Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer Reissue Overdrive Pedal
The Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808 is back, and this reissue is as good as ever!
The TS808 is an incomparable overdrive pedal that's been described as "the Holy Grail of Tubescreamers." The TS808 reissue features the same famous standout square footswitch of the original and the even more famous warm tones of the JRC4558 chip used in most of the original TS808's.
Ignore any over-the-counter lookalikes. If your tone is suffering from a lack of real warmth, the TS808 is the real, non-generic prescription. The reissue of the TS808 in '04, and the earlier reissue of the TS9 way back in '93, have meant that players haven't had to plunk down the vast quantities of cash that the originals have been known to fetch.
The Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808 gives you original Tube Screamer specs and tones, without breaking the bank.
For Metal Heads Too!
Whilst the TS808, as well as other variations of the basic Tube Screamer, has historically carved itself a pretty wide niche for blues players. Due in no small part to it's duality as both a creamy amp-like overdrive, and superbly enriching boost that can go from 'just a little bit of break-up', right up into 'the amp's gone crazy' levels of sizzle. These Tube Screamers are also equally at home on many modern metal players pedalboards.
Just chuck it into the front end of a chunky hi-gain amp, dial the gain a way back, push the level back up and listen. Use it right and find its sweet spot and it'll tighten and compress things up, add the perfect amount of grit and bite, and give you a monstrous rhythm tone to die for.
For years famed metal producers the world over have been using this trick to get the best out of their amp collections. Now the word's out it's time to chuck one on your board and make use of the awesome tones stored up and ready for release in this awesome pedal too.
- Comes with the same famous standout square footswitch of the original and the even more famous warm tones of the JRC4558 chip used in most of the original TS808's.