Ibanez TS Mini

Electric Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Tubescreamer Overdrive
  • Controls for: Tone, Level & Drive
  • 100% analog signal path
  • True Bypass switching
  • No battery operation possible, 9V DC power supply is required (not included)
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 41 x 35 x 89 mm
  • Made in Japan
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Audio Examples

 
0:00
  • Blues Off On
  • Hazey Off On
  • Rock 2 Off On
  • Rock Off On

Further Information

Overdrive Yes
Distortion No
Fuzz No
Metal No
Try out the effects live
Test the actual effects in real time with our exclusive technology.
Start Stompenberg

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

Ibanez TS Mini
41% bought this exact product
Ibanez TS Mini
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
£54 Add to Basket
Proco Rat 2 Distortion
6% bought Proco Rat 2 Distortion £59
Boss SD-1 Overdrive
5% bought Boss SD-1 Overdrive £42
Boss BD-2 Overdrive
3% bought Boss BD-2 Overdrive £58
Nobels ODR-Mini Overdrive
3% bought Nobels ODR-Mini Overdrive £55
Our most popular Distortion Pedals
534 Customer Ratings
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.8 /5
  • handling
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
Total
features
sound
quality
handling
No compromise (well, kind of)
Ebos , 18.03.2021
So yeah there are differences between the mini and the TS808....can I blind test A/B and be able to tell which is which? No....can you? Probably not. TS Mini sounds stellar! Especially as many players' must-have OD having such a small footprint means you can easily fit it on any board no problem.

Build quality is phenomenal, thing is built like a brick. Everything feels top notch. The bottom is quite finnicky when it comes to sticking velcro. The WORST thing about this pedal is that the Tone and Volume knob are built in a way where you can't possibly ever see where the notch on the knobs. This makes fine tuning a pain in the bottom-end, especially for those who are particularly specific about their knobs (no pun intended).

I mean....talk about value for money....
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
handling
If I could own only one pedal it would be this one
Dara Hayes, 05.12.2018
Pros
- Sounds unbelievable especially with a Stratocaster!
- Almost half the price of the regular TS9
- ^^ that means you can get two for the price of one
- Small compact size
- Really good build quality and looks great

Cons
- No battery - only a con if you like being able to operate a pedal with a battery.
- The two smaller dials are really hard to see, even in day light. That's the reason I gave 4 stars for handling.
- As pointed out by some friends, usually mini pedals like this are much harder to repair. That was a general statement and not specific to this pedal. Additionally, thomann's extended warranty should give you peace of mind there!

I spent some time wondering should I get the full sized TS9 or will I get the TS Mini? I had read comments online about how there are differences between the sound. I also read comments online that said there's no difference because the TS mini is made up of the same internal components/circuitry.

I decided to go with the mini because I figured whatever marginal difference in sound (if any) between the two, I'm definitely not going to worry about it when I actually have the mini. This turned out to be true. It really is good enough that it doesn't matter.

From the moment I plugged this in with my stratocaster and all dials at 12 o'clock, I couldn't believe my ears. That classic tone I've heard on so many records! It packs a punch and makes your guitar really sing! If I could own only one pedal it would be this one.

The tubescreamer works really well on top of an amp that's already being pushed to the point of overdrive. A really nice setup is to have your amp volume and gain to a point where your guitar is just starting to sound distorted, but if you roll back the volume on your guitar to 8 or 9 you'll get a nice clean tone. This gives you a tonne of variety where you can play some really nice clean stuff, then you can bring the guitar volume to 10 to get some light overdrive. Then you can activate the tubescreamer to get some soaring lead or crunch kind of sounds. Like I said a huge amount of variety all with a small amount of effort.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
handling
The Green Meanie
ChrisR, 17.02.2017
This is the only Tube Screamer I've owned so far that actually IS a Tube Screamer, though I do also own a Maxon OD808, which is of course a TS808 with slightly different resistors and have also owned a Maxon OD820 Pro (Maxon for those 2-3 people who don't know being the company who originally made the Tube Screamer pedals for Ibanez), so SOME comparison is possible. The TS Mini has by and large the same desirable tone of the OD808, great clarity and warmth, though I find the sound of the TS Mini better with a little more gain coming from the pedal and less from the amp, while conversely the OD808 (and so I guess the TS808) and OD820 are better with more gain from the amp and less from the pedal. The TS Mini has more bite and sounds more snarly than the 808 and 820, which in turn sound somewhat smoother and warmer; nonetheless, the TS Mini is a great pedal, it's bonehead easy to operate and get a good sound, looks great and the price is unbelievable - and obviously GREAT for small or overfilled pedal boards. I docked it one star for features because the mini pot knobs for tone and level are hard to see and read at distances of more than a couple of feet, but other than that it's definitely an asset and I would recommend it to others - the search for the ultimate "Tubey-Screamy" pedal is basically endless but this is a mandatory stop along the way!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
handling
Tiny \ Lovely
billfromcork, 05.09.2020
If board space is at a premium this works great. Same tones as its bigger brother and built like a tank. Made in Japan too!

