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Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by The-Kid, Nov 6, 2019.
And / or a Prince of Tone
Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive- great TS pedal with clean blend option.
You can get these used ( and in great condition) for a good price.
It seems there are a million good TS variants out there - good luck whatever you decide
What kind of music do you play?
I've toyed with the idea of a Tube Screamer lately.
I used to use a Boss Blues Driver when I was starting off on guitar but I've been able to get the sound I want out of amps and guitars. Yet I still think about possibly wanting one.
I like my blues driver more than the tube screamer I , not sure why but I’m not impressed with it
Blues drivers are great, can do more than a TS and much the same but I just like rhe TS flavor more.
Ahhh yes the age old question, yes the TS9 and TS808 are more or less exactly the same, I agree though, non buffered is not always best...
Blues, Jazz, Hard Rock and whatever else.
The mini or Ibanez TS9 are great options. Look at those.
If you have abit more cash absolutely cant go wrong with a MAxon OD808 or OD9.
Hey, what happened to the East River Drive? Not in contention?
Does JHS still mod them?
I'm interested if everyone would edit their posts to tell what type amp they use with their preferred pedal.
I love TS9's I have only used them in Fenders...Blondes, Black Face and Silver Face amps.
I have never used one with a Marshall.
Try a TS10, it’s one more!
I've used TS9s and TS808s with several Fender amps (blues junior, blackface bassman, blackface princeton, tweed bassman) and a couple of Marshalls (jCM900, JCM 800, Plexi) It did it's thing with them all and was cool but it really shined to me with the blackface fender stuff that was pushed to the edge but not full blown broken up, a boss style pedal like a DS1 or SD1 just seemed more suited to my Marshalls, at the moment I'm without a Tube Screamer of any type, gotta change that soon!
I've even had the little plastic potato bug...TS5
Total tonal bliss, for me was a blonde Tremolux and the TS9.
I have no real experience, with Marshall amps. I've never spent enough time with them to figure them out.
But, that's fixin to change.
maxon has the 808 Xtreme which is pretty much a TS10. Defintalet has more gain and more bite than either TS9 or 808.
Been thinking it again and floping but yeah overall going to go Ibanez current production and play it safe cuz it has a buffer.
The Maxon OD9 is great but buffer is only engaged when pedal is on othewise it operates in true bypass and this will affect ohms when its off. Same thing goes for the TS mini.
Just sticking with the tried and true formula of the orignal TS9 no modification or true bypass.
Its true bypass.....so yeah its out.
I have 7 pedals on board to replace this old one I feel I need the same deal and keep it buffer.
Luckily Ibanez still makes them like they used to. No alteration, JRC chip too.
Shame would have gone Maxon OD9 if it was buffer bypass but you have so many damn hipsters now demanding true bypass its what they offer instead of the original buffer circuit. Same thing goes for the mini TS.
I practially use it in any amp with great effect. Marshalls, Fenders, IMO works wonders on all of them.
For Vox and Marhsall it helps tighten up the sound and offers more punch and gain to your tone. Yes there is the mid hump but it works out.
On fenders it helps give that edge of break up tone at lower volumes and makes an already cooking amp even better if you pushing it loud.
Stacked TS is the best sound IMO for higher gain tones or mid gain tones too really helps find just the right shade and shape for ones tone.
Love stacking the TS9 with my OD808. Some great sounds.
Cant wait to try it with my Super Sonic 60 when it comes in.
Also checked out the pedal some and the input and output were super loose because the washers&screws keeping the things in place were out of place. Stuck a 1/4 jack in each end to pull out the inputs/outputs.
This seemed to solve the problem for now and its no longer crackling when ever I engage or has volume drops and burst whenenver I engage one of the pedals around it.
Good as new now.....
But still going to look into a newer one and put this old one to rest and give it a retirement before it goes completely out or gets anymore ware and tare.
It still sounds dope and is working as it should now but I kind of want to preserve it and get a replacement for it so it will last me a longer time.
LoL about the hipster comment. So true about that. You gotta have at least one buffer in your signal path if you got to travel a bit from guitar to amp.
So - You loved your tube screamer It broke and now you're getting another one?