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TS9 Tube Screamer problem

Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by FFGreen, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. FFGreen

    FFGreen Strat-Talker

    350
    Sep 6, 2009
    Southern CA
    All of a sudden it takes a massive 'stomp (no pun)' to engage my TS9 pedal and disengage it. Almost unusable as I sometimes need to put body weight into it multiple times. Anyone run into similar a problem, anyway to cure the problem short of a new purchase?

    Thanks all
     

  2. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    The EU
    Buy a new footswitch - 10$ and a max of 9 solder joints.
     
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  3. candyapple1964

    candyapple1964 Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 9, 2014
    Australia
    Yes my 80s ts9 did that.
    New switch and its perfect ahain.
     

  4. amagras

    amagras Strat-O-Master

    575
    Oct 26, 2016
    Ontario
    Good opportunity to try the true bypass mod
     

  5. hornpiper

    hornpiper Senior Stratmaster

    Apr 23, 2014
    Portland, OR
    TS-9 switches are notorious for going out after a lot of use, I wish all pedals has Boss type switches. I've also gone through a couple in my old 80's, like candy apple above. I sent mine to Analogman and he fixed it fairly cheap a few years ago, quick turnaround. I think he also sold switches then, might check analogman.com, also try turning it on and off rapidly quite a few times, and it might loosen up the switch, so it will work normally awhile longer, that also worked for me on switches in the past, if not try blowing some canned compressed air around and on it....
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2017

  6. mutato

    mutato Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 10, 2007
    RI
    I own one (1983 vintage) and did the same thing. Poor design. One thing with mine was the two screws holding the tiny switch securely inside. One of them was stripped so the switch would shift with my stepping on it. And cause it’s a sensitive tiny switch being hit by a spring connected to the large foot switch, it would not engage properly. Becoming flakey.

    I used two very small nuts bolts with locking nuts to fix.