replace another brand's TS clone. I am using it mostly as a slightly dirty clean boost into a squeaky clean amp. Does the job.

         
        5.0

        Good Solid pedal

        By John

        from Illinois

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • Light not very Bright

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

        I Really like this pedal for my amp, its hard to know exactly what you will end up with when you buy a pedal because they will always sound different depending on what amp you are playing through. I have a Peavey 5150 2x12 combo. i generally run the TS with Very low gain into the dirty channel it adds a mid boost that to my ears gives it a nice warmth without over saturating the sound. Clean sounds good too with very low preamp and a cranked power section pretty much anyway you set the pedal up (i use in conjunction with compression pedal alot). The only thing i dont care for is the light is very hard to see unless its quite dark but if you play out live its usually going to be dark. If you have a very Mid heavy amp Like a Hot Rod DeVille i would look at different pedals but thats just my opinion

         
        5.0

        would recommend

        By Jam man

        from Florida

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

          excellent

           
          5.0

          TS8 is better for death metal

          By Bro Satriani

          from Missouri

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

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            • Performances

            Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

            I run my TS9 in front of my dual rectifier 3rd channel for maximum saturation. This pedal significantly adds more mids and treble than the DOD 250. Each have their own purpose and I love them both.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Probably best left for the professional players

            By BRUCE

            from undisclosed

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            Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

            I was expecting a little more fidelity on this...maybe it's just me; I don't play on stage so maybe it would produce at performing levels. When you just jam with friends at lower decibels, I don't think it's worth having. The box though is very good and I like the larger switch a lot ! Most amps now, if you are not a professional, will have enough boost, or a boost setting --to make a fool of yourself with your friends.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A new favorite

            By John

            from undisclosed

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            Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

            Been eying this pedal for a long time and it was worth the all the wait. So many great guitarist use this pedal and I can see why. Its not over complicated, only having three control nobs, but you can get a wide variety of tones out of this thing. On a clean channel you can get sounds from old school blues up to 70s/80s Rock. Added with the gain on your amp you can get a really clean distortion perfect for various metal tones, in my opinion. It's basically my new favorite on the pedal board.

             
            5.0

            Awesome

            By TPW66

            from Akron,NY

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            Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

            Great pedal!
            Super sound
            Great definition
            Brings out your guitars true sound

             
            5.0

            One word .......AWESOME

            By TPW66

            from Akron,NY

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            • Compact Design

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                Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

                Fantastic pedal Justin sanitized really brings out the sound of your tube Amp

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