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Colourless overdrive but its the industry standard for Fender players,
This review is from: Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer - Classic...looking for that certain sound, which a certain (Fender?) amplifier set just so. I find it terribly dull and it sounds like nothing played into a clean transistor amplifier - but that's what is intended, its a relatively clean boost. Seems to be mainly intended for/used by Fender players looking for a fairly clean overdrive from a fairly clean valve amplifier. I hate it! But i have to admit that others, such as Stevie Ray Vaughn make it sound good:).
I've tried the silver modern version & another green one (808?) too, they all sound similarly bland to me and rather overpriced. I guess I didn't have the right amp to appreciate it, or the extremely subtle difference in settings. From reading other's reviews, if you want a Tubescreamer sound and a quality pedal but aren't fussed about the brand, the middle setting on the Boss OD described by a previous reviewer sounds like a good option (I have that pedal too - it has settings from very mild, clear overdrive to heavy overdrive to mild distortion to heavy distortion). BUT...
Give me the beautifully warm, mellow sounding DOD 250 (or its YJM308 modern equivalent) any day of the week. ;) It beat the Tubescreamer, Boss OD or DS1, etc. into a cocked hat, IMHO. Try before you buy ;)
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Initial post: Oct 6, 2011 7:17:16 PM PDT
Frank Bader says:
PLEASE, for the last time - well, probably not - it's STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN!!!!
Posted on May 26, 2012 5:45:03 PM PDT
How high did you set the gain knob? I'm already getting some fairly raunchy sounds at 5 out of 10. Then again, I prefer the TS7 over the TS9 - the TS7 is the Tube Screamer from Ibanez's Tone Lok series. It's a little bit brighter, and features an extra "hot" mode.
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