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Overdrive pedal from Ibanez belonging to the Tube Screamer series.

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  • Ibanez TS-808 Reissue

    Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer ReissuePublished on 10/22/04 at 15:00
    paid £130 online - cheaper than my local music stores by £20.

    first things first - this is not the kind of pedal u plug in a start banging out metallica riffs on. its a subtle increase of gain that just gives you that little bit extra when it comes to your solos. the tone is perfect! its warm, smooth and will complement anyone playing solos that don't require layers and layers of distortion. after all, stevie ray vaughan used these - and the moment you plug a strat into it you can see why. i use it with everything at 12 o'clock and it still makes me smile 6 months down the line.

    the price is pretty steep and yea it looks a little goofy but thats it.

    very strong metal construction -......
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    paid £130 online - cheaper than my local music stores by £20.

    first things first - this is not the kind of pedal u plug in a start banging out metallica riffs on. its a subtle increase of gain that just gives you that little bit extra when it comes to your solos. the tone is perfect! its warm, smooth and will complement anyone playing solos that don't require layers and layers of distortion. after all, stevie ray vaughan used these - and the moment you plug a strat into it you can see why. i use it with everything at 12 o'clock and it still makes me smile 6 months down the line.

    the price is pretty steep and yea it looks a little goofy but thats it.

    very strong metal construction - this thing can take a beating. hell if u kick enuff cr*p out of it you could always resell it as a vintage.

    if you want to 'play every note' then this is the pedal for you. what i mean by that is, its not the kind of pedal Vai would use to do his lightning fast hammer-on cross-taps etc this is the perfect pedal for ppl that like heavy strings (i use 13s) and play everything with the hammer down - without reling on tiny thin strings and a bunch of effects.

    think SRV and KWS and you've got a pretty good idea of how this sounds.



    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Legendary!

    Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer ReissuePublished on 12/24/11 at 07:24
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Overdrive pedals analog input jack between one, an output jack output.
    Three potentiomtres: Overdrive (rate of gain), Tone (Tone general) and Level (volume effect). It is difficult to rgler prcisment.
    A switch on / off, easy to activate but I feel that after several years of use, it has fragilis ...
    The pedals can be fed thanks a 9v battery or AC adapter, but the mini-jack format, as some vintage pedals. If you have prvu the adapter is not a problem ^ ^

    UTILIZATION

    Gnrale configuration is very simple, the Tubescreamer Schematic became a REFERENCE Contents in overdrive and we can not count the number of copies in circulation on the market !
    I bought this rissue used without......
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    Overdrive pedals analog input jack between one, an output jack output.
    Three potentiomtres: Overdrive (rate of gain), Tone (Tone general) and Level (volume effect). It is difficult to rgler prcisment.
    A switch on / off, easy to activate but I feel that after several years of use, it has fragilis ...
    The pedals can be fed thanks a 9v battery or AC adapter, but the mini-jack format, as some vintage pedals. If you have prvu the adapter is not a problem ^ ^

    UTILIZATION

    Gnrale configuration is very simple, the Tubescreamer Schematic became a REFERENCE Contents in overdrive and we can not count the number of copies in circulation on the market !
    I bought this rissue used without the manual, but it is by no means essential to meet soon!
    The edition of sounds is also rchi simple. Everyone will find their preferences by turning the knobs, for as long as those trsractifs and interactive.

    SOUND QUALITY

    As many know, two uses are possible on a clear sound for a crunch, or to boost a DJ's saturated.
    On-clear sound: the pedals gives trs beautiful sounds, as long as we take the trouble to turn up the volume of the amp: indeed, low volume, we feel that more the sound of the pedals is superimposed on the clean. Increase the volume or type of pramp in power tubes amliore rendering, which seems much more natural.
    We can thus obtain a crunch crdible trs, trs practice for rhythmic rock or bluesy solos, or grazing a particular passage (break, solo ...)
    The reserve of gain is quite limited, however.
    Over-saturated sound dj: Fidler's legends, the pedals highlights many harmonics, and provides a great sustain.
    Its reputable wants her food low: less than my Boss OD1, more than a Fulltone Ocd example. Rdhibitoire not in any case. This is also part of his characters.
    I play with my Start (grain vaughan trsraliste!) To give even more to sustain my Humbuckers Gibson and Epiphone.
    I do not use more normment aujourd'ui him prfrant my Boss OD1, brighter.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I prcise that I could never compare with the original rissue or in depth with a TS9 for example!
    I use dsormais almost more than my Boss OD1, better able to provide me with grains 80's I need. The characters of this vintage Tube Screamer leads to my mind rather Blues rock or 70's.

