Ibanez TS808 Vintage Tube Screamer Re-issue Guitar Effects Pedal Review

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The Ibanez TS808 Vintage Tube Screamer Re-issue Guitar Effects Pedal faithfully resurrects the classic vintage tones of the classic pedal, by incorporating the same JRC4558D IC chip and analogue circuitry found in the original. Every detail has been pored over with exceptional care, from the zinc die-cast construction – with rubber stoppers for durability and stability -, to the soft green finish, and control pot design. Tonally and aesthetically, this is as close as you can get to a classic Tube Screamer.


The concept is simple: plug your guitar into the input jack, connect the pedal from your output jack to your amplifier input, and away you go. The control layout is very simple to use too, with Overdrive, Tone and Level controls at your fingertips, and a footswitch to engage/disengage the pedal. Overdrive adjusts the amount of distortion that is introduced into your signal path. The Tone control adjusts the amount of high frequency contour, adding the exact amount of bite that you desire. The Level pot attenuates the level of the distorted signal, whilst preserving the level of the original signal. This enables you to set the exact amount of impact you wish for the effect to have when it kicks in.


Whether you’re looking to give your tone a gentle nudge, or force your amp’s tubes to go into a sonic meltdown, the TS808 is more than happy to oblige. The versatility of the tone controls is matched by the intuitive dynamic response of the circuitry. The beauty of the TS808 is that it knows when to back off and issue a little sizzle, and when to roar with aggression, responding to how softly or fervently you attack the strings.

The Ibanez TS808 Vintage Tube Screamer Re-issue Guitar Effects Pedal gives guitarists a level of depth and richness that sets it apart from other pedals. Plug one in and give it a whirl, and you’ll soon discover for yourself why it has been incorporated into the rigs of so many guitar legends for decades. If you’re looking to enhance the natural distortion of your amplifier, or simply tear open a hole in the sky with your guitar’s tone, then this is the perfect pedal to do it with. As previously noted, the rock solid zinc die-cast construction ensures that this pedal will remain part of your setup for many years to come.


Chucky Erlaw says:

Man, you just can’t beat this pedal. You can use it in any genre, pretty much.

Xavier Castillo says:

i’ve just watched all new videos in a row , keep it up with the nice content!

Curtis Newton says:

never understood what was so special about the tube screamer
just another fuckin disto pedal

VirtualLife says:

Awesome tune, that first clean demo. Tube Screamer has nice versatility of tones.

Robert Falconer says:

Yes it’s experience, when the EHX East River Drive sounds just as good at half the price and is made in the USA…

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