1-1/2 lbs. of overdrive anarchy.
The Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer is a reissue that's just like the original in so many ways. Same factory, same components, same housing, same famous seasick-green paint, and the same crankin' overdrive that made the ...
This photo of Jonny Buckland's pedalboard reveals he uses an Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer effects pedal. The TS9 is the 4th pedal from the left in the top row. The photo is from the "Clients" section of the official site for Mike Hill Service (who from the looks of it provide all kinds of services to pros, including amp service, creating pedalboards, etc). The original source of this image is [this page](http://www.mikehillservices.com/coldplay---jonny-buckland-328-p.asp). Unfortunately the photo is not dated, so it's difficult to tell at what point this was Buckland's pedal configuration.more
This photo of Jack Johnson's pedalboard was found on The Rigs blog, as part of an interview with Jack Johnson from June 2011. The photo shows his acoustic guitar pedalboard on the left, and electric guitar pedal setup on the right. The latter includes two Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer pedals.more
Martin Garrix can be seen here holding a Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar, and the one effect pedal that's visible is the Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer. This photo was taken before his performance with Bebe Rexha on The Tonight Show, which can be seen [here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A64qCEJtt_I).more
Used on “Ride the Lightning” as a replacement for the ProCo Rat which was stolen in 1984 ([Source](https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/entertainment/gear_of_the_gods_james_hetfield.html)). This was the last time he’d use a distortion pedal in his signal chain, as he moved toward using a Mesa Boogie/Marshall combo to get most of his sound.more
According to Gossard's guitar tech, "We use different pedals to achieve different amounts of distortion and overdrive: a DOD graphic eq pedal that boosts the signal and drives the amps' preamp sections harder, a Boss Hyperfuzz…" Full article [here.](http://www.guitarfxdepot.com/rigs/stone-gossard-pearl-jam-guitar-rig/)more
Alex Rosamilia's pedal board is played out as follows, "The signal starts with the guitar running into an Ernie Ball VP JR volume pedal, and its tuner out hits a TC Electronic PolyTune Mini Noir. From there, the signal enters the first Loop-Master, which is connected to six pedals: a Boss NS-2 (to control unwanted noise from the gain pedals), an Ibanez TS9." Taken from a [Premier Guitar article](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/21588-rig-rundown-the-gaslight-anthem).more
Guitarist Robert Ackroyd has two Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212 amps. “They have a great drive sound without getting the levels too loud,” says guitar/bass tech Djamir “Penguin” Filho. “Added to the amps are two THD Hot Plates. I can control the levels and have the tubes always ‘full-on’ while keeping the volume correct for the show. We mike each amp with a Shure SM57.” Ackroyd’s footpedals comprise a H.O.G. (harmonic octave-generator guitar synth); Boss Loop Station RC-2, TU-3 chromatic tuner, FZ-5 fuzz, TR-2 tremolo and DD-7 digital delay; DigiTech X Series digital reverb; and Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer. - See more at: http://www.mixonline.com/news/tours/all-access-florence-and-machine/368254#sthash.PF1WImhw.dpufmore
Noodles uses a version of the Tube Screamer with a Robert Keeley mod, as told in this interview to Ultimate Guitar: "We don't screw around with effects too much. We messed around a little bit with amps and stuff in here. The only real effect we relied heavily on was the, what is it, the (Robert) Keeley-modified Tube Screamer? It's like the Ibanez Tube Screamer except it wasn't even an Ibanez. Essentially it's the same circuitry and stuff but then he adds some kind of chip to it or something." source: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/interviews/interviews/offsprings_noodles_i_dont_care_to_argue_how_punk_i_am.htmlmore
