Ibanez 35th Anniversary TS-808 Tube Screamer Pro

Various

Since its initial one-year run in 1979, the TS808 Tube Screamer has earned its place in the pantheon of pedals and is coveted by electric guitarists of nearly every genre. Now, 35 years and multiple variations later, Ibanez proudly celebrates the original 808’s legacy with the release of the TS808 35th, a limited edition 35th Anniversary reissue of the extremely rare 1979 Tube Screamer.

Faithful to the original in every detail, the TS808 35th is hand-crafted in Japan (just the way they were 35 years ago), features the smaller narrow box, the Flying Fingers side graphic, the flat back plate design and, of course, the magic of the JRC4558 IC. With a limited run of only 1,500 available in the US, each pedal will be individually serialized with the serial number engraved on brushed aluminum.

Ibanez 35th Anniversary TS808 Tube Screamer Features:

  • Limited Edition
  • Faithful recreation of the original 1979 TS808
  • Smaller Narrow Box Design
  • Flying Fingers Side Graphic
  • Individually Serialized on Aluminum Plate
  • Made in Japan

A painstaking re-creation of the 1979 "narrow box" Overdrive Pro TS808, the Ibanez TS808 35th Anniversary overdrive pedal uses the same pair of 1458 chips as the original, giving you more distortion than later Tube Screamer renditions. Built like a vintage MXR pedal, the 1979 TS808 had a removable bottom plate and no plastic battery cover. Also, the 1979 TS808's Level knob was labeled Balance, and its external power jack was next to its input jack. Nonetheless, the 1979 TS808 still gave you that unmistakable Tube Screamer tone that is part of so many legendary guitar players' signature sound. Since you can find a Tube Screamer in nearly every guitarist's rig here at Sweetwater, we're enthusiastic about the Ibanez Overdrive Pro TS808 35th Anniversary overdrive pedal!

Classic reissue gives you raved-about tone and a reasonable price tag

If you've ever peered out onstage at a pro pedalboard, then you've probably spotted the unmistakable Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer lurking in the signal chain. Countless renowned guitarists choose the TS808 Tube Screamer for its smooth, full tone - in the style of overdriven tubes. This reissued Tube Screamer gives you the sound of the massively sought-after (and expensively collectable) 1979 "narrow box" Overdrive Pro TS808 at a price that's totally giggable.

Same chips and analog circuitry as the original for authentic TS808 tone

Often used to push a tube amp to its breaking point, the Ibanez Tube Screamer is a rather mild effect, as far as distortion pedals go. The original Tube Screamer was the green Overdrive Pro TS808, which was available in 1979 (mostly to markets outside of the USA) and was shipped in a narrow box. Because the 1979 TS808 utilized a pair of 1458 chips instead of JRC4558D or TA75558 chips like later revisions, it produced a fuzzier, more distorted sound. These pedals were built like a vintage MXR, with a removable bottom plate and no plastic battery cover. Also, the 1979 TS808's Level knob was labeled Balance, and its external power jack was next to its input jack. The 1979 "narrow box" Overdrive Pro TS808 is the most sought after vintage Tube Screamer and can go for astronomical prices on the used market.

Features:

  • Faithful recreation of the original 1979 "narrow box" Overdrive Pro TS808
  • Utilizes a pair of 1458 chips for an authentic vintage tone
  • Gives you a smooth, full overdrive - in the style of an overdriven tube amp
  • Sports Tone, Overdrive, and Balance controls, so you can tweak your sound
  • Limited to 1,500 pieces in the USA - grab yours quick!

Grab a piece of Tube Screamer history - grab an Ibanez Overdrive Pro TS808 35th Anniversary overdrive pedal!

Most recent forum threads

Related

Link to this page

Here's some code to post a link with image on forums, eBay, websites,...
BB Code
(forums)
HTML Code
(sites, eBay,...)

Where to find one?


your browser doesn't support AJAX?


fx pedal stompbox stomp box guitar effects pedal overdrive over drive gain saturation distortion/fuzz/overdrive dirt grit
Syndicate content

Subscribe to our newsletter

Close
Also check out Effects Database's social media accounts: