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Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer Effects Pedal   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

4 distinct preamp voicings!

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.

FEATURES
  • Same warm overdrive of early TS808s

Supercharge your tone with natural, amp-like overdrive. Order now.

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IbanezTS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer Effects Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 88 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (74)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Home studio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (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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5.0

Met my expectations and fits my needs. Good pedal.

By Greywolf45

from Atlanta, GA

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

    I bought this instead of the TS9 as it looked like it would be a TS9 on steroids. That is true. Mine sounds great and did not disappoint.

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    5.0

    Best OD in their lineup

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Flexible

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer Effects Pedal:

        Great pedal, probably one of the more popular pedals that are modded as well. The Keeley and ANalogMan versions both contain subtle differences.

        As Analogman astutely observed, as you change modes from TS9 upwards, you REDUCE the gain, but increase the low frequency. The reduction can be offset with the gain knob obviously.

        Just fantastic flexibility in a box that is amazingly uncolored (at least in the Keeley and AM forms).

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Interesting Pedal

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        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

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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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          (1 of 5 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 2 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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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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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