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Ibanez Tone-Lok TS7 Tubescreamer Pedal

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The Ibanez Tone-Lok Series TS7 Tubescreamer Pedal is the world-famous original Tube Screamer overdrive, with something extra. A boost switch has been...Click To Read More About This Product

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Expands your guitar's expressive range and maintains its tonal integrity.

The Ibanez Tone-Lok Series TS7 Tubescreamer Pedal is the world-famous original Tube Screamer overdrive, with something extra. A boost switch has been added for extra saturation at the touch of a button. Adjust your sound with the drive, tone, and level controls on the Tubescreamer.

On the outside, Tone-Lok effects are equipped with the Ibanez exclusive "set and forget" Push-Lok rotary pots. Push the knobs down and your tone settings lock securely inside the case”no more lost settings or broken knobs.

On the inside, Tone-Lok guitar pedals feature hi-fidelity components carefully tweaked with the constant input from a new generation of Ibanez players. And all this great stuff comes encased in cool looking, road-tough metal boxes at prices the working player can afford.

FEATURES
  • Drive, tone, and level controls
  • Hot switch for extra gain boost
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4.6

(based on 87 reviews)

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This stompy does his job

Ibanez released several TONE LOK goods, and I have DE7 delay and echo pedal and this Tube Screamer 7.
This pedal has very affordable value to young guitar freaks in the town....Read complete review

Ibanez released several TONE LOK goods, and I have DE7 delay and echo pedal and this Tube Screamer 7.
This pedal has very affordable value to young guitar freaks in the town. But NO ONE knows its worth. (Of course, I know TS9 is a true masterpiece and its sound is not a industrial hoax.) TS7 has great function as a booster for a rock lead, with HOT mode on.
I am an extreme user of gears, which mean by extreme is, NO Gears are bad as I think. There are plenty of weak and bad players, just wander what stomp box has imaginary recording sample-like tone. (I was and am too. haha.. )

I do recommend this pedal for flexible rock fans.
I have read an review on the section of this pedal in musician's friend and the article's title is "Highly Underrated". Yes, It has less reputation. No bad reputation.

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Is This The Same Pedal?

This seems to be a great pedal at a great price, but I think otherwise... A friend let me borrow this pedal for a while and I must say I'm pretty unimpressed. ...Read complete review

This seems to be a great pedal at a great price, but I think otherwise... A friend let me borrow this pedal for a while and I must say I'm pretty unimpressed. I was expecting a good overdrive pedal that sounded similar to the TS-9. Instead I get this mediocre overdrive pedal in a mediocre metal casing. I think this pedal sounds kinda fake and flat, it has very little character. I've tried it though my 3 amps, a 25 watt solid state Fender, an all tube Peavey and a little 25 watt practive amp. I wonder if this pedal is defective or something, because it dosn't sound as great as it is described, I've used better pedals for this price, I think I'll pass this one up.

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4.0

The only Screamer worth it's price

By DEATH-gaccV

from CLEVELAND

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I'm a gearhead, I design and build a lot of circuits. Of all the tube screamers, this is the only one worth the price. There's no magic, they're all VERY basic cheap circuits anyone with 5 bucks for parts and a soldering iron can build. Of the screamers out there, this gives you the most for your money and is also the cheapest. You have a lot of gain and if it's not enough, a hot switch. This gives that midrange peak resonant frequency everyone seeks from the screamer line and results in that slight wahing, twanging sound everyone buys them for. Hit some fast runs or sweeps and this effect melts the notes together nicely.My only criticism is they're noisy and, the "legendary" stock chip JRC4558 is one of THE worst chips used as OEM by the commercial guitar industry. There are lots of myths about these chips and who makes the best but it's all lies used as a sales gimmick. It's thin, dirty and degrades clarity compared to the NE5532 which shames this chip in all aspects. Even with the chip upgrade though, it's still a noisy pedal by my standards which is the nature of all screamers. Also keep in mind it's an overdrive so if your amp doesn't already have a gutsy, raunchy, metal face melting distortion, this isn't going to push it into that realm. You need a distortion pedal not an overdrive hence the different titles.Bottom line is if you want the screamer's midrange wahing, twanging quality this pedal delivers it extremely well.

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5.0

Great Sound-Great Learning Tool

By RickPlayerSC

from Chux, SC

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I bought one of these used when they 1st came out, and as far as a tube screamer, I own them all, and I love this one. I don't know why. However, this thing has some junk parts in it. The switch for instance, is absolute garbage. I've worked on this pedal and switched out parts to fix it... then I started to tinker a little. This pedal has been a great tool to learn how to solder and tinker. My favorite TS pedal... I like the sound of an 808 but that thing is different, I'd compare to TS-9, TS-9dx, TS-10, and the other regular ts pedals.

