i got a new guitar pedal again a Tube Screamer this time! ! and what a buy it is! To tell u the background of this type of pedal, Maxon and Ibanez (both Japanese companies) TS9 and other TS (Tube Screamer) series, have used a JRC4558D legendary chip which has made Maxon and Ibanez most sought out for as they r the original makers and creators of the chip and the pedal, which other companies has tried to copy to try to get as close as possible to the original sound of The Maxon Ts 808, Ts9 and the TS9DX. Now those pedals are rare to find especially the TS 808 as it is the first original Tube Screamer in the world, r discontinued but Ibanez and Maxon has created a reissue due to popular demand... and the prices for them can range from RM 400 to 500 as they make limited copies..
A tube screamer is slightly different from a distortion pedal, a Tube Screamer is an overdrive/distortion pedal that is mild compared to many, but allows the true sound of the guitar and player's technique to come through. The most popular use of a tube screamer is to push a tube amp to make it overdrive more.
E.g Santana's sound is a tube screamer, Stevie Ray Vaughn, John Mayer and so on!
I had a Ibanez TS9 DX, i sold it cause i could get more money off it haha, i sold it for RM 470 making a profit of RM 70 !
I have no regrets cause i got a new pedal which uses the exact same JRC4558D chip, used in the Ibanez and Maxon pedals!
Its the Biyang OD-7 !
I got this picture with the JRC4558D chip made in Japan from Maxon in the Biyang OD-7 i got this pict here.
Biyang is a new up and coming Boutique guitar effects and amp makers based in Korea.
and i only got it for>>>>>. RM 179!!!! well, the reason i got it for that price cause a dealer in KL has decided to introduce it in to malaysia so RM179 is the introductory price till end of this week, after that the price will be at around RM 300 to RM 400,
I compared the sounds from a Ibanez TS 9 and a TS 808 which i borrowed from a friend in order to compare the sounds, and guess what?? it sounds the same! thats when i decided to make the purchase asap cause its still on the promo price! ( its only expensive cause of the chip thats y its going to be around RM 300 to 400) i got it from this store here
there were a lot of good reviews on it online as well as the sound for the Biyang OD-7 being identical to the originals.. duh.. they use the same chip!
Biyang also has a bunch of other pedals as well... haven't heard them yet or seen the reviews, as the most hype for this brand was for their OD -7.
With my new Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Humbucker (Black pick up on my Aria strat guitar.... which the Pearly Gates gives me the smooth Texas blues-rock tone. )
My old pickup next to the Pearly gates Box..
and the Biyang OD-7, and with the rest of my pedal board (picture to come out soon, as soon as my friends RETURN them to me!!! ), i almost have my full guitar gear set! what i'm lacking is a good amp! as now i have 2 guitars to play with, my aria strat and my Aria, Gretch Falcon copy with 2 Humbuckers, i have to hunt for my amp!