The Brainworx bx_greenscreamer Overdrive is an exacting plugin emulation of the classic Ibanez™ TS808® Tube Screamer®, one of the most popular overdrive pedals ever made. Although most closely connected with Stevie Ray Vaughan, guitarists from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, to Steve Vai to John Mayer have made this classic pedal a key component of their tone.

So what made this pedal so special? Well, first take light-to-medium overdrive and add electronic field-effect (FET) bypass switching. Next, mix it with transistor buffers at both the input and output and bake it with an IC chip that produces symmetrical clipping of the input waveform. The result is the creation of a boutique pedal legend.

The Tube Screamer first appeared in 1979 in its original version -- now highly sought-after and collectible. While all other overdrives built prior to this model were built around transistors, this pedal was the first overdrive to use the JRC 4558D integrated circuit (IC) chip. It is the most important component to the pedal’s sound and is responsible for its distinctive, thick, vocal-like, mid-range tone.

The Brainworx bx_greenscreamer is a component level emulation of this classic pedal, capturing all the warm drive and tone and putting it right inside your DAW. In addition, the plugin version allows you to do some things you could never do with a pedal, like automate all parameters, process a stereo buss or run multiple instances. Download the full function 14-day demo (no dongle required!) today to add this classic overdrive to your plugin arsenal.

Legal Disclaimer: Ibanez, TS808 and Tube Screamer are registered trademarks of Ibanez Guitars, Inc. bx_greenscreamer was developed by Brainworx Music and Media GmbH based on its own modeling techniques. Ibanez Guitars has not endorsed nor sponsored the bx_greenscreamer in any manner, nor licensed any intellectual property for use in this product.


  • Faithful re-creation of one of the most popular overdrive pedals ever made
  • Classic tones from SRV to Metallica
  • Mono or Stereo operation
  • Subtle warming overdrive to more pushed tones
  • Plugin version has all the tone, but not all the noise of the original
  • Brings classic overdrive tone into your DAW
  • Plugin does things the pedal can’t, like automation and stereo buss processing

Audio Examples

Customer Reviews

  • It screams not only in green but all colours

    by Cat-in-a-blender!
    The only criticism is it can get a bit fizzy when pushed, but it adds nice harmonic interplay wherever you stick that tone dial.
  • bx_greenscreamer

    by gwp
    Very smooth sounding and sounds great with a slight overdrive into the bx_rockrack
  • Green Screamer

    by Andy M
    A great tool does just what I hoped.
  • Love it!

    by Jacek Strzelczyk
    Bass guitar, electric guitar, whatever you want. It's a great tool. I've tried UAD version also but BX is more aggresive and much brighter. Take it, coz it is worth every penny. \m/
  • bx_greenscreamer

    by thrashman
    Great plug-in!
    Very good sound. Can be used as overdrive. It's great to sound in conjunction with bx_megadual.
    Отличный плагин! Очень хороший звук.… Read More


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
MacOS 10.9 through 10.14
Windows 7 through 10

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM


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