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Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer Effects Pedal  

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  • Same warm overdrive of early TS808s
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The Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer Effects Pedal features the slightly warmer overdrive of the old TS808 Tube Screamers and also offers 3 new settings for increased low end crunch: +, Hot, and Turbo.

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  • Same warm overdrive of early TS808s

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IbanezTS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer Effects Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 86 reviews)

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      • Performances (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Buy, Must Try!

      This is the great Ibanez Tube Screamer at its most cost-saving incarnation. Do what you have to do, but I would recommend at least trying this thing out. It's a legend, and if...Read complete review

      This is the great Ibanez Tube Screamer at its most cost-saving incarnation. Do what you have to do, but I would recommend at least trying this thing out. It's a legend, and if you hate it, at least you will know. Better to at least have a frame of reference on the TS9 because things are going to get compared to it an awful lot.If you are looking for a Distortion/Booster, and you haven't developed a certain pickiness yet, this will be a great buy. The Distortion tone of the TS9 will make for a nice overdriven EL34 lead sound, when used on the clean channel. Also, if you do want to boost the dirty channel of a tube amp, this thing can do wonders. Slide the gain down to zero and max the volume. You will get a huge, loud tube overdrive. Why I like the TS9DX so much is that you can now dial in Four Levels of gain for this booster setting. You should be able to get some serious metal OD out of even the shyest tube amp. TS9+ being my favorite booster setting.If this thing has any drawbacks, it's that it's a little bit midrangey. Of course, that is the exact reason a lot of people prefer it. Also, I wouldn't call it flimsy by any means, but I can't quite give it a perfect score on quality. That's just based on comparison to EHX pedals, which are tanks. If you can't buy this pedal, try one out today. If you end up with a favorite overdrive elsewhere, at least you can compare it to a Tube Screamer, which most people are familiar with.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not Hot Enough

      Overall I think this fills a wierd void space. The TS9 I can see for players who seek that mild, warmish and smooth overdrive, and the OCD I can see for people who...Read complete review

      Overall I think this fills a wierd void space. The TS9 I can see for players who seek that mild, warmish and smooth overdrive, and the OCD I can see for people who want hot overdrive with crunch and definition.

      This pedal seems to do exactly what it states, it's like the TS9, but more, it adds more bass, more smoothness, and yes, more drive, but it just doesn't sound all that great. There's no crunch or definition, or tone in the hot modes, or at least not enough for me.
      This thing is built like a tank, it take boss adapters, and the casing is just slightly longer than a Boss pedal which means it doesn't fit in my pedalboard very well. But no matter, I like the layout of the knobs, one of them controls the mode. It goes from regular TS9 to Hot to Turbo. The other controls are for drive, tone, and level.

      It seems very versatile, but honestly it just doesn't get that hot. The mode switch only seems to increase the amount of bass. In turbo mode it's very hard for me to get tone out of even a single coil bridge pickup and the tone cranked to maximum. I never understood the point of the original, it just seemed to round out the sound a bit, but hardly adds any drive, this adds more drive, but it's nowhere near the levels of something you'd get out of an OCD for example.

      So yeah, slightly hotter than the original, but doesn't go far enough. It fills a wierd void space in the guitar pedal world.
      Quality of construction and sound is excellent. Too bad the sound doesn't really appeal to me.
      Decent value, expensive, but miles more character than something like an SD-1.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Interesting Pedal

      By Medicinecrow65

      from San Diego, CA

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      Pros

      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Unusable Tones

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

      Interesting pedal. The added selection of tones seem at first to be a great idea the problem is the tones aren't that usable. Maybe there are some who find a niche for the tones or maybe it works with their amps. I use mine with a non-master volume tube amp on the TS9 or + setting and it really brings out those classic rock tones without sounding like a distortion pedal. The other settings don't sound awful but just aren't tones that I think a person who is expecting this to sound like a classic Tube Screamer are looking for. Given the choice again I'd opt for the regular Tube Screamer.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer Effects Pedal

      By dacattani

      from Littleton, CO

      About Me Novice

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Versatile
      • Versatility

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

      Most versatile pedal I own, and I own a bunch. Wide range of uses / genres. I prefer various blues styles, and this has the versatility for the full range. Outstanding sound, and great value.

      The battery is easy to change, which is a distinct advantage over some other pedals.

      I would like to see added in the next incarnation one feature: multiple DC power outputs to "daisy-chain" pedal power on my pedal board.

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      5.0

      Love This Pedal!

      By MusicMan93

      from Pennsylvania

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      Pros

      • Brings Out The Bass
      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Tight Overdrive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Church
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Practice

        Comments about Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

        I absolutely love this pedal. I've been wanting to get a solid overdrive pedal for quite some time so I could get a good blues sound. Took me awhile to figure out what I should get but after some research and listening to a lot of youtube videos, I decided to go with the Tube Screamer TS9DX Turbo. It brings out a lot of bottom end without taking away your screaming highs. I would recommend this pedal to anyone looking for a good overdrive pedal.

