TS-10 (Tube Screamer Classic) Japan/Black Label w/JRC4558D Chip & Original Packaging

Effect Information

“The TS-10 has an overdrive knob, tone
knob and a level knob. The drive knob controls the level of distortion,
the tone knob adjusts the amount of treble in the sound, and the level
knob controls the output volume of the pedal.”

“The pedal can be used on a
solid-state amp to try to mimic the sound of a vintage tube amp,
although many guitarists prefer to use it to push a tube amp’s pre-amp
into an overdriven state. The classic Tube Screamer sound includes a
“mid-hump,” which means that the circuit accentuates frequencies between
the bass and treble ranges (mid-frequencies).”

“Many guitarists prefer
this sort of equalization, as it helps to keep their sound from getting
lost in the overall mix of the band. When used with a tube amplifier the
Tube Screamer increases the gain of the input signal overloading the
preamp and further distorting the signal.”

“When used with a cranked
master-volume type tube amplifier, this can result in much higher
volumes than before the pedal is engaged if the preamp is not already
turned up fairly high. Provided the preamp gain is already turned up,
the Tube Screamer will saturate the signal, creating a thickly
overdriven tone.”

Archived past online sales data:

Effectsfreak legacy website (includes sales data 4/2008 - 4/2021)

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