“Who better to mod the mod than the engineer who designed the circuit in the first place”: Original Tube Screamer designer Susumu Tamura just overhauled one of the most popular Ibanez TS9 mods

Godlyke Tamura-Mod Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Level Boost
(Image credit: Godlyke)

Tube Screamer designer Susumu Tamura and Godlyke Distributing Inc. have joined forces again to offer a new take on the classic overdrive pedal that channels the popular level mod into an Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9.

As Godlyke points out, the level mod is one of the most requested Tube Screamer tweaks out there, but often results in unintended effects on the final tone – sometimes compromising the core character of the sound that is so prized by players.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.