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        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        For bedroom use only

        Comments about Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

        I have tried to put this pedal on my board numerous times but it always falls short. It sounds great in the bedroom at low volumes but always seems to sound boxy when played at gig volumes. It doesn't play well with other pedals at all. I would stay away if you plan to gig with this pedal. If you are jamming at home with low volume, you will probably like it. Just be aware that there are better pedals for that and way cheaper.
        A lot of feature for an OD pedal. For features, the only complaint is the LED is very hard to see on stage.
        Build seems sturdy, should last a life time.
        Price is good.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        It's a classic for a reason!

        By 44220602

        from Olympia WA

        Comments about Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

        Great pedal, good value. It's a classic for a reason.
        I'm just starting to explore the options in the Turbo Tube Screamer, but I can see the versatility and from the first chord, could feel the difference from any other distortion pedal I have used. I don't have a large frame of reference for pedals, but have always been a bit disappointed with my distortion. As soon as I plugged it in I felt like I had found the pedal I will be working with for the foreseeable future. I'm still searching for "my tone" (as we all probably are to some degree) and this pedal has enough adjustment to really dial it in.
        Strong construction. Feels solid and responds to your toe tap, which is what you want from a stomp box.
        Similar price to lesser pedals. Low enough price to gamble on if you haven't played it before.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A little box goes a long way!

        By james creeden

        from New England

        Comments about Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

        The Turbo Tube Screamer is a really super deal and the various sounds it dishes out make me sound more like me!!There is nothing i dislike about this effects box.
        Many available sounds and effects really versatile pedal.
        Not too noisy even at concert volume.Adds alot to my overall sound.
        Couldn't be a better vaue out there and I looked around a lot.

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        5.0

        New sounds from a vintage guitar set-up!!

        By james creeden

        from New England

        Comments about Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

        This pedal is the answer to a guitar players dreams!! The reg. setting is very good for rythym crunch and fills,but the "The TURBO setting" is out of this world!! Screams!! I guess that's why its called the Tube Screamer."

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not Hot Enough

        Comments about Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

        Overall I think this fills a wierd void space. The TS9 I can see for players who seek that mild, warmish and smooth overdrive, and the OCD I can see for people who want hot overdrive with crunch and definition.

        This pedal seems to do exactly what it states, it's like the TS9, but more, it adds more bass, more smoothness, and yes, more drive, but it just doesn't sound all that great. There's no crunch or definition, or tone in the hot modes, or at least not enough for me.
        This thing is built like a tank, it take boss adapters, and the casing is just slightly longer than a Boss pedal which means it doesn't fit in my pedalboard very well. But no matter, I like the layout of the knobs, one of them controls the mode. It goes from regular TS9 to Hot to Turbo. The other controls are for drive, tone, and level.

        It seems very versatile, but honestly it just doesn't get that hot. The mode switch only seems to increase the amount of bass. In turbo mode it's very hard for me to get tone out of even a single coil bridge pickup and the tone cranked to maximum. I never understood the point of the original, it just seemed to round out the sound a bit, but hardly adds any drive, this adds more drive, but it's nowhere near the levels of something you'd get out of an OCD for example.

        So yeah, slightly hotter than the original, but doesn't go far enough. It fills a wierd void space in the guitar pedal world.
        Quality of construction and sound is excellent. Too bad the sound doesn't really appeal to me.
        Decent value, expensive, but miles more character than something like an SD-1.

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        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Don't Be Afraid of Condition 2

        Comments about Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

        !
        I'm not going into the details of the Ibanez TS9DX many of us has purchased one for the same reason it sounds fantasitic with my Blackstar HT5, but I would like to say that I received a excellent deal on this returned pedal that looked practically brand new.

        Thanks MF
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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great sounding pedal..

        By Ben Faust

        from Indiana

        Comments about Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

        Overall, this pedal is great and no one would regret it. Its cheap enough for the wanna be's and has enough quality for the pros. It sounds good and reacts well. Overall, i would reccomend this to anyone.
        I rate this pedal a 9 because everything on this pedal is great.The different modes are distinct and give different sounds and the controls are great. Now ur wondering why a nine? because i saw my friends carbon copy delay pedal and i was extremely jealous of that bright blue light. This pedalhas a very faint red light. So thats all...
        The quality of this pedal is great. It offers a very strong body and thick knobs ur not accidently gonna bump. The pedal reacts fine to ur foot and it really fffeels firm.
        Ill give this pedal an 8 cause its cheaper on ebay but i really cant hold it against it. I think i would pay for it again. so

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