    I have yet many served c'tait THE FIRST overdrive I had acquired, there are two years. I did not try to normment MODELS, I just heard of overdrive like so magical to boost distorted sounds.
    The occasion attracts me, I had had for 100 euros, honest to a TS808.
    However, since I know that many pedals ahead dsormais this little green box in its price range: Xotic trs is wrong with his BB pramp, Fulltone OCD with her also, and I m I could be surprised with a Boss SD-1 current, which for fifty euros offers made my ears if moves away from this rissue TS808.

    The effects of both drives all DIFFERENT trs, it is important to try and especially to compare them to find one that fits!
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  • Decent Tubescreamer but not worth the money.

    Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer ReissuePublished on 12/23/11 at 08:15
    The Ibanez TS808 Vintage Reissue is a very basic pedal optionwise. One tone knob to adjust the EQ of the pedal, one knob for overall volume, and one knob for the amount of gain, and that’s all you get. If you are a big pedal tweaker this isn’t for you. It’s the tried and true seasick green color, and supposedly uses the same factory, components and housing as that of the original 808 Tubescreame, including the famous JRC4558 chip. The pedal can be powered by 9 volt batter or external AC adapter. Dimensions of the pedal are 4.9" x 2.8" x 2" and it weighs a little over a pound.

    UTILIZATION

    The pedal is built very sturdy, with a square switch exactly like the original 808 series from......
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    The Ibanez TS808 Vintage Reissue is a very basic pedal optionwise. One tone knob to adjust the EQ of the pedal, one knob for overall volume, and one knob for the amount of gain, and that’s all you get. If you are a big pedal tweaker this isn’t for you. It’s the tried and true seasick green color, and supposedly uses the same factory, components and housing as that of the original 808 Tubescreame, including the famous JRC4558 chip. The pedal can be powered by 9 volt batter or external AC adapter. Dimensions of the pedal are 4.9" x 2.8" x 2" and it weighs a little over a pound.

    UTILIZATION

    The pedal is built very sturdy, with a square switch exactly like the original 808 series from Ibanez. I have never heard any issues with quality control on these pedals like I have the cheaper 7 series that uses a “new” switch design. I wouldn’t worry about this one breaking on you. It’s a very straightforward layout and the knobs seem sturdy and hold your settings well. The housing and jacks are metal and seem like they would hold up to a good amount of abuse.

    SOUND QUALITY

    I compared this pedal against a stock Ibanez 9 Series Tubescreamer, and it won the contest, but only slightly. It is one of the most copied pedals out there, if not THE most copied pedal and honestly some of the clones I’ve picked up does the sound much better. This pedal has a decent sound to it, but I don’t hear a major difference between the two models. It does sound ever so slightly warmer, but it’s not a night and day difference. Like all other tubescreamers, you are going to have that heavy mid hump in the eq section, so if that’s not for you steer clear of this pedal. The tone knob doesn’t let you dial that out. I would not use it for a straight up overdrive with a tele or strat unless I was going after those SRV blues tones, it does that well. It surely cuts through the mix, but it’s a little heavy on the mids for my tastes.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Similar to the TS9, this pedal is built very well and should stand the test of time in the durability department. Unless you like a very midrange heavy overdrive or have an amp that is equalized to handle the pedal, I would only suggest using this pedal as a solo boost into an already overdriven tube amp or for blues rock or other genres or amps where a mid heavy overdrive is useful. I feel this pedal is overpriced and Ibanez is banking on the Vintage Reissue name a little too much. I feel that there are several copies of this pedal that do it’s thing just as well or better for far less money. If a Tubescreamer was the tone I was looking for and Ibanez was my only option, I’d just stick with the TS9. I did not feel there was enough difference in tone to pay the extra for the reissue.
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  • Ultimate-Fucking-Tube-Screamer

    Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer ReissuePublished on 11/12/11 at 15:48
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    Tube Screamer TS808 version "Grand Guru of the pedal" ...

