"Used widely in genres as diverse as country, blues and shred, this stomper has been on more records, and used in more concerts, than perhaps any other overdrive or distortion pedal.
"The ‘best’ Tube Screamers use the now-fabled JRC4558D IC chip, which drives a rich midrange with smooth clipping characteristics. Most players love it sat in front of a quality valve amplifier. The TS-808 has since spawned endless clones and modded versions."
FAMOUS USERS: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Brad Paisley… absolutely everyone!
LISTEN: (Settings quoted as per a clock face; 9 means 9 o’ clock)
Overdrive 9, Tone 12, Volume 3:
Overdrive 1, Tone 12, Volume 11
BUY: Ibanez TS-808 Tube Screamer currently available from Thomann | GuitarGuitar | Andertons Music Co.
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