This small green box will give you everything you could ever expect from a regular TS-9 / TS-808. Either you are boosting your tubes to get more grit or use it as a standalone drive you will find it fantastic! It's true bypass, takes very little precious space on pedalboard and what is even more important TS mini costs a half of a price of a regular tubescreamers.
While building my pedalboard I had a massive issue deciding between an Ibanez TS9 and a Maxon OD9. After spending hours watching videos of the two, comparing and contrasting tones, I finally came across the TS mini. This little pedal packs a punch and easily matches- maybe even surpasses the tone of the TS9.
The Ibanez TS Mini is an interesting pedal, as it adds subtle gain to the signal chain, but also it stacks well when is paired with other drive pedals. With this pedal you will want to do Riffs and Solos all the time as its dynamics helps in the tone sustain, also it is middle equalized.
I haven't used any other TS like the TS9 or the TS808, but this little dude do the job fairly, perhaps there is something about the sound that you probably will want to use a booster before the TS Mini, and is about the "headroom" or in other terms, it sounds like if it was equalized in minus decibels, so needs to be pushed for more volume.
This pedal pairs well with other drives and fuzzes. By the moment I tried with the Blues Driver, SL Drive (Super Bass mode) and the Dyna Comp, to my taste, all them go before the TS Mini to approach a good mix between frequencies.
In general, the TS Mini is good for the rig, low price and fairly well for riffs, solos, blues and subtle overdrive.