Ibanez TS9B Tube Screamer Bass

Ibanez TS9B Tube Screamer Bass

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TS9B Tube Screamer Bass, Bass Distortion/Overdrive from Ibanez in the 9 series.

5 user reviews

Ibanez TS9B Tube Screamer Bass tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Ibanez
  • Model: TS9B Tube Screamer Bass
  • Series: 9
  • Category: Bass Distortions/Overdrives
  • Added in our database on: 02/17/2011

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Ibanez TS9B Tube Screamer Bass user reviews

Average Score:3.6( 3.6/5 based on 5 reviews )
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MGR/Brian Noll05/10/2003

MGR/Brian Noll's review"Ibanez Tube Screamer TS-9"

Ibanez TS9B Tube Screamer Bass
Bought this thing used off of ebay but it was pretty much so brand new and only paid 75 bucks for it! Retail is about 100 bucks brand new

This thing has the best blues and classic rock sound! You can even crank the drive and get a pretty good crunch sound, but if you really want crunchy sound your better off with the turbo version of the tube screamer. Great tone and simple 3 knob operation one pot for drive,tone and level. And it's built like a rock so you don't have to take it easy on this thing!

No problems so far!

Like I said...Built like a rock!

Buy this pedal for your rig. You will never regret it.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
Matt Preacherz10/14/2012

Matt Preacherz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" To correct some opinions ... One of the best "light" overdrive market"

Ibanez TS9B Tube Screamer Bass
Low analog overdrive type.
We must refocus the usefulness of this pedal, the equivalent of the famous TS9 sister guitar, the goal is clearly to get that sound so characteristic of a tube amplifier whose gain is pushed to its limits. This it does very well.
It can not be that, and nothing else. And it is clear that it was made for it.

You want an overdrive that pulls the distortion: go your way.


Input Impedance: 500 Ohms
Output Impedance: 10 Ohms
Maximum output level: 0dBm
Maximum Gain: 30 dB
Equivalent input noise =-100dBm
Powered by 9V battery or external AC adapter


Very simple settings.
Short manual and complete.
The sound editing is very easy; gain the pedal, a slight correction to keep the bass as the bass used, and add a little treble, it adjusts the volume based and voila.


Sound quality indisputable.
typical vintage overdrive with all the settings you need to get out (bass, middle, treble)
Rickenbacker 4003 and used with Gibson Thunderbird Studio 5


I wrote this opinion to fix some other on this site, respect for equipment worth more than incompetence and nullity of some.
For those who know the TS9 guitar, this pedal allows the same bass, neither more nor less.
This is EXACTLY the pedal you need if you want to get the bass sound slightly distorted that means thousands of production since the beginning of time, relatively speaking.
This pedal is one of the best bass overdrive market, if you try to use it for what it was made.
It adds a sleek vintage to your sound, as if you push the gain of your tube amp to get that warm sound characteristics.
It can only do this, but you can not blame him because it was made for that, and not something else.

It does not go into a Registry for low distortion, again. Its maximum, the light overdrive.

For comparison, it is the same in terms of quality that Xotic Bass BB Preamp, Xotic except that provides a more modern, and the TS9-Bass allows only register more warmer, vintage.

manuk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" great pub for not much"

Ibanez TS9B Tube Screamer Bass
OD size for bass pedal
control acute lower
and drive level
jack attached to the housing
not true bypass


use very simple
no way to get an OD spitting a little bit
low color
Led inconspicuous


no or very little drive by pushing
slightly colored sound
the bass and treble knobs do some work
big disappointment
The effects ibanez that I had accustomed myself has more versatility and a much better sound quality.
Minimally responsive to the dynamics
poorly chosen frequencies for high and low ...


On a low is frankly useless (tested with my various basses, I have not been able to draw convincing, finally od as a double muff mode blendée satisfies me more simple.
175 euros for slightly color the sound of a bass is exaggerated
Finally I use it on drumloops and for this it is fair use ...

Flo667's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Hot"

Ibanez TS9B Tube Screamer Bass
Analogue to overdrive true bypass pedal in a nice metal case.
Settings: gain, volume, blend, bass and acute.
In / out jack 6.35 9 volt adapter plug (for battery hatch on back)
Simple effective and strong.


The settings are fairly straightforward, provided we have already had a distortion in the hands is childish. The gain is very gradual and the blend (mix clean / saturated) can tweak the sound. However the race of the volume is very brief, at 6 o'clock we already have a large output level should be measured until smooth, then almost nothing after (see on a passive bass). Low settings are not acute and very convincing, a tone control would have been more helpful.


The sound is warm and the overdrive rather light settings pushed to an extreme that it is wrong and drool sets (like many effects) this pedal is not made for a very large saturation.
Personally it is my game, providing a color "vintage" and hot like a saturated tube amp (it's still a pedal anyway).
I like my fuzz branch before my preamp for an even more massive, but it alone is fine too. Used on my Fender active, with the precision microphone is ideal for the big rock in the center position (micro precision and jazz) a lot of potatoes and dynamics.
Without pushing the gain slightly to use it as a preamp to color the sound, pushing a bit you get a nice crunch and then a good overdrive without going to extremes.


Already a few weeks with my band, it goes very well in the mix. Compared to the overdrive channel of my prampli (MXR M80) which is very cold and lack of serious and overdrive channel of my Bass Blogger that it lacks definition I am more than satisfied.
For not too expensive it's a good warm overdrive and typed vintage, so for now I am fully satisfied, but it will not please everyone.
Small flat on the stroke of questionable value and volume settings low / high.
But for the same budget I would do the same choice.

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