Please feel free to use info from this web site on ebay or other websites, but please give credit to analogman.com, thanks!An Ibanez Tube Screamer is an overdrive/distortion pedal that is mild compared to many, but allows the true sound of the guitar and player's technique to come through.This system was used for the guitars distributed by L. In the late '70s as production grew, the serial numbers begin to get ahead of themselves since only 1000 numbers were available in a series.
The Hoshino Gakki company began in 1908 as the musical instrument sales division of the Hoshino Shoten, a bookstore company.
Toward the end of 1967, Baldwin took over the Gretsch Company.
“Made In USA” was added to the serial number stamp and the numbers were date coded in the same way that they had been between ’65 and ’67.
The first Tube Screamer was the green TS-808 overdrive pro in the late '70s.
It was preceded by the Orange "Overdrive" and green "Overdrive-II" which came in narrower boxes without the battery cover, and the reddish "Overdrive-II" which had a box very similar to the TS-808.