lotsa tone lotsa boost lotsa drive.. use the power supply.. forget battries
9 March 2013
Summary: why oh why oh why would you buy a tube screamer ? when you can have this for like a third of the mooolah? why ? tell me why? and dont say that you think your pedal collection looks better with the ibenez .... oh pleeeeeeeeeeeze,,, dont be a chump.. this thing is as good as any tube screamer youll ever get..
Summary: I've been playing for about 40 years, electric for 7 or 8. And, like for everybody else, the search for tone is eternal. I got this for a gift for Christmas this year and it's fast becoming my favorite distortion pedal. And this is after spending way too many bucks modding a TS808 Tube Screamer, a Boss SD-1, and a Boss BD-2, not to mention all the ones I've tried and put on eBay. This pedal is amazing!
Summary: I'm going to be playing a pretty big gig in a few weeks so I ordered this pedal. All the reviews are great, and dont get me wrong, It's probably a good pedal but it won't ship to me for like four months!!! Thanks for the piece of crap service Amazon. Don't buy this pedal, if you can spring for the Ibanez TS-9 tube screamer, AT LEAST IT SHIPS IN A FEW DAYS!!!!!
Summary: I have been using this pedal in my study, playing a Strat through a little Rogue amp. I like it turned nearly all up with the tone at about half. Great bluesy sound, noisy with tone set high (might be cleaner in a larger environment; everything seems a little noisy in my study with two computers, flourescent lights, etc). I would recommend this pedal to anyone looking to control their overdrive. It pairs well with my CryBaby. The only drawback is the battery clip.
Summary: I've been playing guitar for 25 years and have used a wide array of pedals/effects. Trust me, if you're looking for an inexpensive alternative to an Ibanez Tube Screamer then you've found what you're looking for in the TO800. It delivers the same overdrive tone as a Tube Screamer, and then some. I feel that the "tone" circuitry in this pedal is more responsive and versatile than the pedal it was designed to emulate.
Summary: Behringer is a problematic company for me. Some of their stuff has been useful far beyond its modest, entry-level pricing (e.g. A-500 Studio Amplifier, UCA-202 DAC, Eurorack UB-502 mini-mixer)...and some of their stuff hasn't served me well at all (e.g. GM-108 amplifier, BTR-2000 rack tuner). Across the Web, reviews for the TO-800 are uniformly favorable. Based on this, I purchased one instead of paying many times more for an Ibanez TS-808.