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mattacuk
post Sep 9 2007, 05:48 PM
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With the arrival for my new amp, im seriously considering an Ibanez Tubescreamer as its something ive wanted since i picked up my guitar.

Does anyone at GMC have experience with any of the Tubescreamer models? TS808. TS-9 etc. If so please show pic's and tell us more about it, e.g specs, features and what you think of the sounds! cool.gif


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Ben Howell
post Sep 9 2007, 06:21 PM
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Hey Matt- youve gone gear crazy!
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With regards to tubescreamers, i had a Maxon 09-9 based exactly on the original ibanez ts-808 i think, and it had an authentic tone, but sounded a bit lifeless-a lack of warmth.

Even though i dont use much gain the Maxon hardly had any-used it as a mild boost for the Deville.

If your looking for alot of gain id look elsewhere (from my experience), if you juts want it as a boost then it should be ok.

On another note, for excellent handmade pedals try 'Barber'

http://www.humbuckermusic.com/barberpedals.html

They are made in USA and you'd have to get it imported but they have great response (small fry pedal) and are quality made.

Something like the Direct Drive is an extremely versatile pedal and would do everything from blues to saturated gain.

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post Sep 9 2007, 07:35 PM
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HI Ben! biggrin.gif

Its just exciting to break away from the cube60 into something a bit more professional! smile.gif

Pedal wise i currently own a Boss MD-2 Distortion Pedal and a Boss DD-3 delay pedal. I was wondering if i could use the MD-2 for high gain playing and maybe a Tube screamer for a warm blusey overdrive.

Would that work well? smile.gif


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post Sep 9 2007, 08:50 PM
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Hi Matt,

I would have thought so.

You'll probably be pleasantly surprised with the natural overdrive on the Vox for what you want, but a tubescreamer would probably help things out.

It seems youre looking for versatility, i would recommend the Barber Direct Drive very highly, as its got a warm analog sound, but has more than enough drive for rock/metal if you want it. Great pedal, and probably the same as a tubescreamer, but more versatile.

heres a link to a soundfile of the Direct Drive:

http://barberelectronics.com/SShamer.mp3

And heres a link to the website:

http://barberelectronics.com/directdrive.htm



FWIW, i have played both, and for what you want i would definately reccomend the Barber Direct Drive, unless you just want a blues overdrive, but i think you'll get that from your amp.


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post Sep 9 2007, 09:41 PM
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God dang that sounds good ben ! blink.gif yes versitility is what im after as i like to play all styles smile.gif

what is your opinion (if any) on this seymour duncan twin tube classic OD?

http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/effe...fx03_twin_tube/

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