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Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal

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For the guitarist who's looking to pack more onto to the pedal board, Ibanez offers the Tube Screamer Mini. Manufactured in Japan and measuring in at...Click To Read More About This Product

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Small footprint pedal without skimping on tone.

For the guitarist who's looking to pack more onto to the pedal board, Ibanez offers the Tube Screamer Mini. Manufactured in Japan and measuring in at 1.375" wide and 3.5" long, the TSMINI has all the features that have made the TS808 a legend, including Overdrive, Tone and Level controls, analog circuitry and the legendary JRC4558 IC chip.

FEATURES
  • Controls: Overdrive, Tone and Level
  • JRC4558D IC chip
  • Analog circuitry
    True-bypass switching
  • Power supply: External AC adapter only (sold separately)
  • Made in Japan
  • Dimensions: 1.375"W x 3.5"L x 1.625"

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IbanezTube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal
 
4.3

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (22)
  • Excellent sound quality (16)
  • Responsive (13)
  • Versatile (11)
  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (18)
  • Professional recording (11)
  • Home studio (9)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

a real MustHave

Bought it few days ago.
at a glance, it might seem to you like a cute little toy- in fact, it is so far from being one.
This OD is...Read complete review

Bought it few days ago.
at a glance, it might seem to you like a cute little toy- in fact, it is so far from being one.
This OD is versatile, proper for a wide range of styles, especially for Blues and classic Hard Rock.
When playing with it, it provides a warm and rich sound, which sounds smooth, bright and very fluidic.
For those of you who are already familiar with the TS, the Mini's sound quality really resembles the TS9.
Another important thing to bear in mind is that these pedals are manufactured in Japan, i.e Ibanez's original domestic factory, and thus a top quality of production is guaranteed.
one of the best buys I have done till now when it comes to guitar equipment, and in terms of price-for-quality ratio, its probably takes the 1st place.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Didn't do anything for me

Watched all the great demos of great players who can make anything sound amazing. This just didn't do much for me. Seemed like I got one with excessive noise. I tried to isolate...Read complete review

Watched all the great demos of great players who can make anything sound amazing. This just didn't do much for me. Seemed like I got one with excessive noise. I tried to isolate it with different amps separate from everything else and always got a high noise floor. Sent back no hassle. Thanks MF for great service. I still have to recommend this pedal because it is after all the iconic Ibanez tube screamer.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a real MustHave

By Oy

from Tel-Aviv, Israel

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal:

    Bought it few days ago.
    at a glance, it might seem to you like a cute little toy- in fact, it is so far from being one.
    This OD is versatile, proper for a wide range of styles, especially for Blues and classic Hard Rock.
    When playing with it, it provides a warm and rich sound, which sounds smooth, bright and very fluidic.
    For those of you who are already familiar with the TS, the Mini's sound quality really resembles the TS9.
    Another important thing to bear in mind is that these pedals are manufactured in Japan, i.e Ibanez's original domestic factory, and thus a top quality of production is guaranteed.
    one of the best buys I have done till now when it comes to guitar equipment, and in terms of price-for-quality ratio, its probably takes the 1st place.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Buy! Great Tone!

    By John

    from Colorado Springs, CO

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal:

      As far as this pedal goes, it's a great value. I, personally, love the voicing of it. It's a bit of a hybrid between the TS-9 and the 808. It does the job of the TS-9 very well, boosting an overdrive channel, but it also does a good job crunching up a clean channel. I use it with a Mesa Dual Rectifier, which is bass heavy and lacks mids at times.This pedal really tightens up the bass and adds the mids I was missing. It's all about the sound and for that I'd give this a 9/10.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great pedal

      By Tom

      from Olathe, Kansas

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal:

        I bought this as a backup to my TS9DX, which is modified to the same circuit as the original TS-808 including vintage JRC4558 op amp chip. I did an A/B test with both pedals and could not hear any difference whatsoever. The Tube Screamer mini frees up space on your pedal board and looks really cool as a mini version of the TS-808.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Overdrive!

        By vii

        from Toledo, OH

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal:

          This is a great overdrive! Don't let the small footprint fool you, it's got everything it's big brother has! It's really versatile, and is just the right thing for my rig and sound. I'm really glad I picked this up. If you're thinking of getting it, just do it!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          That big Tube Screamer sound in a small pedal

          By saxman

          from Oklahoma

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal:

            Great sound for a pedal with a small footprint. Saves space on my pedalboard without sacrificing any of that glorious Tube Screamer sound!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Idea Ibanez

            By Tonebender

            from Florida

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Saves Board Space

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal:

              If you like the TS and you want to save space on the your pedal board then get it.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Make sure you have or order a 9V 500ma power supply

              By Billy

              from St Louis, MO

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal:

                  The pedal works fine and does what I expected it to do, but when it arrived, I was not able to use it because it came without a power supply. Maybe I didn't read the product description very closely, but I don't recall seeing anything about having to purchase a 9V, 500ma power supply separately.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wonderful!!!

