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Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer
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Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer

Overdrive pedal from Ibanez belonging to the 9 series.

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Published on 08/09/09 at 00:57
The Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer is an analog overdrive pedal designed for use with electric guitar.  It has both a 1/4 inch input and output and is powered by either a nine volt battery or power supply.  It isn't rackable as it is a foot pedal.

UTILIZATION

The configuration of the Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer is extremely easy to follow as it simply has three knobs for controlling the sound of the effect.  The pedal has parameters for drive, tone, and level, each of which will change your sound pretty drastically if you move it the full distance that it can go either way.  Even if you don't have any experience with distortion pedals, this one is a good place to start as it is easy to use and is a classic.  I don't have the manual for this pedal, but one isn't needed as the pedal is easy enough to use without one.

SOUND QUALITY

The sound quality of the Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer is overall pretty awesome.  This pedal has made a name for itself for a reason because it has its own unique tone.  To me it has the perfect amount of crunch and drive as it isn't too heavy for my taste and is really great for rhythm guitar as well as lead.  The small amount of parameters makes it easy to dial in a good tone and even though there are only three parameters you can still get a good amount of differing sounds from this pedal.  Every guitar player should experience the Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer by at least trying it out!

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using the Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer every since I started playing guitar about eight years ago.  It is the quintessential overdrive pedal and definitely lives up to its name and hype.  It isn't all that expensive and is really a great deal considering how great this pedal sounds and how easy it is to use.  If you are playing any type of music and need a great overdrive pedal, the Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer is a great place to start looking for one and chances are you will stop at this.
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