The lean, mean, overdrivey machine that started it all, the TS808 Tube Screamer from Ibanez. This modern reissue is really nice and, considering we just sold an original 80s example for near enough 1k, quite good value! It sound great, and has that classic early Tube Screamer sound absolutely nailed down. There's a million clones out there, but we're inclined to say that the original is still the best...
Here's what Ibanez say:
Often imitated but never duplicated, our TS808 Tube screamer very well may have spawned more off-shoots and variations than any other pedal on the market. Now you can own the faithful reissue of this world-famous stomp box at a price that doesn't break the bank. The reissue includes the same JRC4558D IC chip and analog circuitry as the original, and features traditional overdrive, level, and tone controls.
•Overdrive, Tone and Level controls
•Required Current: 8mA@9V
•Power Supply: One 9 volt battery (006P) or external AC adapter (Use only DC 9V (Center-negative)), Converter Cable included.