TS7 Tubescreamer review by Ibanez

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 6
  • Ease of Use: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.5 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.2 (32 votes)
Ibanez: TS7 Tubescreamer
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Price paid: $ 50

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 10
My current setup: Gibson SG Special with Gibson Burstbucker bridge pickup on a Marshall MGDFX100 Watt Amp. It's not too noisy and doesn't scream to often, but it can rip some real cool heavy metal and punk lines on high volumes. The effects can get real weak if you have a low battery. Sometimes this can screw you at a show. I can get this one to sound alot like some Suicidal Tendencies and with some tweakage you can get a real NOFX/Pennywise effect. It only has one effect, which is distortion, but it's a good little box and well worth the money.

Overall Impression — 10
I play heavy metal, punk rock, and some cool Bach type stuff. I've been playing for about 4 years now. And if this baby ever got stolen, I'd buy it again in a second.

Reliability & Durability — 6
The only downside is the battery. It will screw you.

Ease of Use — 8
It's really simple to use, just hook a wire in the input and output and you're ready to go. Pretty easy to get good sound out of, and great for overdriving the distortion you already have on a tube amp. I've tried it on both solid state and tube, and it seems all around awesome for both. The knobs are very user friendly. But if you leave it hooked in too long, the batteries will die, and that always sucks.

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