If you play electric guitar you will have most likely faced a tube screamer at some point. One of the most loved versions of this iconic pedal is the incredible TS9 which has been around for over 30 years. Now we have an enhanced version called the Ibanez TS9DX which adds 3 new modes of operation so you can use it for even more.
Hot, +, Turbo and TS9
These are the 4 modes that are available on the TS9DX. While the TS9 offers up the classic overdrive and boost sound you know the original circuit for Hot, + and Turbo mode push your amp even harder. In + mode you get the same tone and response as the TS9 setting just with a bit more grit to push your amp that bit harder. Hot mode introduces more saturation and a touch more gain again while the Turbo mode will really push your amp almost into a more fuzz like tone but still with the playability of a sweet overdrive.
Still A Classic
Even with all of these new modes the TS9DX has not changed what made the TS9 so popular. It still responds in exactly the same way with the same amount of gain so even if you are upgrading from the standard TS9 you can still get your tone of choice. This effect has been used for years as a standalone blues drive or to push an already driven amplifier in to saturation heaven. This is a pedal that deserves a place on everyones pedalboard.
- Drive, Tone, and Level controls
- Modes: Turbo,Hot and TS9
- Power Supply: One 9 Volt Battery or external AC adapter AC509 (sold separately)