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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 235 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (208)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (16)
  • Responsive (13)
  • Compact (10)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (11)
    • Performances (11)
    • Amateur recording (8)
    • Professional recording (8)
    • Outdoor events / games (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (11), Professional musician (5)

    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

    Arguably the best pedal ever.

    By DShaw77

    from Fort Lauderdale

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Pushes Preamp Tubes
    • Responsive
    • Versatile
    • Warm Midrange

    Cons

    • Not For Solid State
    • Not Much Distortion

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Improves Any Tube Amp
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

    Everybody and their grandmother has used one, and for good reason. When used as a boost for the preamp of a tube amplifier, nothing else sounds quite as good. The chief complaints I hear are "It doesn't sound good with my solid-state amp." or, "It doesn't have much distortion." Well, they're right on both counts. Although it is marketed as having a smooth tube-breakup sound, I still wouldn't rely on it as a tube amp emulator. Secondly, no, it doesn't provide much distortion. Your tube amp is supposed to do that in conjunction with this pedal. When used properly, it sounds amazing. When used to push your Line 6 Spider, it's never going to sound right.

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    5.0

    Great Pedal

    By JW

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

        The tone range is great. The surprise huge plus for me is I'm able to get the great tone out of my Fender Blues Deluxe with lower amp volume.

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        5.0

        Around forever for a good reason

        By Nema

        from Baltimore,MD

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

          Arrived quickly from MF. I play a Tele with an SD 59 neck pickup through a Fender Princeton 68 reissue. I play at home mostly, and I don't usually play loud enough to get my non master volume amp tubes to breakup. Even at a quiet volume the TS adds a subtle bit of breakup quality and a little midrange bump that is welcome with my setup. I like it. Really responds to playing dynamics. I'd sell my BOSS OD3 but I'll wait til I see how the pedals sound when I can crank the amp.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          THE REFERENCE FOR ALL OTHERS

          By rick marshall, prs

          from MILWAUKEE, WI

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Simply Classic
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

            This is the reference for all overdrive. Look at other products, and they will talk about producing a TS-9 tone. This is the real deal, and for a very reasonable price. A must-have for gigging musicians, as well as everyone else.

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            5.0

            Get this !

            By Lance Stitcher

            from San Rafael

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

            No mods needed. Just get this pedal its a great place to start.

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            5.0

            Tone!

            By Guitar Boy

            from Central Valley, NY

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            Verified Buyer

            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 45 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Someone at the shipping warehouse failed

              By David

              from Germany

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

                    I never got the opportunity to use my TS9 as it had arrived damaged. The output jack was dented, as if someone had hit it with a hammer.

                    This isn't a lick on Ibanez, but rather whoever packed this for shipment at Musician's Friend.

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                    (3 of 4 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 4 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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                          (3 of 10 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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