Big White Monkey Spider 808 vs the Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer

The other day while I was at Darren’s doing some videos, I thought I would like to see how the Big White Monkey Spider 808 Overdrive Pedal fared when it was put up against the much higher priced Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer.

Before we did this A/B comparison, I personally thought this might be an easy win for the Ibanez, but boy was I surprised at the results…

Okay, so enough talk, here’s the video… Darren is playing his MIJ Fender Stratocaster into a Peavey Delta Blues amplifier, the Spider 808 in the video is the newer version with the Hi Fi OP chip.

Vintage Ibanez TS 808 Narrow box 1979

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Now admittedly the Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer has four different tonal settings and the Big White Monkey Spider 808 only has the one, seeing how it’s based on the original specs of the Vintage Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer, so you’re not going to get all of the different variations with the Big White Monkey pedal, but I personally found the Turbo Tube Screamer wasn’t really that usable on the Turbo and Hot settings anyhow, but I did like how the TS9 and + settings sounded though.

So personally for me I thought the Big White Monkey Spider 808 was just as good as the Ibanez, and at almost a third of the price it was a no brainer.

So seeing how I buy all of the gear that gets reviewed on Guitar Gas I decided to keep the BWM Spider and sell off the Ibanez and use the money to buy something else that I can try out. So if you have any requests on any pedals you’d like to see us demo make sure you let us know by leaving a comment below.

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Ibanez TS808 1981 Tube Screamer JRC4558D All Original Nicest On eBay Near Mint

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