Cons: nothing yet

(Edit) Found a con - on this range of Ibanez pedals, the small knobs do not have a visible marker to show where they are set. Need to figure out where they are set by rotating the knob to and fro.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
£54
Excluding VAT; plus £8 shipping
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Test Report
Test Report
 
 
 
 
 
Online Guides
Distortion Effect Pedals
Distortion Effect Pedals
A classic Ibanez Tubescreamer or Colorsound Tonebender can fetch many times its original price from guitarists in search of the ultimate killer tone and sustain.
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
* The prices shown exclude VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Please click here for international shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. All invoices will be issued in GBP.
Recently Viewed
iZotope Community Appreciation Bundle

iZotope Community Appreciation Bundle (ESD); plug-in bundle; contains 11 essential tools for audio editing and creative music production; consists of Nectar Elements, Neutron Elements, Ozone Elements, RX Elements, BreakTweaker, Stutter Edit 2, Iris 2, Trash 2 as well as Exponential…

3
(3)
Recently Viewed
DSM & Humboldt Simplifier DLX Amp/Cab Sim

DSM & Humboldt Simplifier Deluxe Amp/Cab Simulator; Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar; Pre-Amp, Power-Amp and Cab-Simulator; all Analog 0 Watt Dual Channel Amp, with Cab Simulator, multistage Reverb, and versatile connectivity options; All, in an extremely small format; 2 Studio…

2
(2)
Recently Viewed
Quilter Superblock US

Quilter Superblock US, Solid State Pedalboard Amplifier for Electric Guitar; Three Classic US Amplifier voicings: 60 Tweed, 62 Blonde & 65 Black; comparable power to a 25-Watt Tube Amp when powered by the supplied PS-24 Power Supply or 1 Watt…

Recently Viewed
Casio CT-S1RD

Casio CT-S1RD Keyboard with Piano-Look - 61 touch-responsive keys, 64-note polyphony, AiX Sound Source, 61 sounds, Reverb, Chorus, Delay, DSP, Master EQ, Volume Sync EQ, connection to free Chordana Play For Keyboard App, Midi, transpose, metronome, midi record, headphone/line stereo…

Recently Viewed
Polyend Tracker AE Legowelt

Polyend Tracker AE Legowelt; Limited Artist Edition; individual design; incl. orig. project files and sample packs;, Stand Alone Hardware Tracker; Step Sequencer & Song Arranger; Sampler (Forward, 1 Shot, Backward, Ping-Pong); Granular Synthesizer; Wavetable Synthesizer (compatible with Ableton Wave and…

Recently Viewed
RAV Vast D Major red

RAV Vast2 D Major red edition, D3/ G3, A3, B3, C#4, D4, E4, F#4, A4, Handpans-inspired steel tongue instrument, 2mm Steel, diameter 51cm, hight 17cm, weight 5,9kg, incl. bag

Recently Viewed
Behringer MIC300 Tube Ultragain

Behringer MIC300 Tube Ultragain; 1-channel tube preamp for Mic and Instrument; hand-selected 12AX7 tube; built-in limiter; 20dB pad; phase reverse switch; +48V phantom power; gain and output volume controls; LED meter; connections: XLR Mic-Input, Instrument-Input 6.3 mm jack balanced, XLR…

Recently Viewed
Mojotone T Standard Solderless Harness

Mojotone T Standard Solderless Harness; Z4T3W730; Solderless Pre-Wired Electronics Replacement Kit for T-Style Electric Guitar; pre-wired Harness with highest quality components that offers a vast improvement over stock electronics; Push-in solderless wire connection for quick installation and easy pickup swaps;…

1
(1)
Recently Viewed
Line6 HX Stomp XL

Line 6 HX Stomp XL; Multi Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar; Exceptional sound quality with 123 dB dynamic range, features the same SHARC DSP chip and HX models as the Helix, eight capacitive touch footswitches with colour-coded LED rings, 300+…

Recently Viewed
Casio CT-S1WE

Casio CT-S1WE Keyboard with Piano-Look - 61 touch-responsive keys, 64-note polyphony, AiX Sound Source, 61 sounds, Reverb, Chorus, Delay, DSP, Master EQ, Volume Sync EQ, connection to free Chordana Play For Keyboard App, Midi, transpose, metronome, midi record, headphone/line stereo…

Recently Viewed
RAV Vast B/H Kurd red

RAV Vast2 B Kurd red edition, B2/ F#3, G3, A3, B3, C#4, D4, E4, F#4, A4, Handpans-inspired steel tongue instrument, 2mm Steel, diameter 51cm, hight 17cm, weight 5,9kg, incl. bag

Recently Viewed
Quilter Superblock UK

Quilter Superblock UK, Solid State Pedalboard Amplifier for Electric Guitar; Three Classic UK Amplifier voicings: JMP, AC Normal, and AC Top Boost; comparable power to a 25-Watt Tube Amp when powered by the supplied PS-24 Power Supply or 1 Watt…

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.