Yesterday I posted Jerry Cantrell’s pedal set up, and noticed he had the Ibanez TS808HW limited hand wired edition tube screamer. I’ve seen this before, but realized I hadn’t talked about it on the site.
Ibanez thought they would do something special and create a hand wired (no circuit board) edition of the tube screamer using JRC4558D chips found in the original TS808. They also made the pedal with true bypass and different enclosure.
Here is the official description:
The Ibanez Tube Screamer, in its many versions and forms, can be found on pedal boards across the globe. Its warm overdrive is a sound many players, from advanced to beginner, can’t be without. The hand-wired deluxe TS808HW Tube Screamer offers even more capability and was built with the pro musician in mind.
Encased in a special, heavy-duty metal box, the TS808HW pedal is hand-wired with select JRC4558D IC chips (same as the revered and often-imitated TS808) and uses Japanese high-end MOGAMI OEC cable (AWG21). Equipped with true bypass, this Tube Screamer sends pure guitar excitement to your amplifier with no tonal loss whatsoever. This is, by far, the most evolved Tube Screamer pedal Ibanez has ever created.
I definitely like the Tube screamer. Used a Tube screamer TS9 for a long time. Very effective for bumping the leads up. I like the mid bump it gives, etc. I was surprised by the low amount of video reviews for this pedal.. and the ones available.. were not the greatest. ProGuitarShopDemos had the best.. by far.