Pedals become classics for a reason. The Ibanez Tubescreamer TS808 is probably the most popular pedal of all time, and it is also the framework for several other well-loved pedals. With the Tradition, I’m passing on the story with some of my favorite plot twists. A lot of players like to leave the gain super low on a TS, so I extended the gain range to allow cleaner drive settings than a stock TS808. I’ve done the popular “amp-like” dynamic mod that changes the symmetrical diode arrangement to an asymmetrical arrangement, which will give a bit more volume and make the clipping a bit less compressed. A FAT knob allows you to cut, retain, or boost the low end to fit your needs and the linear TONE knob offers a wider span of adjustment. No TS style pedal would be complete without the famous 4558 IC chip. As with all my pedals, this chip is mounted in an IC chip socket, meaning no soldering is necessary if you want to experiment with your favorite op-amp chip. This pedal is also handwired for true bypass switching, meaning the pedal will not alter your bypassed tone.