Small footprint pedal without skimping on tone.
For the guitarist who's looking to pack more onto to the pedal board, Ibanez offers the Tube Screamer Mini. Manufactured in Japan and measuring in at 1.375" wide and 3.5" long, the TSMINI has all ...
Small footprint pedal without skimping on tone.
For the guitarist who's looking to pack more onto to the pedal board, Ibanez offers the Tube Screamer Mini. Manufactured in Japan and measuring in at 1.375" wide and 3.5" long, the TSMINI has all the features that have made the TS808 a legend, including Overdrive, Tone and Level controls, analog circuitry and the legendary JRC4558 IC chip.
I have used both the TS9 and TS808 along with this and this is the pick of the bunch in my opinion. It has a bit of a rawer feel to it with a good amount of drive and full volume. It is honestly fantastic and if you don't want to stump up double for a TS9 or risk spending less on a cheap copy, this is the choice!
I've been hearing about how Ibanez Tube Screamers were a common staple in everyone's pedalboard. My first experience with trying one out was this past weekend. This is so worth the price. I wanted something that could be subtle or be pushed to a great rock tone. With my humbuckers, though I'm sure it's quite the same, to a degree with single coil pickups, this was exactly what I was looking for.
My first tubescreamer, now I understand all the fuss. Lovely mid hump, I use it before other drives to turn a rhythm tone into a lead one. As a standalone drive is best to have your amp cranked on the edge of breakup, as it's tone has some dry in it, which is makes it great for stacking with other pedals. For 65€ it's hard not to give this pedal 5 stars. Very raw sounding and instant "vintagizer".
The Ibanez Tube Screamer is probably one of the most legendary and iconic pedals of all time, you don't need to read a review about it in so much as you need to throw your money at your local gear shop and take one of these home with you. The Mini is a great option for crowded pedal boards and it doesn't seem to suffer from its weight loss. You're sacrificing the use of a 9-Volt battery and need to keep it plugged in, but on powered boards that isn't an issue. I use this pedal to enhance pretty much all of my other pedals when I need that extra dirt and bite. So good. Butter on a Pop-Tart good.
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.
Legendary, classic tube screamer sound
My one minor complaint is that the Level and Tone knobs are so small that you can't even read what position they are in
I bought this 3 months ago. Almost never recorded anything without it, even with close to no drive whatsoever, it really brings a big sound to average crunchy amp channels. And a real nice distorted rhythm tone with the drive at 2 or 3 o'clock, which is WAY better than those front-page distortion pedals, like the Boss DS-2, or MetalZone, sh*t like that.
BUT, What really makes this pedal the BEST EFFECT PEDAL I HAVE EVER USED, is it's orgasmic clean boost. Sh*t mate, the clean tones this pedal has. Over a nice clean channel from your amp, you put this little guy at no drive and 10 o'clock tone, and he will make you question your clean playing before you met him. Terrific with arpeggios. And hey, if you want a nice bright crunchy sound but your amps crunch tone is some boring and the-exact-opposite-of-bright piece of shit (wouldn't surprise me), cranck the tone all the way with just a little bit drive. It will be way way better. Plus the true bypass helps a lot too. And it small, so it's easy to carry around and doesn't take loads of space. Seriously, this pedal is so good. If this pedal was a chick, she'd be the kind that would be always very friendly, smart, surprisingly hilarious and f*cking hot, so you would just sit and wonder "How can anyone not fall in love with this girl?", while you drown in her olive green eyes.10/10 would recommend.
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.
This pedal is great for a classic rock tone like ac dc and just a great light overdrive pedal,aslo great for punk, its not really different than the expensive ones, the only thing that is different is the chip thats inside it, I have not found a really good medal tone with it but other than that,great pedal for the price
I was apprehensive buying this as I was wondering what the catch was, but there wasn't any, it's just brilliant.
Great tubescreamer tone comes through on this, hardy and doesn't take up lots of pedal space (which can then be filled with delays).
I wouldn't even bother getting the TS9, you might as well get this. There is not catch, it's better value and takes up less board space.
Just get one....the tones coupled with the Blues Junior are simply gorgeous, beautiful blues tones with just enough break up are easy to achieve with this in the chain.
Gives that extra kick to push your amp tone to the next level when it can't naturally get their on its own. It also offers a great vintage overdrive tone without throwing off your volume levels or altering the natural tone of your amp too much when you want that extra crunch.
In short, the Ibanez Tube Screamer 'Mini' is closer in sound to a reissue Ibanez TS808, but really a tube screamer is gonna sound like a tube screamer no exception. I prefer the 'Mini's' tone more than my TS9 which is a bit more compressed sounding and less low end EQ (Tube screamers don't have a lot of lows to begin with). I recommend the Tube Screamer mini to guys and girls who are new to dirt pedals and peeps who are on the ongoing pursuit of guitar 'tone'. I keep my Boss SD-1 on my board for its grittiness, but would happily replace it with the smooth subtle tones of a TS mini in a heartbeat if my Boss pedal ever broke down (which is near impossible). Size doesn't matter ;P
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.