Ibanez is of course known for creating some of the most classic tube screamer pedals, and the Ibanez TS808HW Hand Wired Tube Screamer is yet another. The TS808HW is similar to Ibanez’s original tube screamer, but it’s all point to point hand wired on two turret boards. It’s a perfect recreation of the TS808 boutique pedal, so if you missed out on that classic, here's a perfect way to capture that sound. However, the TS808HW is being produced in limited quantities, however, so don’t waste time—if you want one, snatch it up now! (more...)
The Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer is more than just a standard tube screamer. Instead, it takes this basic concept and greatly improves on it. It features three different overdrive modes that allow you to completely control the low end. You’ll find this pedal provides warmer tones than previous pedals, and its new modes (+, Turbo, and Hot) do more than you’d ever imagine.
The TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer hit the scene in 1998 when John Lomas created the pedal at the request of Ibanez. The company wanted a tube screamer with several different output and distortion modes. To that end, you’ll find more than just the standard tone, drive, and level knobs on this pedal. It also includes a four position switch for modes. These modes include the classic TS9 mode which is no different from older TS9 pedals. Then there’s the + mode, which provides grittier tones than the TS9. Switch over to Hot mode, and you’ve got great crunchier tones that include a boosted mid-range. Finally, the Turbo mode gives you great thick bottom sounds that modern and alternative rock players love.
The TS9DX also features several sets of clipping diodes that are activated by the mode knob and several tone capacitors. These capacitors are used on the new mini-boards that also function with the mode knob. All of these features are bundled onto a very classic-looking pedal that is really quite reasonably priced: you can pick up a TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer for $109. (more...)