    Components-rare, sorted on top.
    EQ-revised.
    -Gain settings changed: more than the original, but ... less, for a more clean;)

    UTILIZATION

    The classic 3 knobs: Level, Tone, Overdrive, yes it is simple ...
    The adjustment of tone has improved, we obtain a range of its much broader than the original.
    According to the amp, guitar, pickups, effects, sound volume, the settings will of course never the same ...
    The combinations are endless.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Keeley has sublimated the original TS808 (already cool at the base), making it more organic, transparent and musical ...

    In boost it provides heat, momentum, she......
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    Tube Screamer TS808 version "Grand Guru of the pedal" ...

    Components-rare, sorted on top.
    EQ-revised.
    -Gain settings changed: more than the original, but ... less, for a more clean;)

    UTILIZATION

    The classic 3 knobs: Level, Tone, Overdrive, yes it is simple ...
    The adjustment of tone has improved, we obtain a range of its much broader than the original.
    According to the amp, guitar, pickups, effects, sound volume, the settings will of course never the same ...
    The combinations are endless.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Keeley has sublimated the original TS808 (already cool at the base), making it more organic, transparent and musical ...

    In boost it provides heat, momentum, she opened her literally to the point that its absence can be very embarrassing if only one gets used.

    In only generates overdrive, the grain is beautifully vintage and musical performances despite increased thanks to the headroom considerably higher than the original. On a stratocaster rendering is superb, authentic.

    Keeley's work is also much in the balance of the equalizer that will respect you much more material, including through the mediums down while increasing the bass and treble.
    It is rather quiet but beware, it can of course blow if the settings are not appropriate.
    Also note that the TS along very well with other pedals, overdrives, compressors, boosters, which is not the case with all the pedals ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I like the overdrive, without having tried them all, I focused on what is best.
    After years of research, I kept 4: FullDrive Mosfet, the FuzzHead Keeley, the BB Preamp and Keeley TS808 ...
    I'm not saying these are the best is subjective, but I say that on my hardware (LP Seymour Aph1 rise, rise Fender Stratocaster 57/62 + Ceriatone Marshall clone Jubilee) is what sounds the best to my ears.
    Nevertheless, these pedals provide a lot of nice things to the sound of a tube amp ...

    The first 3 are already acclaimed here, I wanted to make my contribution on the TS ...
    It is expensive, very expensive, € 275 new on Ebay or at Keeley ... and addresses, I think, for enthusiasts, both professional and amateurs (slightly crazy).
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  • Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer ReissuePublished on 01/11/05 at 08:19
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    Republication!! first of all it's TS808 "screaming tubes" Fuzer the feedback when the amp is already loading ... short is THE OVERDRIVE BOOST boosts the overdrives.

    UTILIZATION

    It plugs, we play and turn the pots with the foot. the switch is quiet but not always easy to initiate

    SOUND QUALITY

    The pitch correction is effective to balance the effect, the output level is "sufficient" to undermine any amp that is filled tube overdrive and used throughout its course (not displease the purists SRVéiste)
    Connected to a transistor or combos to model the rendering is very different one finds the "bees" overdrive characteristics of such amps, you will have the sound of lamps in a tube......
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    Republication!! first of all it's TS808 "screaming tubes" Fuzer the feedback when the amp is already loading ... short is THE OVERDRIVE BOOST boosts the overdrives.

    UTILIZATION

    It plugs, we play and turn the pots with the foot. the switch is quiet but not always easy to initiate

    SOUND QUALITY

    The pitch correction is effective to balance the effect, the output level is "sufficient" to undermine any amp that is filled tube overdrive and used throughout its course (not displease the purists SRVéiste)
    Connected to a transistor or combos to model the rendering is very different one finds the "bees" overdrive characteristics of such amps, you will have the sound of lamps in a tube amp or a very good modeling pre-amp.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have a collector .. green boxes, I had to the just for the apple green ...
    Be careful though, use a clean sound that does not involve the by-pass and adding a second soon becomes mandatory .... Billy Gibbons has used up to six. it's like rolling in E-type jag or find his 20 years, a must ...........
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  • Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer ReissuePublished on 10/06/05 at 05:23
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    This is an overdrive pedal (not to be confused with distortion). The reissue of the famous TS 808 in the late 70s and 80s. However, we can use it as a boost through the overdrive a "0". Of course it is an analog effect.

