Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer
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TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer, Overdrive pedal from Ibanez in the 9 series.


10 user reviews
Prices starting at $120 average price: $120

Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Ibanez
  • Model:TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer
  • Series:9
  • Category:Overdrive pedals
  • Added in our database on:07/03/2006

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User Reviews Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 10 reviews )
 7 reviews70 %
 1 user review10 %
 2 reviews20 %
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Jerald06/25/2018

Jerald's review"Great addition to the TS series!"

Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer
I have a Ibanez TS-7, a TS8008 clone, and now this TS9DX. It is built like a TANK! Sounds like it has quality components. Very smooth and creamy overdrive that doesn't break up....EVER, at any setting! I was going to sell mine as I got it in a trade for fixing a guitar but just couldn't let it go! Steve Vai used this for years (seen it on his pedalboard). Just a great Tube Screamer!
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MGR/Randy04/07/2003

MGR/Randy's review"Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer"

Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer
I bought this awesome little guitar effect at Guitar Center for $110. I've been trying to get that SRV sound by changing pickups, different amp, and a boss blues driver pedal. I read that Stevie used the tube screamer so I took a chance.

This thing rocks!! After all this time and money all I needed was this little pedal. I'm sure the pickups and fender amp help but if you want a good blues sound or just increase the mid's from a single coil guitar this is it. Also, there are 4 different settings for the type of boost you want. The drive varies also which is good for me because I like to play clean a lot. You also have tone and level so you have plenty of leeway to get your sound.

I would have to say (if anything) is the green color. I sound like a woman when I say this but when your amplifier is silver and black along with all your wah pedal and effects rack and there's this green pedal. Looks kinda weird but who cares. If it was good enough for Stevie then it's good enough for me.

It's as good as any stomp pedal but a little bit heavier. Seems to be made very sturdy.

For playing the blues I would highly recomend this pedal. I played the tube screamer through a friends Fender Hot Rod Deluxe and it rocked. Of course he went out and bought one. Hey Ibanez, where's my commision. I play a fender fat strat through a small 15 watt fender reverb just for fun and jamming with friends so with the tube screamer it really rocks. The Boss Blues Driver should be discontinued or changes it's name to nice looking blue pedal.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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heads on fire09/09/2011

heads on fire's review"Solid overdrive pedal for the money."

Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer
SPECS
Power supply : 9V battery (S-006P) or AC adapter AC109, AC309, AC509
Power requirement : DC9V 8mA
Size : 124(D)×74(W)×53(H) mm
Weight : 570g
Volume, Tone, Gain, and Mode pots
Metal housing
Metal stomp switch


THE BUZZ
The Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer Effects Pedal features the same circuit as a TS9 Tube Screamer with 3 new settings: +, Hot, and Turbo.

This pedal is basically an overdrive with 4 different voicings.


UTILIZATION

This pedal is incredibly easy to use. After plugging in to a guitar and amp, the first thing to do is choose a mode. TS9 mode is the classic mode, + mode is like a TS9 with just a little bit "extra", Hot mode has increased low-end grind, and Turbo mode just sounds like a fire-breathing gain beast! then, dial in the amount of dirt. EQ to taste with the tone control, and set the volume control as desired.

SOUND QUALITY

The pedal sounds great for guitar or bass. Most players will use it as a boost, where stepping on it adds a volume jump for a solo. I like to use it as a "low end tightener" - when engaged in front of an amp that's already driven hard with plenty of gain, this will tighten up the bottom frequencies and allow the guitar to cut through.

I'm not a huge fan of the Hot or Turbo modes, as they get a bit too fizzy for me. The TS9 mode sounds like it should, very similar to old Stevie Ray Vaughan records, and the + mode is where I like to leave it.

OVERALL OPINION

This is a solid product from Ibanez. It comes in a durable housing, so I'm not worried about gigging it. The sound quality is great for the price, and for tone freaks that like to tinker, the pedal can be modded to upgrade the components. If one wants to outsource a component upgrade - Keeley does a great job on this particular pedal, as does Analogman. Overall, this is a great value for the price.
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moosers10/31/2009

moosers's review

Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer
The Ibanez TS-9DX Turbo Tube Screamer is an analog overdrive that while has no real tube inside of it, emulates a tube type distortion.  The pedal is basic in make up, but does have one extra parameter that isn't found on the other tube screamers. It can be powered by either a 9 volt battery or power supply and isn't rack mountable as it is a stomp box.  The pedal has a 1/4 inch input and output to plug your guitar and amp into into.

UTILIZATION

The configuration of the Ibanez TS-9DX Turbo Tube Screamer is easy to follow overall as it simply has four knobs to work with.  It has parameters for level, drive, tone, and a mode knob.  The mode section has three things to choose from - turbo, hot, and TS9, all of which will give you a varying tone.  I tend to mostly keep it on the TS9 setting as I'm a really big fan of the original TS9 and feel that this mode fits best in with what I am doing, but all of the modes on this sound good.  I haven't seen the manual for this pedal, so I can't say if it would be helpful or not to have around when trying to learn how to use this pedal.


SOUND QUALITY

The sound quality of the Ibanez TS-9DX Turbo Tube Screamer is pretty awesome overall.  If you are looking for that classic tube screamer tone, this is definitely capable of that and then some.  Having the extended array of parameters allows this to be a more versatile pedal than the TS9 and the TS808.  I generally use this pedal for recording and for live shows with a Fender Strat and a '76 Fender Twin Reverb and I'm able to get some pretty awesome tones within this configuration, no matter what application I am using it for.  This is overall a great sounding pedal and if you have ever used a tube screamer, you know what this can do.


OVERALL OPINION

Overall, while the Ibanez TS-9DX Turbo Tube Screamer isn't my favorite of the tube screamer line of pedals, it is the most versatile and still has a great sound.  It doesn't have as realistic of a sound as the TS9 or the TS808, but this isn't to say that I don't like the sounds, because it is definitely professional sounding enough to be used for live shows or for recording.  The price isnIf you are interested in a tube screamer, definitely check this out along with the other tube screamers to see what will work for your style and wallet!
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