It's ugly but so beautiful!
By: Studio 139 from Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
The build quality is very good with two minor flaws.
You really have to step on the pedal to make the switch engage.
It works very well, you just have to be deliberate when turning it on and off.
The other drawback, the LED is under powered, you have to look straight
down into the "bulb" to see that it is lit. Not a huge issue as you normally
can hear that it's on or off.
How has it stood up over time?
I've had mine for four or five years, no issues at all.
Your general opinion of this product.
Ibanez has a knack for making ugly pedals. The TS9 is not much to look at, but
it sounds so good! It gives you a wide range of over drive, from blues to heavy,
it's got a sweet quality that set's it head a shoulders above other OD pedals.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
See above. It is a must have pedal.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Except for being ugly, it's great.
You can always tell where it is in your chain.
How was the action out of the box?
Not a guitar, but the switch can take a little getting used to.