I've played or owned at least a dozen overdrives, including the TS808, Route 66, Boss Od's,etc. and in my opinion this TS9DX beats them all. It's the only overdrive on my pedalboard. If you need more than this pedal can deliver look into a distortion. But, if you want a very smooth overdriven sound with notes you can hear each as well as together and can sweetin the amps overall drive then pick up the Tubescreamer TS9DX
Model Year: 2001
Price: $110.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
The Ibanez tube screamer TS9DX is an extremely well made, stage worthy pedal.It can be powered by battery or adapter. It is a mono Overdrive pedal
Overdrives,of late, have been taking a back seat to distortion pedals and this is a mistake because other than the fact that they both add an amount of gain(drive) to the amp tone they have nothing else in common. I run one of each in my signal chain and, quite honestly, I use the Overdrive far more often than the distortion. I use Mesa F series amps and both Fender and Ibanez guitars with this pedal.It is Excellent with both.
The TS9DX is basically a TS9 with a mode switch offering the original TS9 voice and the addition of three more voices with each getting progressivly "harder" in their tonal range. It's very simple to set up and very simple to play.
One of the most durable pedals made.