 
4.0

This stompy does his job

By G_Sagoonja

from Daejeon, Republique of Korea

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Pros

  • Affordable
  • Ibanez Ts7
  • Scream
  • Tone Lok Ts7
  • Ts7
  • Tube Screamer 7

Cons

  • Noisy

Best Uses

  • Boosting The Lead Tone
  • Chunkier Rhythmus
  • Slight To Heavy Gain

Ibanez released several TONE LOK goods, and I have DE7 delay and echo pedal and this Tube Screamer 7.
This pedal has very affordable value to young guitar freaks in the town. But NO ONE knows its worth. (Of course, I know TS9 is a true masterpiece and its sound is not a industrial hoax.) TS7 has great function as a booster for a rock lead, with HOT mode on.
I am an extreme user of gears, which mean by extreme is, NO Gears are bad as I think. There are plenty of weak and bad players, just wander what stomp box has imaginary recording sample-like tone. (I was and am too. haha.. )

I do recommend this pedal for flexible rock fans.
I have read an review on the section of this pedal in musician's friend and the article's title is "Highly Underrated". Yes, It has less reputation. No bad reputation.

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5.0

great overdrive

I went to the a local music store with the intention of buying a mic stand but ended up leaving with this hot little pedal. I was just trying out some different pedals for ideas for future purchases and this thing just hooked me. it has a great warm sound and can cut the mix like nothing else. It's good for crunchy chords and literally screams on solos. wont do for metal but if you play anything from blues to hard rock it's a shoe in. I will be getting another of these

 
5.0

Fantastic Overdrive

By Philip Heesen

from Richmond, VA

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This pedal is really worth every penny. It's got such creamy overdrives. I use it with my ES-335 on the neck pickup and it just sings. When used with my clean channel, I get a warm almost Santana-ish distortion. When used with my gain channel, it gives a killer lead sound that really screams. It's not for any of the "crunch" fans. It gives milky gain. My only problem was the footswitch has gotten inconsistent on me. I've had mine for about 5 years and I can't rely on it to turn on and off when I press it. Other the that, the sound is KILLER!

 
1.0

Not worth it....

By Joe-BaTJY

from Mount Vernon, WA

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I bought one of these a couple years back when I as my first distortion box. First off, but box is made of plastic, which is not a good idea for something that will be stepped on on a daily basis. The tone was alright. Nothing really great for performing or anything, but good enough for a beginner. About a week after I got it, the pedal got very touchy and would turn off whenever it wanted. A couple days later it just plain quit working. I sent it back for another, but the same thing happened to that one again. I expected a lot more from a company like Ibanez. I ended up with a Boss SD-1 and haven't had a single problem with it and sounds better than this one. If you're looking for a beginner stop box, look at either the Boss SD-1 or Boss DS-1. You'll get a better quality product and better tone to boot.

 
5.0

Great pedal!

By Mattweiser

from Winston-Salem, NC

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I can't say enough for this pedal. My producer swears by it, and one of my friends loved it so much that I thought I'd pick one up. The overdrive on it is awesome, and the guitar still sound so clear. You can really hear every note. Any other time I've used OD or distortion effects you loose a lot of what you're playing, but this keeps everything sounds crystal clear and gives that great sound. And then the price is excellent also! I highly recommend this pedal. I felt like I played guitar better after I used it the first time!

 
5.0

Ibanez TS7

By SinisterUrge

from Sacto, CA

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I have had this for a year now and I still love it. Playing this through a boost chanel will give you some of the sweetest distortion Ive ever heard "at least out of pedals costing less than $200". Pitch harmonics sound amazing. There really is no bad tone that comes out of this thing. the hot mode is alright I guess I never use it. Im sure guitarists in any genre could find a use for this, but I would most recomend this For Solid state users who want tube tone.

 
5.0

Tone Core

By Madman8199

from Norfolk, VA

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As the title suggests, apart from my guitar (a mid-90s Mexican-made Strat) and amp (late 90s Blues Junior), this pedal is the core of my tone. Ever since getting it, I've found it impossible not to use almost constantly. A little more personality to your tone without adding any real distortion? Check. Some classic grit? Got that. Overdrive? In spades. Put it in front of an already hot amp and listen to it scream--you'll find out why it's called what it is. Use the hot feature and get over-the-top saturation. For a little price, this is what rock dreams are made of.

 
5.0

Perfect Classic Warm Drive With An Edge!