Pedalboard used in conjunction with Marshall: "My live ‘board is pretty simple - essentially just a tuner, an octave pedal, and a couple of subtle boost pedals. 90% of the core sound is from the guitar and amp, then a clean boost is used just to push the amp a bit harder into overdrive. I use the guitar volume for most of the tonal variations. Main pedals used are as follows: Free The Tone FINAL BOOSTER - Fantastic clean boost… the great thing is when set at zero and kicking it in there no tonal/level change whatsoever - it only adds to what’s already there. Has a nice natural sounding buffer in it too. Sonic Research ST-200 Tuner - Accurate and reliable strobe tuner that works great especially for the ‘half a step down’ tuning I use. Easy to see on dark stages too! T-Rex ALBERTA - Nice subtle tubescreamer type pedal, smoother and warmer sounding than the classic TS pedals. Normally just kicked in now and then with the Strat. T-Rex OCTAVIUS Octave pedal with switchable clean boost - This is great and is used mostly with the old cello slide guitar. The guitar has a really low output so the extra boost on here works perfectly to beef things back up. Voodoo Lab PEDAL POWER 2 PLUS - Silent, super reliable and efficient power supply! Brightonion Pedals TRUE BYPASS LOOPER - Any pedals that aren’t true bypass run through this, plus it keeps things nice and easy to switch on and off during a gig as every thing is at the front! Other pedals I use now and then: Klon Centaur, JHS Charlie Brown, Free The Tone Red Jasper, ZVEX Box Of Rock" -Aynsley Listermore
The "Equipment" section of this article sourced by the World Heritage Encyclopedia™ states that "Simpson's pedal-board consists of a Boss DD7, a Morley Bad Horsie Wah, a Dunlop Dime Signature Wah, an Ibanez TS9, an MXR Noise Gate, a Boss TU2, as well as a Boss BF3 and a Boss DD-6 delay pedal."more
"In my rig it's a 5150. Now I'm using the EVH 5150 III but before I used the 5150 II or the 5150 I. I think I've had every single one of 'em. Then I would use a Tube Screamer in front of it just to kind of push it a little harder. Really not until "Common Courtesy," I never used any pedals." - excerpt from Ultimate Guitar interview.more
"Enter the RG-16. This midi interface has made my life a lot easier. Now if I want to go from, say, my lead channel with my NS-2 and TS-9 to my clean channel with my compressor, DD7, RV5, on and my NS-2 and TS-9 off, I just have to hit one button on my Mastermind Midi Controller. It makes my life a LOT easier and makes tone changes a breeze. The setup was pretty complex and required the building of a ton of custom cables. The cable making was easy though, thanks to the custom cable making kits that Planet Waves makes. "more
For the album Mania: "Matt- What equipment do you guys use? Ozo - On this recording I used my Hiwatt 200W amp along with my Hi-watt cab 4*10+1*15. That's absolutely the best rig I ever tried. For the distortion I use mostly a modified Ibanez Tubescreamer. Also for recording we have plenty of cool michrophones and tubepreamps that we use. Used my Gibson thunderbird."more
Brendan uploaded this picture to Instagram on 16th March 2015 "Hey yall Crazy week. Tuesday night Michael Jordan had a very sweet gig -- Self Defense Family, Creative Adult and Soul Glo. All the bands were awesome and loud and such nice people, it was also great to see people who I normally don't see. Unfortunately I had some stuff stolen..." He went on to list the Ibanez Tube Screamer TS-9 Serial # 1330507" So unsure whether Brendan still uses a Tube Screamer since it was stolen but he used the pedal prior to this.more
1-1/2 lbs. of overdrive anarchy.
The Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer is a reissue that's just like the original in so many ways. Same factory, same components, same housing, same famous seasick-green paint, and the same crankin' overdrive that made the original one of the all-time classic pedals. Guitar Player called it the best. Plug it in. Crank it up. You'll hear what all the fuss is about. Tone, drive, and level controls.
Just like the DS-1, I got this pedal because it seems like the most popular overdrive pedal. Now, having experience with the pedal, I can say that I really like the sound. In my opinion it gives the perfect tone and crunch to the sound I want. My settings are just like how all the old guys did it. I have the drive rolled back, and a boosted level. It's great!
my fav pedal, Great pedal for anything, best for pushing amps and amazing for blues, all my fav artist use them they r awesome
The only and almighty ts9, I play it with the drive control all way down to get that sweet bluesy sound, or all way up to do rock! Very useful to get "that" sound with and hybrid amp.
