Price paid: $ 90
Purchased from: Local Music Store
Sound — 9
I use primarily Ibanez guitars through Randall amps, and it sounds great. Somewhat noisy with my fender, but only if your playing raw and non-silenced. Its tone is great, feels right for lighter genres, and fits most things.
Overall Impression — 9
IT'S REALLY GOOD. But not right for me. Any jazz or alternative artist would love this pedal, but not if you like metal. GET IT!
Reliability & Durability — 10
IT'S INVINCIBLE, I've literally, not even joking when I say, I've thrown it on the ground, stomped on it, and tossed it around. Definitely tough. Yes, I would use without backup.
Ease of Use — 10
Well the TS9 isn't the best tube screamer, isn't to great when it comes to doing anything other than lightweight distortion, or a little increase in jangliness. It is great for a Vintage sound, and you can get a great bluesy tone. Turning the tone and level knobs actually make a pretty big difference. Not just a light, pussish "rang", more like, "BRAAANG" and it goes great with a split humbucker. Easy to use, sounds good, looks good. Simple.