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  • is there a tube in a tube screamer?

    I just can't seem to figure it out.. =)

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    Re: is there a tube in a tube screamer?

    No "real" tube. Just emulates an naturally overdriven tube amp.
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    • #3
      Re: is there a tube in a tube screamer?

      If you want a tube screamer with an actual tube (for someone who has a solid state amp and wants tube like overdrive)... look for an Ibanez Tube King (they're discontinued).
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      • #4
        Re: is there a tube in a tube screamer?

        keep in mind though, most pedals with tubes are preamp tubes, not power amp tubes...preamp tube distortion is *very* different from the fabled *tube tone*.
        Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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        • #5
          Re: is there a tube in a tube screamer?

          The answer for the most part is NO ! But Ibanez did make a multi FX
          board years ago that had a tube screamer and did feature a 12AX7.
          I don't remember the model # something like 5ues ??? Long discontinued
          like the tube king Chris mentioned. My cousin has one, It's a pretty
          cool unit. But I can't say the tube screamer in it sounds better than
          any other Tube screamer ? But at any rate is a cool unit.
          http://www.soundclick.com/whirlwindbluesrevue

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          • #6
            Re: is there a tube in a tube screamer?

            I've always wondered about that... I thought since the pedal was called tube screamer it had a tube.. but hey, it emulates it... gotta love the tone
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            • #7
              Re: is there a tube in a tube screamer?

              Originally posted by the_Chris
              If you want a tube screamer with an actual tube (for someone who has a solid state amp and wants tube like overdrive)... look for an Ibanez Tube King (they're discontinued).
              The Maxon Real OD is currently available, though...looks to be a similar product.

              http://www.musictoyz.com/guitar/pedals/maxon4.php

              I'd recommend a Chandler Tube Driver as well...

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              • #8
                Re: is there a tube in a tube screamer?

                I think the pedal is called tube screamer because the pedal makes the tubes scream

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                • #9
                  Re: is there a tube in a tube screamer?

                  If you like the Tubescreamer, try the Vox Valvetone. It has more output than the Ibanez unit and has more trasparency to the mids.
                  Ain't nothin' but a G thang, baby.

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