Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer Vintage
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Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer Vintage

TS808 Tube Screamer Vintage, Overdrive pedal from Ibanez in the Tube Screamer series.

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moosers 25/02/2009

Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer Vintage: Produktbewertung von moosers (content in English)

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The Ibanez TS-808 Vintage Tube Screamer overdrive pedal is an analog effect. It has a 1/4 inch input and output and is not a rackable unit as it is a stomp box.

UTILIZATION

The setup and configuration of the TS-808 is quite easy. It has three knobs - one for overdrive level, one for level, and one for tone. It is easy to get a good sound from this, as it is easy to figure out how each of the three knobs is going to effect your sound. I don't have a manual for this so I can't speak to how helpful it is.

SOUND QUALITY

The Ibanez TS-808 Tube Screamer has become known for a certain type of overdrive. It isn't too heavy - it is more fat and crunchy. While that is the general sound it has, you can get a wide variety of different overdrive tones to it, depending on how you set it. While I have only used this with guitar, it would probably work fine on anything you wanted to use overdrive with. This pedal especially sounds great with Fender gear - specifically with a '76 Fender Twin Reverb and a Fender Stratocaster. This combo has proved to be an unbeatable tone in terms of playing rock music with overdrive.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using the Ibanez TS-808 for about four or five years and I have found it to be a great overdrive pedal, although it isn't the most versatile overdrive pedal I have used. If you can find an original TS-808 it is going to cost you a bit, but really has a classic tone that some guitar players have grown to love and cannot live without. While the reissues come close to this, nothing can match a true vintage Tube Screamer. This pedal has become a well known classic and is a pedal that every guitar should try out.