Ibanez is set to add another entry to the Tube Screamer series this year, with the release of the NTS, or NuTube Screamer, overdrive.
The pedal incorporates Korg’s NuTube technology—also found in amps like the Vox MV50—to add another tube-like sonic dimension to the stalwart overdrive circuit. In addition to Drive, Level, and Tone knobs, this Tube Screamer iteration also has a Mix control to further contour the overdriven output.
The release of this pedal will expand Ibanez’s current Tube Screamer lineup to a total of eight pedals, in addition to the vast array of vintage and discontinued models available on the used market. In this, the NTS joins standards like the TS-9, as well as newer additions like the TS-Mini.
While there is no official demo from Ibanez, there does appear to be one video of the new pedal in action on YouTube, which offers at least a basic idea of how the new model sounds.
First look video of the NTS Tube Screamer via Remy Hansen.
Ibanez has already teased a few new guitar models as well for the new year, the full details of which are sure to be revealed at NAMM later this month.