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  • Classic tone
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    $169.95
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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.

Features

  • Classic tone

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

 
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IbanezTS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 229 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (203)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (11)
  • Compact (10)
  • Responsive (8)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (8)
    • Home studio (7)
    • Amateur recording (6)
    • Professional recording (6)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    This one sounds great!

    Don't buy into the tone snobs.......this version of the tube screamer sounds just fine. Is the Ts808 or maxon stuff better? Maybe, but not by much. This one gets...Read complete review

    Don't buy into the tone snobs.......this version of the tube screamer sounds just fine. Is the Ts808 or maxon stuff better? Maybe, but not by much. This one gets the job done. It sounds excellent in front of a lightly overdriven tube amp. Very smooth with single coils. Gains up nice without all the fizz many others have. Get this one, use the extra coin you save on something else.
    It's an overdrive, 3 knobs is plenty.
    Very solid. Knobs are nice and firm, not cheap feeling at all. Foot switch works fine. Japan made is always better quality.
    For the price, it sounds as good as the other versions. Trust me, the ladies at the club do not care which overdrive your sportin. I have used the behringer version in the plastic case and guess what...very close, slightly less gain, plastic box sucks, I was not booed off stage or anything because I had a cheapo pedal. That being said, the ts9 is rock solid gig after gig.

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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

    Tone!

    By Guitar Boy

    from Central Valley, NY

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

      What else can be said about the Tube Screamer? It delivers gorgeous tones. Can't decide on my favorite setting. Right out of the box I loved it. Plug it in, turn the dial, and enjoy the beauty!

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      BEST PEDAL EVER INVENTED

      By AK

      from Cincinnati, Ohio

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Impeccable Sound
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

          This is, in my opinion, by far the besty pedal i own. The sounds is absolitely amazing. The blues tone it gives is incomparable. It hits the highs that will melt your face off. If your thinking about buying this pedal, don't. BUY IT! YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Makes my tube scream

          By Jason

          from San Diego

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

            I am using this pedal right before my Blackstar hi-distortion tube pedal. It sounds amazing! really heavy and distorted and extra brutal, I play a lot of metal. death metal, thrash, whatever. if its metal i like it. The only thing is the tube screamer on its own does not provide enough gain for the tone I'm looking for, but it works great in my pedal chain.

            All in all, I would say my sound would be kinda heavy sounding without the tube screamer, and with the addition of the tube screamer I now sound ultra-brutal heavy. Its a good buy.

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            (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not like the one I had thirty years ago

            By bullseyebrent

            from broken arrow oklahoma

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                  Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

                  This effect takes away the bottom end of your sound. It does give a warm distortion tone for solos but does not add sustain like the original tube screamer did.

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                  (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My favorite overdrive

                  By jjm_1965

                  from Milford, CT

                  About Me Experienced

                  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 TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

                    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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                    (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Amazing pedal!

                    By Db129

                    from Chicago

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Excellent Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

                      I don't use it as a distortion pedal like some do, but more like a boost. Roll the drive back, level up, and tone to taste and leave it on and the clean and dirty tones from the amp just sound so much better. Try this pedal if you haven't already!

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                      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Just Amazing!!

                      By Gibsonboy

                      from san juan, pr

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                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Excellent Sound Quality
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

                          Just an amazing pedal, very nice and smooth overdrive, it sounds strong but at the same time nice and bluesy. If you crank the gain level, this pedal can give you a good and heavy sound for your rythym and solos. This pedal is a must have!!!!

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                          (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Sweet tone

                          By theabeglez

                          from miami, Fl

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Not Dirty Enough

                          Best Uses

                          • Full Chords
                          • Home Studio
                          • Improvising
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

                          very warm and sweet tone when it comes to playing full or power chords. but not too dirty when picking single notes. love it that it does this.this way I can pick neatly and fill the choruses with dirtyness when only one guitar is playing.

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                          (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Preferable to Boss Overdrive

                          By GuitarBud

                          from South Carolina

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                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Excellent Sound Quality
                          • Responsive

                          Cons

                          • Power Supply not included

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

                          I should have bought this before I bought the Boss Overdrive. It's tone is superior. I am sorry to say this because I enjoy Boss products, and usually reach there first. In this case, if you're looking for a classic overdrive sound, go for the green. Watch out though, because the power supply is not included with the pedal.

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                          (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          TS9

                          By Jimmy P

                          from Texas

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                          Pros

                          • Excellent Sound Quality
                          • Responsive

                          Cons

                          • Limited Selection Of Effects

                          Best Uses

                          • Performances

                          Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

                          I can see what all the fuss is about with these pedals but it really was too much of a mid range "bump" for me so I sent it back...but I can see why some people swear by this pedal...what it does, it does very well...

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