Submitted April 3, 2005 by a customer from hotmail.com
"STRAT + TS9 + BASSMAN HEAD = BIG GRIN!"
Being a guitarist, I would never say my search is over for the ultimate tone! But Hey! thats what keeps the guitar, amp and all things related industry rollin' on! All i will say is that for now I am a "Happy Bunny" Like I said, guitar players for years have raved about the Tubescreamers, I just wish that I had listened, I would have saved myself a lot, and I mean a LOT of cash. I hate the colour of this pedal...Yukky green! but it did not deter me from buying it, I stomp on it, not wear it!
I play in a blues / rock band, and although I tend to shy away from what the masses rave about and use my own ears, I just wish I had for once listened to what the majority of guitar players out there are saying! This pedal is a keeper. I have tried many boutique ts clones in the belief that they would be superior, WRONG! I use a strat into a Budda wah, dunlop rotovibe, custom built fuzzface clone, TS9, Fender 66'blackface bassman head. My sound was always suffering from being thin, enter the TS9, I can max the gain and still it will clean up enough from the guitar volume knob for double stops, jazzy chords and toneful passages. I must admit I do not know what this pedal sound like through a solid state amp, only a class valve amp, but for my style it sings. I find the tone control to be a touch harsh when maxed, so hey! I don't max it! Probably humbucker users would benfit from the wide range of this control, but I never have it past 11 o' clock. The thing I also love about the TS9, is that it sound just as good when the amp is at low volume as when the amp is cooking, but in a live situation, I use the fuzz to goose it into wild distortion. The thing I cannot understand is that so many reviewers state the pedal provides distortion! IT DOES NOT! It is a overdrive device!and a really good one at that!
It has a DC input, great for saving on batteries, Volume, Gain and tone. What more could you need?
The pedal seems to be robust and well put together, I have heard that on older reissue models the switch has failed, so I hope that this problem has been rectified.
After buying modded TS's and Boutique pedals, this reissue represents very good value.
I have had no contact with manufacturers, so cannot say.
The Wow Factor
I hate the colour green!
Active musician of 30 years playing live
Rock / blues :Jimi Hendrix trbute
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