Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Overdrive Pedal

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Gearank Recommendation

The Ibanez TS9 appeared on our recommended list for Overdrive Pedals in 2 consecutive editions from February 2020 until October 2022 when it was removed due to the price limit for the list being reduced to $100.


The Ibanez TS Mini is a streamlined and compact version of the popular Tube Screamer. As such, it is also a more affordable and accessible alternative.

At its core is the same Tube Screamer tone that’s responsible for shaping the sound of countless popular guitarists, but since this one is smaller, it doesn’t take much precious pedalboard real estate, making it an easy addition for any setup.


  • Controls: Tone, Level, Overdrive
  • Analog
  • Hardwire Bypass
  • 9-Volt Adapter/Battery
  • Used by: Stevie Ray Vaughn, Gary Moore, John Mayer, Carlos Santana, Eric Johnson