Recently – I had a New Gear Day (NGD)! Sometimes it’s the “little things” in life that get me fired up – and this NGD was no exception.
For those of who know me – or listen to the podcast – you probably already know that I am a tube screamer freak! For many, including myself, it’s even created a cult-like following since it’s release in the late 70s. Like, love, or hate the tube screamer – it definitely has earned its place in electric-guitar history and has been included among some of the most famous guitar rigs ever.
So being a TS collector, when the Tube Screamer Mini came out – I of course HAD TO HAVE IT; that’s what I told my wife anyway. So what’s so cool about it? LOTS – it sounds super close to the original AND it’s tiny! For you nano/ micro board/ mini pedal enthusiasts out there – this is a must have.
So how does it compare with say – the Clarksdale? They are in totally different classes. Apples and Oranges. The Clarksdale has way more options and tonal control. It also doesn’t get as gritty when cranked all the way up. With that said, at half the size and price – the TS mini is pretty darn cool!
Here is my Instagram (maxjeffrey3) pic of my Hebert pedal boards – Micro Board Set up with the TS mini I rigged up for band rehearsals:
If you want to see how the TS mini stacks up with the original TS808 – check out this video from our good friend Roman of Shnobel Tone: