#1
Hi, I'm thinking of getting an Ibanez Tube Screamer and was wondering if anyone can comment on them?

Are they useful for both bedroom and gigging volumes?

Is it worth getting the TS9 or TS9DX (or other)?

I have an Engl Savage (valve amplifier) so I'm assuming it should suit that?

As for tone, I'd be looking for a sound between Iron Maiden and Iced Earth/Dream Evil in 'heaviness'.
#2
The sound is good but (my friend has one so no futher experiences) it's quite hard to push the pedal and it makes some nasty, screaming noise...

I found it pretty annoying
#3
the noises wont happen if you run it through clean tone
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#4
Yeah, it should work for you as a boost for solos and stuff. Maybe you could use it for a rhythm tone but it would work best for solos if you use it on the drive channels
#5
By boost do you also mean volume as well as gain?

Is it possible to increase the distortion on the pedal without increasing the volume?
#7
just out of interest, why can't the engl get those tones on its own? or is this just for a solo boost?
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#8
Yeah, i can get a good tone, i was just after a bit of variation and some extra distortion for the times when i really want it Only thing missing from the Savage is some reverb i think, so i might get a reverb pedal before i get a tube screamer.
#9
I have the 808 and love it. I put it over the dirty channel for a solo boost and it adds a little bit more gain, a little bit of volume, and takes a little of the high end off.
#10
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Yeah, i can get a good tone, i was just after a bit of variation and some extra distortion for the times when i really want it Only thing missing from the Savage is some reverb i think, so i might get a reverb pedal before i get a tube screamer.


ok, cool.

My guess is to just try as many OD pedals as you can (with your amp, if at all possible) and buy the one you like best.

Best bet, assuming you're in the EU, is to order one, because then you can send it back if you don't like it within 7 days (assuming you don't get to try the pedal with your amp).
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#11
I'd recommend a Maxon OD-9 over a Tube Screamer. I've tried them both through my Engl Screamer and the Maxon seems to have a better tone. Although you may have a different experiance with your Savage. Don't be afraid (if you can) to take your amp to a guitar shop and try out all their pedals.
#12
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the noises wont happen if you run it through clean tone


No not the sound through the ampflifier... the screamy, noisy sound is produced by the pedal itself... it's a bit stuck so it makes some nasty noises when you push or pull the pedal...
#14
Quote by Dave_Mc
ok, cool.

My guess is to just try as many OD pedals as you can (with your amp, if at all possible) and buy the one you like best.

Best bet, assuming you're in the EU, is to order one, because then you can send it back if you don't like it within 7 days (assuming you don't get to try the pedal with your amp).


Doesn't that only apply to un-opened products and involve loss of postage costs?


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I'd recommend a Maxon OD-9 over a Tube Screamer. I've tried them both through my Engl Screamer and the Maxon seems to have a better tone. Although you may have a different experiance with your Savage. Don't be afraid (if you can) to take your amp to a guitar shop and try out all their pedals.


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#15
^ in the EU, far as I'm aware, if you order something you haven't tried, you have 7 days to return it if you don't like it. Doesn't apply to stuff like software, but applies to guitars, pedals, amps etc. it has to be mint condition, but certainly not "unopened" (though you'd need to save all the packaging).

It will result in lost postage, yeah.
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#16
right now my favorite tubescreamer pedal is the maxon od808
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