Ts-9 “Tubescreamer” – Review – 18/12/2015
any guitarists pedal board and you are most likely to find
a variation of the famous Ibanez Tubescreamer
or similar a version/clone from another brand. A staple diet
for many guitarists to include greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughn,
this pedal must be together with the Boss DS1 one of the biggest
sellers of all time.
main selling point for the pedal is its organic sound which
is achieved by mixing the original dry sound with the effected
wet sound in order to retain the original sounds complexities
Working best in front of a valve amplifier the pedal can be used to
emulate the sound of an over driven valve amp without taking
the amplifier to extreme volumes.
are simple and self explanatory, Drive, Tone & Level,
complemented by the usual ¼” input and output jacks plus a
9 volt connection socket should you wish to power the pedal
from a transformer.
than the above the TS-9 uses FET Bypass (Buffered) instead
of the true bypass found on most high end pedals, but to be
honest this should not be an issue, in fact sometimes a buffered
pedal helps boost the signal on a pedal board with many connections
or where a long cable to the guitar is used.
with a Fender Blues Junior valve amplifier the pedal sounds
warm and organic, with the true tone of the guitar chiming
through, it makes a great companion to those playing blues,
country, classic rock and in fact anything except all out
By Ernest H Slade