John Mayer’s Ibanez TS-808 Tube Screameraccess_time First seen circa 2006
The Tube Screamer TS-808 overdrive pedal was seen on John’s pedalboard on a number of occasions – for example, during the 2015 Periscope stream during which he talked about gear in detail. Also worth mentioning, the pedal was seen on photos taken during the Trio years, circa 2006/07 – meaning that it was likely used from early on.
More recently, however, during the Dead & Company tour, he was seen using the TS10 Tube Screamer Classic instead. It’s unknown whether he has a clear preference between the two, or whether it’s just the case of TS10 working better with D&C stuff.