By WholeLottaLed

from Fullerton, CA

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Awesome pedal with my Epiphone G400 (comparable to Gibson SG) with EMG 81 (bridge) and EMG 85 (neck). Very classic, warm tube-overdrive with tone and drive maxed out on "TS9" mode, sounds most like AC/DC and Jet. Have even gotten some great Led Zeppelin sounds. Combined with the EQ on my Crate bass amp, I can get a great range of sounds from bluesy to hard, hot, and heavy. "HOT" mode takes the sound to a little more extreme without getting excessive or too heavy. It pulls you into the hard 70's rock and some of the less-heavy 80's metal bands. With the EQ on both my amp and the pedal just right, both modes were able to give me some sounds that sounded straight from Black Sabbath's "Volume 4" and some of their other albums. "Sweet Leaf," "Under The Sun," and "N.I.B." were all easily reproduced thanks to this great pedal. The problems of other users are simply caused by the batteries dying--which they do rather quickly, a VERY common problem with distortion pedals. Simply put, just get a power adapter with the proper tip (mine's green) and NEGATIVE tip polarity. Get this pedal, you'll love it if you like classic rock and metal!

 
4.0

Ibanez TS7 Tubescreamer

By Ethan Frank

from Toronto, ON

This is a great first overdrive pedal. I first plugged it into a Roland amp on clean with a Les Paul Studio on the other end. I started with all the pedal settings at twelve o'clock and the slider on 'Classic'. As I rolled my volume knob higher the overdrive picked up, but kept a nice and creamy tone. But as soon as I flicked the 'Hot' switch on, I cranked the controls and I had some serious distortion, comparible to a Marshall Jackhammer's tone (another great pedal). And through an Orange head and cab on overdrive, I felt like I could blow the roof off. A great buy.

 
5.0

Sweet Deal

By Mahlon Rhythm/Vocals - TFID

from Yadkinville, NC

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This is one sick little pedal. It goes with everything but Metal. Damn, that rhymed. Oh well. The sound this thing has is unreal, and that little slector switch is nice. The best thing is, it's a tough little box that can take the harshest of beatings. Be warned though, the adapter that comes with it will wear out fairly quickly, or at least mine did.

 
5.0

Great Value

By Joe-4CdFJ

from Milwaukee,WI

Great sound with good controls. Plus, price is very comparable to others. Wouldn't trade it for the world. Hot Switch turns it from a great blues sound to a fantastic metal sound. Heck, if Stevie Ray Vaughn used it.

 
5.0

Good and Cheap

By Jerkowitz

from St. Louis, Mo

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I like this pedal. My cat peed on it and it's toast so I ordered another one. I have an 808 reissue and a ts-10 I bought in the late eighties so I can do a comparison. The TS-7 is a good sounding pedal and a great value. My 808 sounds a bit warmer but I like the TS-7 because it cuts better. My TS-10 is good, but the switch is unreliable, it's a pain when you have to keep stomping it to make it come on. Also the TS-7 has the "fat" switch which makes it much more versatile. In short buy it, it's cheap, sounds good and is solid.

 
4.0

Not Bad at all

By Stellar Fellar

from Cottonwood

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First off, this thing is not made of plastic, it has a rough exterior and good inner workings, like Chuck Norris. This thing works fairly well for solos through my kustom and ibanez, it makes for a good boost, but that is about it. But it does that very well.

 
5.0

I hate all other distortion pedals now

By John-Lw9Py

from Providence, RI

I love this thing. It made me hate every single other distortion pedal. My one and only complaint is that sometimes just pressing the pedal won't turn it on and you kind of have to hold your foot down on it for a couple seconds. This thing is great though.

 
5.0

Great, affordable pedal.

By Marcus B

from North Carolina

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I recenty bought this pedal for the sole purpose of using it as a boost for leads. I decided to fiddle with it to see what it could do and I was very surprised. It is majorly underrated. This thing uses the same JRC4558D chip that is in the acclaimed Ibanez TS808's. It can be used for anything from a crunch to a clean boost to fatten up your tone (if you buy this pedal, definitely give that method a try). It sounds fantastic and the price may be even more fantastic. I highly recommend this pedal.

 
4.0

If you want a screamer it's the best way to go

By Dr.Jeckyl ate Mr.Hyde

from the shadows of you Illusion

It'a little brittle but it give that vague enveloping-like tube response everyone swears by. Sounds a h*** of a lot better modded though. It is a very bold and raw midrange/treble overdrive that is brittle. Regardless, built like a tank and it is more versatile than it's pricier predacessors. Great harmonics, it brings your pickups sensitivity to life and unlocks potential, I highly recommend.

 
5.0

Holy CRAP!!!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I've been using this pedal for about two years now and I can say that it's the best overdrive out there( kicks the hell out of my Wylde Overdrive). The TS9 mode gives me a nice bluesy Neil Young kind of sound, and the HOT mode gives me a perfectly balanced roar with tons of definition and great harmonics. It's also perfect for recording.

 
4.0

4 / 5 - great pedal for the price

By Franchi$e

from Twin Cities, MN

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Very versatile pedal, with great TS tone. It's not an 808, but not that far off. Quality issue: sometimes the trigger is unreliable. When I kick it I never KNOW it's been kicked. Good sound for lightly broken up boost, and I LOVE this for rippin lead tones. I've had it for about 10 years and I still use it all the time.

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