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Ibanez Tube Screamer

Updated on July 24, 2009

Ibanez TS9

This is my opinion about this pedal.

The Ibanez Tube Screamer is a legendary overdrive pedal. Personaly, it is probably my favortie guitar pedal. It creates a warm, big midrange sound, and it great for all types of music. It recreates the awesome sound given by a tube amp turned up to its break up point, and puts it in a little, green, metal pedal. The sound is extremely popular among blues guitar players. It also finds home in many rock and country albums. It truly is one of the best pedals ever made.

The pedal is fantastic as-is, but there are dozens of mods for the pedal to make it more tonaly diverse. Places such as Keeley Electronics and Monte Almus have awesome mods for it. Keeley actually has 2 different mods for the TS-9, the Baked mod and the Plus mod.

This was the favorite overdrive pedal of many guitarists / bands, including: Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Edge, Tom Petty, Pearl Jam, Collective Soul, The Toadies, Indigenous, Eric Johnson, and Kenny Wayne Shepard. They use the TS-9 because it sounds great with almost anything.

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(NOTE: This is only about the TS-9 Tube Screamer. Not the TS-808, or TS-9DX)


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      Tube Screamer 

      7 years ago

      The TS-9 is a very versatile unit and can be used effectively with just about any type of music. It can be used alone or as a boost with other distortions.

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      Tube Screamer 

      7 years ago

      The TS-9 is a very versatile unit and can be used effectively with just about any type of music. It can be used alone or as a boost with other distortions.

    • parkerk393 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Arlington, Texas

      Well if you don't like screamo music then you should LOVE this pedal! It is everything BUT screamo!

    • johnb0127 profile image


      9 years ago from TX

      I dont know if I like this pedal. It has 'screamer' in it. I dont like screamo music, sorry


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