Ibanez Nu Tubescreamer Overdrive Pedal

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A modern take on the classic TS808 drive, the Ibanez Nu Tubescreamer adds Korg's Nutube technology, plus a Mix control to blend clean signal into your tone.
The pairing of Ibanez's Tube Screamer with Korg's Nutube technology has produced the Ibanez Nu Tubescreamer, an overdrive with exceptional dynamics, improved sensitivity, and natural tube-like compression. For those familiar with the conventional TS808, the added warmth and amp-like quality of the Nu Tubescreamer will be immediately apparent.

Beyond the addition of the Nutube, the Nu Tubescreamer incorporates several new features designed to vastly widen the pedal's tonal potential. A "mix" control was included to allow for balancing the clean and overdriven signal. With the "Mix" control rolled totally counter-clockwise, only the dry signal will be present making the Nu Tube Screamer ideal for double duty as a clean boost. The unit can also be run with either 9 or 18V power; 18V allows for increased headroom and gain.

The development of the Nu Tubescreamer involved a year of close collaboration with Korg, as well as our Artists, in order to ensure we created something with new tonal dimensions that also stays true to Tube Screamer's legacy.

Features:

- Incorporates Korg Nutube Technology
- Drive, Tone, and Level Controls
- Mix Knob
- True Bypass
- Power Supply: One 9 Volt Battery or External DC 9 or 18 Volt AC Adaptor
- Made in Japan
Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used products are not under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262
(1 ratings)
Submitted October 11, 2018 by Vanessa P in SomewhereIn, AZ
"Nice, but not what I was hoping for"
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First of all, I've never played any previous TS pedal, so I cannot make any comparisons. Youtube has lots of videos if you want to hear about that.For me, the selling point was the new "NuTube" technology. I was wanting some nice, natural tube-based warmth to go in front of the interface to my DAW. Something a bit more organic before the signal hits the digital domain. I had this fantasy that the NTS would bring all those amp/cab emulations in my VST plug-ins to more vivid life. What I found was that it just tends to muddy the waters. I couldn't get an optimal setting in that use no matter where I set the wet/dry knob or any of the other controls. It seems those emulations sound best with a dry signal going in.In front of my solid state amp, the NTS sounds nice.But not $249-dollars nice.I have a Wampler Euphoria and a good old classic Boss BD2 that, to my ears, sound every bit as good in their own way as the Ibanez NTS. The NTS has it's own color and response, but I can't find a reason why I would prefer it over the others I already have. Maybe, like a good old-fashioned vacuum tube, it just needs time to break in.* the review filters require a rating for manufacturer support, but I cannot comment on that because I haven't needed it. I assume an 'average' rating is fair.
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