It's the age old question... Is the original Ibanez Tube Screamer 808 still the best overdrive pedal around?
Whether you like it or not Jack is going to take you through 6 amazing Tube Screamer variants, you can easily find Tube Screamer discussions on the internet - which ones better than this and that - but this video isn’t really about that.
We pulled out an original late 70s TS808 of John’s and 5 alternatives that are available in the Tube Screamer/ Overdrive camp, show you that they’re not all alike despite the obvious common thread that runs through all of these pedals. Jack also shows you that you can go ANYWHERE from an inexpensive option all the way to a boutique option and everything in between all with a huge variety of tone shaping capabilities. Whatever your budget there is TS/ Overdrive pedal that is perfect for you.
We decided to stick to a very recognisable Tube Screamer tone, using a Fender Custom Shop Strat into a quite clear Dr Z Maz 38 and find out how these modern variations stack up against the original.
Let us know in the comments below which one was your favourite!
Sadly for you the original TS808 isn't for sale, however the rest are so you better hurry to get your favourite!!