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Ibanez Tube Screamer: Four Things You Don’t Know

The Ibanez Tube Screamer is one of the most loved, copied and modded overdrive pedals of all time. The pedal has been issued (and reissued) in numerous variants over the years and found a place in the rigs of players like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kirk Hammett, Gary Moore, Steve Vai and many others.

In this video, Phillip McKnight hips us to four fun facts about the Tube Screamer, including info about the pedal’s origins, electronics, variants and more.

As always, check out Phillip’s YouTube channel for more of his great videos.

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Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.