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TAMURA-MOD v2 TS808 Tube Screamer (TS808TM2)

TAMURA-MOD v2 TS808 Tube Screamer (TS808TM2)

Regular price $349.00 USD
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IN STOCK.  Please allow up to 10 business days for us to mod and test your Tamura-Mod TS808.

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  • New modification by Tube Screamer inventor Susumu Tamura
  • Accentuated lows and lower-mids
  •  Additional even-order harmonics in upper register
  • Increased output level
  • More balanced tone when used as a booster
  •  NOS Toshiba 1S1588 diodes
  • MagicIC for optimal tone
  • Carling SPST plunger footswitch
  •  Ultra-bright gold status LED
  • "Tamura-Mod" gold anodized aluminum faceplate
  • Signed by Susumu Tamura


The final chapter in the Tamura-mod saga, the TS808-TMv.2 brings countless hours of painstaking research and development to a thunderous crescendo.

The TS808-TMv.2 offers a unique spin on the classic Tubescreamer tone, dumping the mid-hump in favor of a bottom-heavy thump that moves more air and adds more hair to your tone.

Originally conceived for a Japanese customer in search of an authentic “Texas Blues” sound, the v.2 is the Tubescreamer for players that don’t like Tubescreamers.

Where the v.1 flattened out the 808’s frequency response and the TS-9TM focused on fine-tuning the (in)famous “mid-hump”, the v.2 throws all pre-conceived TS notions to the wind to create a powerful tone tool.

The TS808v.2 was optimized to accentuate and articulate the sound of single-coil pickups.

The low and lower-midrange frequencies have been raised by precise percentages to provide more power while improving responsiveness to pick attack.

Additional even-order harmonics were added in the high-frequency range for balance and punch in the upper fretboard register.

These changes simultaneously increase output level while improving low and high frequency response when the Drive control is turned down, allowing the v.2 to be used more effectively as a semi-clean booster.

The most complex of the Tamura-mod models, the v.2 features no less that eleven capacitor type and value changes, all using specific values at tight tolerances to assure consistent operation.

The v.2 also features the “MagicIC discovered by Tamura-san as well as NOS Toshiba 1S1588 diodes that were used in several production runs of vintage Tube Screamers from the late 70’s and early 80’s.

All these elements add up to an extremely musical drive pedal that is fun and inspirational to play through.

The Tamura-mod TS808TMv2 Tube Screamerthe new gold standard in overdrives.

When you are after the most authentic vintage tone, it's always best to go to the source.  For the most authentic Tube Screamer tones, the source is Tamura-san.

Due to the limited availability of these pedals and non-refundable fees, a 20% restocking fee will be charged on all canceled orders.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Peter Rodeschin
Tamura TS808

I have a glut of pedals. 73 to be exact. This Tamura Gold TS808 is special. You guys shipped this thing quick and packed it up well.

Killer 808

The Tamura Mod V2 is the be sounding 808 I've played through. I own quite a few TS style pedals and this one rules them all. It's killer, try one, you won't regret the purchase.

Joseph Teresi
My favorite Tube Screamer!!!

I have many versions of the TS808 that are modified in many ways. This has to be my favorite Tube Screamer!!! It has an amazing mid range focus that can cut through any mix or band situation. I absolutely LOVE the creaminess sound! This pedal works great with single coil or humbucker pickups. I love setting my amp up with a little drive to start with, then adding this pedal really brings my sound to a whole new dimension! Well done Mr. Tamura! If you love tube screamers, this is a MUST HAVE! By the way, the GOLD LED is a very nice touch! Love it!

DAvid Vought

Excellent update on the Tube Screamer! Really enjoyed the mods to the circuit. This is now my main OD pedal with both single coil pickups and humbler. Great job!

This pedal blew me away!

I knew it would be good, but it blew me away! . What an awesome pedal. Easily has become my favorite overdrive. The attention to detail is spectacular as well. Beautiful