Ibanez TS808 Original Tube Screamer Overdrive

Overdrive/Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal, "Tube Screamer" Reissue, with Tone, Overdrive, and Level Controls
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This Green Beast's 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 TS 808 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 TS 808 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 peered out onstage at a pro pedalboard, 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. Here, 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 giggable.

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-ed 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 what-have-you, you'll get all of that good-old-day 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 TS808 Tube Screamer
  • Gives you a smooth, full overdrive - in the style of an overdriven tube amp
  • Sports tone, overdrive, and level controls, so you can tweak your sound
The Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer: the tone of the classic, a gig-worthy price!

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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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Classic Overdrive

The Tube Screamer can't be beat if you're looking for classic overdrive.
Music background: Hobby guitarist

The TS808 is the best.

The TS808 is finally on my pedal board. I couldn't be more pleased. I've owned many other overdrive/distortion pedals, but they were just holding a spot for this Tube Screamer.I should have owned it years ago.
Music background: Pro Musician

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