    UTILIZATION

    Super simple and super effective

    SOUND QUALITY

    Super good on the other hand I sold it because it is one notch below the old TS 808 ... And yes for a more incisive an old TS-808 is incomparable. It is clear that this Reissue is good but we no longer have the old components of carbon ... Although the chip is the same. So the sound is close to the old but still not as good (less heat in the reissue in the old chipped bowls of the 70 and 80).
    However for......
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    This is an overdrive pedal (not to be confused with distortion). The reissue of the famous TS 808 in the late 70s and 80s. However, we can use it as a boost through the overdrive a "0". Of course it is an analog effect.

    UTILIZATION

    Super simple and super effective

    SOUND QUALITY

    Super good on the other hand I sold it because it is one notch below the old TS 808 ... And yes for a more incisive an old TS-808 is incomparable. It is clear that this Reissue is good but we no longer have the old components of carbon ... Although the chip is the same. So the sound is close to the old but still not as good (less heat in the reissue in the old chipped bowls of the 70 and 80).
    However for the price it is still advisable. If you prefer the means by him against an original.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used it for 1 year and then I made a good OCCAZ on "Original" and I have my renvendu REISSUE because it is still a notch below, less incisive and less heat. However this is still a good pedal to fall back on if there is not an old lady original.
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  • Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer ReissuePublished on 11/18/06 at 01:49
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Overdrive pedals, used to "crunch" sound.
    Simple, three knobs:

    - Overdrive: the saturation intensity
    - Tone: qualisation of a button
    - Level: output volume

    It's simple, it works, no need to superflux.

    UTILIZATION

    RULES and we play it!

    The hard part is knowing what you want him to do, boost, lightweight overdrive, overdrive solo ...?

    SOUND QUALITY

    So l. .. has become more complicated.
    Let me explain:

    I reu the pedals as a gift and I had never heard of ... what is a an overdrive?? is a distortion and less violent??

    First session: on my pedalboard with a transistor amplifier: I ... dcu triggers, nothing exceptional comes out. I told my friend c'tait scammed. I......
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    Overdrive pedals, used to "crunch" sound.
    Simple, three knobs:

    - Overdrive: the saturation intensity
    - Tone: qualisation of a button
    - Level: output volume

    It's simple, it works, no need to superflux.

    UTILIZATION

    RULES and we play it!

    The hard part is knowing what you want him to do, boost, lightweight overdrive, overdrive solo ...?

    SOUND QUALITY

    So l. .. has become more complicated.
    Let me explain:

    I reu the pedals as a gift and I had never heard of ... what is a an overdrive?? is a distortion and less violent??

    First session: on my pedalboard with a transistor amplifier: I ... dcu triggers, nothing exceptional comes out. I told my friend c'tait scammed. I dclenche euhh ... something is missing from the shot, but I do not know what?? R-I activates ... Ahh yeah even when the small grain is nice, but for that price is the CHRE the small grain. I included on my board and I thank my friend ... OK no more!

    Deuxime session: my head lamp 50W is resurrected, I turn the knobs limit saturation of the Tagus power (trs, trs fort), the PDAL j'enclenche m 'Meanwhile the same rsultat on the amp transistor and l.. .. the Blam mga giga tera slap in the face. It saturates the Tagus power and have the most beautiful sound I ever got out of this amp, sustain a blow dcoletts and buttons for an attack type bull in the ar no ... I have to calm. I go back my friend and I rolled a shovel to thank (j'exagre a little but it's almost a)

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a little less than a year and it became the hub of my pdalier, his heart and the guts.

    An overdrive is a put EHJV by saturating a little sound while keeping the possibility of diffrencier each string of the guitar, nothing to do with a distortion which transforms the agreements as a whole. This is done to play good old rock AC / DC, or the fusion of Rage Against the Machine. It EHJV file a monumental sound without making the porridge.
    I also tried the marshall blues breaker of (the former not beautiful), but it is when even a notch below.

    Use an amp with absolutely lamp, if one wants value for money.

    If I do the mowing, I shed my tears and I Rasht one.

    This is my own point of view and I would ask you to respect it as I will respect the VTRE. Thank you
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  • Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer ReissuePublished on 01/08/08 at 05:43
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    Gain, tone, vol.
    I put 8 in the absence of true bypass, it says the switch does not crack initiation, which is apprciable.

    UTILIZATION

    Trs simple, but full of sounds available.
    I use it to boost, gain at least the flight out to the max to saturate lgrement allows the lamp of the amp (although lamps sr).
    with the tone color trs found quickly.

