Ibanez TS9 - Tube Screamer

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TS9 - Tube Screamer
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The warmth of tube amps has been the goal for most of the over-drive pedals that exist. However, the Tube Screamer has been the choice 2nd to none by people searching for the best, because it lets the guitar sing so well in its original voice. The tone can be heard in playing by countless musicians over the years and still keeps fascinating new generations.

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Question: is it made in japan? or taiwan
- asked on May 16, 2024
Answer: TS-9 Tube Screamers are made in Taiwan and China.

Only the re-issues were made in Japan, and not since 2002.

- answered by Bradford Pettigrew, Nanaimo, British Columbia
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Why did I wait so long?!? 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Royal Vista, Alberta
Yeah, the reviews are real; this SHOULD BE the first pedal, after your tuner and compressor. It just makes clean gain a reality. Made in Japan - I was surprised when most comparable BOSS pedals are not. At the price, why not add it? Other than the old school big switch, it’s perfect. Get it, now.
Posted by Grant on Dec 26, 2023
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I love it 1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Sudbury, Ontario
This pedal is super good as a boost to get that extra crunch its a solid pedal super well made it has a little clip on the botton so u can put a battery its worth like 300 at such a good price
Posted by Jackson on Jun 8, 2021
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Excellent boost pedal 3 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vancouver, British Columbia
Is an okay overdrive on its own but works best as a boost using your amps distortion. I like it best with the gain at 0.5/10 level at 9.5/10 and tone slightly past noon, to push a clean amp to breakup or boost an already overdriven amp. If you play metal this honestly does work so dang well as a boot to tighten up the bottom end.
Posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2020
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A must have pedal 3 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Laval, Quebec
Whether you're a huge SRV fan or just looking to add a little more crunch to your amp's distortion, the TS9 is a must have.
Posted by Yan on Sep 23, 2019
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Decent Sound Hard To Activate 2 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Grande Prairie, Alberta
I will start by saying I own this pedal love the tonal qualities but dislike the button to turn it on. Every now and then when I need that bit of grit for a solo boost it takes a few attempts to turn on over all if you can get past that the sound is pretty decent
Posted by Bradley L on Jul 11, 2019
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Work Horse 1 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Burlington, Ontario
Had this since the mid 1980's. It is banged up a little bit but is still a must have pedal. Took me a long time to love because it is not a distortion pedal more of a boost pedal. This pedal along with the right amp is brilliant. I use a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 3. Great sounds you get with the TS9. Would recommend this product if you are into blues, but it will take a while before you get the best sounds you are looking for.
Posted by Big Johnny Blue on Mar 2, 2018
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TS9 One of the must have pedals 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Langley, British Columbia
I'm running this with Fender and Mesa amps on the clean channel with the drive off and level up, it's a great sounding overdrive, adds that mid push. Also great as a boost on the OD channel as well. Great pedal for blues and rock. As well, when I had a look inside the circuit board, it has the famous JRC4558D chip which is an awesome bonus!
Posted by MZ on Oct 25, 2017
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Almost a must have on any board. 3 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Oshawa, Ontario
Got this recently, it's great for blues, country and rock, not so much for metal though. It's a great sounding effect that almost adds another dimension to the sound when used correctly. If you're a blues player its a must have, country a must have, rock a must have. Just a great pedal.
Posted by Raymond on Jul 12, 2017
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Tube Screamer Rocks 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Belleville, Ontario
This thing sounds great in front of my Marshall Tube Amp on either the Clean or Boost channel. Does not have a super amount of Overdrive, but enough to complement the Amp. I set all the knobs to 12 O'Clock, crank the gain on the amp and roll the volume on the guitar. It will get you all the classic rock sounds you need. It is built like a tank and runs on 9 Volt battery or DC supply. Stevie Ray Vaughn used a variant of this.so it must be good.
Posted by Stuart on Dec 20, 2016
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Great - when used properly 2 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Cambridge, Ontario
Do not buy this thinking of it as an overdrive pedal. It is best used as a boost pedal in front of an already breaking up tube amp or even into an over drive pedal. This pedal has a mid frequency push which sounds great in a band setting, but may sound thin to you if you playing solo without a band or backing track. The bass should come from the bass player, not the guitar player .. lol.
Posted by JD on Oct 16, 2016
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Not bad... 1 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Scarborough, Ontario
In short, it does what it's supposed to do. It works far better with an already overdriven tube amp and as a boost or for a solo, (actually it is GREAT for this), but lacks as a stand alone OD unit sounding a bit thin and lacking warmth. Certainly not the best OD on the market, but far from the worst.
Posted by Uncle Jackie on Aug 21, 2015
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Great tube screamer 3 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Scarborough, Ontario
I use this pedal in front of my Peavey 6505+ just to make the output a bit stronger before reaching the amp. It's great.
Posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2015
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Don't buy it 0 of 37 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   London North, Ontario
It's way over hyped and not that good! Save your money and buy a nice overdrive that's been hand built with great care. From builders like JHS, Erthquaker Devices or Walrous Audio to name a few. Or if you really want this one buy the modded version by JHS it's about the same price and sounds a heck of a lot better!
Posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2015
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Ughh 4 of 29 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vancouver, British Columbia
I have tried to like this pedal since the early 80's but everytime I think of tweaking/changing my sound by adding a TS9, I play one and I remember why I never bought one in the first place. It is overhyped and uninspiring. My memory may be failing but so is this pedal.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2014
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Amazing! 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Burlington, Ontario
Great pedal. I simply love mine. It works great as a boost and on its own as an overdrive. It could be used for AC/DC which is an added bonus for me :)
Posted by Kody on Apr 28, 2014
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Fairly good 1 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Scarborough, Ontario
Great pedal, but I wish it had true bypass.
Posted by Mike on Feb 25, 2012
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