I use it more as a boost than my main overdrive, but sounds really nice either way. Turn the drive up and you get a really thick distortion, keep the drive low and you get a simple well-rounded gain boost. Not leaving my pedalboard anytime soon.
There's a reason many famous guitarists use this pedal. The sound is really amazing. I would describe it as an overdrive pedal, rather than a distortion pedal. I can get nice, subtle overdrive out of it, and then crank up the drive to get some great heavy overdrive perfect for lead. I'm pretty sure I'll never replace it, however I have thought often of adding another to it, so that I have both my favorite settings ready to go during live performances.
Who hasn't owned a TS9 Tubescreamer? I had an Maxon-made original issue TS9 before I got sick of tubescreamers. It sounded like a tubescreamer should.
The TS9 is a bit gainier than the 808 that preceeded it, but a little less gainy than a TS10 or the reissue TS9. If you really listen while staring at your gain knob settings you can barely notice the difference! From what I can tell the TS808 and TS9 were copied from Boss's OD1 only with a high-cut tone control added and the diodes switched to symmetrical clipping (because Boss supposedly had the asymetrical clipping idea pantented at the time). There are a few other component differences that give this pedal slightly stronger bass and a mid-hump that favors the lower, rather than upper mids. The clipping and mid-range bias really suit Fender single coil pickups and Blackface fender amps, but a TS9 sounds cool through a marshall or a vox as well (though I prefer the Boss SD1 for this application usually).
Here's a little tech for those of you who are curious. The revolutionary idea in this whole family of overdrives was putting the clipping diodes in the feedback loop of the dual op-amp softening the clipping substantially compared with the diodes-to-ground approach fro the DOD OD250 camp that preceeded it.
I could say more about this classic pedal, but we all know about it. Its a tone in and of itself and if you play a Strat through a Blackface Fender amp you are basically required to own one or a boutique derivitave. These days I am more of a Boss SD1 kinda guy, but they are almost the same pedal as a TS9. When I played a Fender Princeton Reverb or Showman all the time the TS9 was my go-to dirty boost for leads. If you haven't tried one of these you should. Its a classic like a Telecaster; sure you can improve on it from an intellectual standpoint, but its been doing the job in its own way for so long that tampering with the formula is really creating a whole new tone and defeats the idea of having something classic. Really, you need to appreciate a stock TS9 in a loud, electric blues band situation before you knock it -- it thicken single coils even with the gain at 1, can produce a good amount of its own distortion into a clean amp, has a wollop of output to hit the 1st tube in your amp and helps single notes cut the mix instead of getting lost. 'Nuff said.
There are few stomp boxes and pedals on the legendary level as the Ibanez Tube Screamer. There are different styles and options but this is the Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer. Although this is a reissue of the original, it's exactly the same, and I'm talking components, color, housing, everything. The TS9 has 3 knobs including Drive, Tone, and Level. It's the perfect overdrive for coloring your tone and giving you some extra punch for your leads or just jamming on rhythm.
When the pedal was designed, they used a subtle clipping circuit to create the pedal's sound. The input and output signal of the clipping circuit were mixed and helps to preserve the original sound and to avoid the muddiness. It also makes your guitar to be more responsive and you'll rock out with much more clarity in your tone.
Yes everybody raves about the old ones but my reissue works for me. In combination with my MXR and Graphic I can get all the dirt I need for low volume gigs and a nice creamy lead boost for the big shows.
It's a little bit thin compared to the old version obviously, but not bad. I still use it on a few things- it has a pretty good tone to it. Not a bad "go-to" pedal.
It will be quite hard to write something new and shocking about TS-9, because it's been here for 30+ years and did its time on countless pedalboards & recordings. Anyways - I'll give it a shot. TS-9 is a safe bet. If you want pedal that sounds great as a standalone unit and serves even better as a little extra boost for already cranked amp then you should not look any further than this green buddy. Three knobs make it extremely easy to dial into your tone. Build as a tank, ready to go and last on any gig. It isn't true bypass... but who cares? It's TS-9!
It's a must have pedal. TS9 by itself is an amazing pedal. But I use it right after my OF-2 and this combination is perfect to my ears. Blues, blues, blues!