                  By SteveM

                  from Kansas

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                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Responsive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal:

                    What can I say? It's a tube screamer! It makes my Fender Twin scream! It may not be something that would benefit a metal guitarist but for hard rock through a good clean tube amp it sounds perfect!

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    mini screamer

                    By ponitail

                    from Illinois

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                    • Compact Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal:

                        I'm sure it's a good product as it's reputation precedes it. However it's just not the sound I'm looking for.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Didn't do anything for me

                        By Dino Jr

                        from Black Hills

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                        • Compact Design

                        Cons

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                            Comments about Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal:

                            Watched all the great demos of great players who can make anything sound amazing. This just didn't do much for me. Seemed like I got one with excessive noise. I tried to isolate it with different amps separate from everything else and always got a high noise floor. Sent back no hassle. Thanks MF for great service. I still have to recommend this pedal because it is after all the iconic Ibanez tube screamer.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Bad light

                            By Blake

                            from New zealand

                            About Me Novice

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Events
                                • Performances
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal:

                                Great product but the led light is impossible to see in sunlight or on an angle.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Don't forget the power supply! I missed that when I ordered!

                                By Professor Gizmo

                                from Rhode Island

                                About Me Professional Musician

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                                Pros

                                • Compact Design

                                Cons

                                • No power supply!!

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal:

                                  The size is great…so compact! Looking forward to trying it out live…

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  fantastic

                                  By goldtop61

                                  from sgf,mo

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                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                                  • Responsive
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Performances

                                    Comments about Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal:

                                    use with a mesa rectoverb 50 great for a little more sustain sounds as good as the 808

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    Tone suck when switched off

                                    By Amp guy

                                    from Indiana

                                    About Me Professional Musician

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor Sound Quality

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Mobile DJ

                                    Comments about Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal:

                                    You lose all the highs in your clean tone when pedal off. Despite specs, is NOT TRUE BYPASS. I put an ohmmeter tip to sleeve when pedal off, measures 47k ohms. All the highs disappeared, returned the pedal. Useful if you leave it on all the time, or don't mind muddy tone when off.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    sounds good

                                    By notoe

                                    from nc

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                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Amateur Recording
                                      • Events
                                      • Performances

                                      Comments about Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal:

                                      Got this TS mini in the mail yesterday. I don't have a lot of experience with pedals but I did some research and decided this TS mini would meet my needs. unless you are a touring musician and making money there is no need to break the bank and a lot of those guys use foundation equipment. If you want a good overdrive to play out with and get your southern rock and blues sound this will work IMO. The price is right and you never have worry about the battery going dead!

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Best Tubescreamer Ever!

                                      By Pastorcaster

                                      from Lomira, WI

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                                      Pros

                                      • Compact Design
                                      • Excellent Sound Quality
                                      • Responsive
                                      • Versatile

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home Studio
                                        • Performances

                                        Comments about Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal:

                                        Great little pedal! Replaced my 'seasoned' Tubescreamer—a popularly modded TS-9. This mini sounds more like an 808. Very pleased...

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Love love love this pedal! Sounds better than my TS9

                                        By Jack Levy

                                        from DAVIE FL

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Excellent Sound Quality
                                        • Responsive

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home Studio
                                          • Performances
                                          • Professional Recording

                                          Comments about Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal:

                                          Slowly replacing some pedals on my board to save space, and this Mini tube screamer is perfect, sounds better and smaller!

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Same Tube Screamer, less real estate

                                          By JazzHat

                                          from Midwest / USA

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                                          Pros

                                          • Compact Design
                                          • Excellent Sound Quality
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                          • Breaks Easily

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Performances

                                          Comments about Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal:

                                          You know what a TS screamer does and how it sounds vs other drive pedals. The mini sounds exactly like it's big brother (current production version) but in half the space. I use the TS for a 2cnd drive tone option & also to "stack" & drive the Mesa pedal harder. The result is 3 drive tones on my pedal board. The mini is brilliant at delivering same tone while saving space. Like all mini pedals it's surface mount components are the least robust construction technique. Life on the road has lots of bumps & I'm on my second mini.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Just right!

                                          By Larry

                                          from Nashville, Tennessee

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                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Performances

                                            Comments about Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal:

                                            Perfect addition to an overcrowded pedal board. Same quality (if not BETTER than) as 30 years ago.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Big Scream; Small Package

                                            By Super Fleek Guitarist

                                            from Austin, TX

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                                            Pros

                                            • Compact Design
                                            • Excellent Sound Quality
                                            • Versatile

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Performances
                                              • Professional Recording

                                              Comments about Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Guitar Effect Pedal:

                                              I did some A/B compares with the full size Tube Screamers, and this little pedal is the real deal. I don't hear any compromise in that famous Tube Screamer mid-focused overdrive. I've been disappointed in the past with other mini versions of pedals that didn't quite have the same mojo as the original full-sized version, but Ibanez did this right.

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