Best Ts9 for boosting mids?

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  1. underdog

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    Well, I want to buy a ts9 type pedal to give my main drive sound a mid boost and a bit more gain. My main drive sound is like cranked 60's 70's marshall. So which one do you recommend?
     
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  2. Bucksears

    Bucksears Silver Supporting Member

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    From everything I've read, I'd get a Barber Direct Drive SS.
    Probably does all that and more, taking the internal trimmers into consideration.
     
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    I like the FD2 and the Analogman Silver modded OD-9.
     
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    HBE Power Screamer
     
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    Ditto on the FD 2!
     
  6. Wooley

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    I second the Barber LTD.

    I would also recommend an Analogman-modded TS-9, but not the Silver.
    The Silver has slightly flatter eq, and less compression.
    I would recommend the Brown mod.
     
  7. Telecaster62

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    The Barber stuff is excellent. If you want to do it on the cheap then a Digitech Bad Monkey is extremely hard to beat. I use two Bad Monkeys in my rig and it cuts like a ginsu knife.
     
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    Direct Drive of all flavors: Stock, LG, SS - all good

    Small Fry does some great crunch too, but not as much emphasis on the mids. Still has good presence though.
     
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    Analogman's classic mod OD-9 is so good at doing what you mentioned.
     
  10. ultrevex

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    Eternity (stock, cheaper brown one) does exactly what you describe... provides a nicely placed mid hump jolt of gain to another dirt source.
     
  11. ibanez4life SZ!

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    Maybe I'm the only one, but when I think boost WITH mid hump, I think a regular old Ibanez TS-9....that's EXACTLY what it does...people try to find alternatives to get away from the mid hump, but if you want it, it's the pedal to have IMO.

    Not to mention it is cheap ;)
     
  12. fisheric

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    :agree

    No you aren't the only one. If you want a TS-9 than why not get a TS-9. I've got a vintage TS-9DX that I got for like $80 and I also have a Digitec Bad Monkey and the bad monkey does sound good, but it also sounds very modern to my ears. The Ibanez just sounds smoother and more transparent to my ears.

    I know that modern isn't a very good term to describe a sound, but thats the only way I can think to explain it.

    Good luck and don't spend too much money!
     
  13. underdog

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    Well, the reason behind my question was, right now I'm using a homemade tube screamer which has less mids than the stock one but when I turn it on, okay it adds mids but I think also makes me lose some low end. Of course I dont want to spend too much and I have kind of a sympathy to those classic non-boutique pedals but... I dont know I'm confused.

    Some extra info, I'm using TS to take that 70's sound to the 80's level.
     
  14. stratinitis

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    if you want that ol' ts9 midhump get a ts9, fulldrive2 won't get the same thing it will give you similar but less midhump I have both and use the ts more, don't believe the hype, get the original
     
  15. EXP

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    For boosting mids - TS-10. Does exactly what you described. Shameless spam but I have one for sale with the JRC4558D chip if your interested.

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  16. 89strat

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    I agree with what others have already said. Can't go wrong with a stock TS-9. There are mods and variations of this, but for what you're using it for, the differences are minor.
     

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