Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer Overdrive Pedal

Get tubelike distortion and long-lasting sustain from this overdrive pedal, made to replicate the famed original TS9 -- with 4 modes to customize your tone.

Your Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer overdrive pedal takes that infamous crunchy and creamy overdrive tone and provides you with four modes to modify your output: TS9, plus, hot, and turbo. Each setting brings a different tonal contour to the table, and you also have drive, level, and tone control dials to further shape your signal. This compact and robust distortion pedal features that infamous TA75558 IC chip that made the original TS9 pedal so popular. With its hand-wired analog circuitry, this pedal provides your axe with the careful attention it deserves.

Hand-Wired Analog Circuitry

When you first fire your guitar through your Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer overdrive pedal, you'll instantly hear the warmth and clarity that comes from analog circuitry. Many guitarists claim that the crowning jewel of the Tube Screamer sound -- that made the original TS9 pedals in the early '80s so sought-after -- is the TA75558 IC chip. With four modes to choose from, the TS9DX Turbo adds even more dynamic tone to explore.

Four Modes to Choose From

Along with your level, tone, and drive controls, you also have a four-setting mode control dial. The Vintage TS9 mode offers that warm and transparent tone with creamy overdrive and warm sustain. Plus mode brings in a little more crunch. Hot mode pushes a thicker low end and more volume. Turbo mode offers even more boost to your signal. Your tone, level, and drive controls respond differently to each mode, so explore each setting to read more hear the range your guitar can achieve.

Compact and Robust Design

This stompbox pedal is conveniently sized for the pedalboard enthusiast. A rough and rugged outer casing will last stomp after stomp and consistently deliver rich and creamy Tube Screamer tone on demand. Plug your axe in and hear firsthand what all the fuss is about!


- Tube Screamer overdrive pedal with 4 modes to customize your sound
- One 1/4" instrument input
- One 1/4" output
- Hand-wired analog circuitry
- Circuitry includes "high fidelity" TA75558 IC chip
- Warm and creamy Tube Screamer overdrive
- Drive, level, tone, and mode controls
- Four modes -- TS9, +, hot, and turbo
- Compact pedalboard friendly stopmbox size
- Powered via 9 volt battery or external power supply -- sold separately
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Controls: Drive, Tone, and Level
Modes: Turbo, Hot, and TS9
Power Supply: One 9 Volt Battery or external AC adapter AC509 (sold separately)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 3 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TS9DX

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-669-8262
Web: https://www.ibanez.com/usa/support/

Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer OD

From the same factory as the original TS9. The same hand wired analog circuitry. The same warm Tube Screamer overdrive and sustain. The TS9DX also offers three settings for increased low-end crunch: +, Hot, and Turbo, all of which maintain the original TS9 tonal integrity.

About the Ibanez Tube Screamer

There is no single stomp box more famous than the Ibanez Tube Screamer. Thanks to tubelike distortion, smooth sustain, fat tone, and acclaim by artists too numerous to mention, the Tube Screamer has been and continues to be the world's most popular solid-state overdrive. Ss much so that after production of the TS9 ended in 1984, used TS9s were going for as much as 4 times their original price at vintage shows a few years later.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (64 ratings)
Submitted February 13, 2011 by a customer from gmail.com

"TS9DX Tasty over drive sound, biggest bang for our hard earned bucks."

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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It's all about tone, and this has got it for me.

Great TS9 sound with 2 other turbo setting. I have performed twice with it live through a Vox Night Train head and cab and I'm thrilled with the sound. I haven't used the other two settings, but I'll mess with them later. My other pedals are a Ibanez Weeping Demon wah, Fulltone GT-500, Line6 DL4, Voodoo Lab Micro Vibe and Hard Wire RV7 digital reverb. My predominant guitar voice is TS9, reverb and Night Train. I use whatever 2 guitars I feel like schlepping to the gig - usually an Ibanez Artcore Custom AF105F and a solid body 'lectric (PRS SE Santana, or Semi Hollow with P90's, or an ash Fender HW1 Tele).

I wanted the TS sound and for a few extra bucks I got 2 other sounds. My only beef is the indicator light - if seems to be set too far inside the housing so I can only see bright if I'm standing directly above the pedal. Move to the side one step and it becomes very faint. I first thought I got sold a second but on inspection I think that's the way it was designed. I don't have any other pedals with that characteristic.

Ease of Use
Not too tough. Plug it in to my Pedal Train set it till it pleases my ear and go.

Very sturdy and should hold up to life on the road. Did I mention I hate the indicator light?

Very good value. I think it's crazy to pay read more $250 for the retro designed pedal.

Manufacturer Support
Haven't needed any, but I could ask about... Nah, life's too short.

The Wow Factor
I don't lust after pedals like I do a beautifully made/sounding guitar. It's a tool.

Musical Background:
Active Musician

Musical Style:
Folk, rock, jazz
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