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Ibanez > TK-999 (Tube King) (V1)

Ibanez TK-999 (Tube King) (V1)

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High: $95.99 8
Average: $84.66 3.67
Low: $76.98 1


"Made for Ibanez by Tubeworks in their U.S. factory, this pedal is virtually identical to the B.K. Butler-designed Real Tube used by Eric Johnson, David Gilmour, and a favorite of Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. 

"The story is: B.K. Butler licensed the Real Tube design to Ibanez, which originally made this pedal in Japan exclusively for the Japanese market. When Ibanez started to market the TK-999 in the U.S. Tubeworks threatened legal action, and an agreement was reached which allowed Ibanez to sell the TK-999 in the U.S. as long as Tubeworks manufactured them."

Interesting read -- is this true?
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