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    Default Ibanez Nu Tube Tube screamer.

    Hey guys,
    I saw a video on youtube about this pedal and now I want one. I had a few tube screamers over the years and sold them all as I found a different flavor( Of the month of me LOL) and moved away. But I always enjoyed the tone out of a tube screamer and this one new to me looks very interesting.
    I also saw they make a hand wired model, anyone mess around with these?

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    Default Re: Ibanez Nu Tube Tube screamer.

    I'd be interested to know what it offers over other TS pedals- I have a TS7 and TS5, as well as a Bad Monkey. Of those I like the Bad Monkey the best. But I use the SD 805 the most- best EQ and gain range of all of them, but it can also clone the sounds of all of those.
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    Default Re: Ibanez Nu Tube Tube screamer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    I'd be interested to know what it offers over other TS pedals...
    It has an actual vacuum tube in it. Of course itís a very unusual tube. Itís based on a fluorescent display tube. Google Korg Nutube for more info.

    Does that make it sound better? It probably sounds different from the regular diode softclipping circuit.


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    Default Re: Ibanez Nu Tube Tube screamer.

    https://youtu.be/2NPUZCY5iIU


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    Default Re: Ibanez Nu Tube Tube screamer.

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidRavenMoon View Post
    It has an actual vacuum tube in it. Of course it’s a very unusual tube. It’s based on a fluorescent display tube. Google Korg Nutube for more info.

    Does that make it sound better? It probably sounds different from the regular diode softclipping circuit.


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    Well, Id be interested to try. Escpecially a TS into a Fender-type amp is the sound I usually go for. But I own a bunch of TS-type pedals already, so I wouldn't really be the target market for it.
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    Default Re: Ibanez Nu Tube Tube screamer.

    Andertons did a comparison video. They weren't very impressed, and I have to say I wasn't either. I would have just gone for a TS mini.

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    Default Re: Ibanez Nu Tube Tube screamer.

    Does it sound better? probably not

    Does it's make you feel like it sounds better with the little vacuum tube? definitely!
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    Default Re: Ibanez Nu Tube Tube screamer.

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidRavenMoon View Post
    It has an actual vacuum tube in it. Of course itís a very unusual tube. Itís based on a fluorescent display tube. Google Korg Nutube for more info.

    Does that make it sound better? It probably sounds different from the regular diode softclipping circuit.


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    Here's what I found https://korgnutube.com/en/ . Is it the same tube that Vox use in their new amps?

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    Default Re: Ibanez Nu Tube Tube screamer.

    $249.99? I can design and build one for less....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liam1963 View Post
    $249.99? I can design and build one for less....
    True, but the market doesn't care. They see 'Tube Screamer with an actual tube, dude!' and plop their disposable income down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    True, but the market doesn't care. They see 'Tube Screamer with an actual tube, dude!' and plop their disposable income down.
    Great point, fortunate for the seller, but an educated consumer is the seller's nemesis....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovegun View Post
    Here's what I found https://korgnutube.com/en/ . Is it the same tube that Vox use in their new amps?
    Yes, "NuTube" is trademarked by Korg, so yes, if that is what it says, it had better have one or you will be hearing from lawyers.

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    Default Re: Ibanez Nu Tube Tube screamer.

    The hand wired is a really great sounding TS but the NuTube Screamer is a gimmicky piece of trash IMHO & I own at least one of almost every version, including the anniversary series ones!!! I ordered one when they first came out, tried to like it for a couple days & then I sent that thing back ASAP!

    Compared with other 9 Series pedals it feels cheap & flimsy, not like what I’ve come to expect from Ibanez pedals at all! A real TS-9 should be able to get thrown off the roof of your 10 story apartment building without even chipping the LED.....
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    Ain't nothin' but a G thang, baby.

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    Default Re: Ibanez Nu Tube Tube screamer.

    It's about time they put a tube in a pedal with "tube" in the name. It makes sense from a marketing perspective. Doesn't even matter if it's worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjy_26 View Post
    My brother bought one of those because he was hoping for the sound of his rackmount Tube Driver in pedal form, and it doesn't really get there. With the stock 12AX7 it sounds more like a Boss DS-1 than a Tube Driver; you need something with lower gain (like a 12AY7) for it to sound similar.
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    Default Re: Ibanez Nu Tube Tube screamer.

    Quote Originally Posted by ibanezrocks View Post
    It's about time they put a (something) in a pedal with "(something)" in the name. It makes sense from a marketing perspective. Doesn't even matter if it's worse.
    I thought this was just marketing 101?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjy_26 View Post

    I used one of those for about 4 years, I thought it sounded great, until I heard something that sounded good. Dystrust compares it to the DS1 and I would have to agree.
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    Default Re: Ibanez Nu Tube Tube screamer.

    "Just slap tubes in it for better tone" is a game the manufacturers haven't stopped playing since the 80's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgecrusher View Post
    I thought it sounded great, until I heard something that sounded good.
    That right there is the tonal transformation that happens to every guitarist once they actually try some good quality gear instead of the typical Guitar Center ass-tone offerings... from time immemorial; for instance bragging about how awesome their CRATE practice amp sounds... until they plug into a 70's Marshall metal panel and see the f***ing light...
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