Ibanez TS808 Original Tube Screamer Overdrive Pedal

Overdrive/Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal, Tube Screamer Reissue, with Tone, Overdrive, and Level Controls
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This Green Beast Is a Pedalboard Staple

Plug into the Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer overdrive effects pedal, and you're plugging into thick and overdriven tube-style tone. This green beast is a classic - not to mention a modern pedalboard staple. The original Tube Screamer propelled into fame when Stevie Ray Vaughan used it to craft his signature tone. Today, those original TS808 Tube Screamers go for serious coin on the collector's market, but with this reissue, you can get those same sought-after tones, without breaking the bank. Push your amp, round out your tone: load up with the Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer.

Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer Overdrive Effects Pedal at a Glance:
  • Classic reissue gives you raved-about tone and a reasonable price tag
  • Same chip and analog circuitry as the original - just plug in and play
Classic reissue gives you raved-about tone and a reasonable price tag

If you've ever looked at a pro pedalboard onstage, then you've probably spotted the unmistakable TS808 Tube Screamer lurking in the signal chain. Countless renowned guitarists choose the TS808 Tube Screamer for its smooth, full tone - in the style of overdriven tubes. With this TS808 Tube Screamer, Ibanez has put together an unbelievable reissue. You get the sound of the classic, massively collectible TS808 Tube Screamer, all at a price that's totally affordable.

Same chip and analog circuitry as the original - just plug in and play

Much of what makes the original Ibanez TS808 so smooth, sweet, and full is the JRC4558D IC chip that Ibanez spec'd it out with. Fortunately, Ibanez managed to put the same chip and analog circuitry into this reissue. The end result? Your Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer is going to sound amazing. Blues to jazz to rock to anything else, you'll get all of that classic warmth with this Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer reissue.

Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer Overdrive Effects Pedal Features:
  • Reissue of the classic Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer overdrive effects pedal
  • Uses the same JRC4558D IC chip and analog circuitry as the original Tube Screamer
  • Square footswitch, just like the original Tube Screamer
  • Gives you a smooth, full overdrive - in the style of an overdriven tube amp
  • Sports Tone, Overdrive, and Level controls so that you can tweak your sound
The Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer has the tone of a classic at a gig-worthy price!

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Overdrive, Distortion
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Batteries 1 x 9V
Height 2"
Width 2.8"
Depth 4.9"
Weight 1.2 lbs.
Power Supply Included No
Manufacturer Part Number TS-808

Customer Reviews

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Ahhhhh...sweet memories

I remember....I remember back in the 80's living in New Orleans playing Mardi Gras in Fat City....there was one pedal that was a main component in my pedal chain....and that was a Tube Screamer .... now all these decades later after trying many variants and copies I am pleased to say that once again I have this pedal on my pedalboard.....and i believe they did it....they replicated the original pedal....it sounds incredible and I am glad I decided to give the Tube Screamer one more shot. I wont make the same mistake I made all those years ago....this one is a keeper!!!

The TS808

Blown away and amused. This pedal is what you need for all your blues and even hard rock stuff. Thank you Austin Moss for the tip. And I also agree with all the five stars reviews above.
Music background: Pro Guitarist

Awesome & Very Musical!!

Very responsive overdrive that does not mask the "woodiness" of my guitar. I use this unit through a Mesa Boogie Blue Angel (4X10) combo with a 1964 ES-335 and also a strat 1957 reissue. Both guitars maintain their character through the TS 808. Sounds like an extension of my amp, not an ad-hoc overdrive that is slapped on top. Very pleased!
Music background: Professional Guitarist

Vintage Overdrive Tone

This is a great unit that gives you the vintage overdrive tone, it is different from TS9 however, this has a warmer, older tone to it. This green pedal is very quiet at the same time! a Boss pedal would make a lot of undesirable noise when you start to turn the gain up, but TS808 will not! I like using it as a booster for solos with the amp with sone dirt, and then turn this thing up to boost up the sound. This ledgendary pedal stands strong to its name, but it is expensive however, but I'm sure if you care for tone, it'll worth the money.
Music background: hobbyist


When taken out of the box and opened, the circuitry is exactly the same as the reissue TS9! Further viewing revealed that other than the 4558 chip, there is nothing different from a TS9. I sent mine to Robert Keeley (he confirmed my thoughts on the lack of difference in components) and for $50, he can make her exactly sound like a vintage TS808. The pedal did not sound too bad out of the box, but now, it sounds like I expected. Don't be fooled, this is a reissue TS9 in a reissue TS808 box. My 5 star rating is for the pedal AFTER shipping to Mr. Keeley. 2/5 before shipping.
Music background: concert promoter, 22 years of playing guitar

Sweetwater Advice

Aaron Christy

They don't call the Ibanez TS-808 the Holy Grail for nothing. This is a must on my pedalboard anytime I am playing out. Whether I am trying to push the front end of my amp to a slighty dirty tone, more overdrive or a clean boost for soloing... the TS-808 never lets me down. Look at the versatility of the artist roster and know with confidence that this belongs on your pedalboard as well.
See also: Distortion Pedals, Ibanez, Ibanez Distortion, Overdrive, Boost & Fuzz