Vein-Tap’s Saint Blues crams the TS808 into a mini-pedal format

Vein-Tap has announced the Saint Blues, an overdrive pedal that claims to cram the classic TS808 circuit into a mini-pedal format.

Promising to be an authentic replica of the original - including the revered JRC4558D IC chip - the Saint Blues aims to capture the mid-hump overdrive and boost tones that guitarists have come to expect from the 808 design.

True bypass switching and 9V power supply operation are onboard the hand-built pedal, which also features a lifetime guarantee.

The Saint Blues is available to preorder for the impressive price of $91.22/£54.95/€63.53 from Vein-Tap.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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