    SOUND QUALITY

    I use it with my Gibson 335 for the booster between the amp and have a clear boundary of the overdrive.
    was used to transform the sound of a slamming a little twin or even a hot rod down the volume by giving a lot of heat and adding a little grain.
    In a Boogie, a more saturated (try a lead channel to boost even more!)......
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    Gain, tone, vol.
    I put 8 in the absence of true bypass, it says the switch does not crack initiation, which is apprciable.

    UTILIZATION

    Trs simple, but full of sounds available.
    I use it to boost, gain at least the flight out to the max to saturate lgrement allows the lamp of the amp (although lamps sr).
    with the tone color trs found quickly.

    SOUND QUALITY

    I use it with my Gibson 335 for the booster between the amp and have a clear boundary of the overdrive.
    was used to transform the sound of a slamming a little twin or even a hot rod down the volume by giving a lot of heat and adding a little grain.
    In a Boogie, a more saturated (try a lead channel to boost even more!)
    Warning nanmoins, you lose some serious (correct on the amp). The TS colors the sound, but I like a Manir.
    For this to be top, it would take to change it with rare sorts of components and tests. (A specialist in only)

    OVERALL OPINION

    I just have it but I won. I was looking for some sort of boost to get my sound DIFFERENT amps (Twin, Hot Rod, Peavey, Marshall etc). I also have a Boss SD1, a RAT (for the distortion over rapper). This is the pedals, which is closest to the grain of the lamps. It works wonders just before the booster amplifier lamps. It's expensive but I think it will become indispensable to me.
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  • Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer ReissuePublished on 08/31/08 at 08:59
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    Overdrive, Boost ... Really?

    UTILIZATION

    Super simple, for against me I have some time to find her but now I touch anything.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Excellent, it's that little cot warm pleasure.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The ratio quality price is excellent, especially not only buy the most versatile MODEL supposedly is a bit of m. .. . Personal I tried ca worth investing in this pedals!

    APRS is always better but it needs to be at least 300 euros I think.

    I have two years now, I would do this choice.
  • Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer ReissuePublished on 11/27/08 at 10:52
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    It is an almost perfect clone of the original TS808:
    ITS808 home ggg.com (general guitar gadgets, USA)

    The mine has undergone these changes:
    - 3 Germanium diodes (both parallelism, plus one in series)
    JRC4558D-chip (yes made ​​the difference in the harmonics! Also diodes!)
    R6 4k7-1k, 51k 10k R7, C3 473-224-0.22F 0.047F)
    True-bypass switch millennium
    -Switch on / off for the C3 0.22F which adds bass without too botch attack
    Biensr resistors must be used "metal film" more accurate than "carbon film

    UTILIZATION

    But very simple configuration changes:
    1 booster amp on distortion channel: metal and comp
    2 booster strat clean blues pure joy
    3 booster bass: with......
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    It is an almost perfect clone of the original TS808:
    ITS808 home ggg.com (general guitar gadgets, USA)

    The mine has undergone these changes:
    - 3 Germanium diodes (both parallelism, plus one in series)
    JRC4558D-chip (yes made ​​the difference in the harmonics! Also diodes!)
    R6 4k7-1k, 51k 10k R7, C3 473-224-0.22F 0.047F)
    True-bypass switch millennium
    -Switch on / off for the C3 0.22F which adds bass without too botch attack
    Biensr resistors must be used "metal film" more accurate than "carbon film

    UTILIZATION

    But very simple configuration changes:
    1 booster amp on distortion channel: metal and comp
    2 booster strat clean blues pure joy
    3 booster bass: with capacity C3 removed by the switch
    4 Overd typ Clash / punk: knob to drive in the middle
    5 fuzz / distortion: knob to drive to the max and the volume pot of the south mids

    SOUND QUALITY

    I love everything, even the parasites pretty reminiscent amps lamp ...
    It's a pedal MUSIC foremost and indispensable support for composing / recording!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I also constructed the TS9 but she seems too aggressive, with less effect screamer bcp / sustain. The modification of the volume pot of a drive for mega is rotten and breaks the beauty of the pedal sound ... personally I handed the knob 500k!

    I also availing oneself of a super ibanez tube clone in Russia to the '90s, it is lower in output but also musical ...
    RANDOM HARMONIC!
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