There are few pedals with the same level of unanimous love as the Ibanez Tube Screamer. Between its incredible clean boost and its meaty distorted sound, this pedal redefined what an overdrive could be. That being said, there has always been debate about which iteration is best. Some will evangelise about the TS808 for being the first Tube Screamer, while others will sing the praises of the TS9, the TS10, or even the TS-Mini. While all have their pros and cons, there’s one problem they all share alike: they’ve only got one boost.
Then there’s the Overdrive Pro TS808DX.
When you set out the improve on a masterpiece you have to be careful. Ibanez knew this when they sat down to design the TS808DX which is why they kept it as close to the original as possible.
What did they change?
Well the only major change to the TS808DX was to add a second tube screamer boost. Before this pedal, when people wanted to both have a clean boost and an overdrive, they essentially had to just bite the bullet and buy two Tube Screamers. Now they can get it all in one package.
As a rule, if you see a pedal with the words ‘Ibanez’ and ‘Tube Screamer’ written on it, you can pretty much guarantee that it’ll cost you an arm and a leg. That being said, while there are some great affordable options out there, there’s a reason people are willing to pay so much.
In this case, although it might look expensive at first glance, the TS808DX can save you the cost of two TS808s. Ultimately, although it is a pricey pedal, it’s also everything you need in one package.
|Jacks mounted on||Sides|
|Weight (in kg)||0.83|
|Special Features||JRC4558D, Clean Boost|
|Width (in cm)||13.7|
|Height (in cm)||5.2|
|Depth (in cm)||12|