#1
I was wondering if anyone had any experience with an Ibanez Tube King pedal. Appearantly it has an actual preamp tube in it (12AX7) and according to the website:

"The Tube King can make any solid-state amp sound just like a tube amp, with massive, tight distortion"

Now I don't quite believe that for a minute, but can it actually improve the sound quality of an SS amp, or is it just another AVT type of gimmick?

(The funny thing is, I used to think that the tubescreamers had tubes in them. I was very disappointed when I found out otherwise).
#2
Who knows? Pedals with tubes are like pedals without tubes: some suck, some blow, some are great. Try one, and tell us.

The old ones were supposed to be killer.