Ibanez TS808 Original Tube Screamer
As far as stomp box pedals are concerned, the Ibanez TS808 Original Tube Screamer Overdrive Pedal is the undisputed king. This reissue not only adopts the iconic retro look but features the exact same JRC4558D IC chip and analogue circuit as the 'Holy Grail' units first released by Ibanez back in the 1970s.
That signature screaming vacuum tube sound is available in abundance with this pedal thanks to a JRC4558 IC chip, allowing for warm transparent tones all the way to heavy aggressive break-up. All the magic can be tamed and manipulated by the same simple, yet effective post distortion EQ found on the original units too.
As found in the first batch of highly desirable TS808s, transistor buffers at the input and output of the pedal also feature. This part of the circuit holds the key to THAT SOUND as they help to retain the original dynamics of the input signal and avoid unwanted muddiness while delivering added clarity and responsiveness.
Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa, Carlos Santana, The Edge, Eric Johnson, Noel Gallagher, John Mayer, Gary Moore, Kirk Hammett...the list of users is endless!
- JRC4558D chip
- Original TS808 overdrive circuit
- Retro looks and famous green colour scheme
- Square footswitch
- Tube Screamer 808 decals
- Vintage style knobs