TK-999 (Tube King) (V1)

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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. 

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originally made this pedal in Japan exclusively for the Japanese market.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

Interesting read — is this true?

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