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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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Please allow up to 10 business days for your Tamura-Mod v2 TS808 to be modified and tested.


  • 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 4 reviews
Craig M.
Creamy and sings so sweetly!

Wow, really digging the Tamura Mod2 pedal. Goes great with my Tele and Deluxe Reverb Amp. I had gotten away from using Tube Screamers (808DX and TS9) for being to mid-centered, but the Tamura Mod 2 truly does add low frequency and a bit of sparkle that I felt was missing least with my guitars (mostly single coils) and the DR. So glad I jumped on it at pre-sale time. That said, I think it is worth the extra bucks now that it is in general release.


This tube screamer is great .. well done!

So far so good!

First, I seldomly do product reviews until I've had time to really bond (or not) with a product. However, I just received my Tamura Mod V2 TS-808. Took it for a spin with both single coils and humbuckers. I like it! Have a bunch more guitars and amps to test but, thus far, I'm pleased with the V2.

Have bought and sold original TS808's...vintage, newer and clones. So, I've learned to live with them. The boost to the lower & lower mids is exactly what I was hoping for. Thus far the V2 delivers!

Francisco Marquez
Balance Act

Amazing balance of frequencies where you get a great creamy distortion. Might be sacrilegious to say this but I'm liking it better than my original Hermida Zen drive. All the best!