Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Effects Pedal : Review

TS9 Tube Screamer

A legend

The reissue of a product that has made the history of the Overdrive. There are many similes with the original version. Controls, electronics and the colour are the same.

Controls

Only 3, but in a device of this type it's normal. Anyhow, they are much effective and can drastically change the sound. Further, their use is simple and fast.

  • Drive
  • Obviously, it modifies the amount of the distortion. It is a personal impression, but my sensation is that it works in symbiosis with the Level. It is an important thing, and it must be considered.

  • Tone
  • The equalization of the TS9. It adds or diminishes treble. So, if you want a warmer sound, you can obtain this result turning the knob counterclockwise. On the contrary it will produce a more bright and open Overdrive.

  • Level
  • The level of the Overdrive. It doesn't modify the dry signal, that must be adjusted with the guitar volume. Like i said, my impression is that it influences the functioning of the Drive control.

Final opinion

A thing is sure: it is an excellent pedal. It is very simple and silent. The genre doesn't matter. It will never disappoint. With clean or distorted sound you will always found the best possible solution. If you want to boost your guitar without influencing the overall volume, with a quality effect, the Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer is the product for you. A good purchase.

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