In the late-'70s, the Maxon-made TS808 Tube Screamer changed the overdrive pedal game. While its overall gain may be mild for some, its characteristic mid-boosted sound produces amp-like overdrive that allows the true sound of the guitar and the player's technique to shine through. It is most commonly used to push the front-end of a good tube amp into creamy saturation, but it provides rich, harmonic tone through almost anything. Blues, rock, heavy metal—any time you need more gain and overdrive, the Tube Screamer will cut through the mix exactly as you want it to.
While the basic Tube Screamer design saw a number of model changes over the years, the original TS808 is perhaps the most coveted. Authentic examples from the late-'70s/early-'80s sell at exorbitant prices, but fortunately Ibanez reissued the original TS808 design in 2004. The TS808 Reissue uses the correct JRC4558D op amp and the correct-value output resistors that made the originals sound so good. Plus, it has the same cosmetics—vibey knobs, way-cool silver rectangle stomp switch, and of course that iconic green finish.
This mid-2000s Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer Reissue is gently used. There are a few nicks and marks here and there (see photos), but nothing severe. It functions 100% as it should, and as advertised, it's a fantastic-sounding Tube Screamer. Please note that (like the originals) you will need a 3.5 mm adapter to use it with a regular 9V adapter.