Wednesday 10 October 2012

Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer Overdrive Replica

The Ibanez Tube Screamer is a guitar overdrive pedal dating from the late 1970s. The pedal has a characteristic mid-boosted tone popular with blues players. The legendary Tube Screamer has been used by guitarists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan to create their signature sound. It is one of the most popular and most copied overdrive pedals.

JD Sleep runs General Guitar Gadgets a family owned operation located near Good Hope, Missouri, USA. His goal is to provide the absolute best DIY guitar effect information on the internet and to provide resources to the world for building your own guitar effect pedals.

Using a circuit layout from General Guitar Gadgets I built a replica of this classic overdrive for local musician Tom Hannay. It features everything you'd expect from a boutique effect pedal; battery or mains power, rugged die-cast aluminium enclosure with heavy duty stompswitch, gorgeous vintage aesthetics, true bypass and effect-on LED indicator.