Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer

Single-Effect Pedal

Made by Ibanez

Description The same warm overdrive that made the original one of the all-time classic pedals. Guitar Player called it the best. Plug it in. Crank it up. You'll hear what all the fuss is about.
Posted By Mike Bulko (989)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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Overall Rating: 4.8 (of 5)
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On 5/18/2005, Jeff Rice (3314) posted:
Overall Rating:
Gotta go with five stars on this one. It was a little pricey even when they knocked $10.00 off at the register. The list price is 109.99 I believe. But it has definately been worth it. It is the classic rock sound I have been looking for.
Model Year: 2004
Price: $99.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
3 knobs, for tone, drive and level. It has a creamy drive to it. Definiately the classic rock and roll sound.. It has a 9v battery or it can be hooked up to an ac adapter. I believe the boss adapters work for this model.
Sound Quality:
I've used it with a standard strat, and an ES-335. Both of them are great. I play it through a forty watt peavey delta blues. I played it through a fender black face and it was unbelievable. It only pushes the tubes. It isn't a multi-effects pedal but if you are looking for that classic sound a la SRV or Jimi it's definately the right choice.
Ease of Use:
Plug and play ease with a single light that shows on when lit or off when off.
Durability:
I haven't had it very long but it is built from a big ol chunk of metal so I can only imagine it will continue to wear well. I'll let you know if it falls apart.
On 12/6/2004, Randy Hano (12149) posted:
Overall Rating:
If you like a tone and gain boost, here it is!
Price: $75.00
Where Obtained: Used
Features:
Volume, Tone and Gain. I modified this unit by changing the chip to a RC4558 and resistors to a TS808 circuit and just dig it. It sounded good before the change but has better after.
Sound Quality:
I love the clean overdrive this box can bring. Great for all styles of music requiring a boost here and there with tone and dynamics.
Ease of Use:
Turn the knobs and dial the sound.
Durability:
I've kicked it, dropped with minor repairs. It is always good to go.
On 4/29/2003, Larrick Firkins (94) posted:
Overall Rating:
This is a great effect if your'e looking for the great sound of a distorted tube amp. so what are you waiting for? go get one!
Price: $99.00 (new)
Features:
It has treble, drive, and level/output knobs. It is battery powered or AC powered.
Sound Quality:
I use this effect with my Ibanez RG and with a Fender concert tube head. I find that all though my amp is all ready tube and has a foot switch using the amps distortion and the tube screamer together is like putting my amp in to Woop A-- gear! and i can also switch to the clean channel on my amp and use the tube screamer to get a little cleaner deep sounding distrotion.
Ease of Use:
It is very easy to use theres only three knobs and you just "set it and forget it"
Durability:
Its very durable ive droped it tripped over it and had other people walk by and step on it and there isn't even so much as a scuff.
On 12/5/2002, Jeff Anderson (121) posted:
Overall Rating:
I bought this at the local pawn shop for $35(I can't help repeating that!)because the guy thought he had the inferior TS7. I had to try it out on an Epi guitar through some cheap practice amp, and even that way, I could tell it was something worth having, at least at that price. Once I got it home, I realized that it was worth full price and more. Great overdrive pedal, with the classic tones it is famous for.
Price: $35.00 (new)
Where Obtained: local rip-off pawnshop
Features:
Three knobs, what else do you need? Well, except for the maybe an extra gain boost?
Sound Quality:
First off, unless I got a dud(possible, for $35), or maybe because I also have a Digitech Metal Master, this doesn't seem like much distortion. What I get from it, however, is absolutely perfect overdrive. Warm, silky leads, a la Santana, come straight out of this thing. It's thick, rick, creamy tones, perfect for cutting through the mix without killing the first three rows.
Durability:
The box was disintegrated, but the pedal is pristine. Heavy, solid, I expect to be using this for the next decade or two.
On 8/29/2002, Nicky Pratt (346) posted:
Overall Rating:
Even though this pedal was the highest priced distortion pedal in the store, it was definitly worth buying.none of the other distortion pedals even came close.
Price: $120.00 (new)
Where Obtained: daddy's junky music stores
Features:
It has 3 settings(drive,tone,and level) and its both AC powered and battery powered.
Sound Quality:
I use a peavey blazer 158 and a gibson les paul.and this pedal gives me the perfect distortion.
Ease of Use:
Well theres only 3 settings. how hard could it be?
Durability:
Its in a steel case,its VERY sturdy
On 5/8/2002, Mike Bulko (989) posted:
Overall Rating:
Amazing
Price: $130.00 Canadian
Where Obtained: Long and Mcquade
Features:
Drive, Tone and Level settings. Can be powered by either a regular 9 volt battery (battery space is on the bottom), or can be powered by a 9 volt Ac adapter.
Sound Quality:
I play this through a Fender Telecaster Plus, a bunch of other effects, and through a vintage Ross 80w. This is the perfect tone i want. i have the drive at about 1 o clock, the tone at 12 and the level at 11 and it fits right in for me. it sounds great with the old Ibanez Sonic Distortion.
Ease of Use:
3 knobs, one is volume. You figure it out.
Durability:
The Ts-9 is from the old Ibanez "9" series, when they were built in the steel cases (not this plastic s--- now). it scratches nicely, but hey, that makes it look more loved.