Today's pedal market has lots of A) Fuzzes and B) Tubescreamers. You just have to search through Tonepedia's catalog to see this, but back when Jam Pedals released the Tubedreamer things were a little different. In a similar fashion the Tubedreamer is still a refreshing take on the traditional circuit, many simply look to recreate the earliest models but not so here.
In a way the Tubedreamer isn't a Tubescreamer at all due to the use of asymmetric clipping which has more in common with Boss's SD-1 however the topology of the Tubedreamer is primarily based around an 808. The heritage is here too as it features the increasingly rare JRC4558D chip used in the late 70's early 80's pedals. The result is a pedal which is familiar yet a tone all of its own, add into the mix a choice of 3 diode clipping options and we have ourselves a pedal with both looks and sounds great still all these years on.
Could the Tubedreamer soon become as renowned as the originals ... It could be argued it already is.
But how does it sound and compare to the originals!? At tonepedia we don't tell you, we ask you to try them yourself. Under overdrives you will find a mixture of early Tubescreamer and even an SD-1 or two, A/B the Tubedreamer with these and you tell us what you think ... Which is your favourite?