Well, to celebrate the TS9’s 40th anniversary, the Japanese brand has done away with the instantly recognizable green and has instead decked out its popular pedal in a Ruby Red finish.
Aside from the new colorway – and the 40th anniversary tag on the footswitch – it’s the same old TS9 Tube Screamer, meaning it boasts the same overdrive circuit and features identical controls for Drive, Tone and Level.
Red has been something of a go-to color for Ibanez, which also opted for an eye-catching Ruby Red colorway to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the TS808 – another classic Tube Screamer that was also designed by Maxon’s Susumu Tamura.
It was the now-coveted TS808 that preceded the TS9, which was eventually released by Ibanez in 1982 – both were eternalized by blues guitar icon Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Ibanez’s regular green TS9 has remained popular ever since – so popular, in fact, that Reverb reported it was the eleventh best-selling effects pedal of 2021.
The Ruby Red Ibanez TS940TH is available to preorder now for $179.
To find out more, visit Ibanez.