NAMM 2019: Ibanez’s iconic TS808 Tube Screamer is hitting its 40th anniversary this year, and in celebration of this milestone the company has unveiled a limited edition version of the pedal in a sparkling Ruby Red finish.
Otherwise, the classic stompbox is remaining intact, both in its fully-analog circuitry and familiar three-knob Overdrive/Tone/Level layout. List price for the 40th anniversary pedal is $285.70.
Ibanez has also, however, introduced a new Tube Screamer, the TSV808, which was developed in collaboration with Vemuram, a high-end Japan-based boutique pedal manufacturer. The new offering merges the Tube Screamer with the Vemuram’s flagship pedal, the Jan Ray.
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According to Ibanez, this "'Next Generation Tube Screamer’ has the TS808's signature mid-boost, but also the wide dynamic range and frequency response of the Jan Ray, yielding a sound that is entirely new."
The TSV808 boasts Drive, Tone and Level knobs in a format similar to the TS808, with a maximum volume is set 7db higher than the original Tube Screamer.
For more information, head over to Ibanez.