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best tube screamer type?

modeerf

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I am looking for a really good tube screamer. I've been looking at getting a keeley modded ts-808 but want to confer before I do. Any suggestions/experiences?
 

thisday1

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I've heard a very tweakable "screamer-like" pedal is the MI Audio Blue Boy Deluxe. Check out the demos on youtube
 

SG-GUY 92'

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The Maxon OD9 and OD808 are both amazing tube screamers. They are built by the same company that built the originals for Ibanez, sound identical to the originals, and they are decently priced at about $150 for either of them. I love my OD9 :)
 

Hugo Da Rosa

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I've lately been really digging the FD2. Mosfet or non-mosfet...they really tuned up a TS pedal to sound great in the FD2. With the FM switch, you can really set it to be anywhere from a clean boost to a full blown compressed TS drive pedal, each of which sound great in its own unique way.

Some other great TS pedals I've played: SRB808+, BB Preamp (Andy Timmons model), Visual Sound Route 66, MI Audio Blues Pro.
 

vintage66

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The Keeley Ts808 is great, as are the two Maxons mentioned. I have the Od808 and a Keeley Ts9dx flexi 4x2, which is hugely versitile. Both Keeleys are similar in price so if you want one really great sound or the choice of the plus or baked mod in one pedal with 4 modes for each, either is great. The stock Od9 is pretty great on it's own for a good bit less money and is clearer sounding than the Od808, but for that classic midrangy tubescreamer sound, the Od808 has something special. Don't forget that Maxon also has the Od9+, which I haven't tried but I've really liked every Maxon I've plugged into.
 

vintage66

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Menatone Blue Collar is a sweet TS derivative - bit more gain on tap if ya need it!!!
Yeah, I forgot about that one so +2 on it. I have a 4 knob older version-it's just not on my board but only because the Keeley 4x2 is more versitile. It has tons of gain on tap-I never get past 12:00 or so.
 




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