Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by stingray1982, Sep 12, 2011.
Wondering if anybody could date this ts9 I got off ebay. Has no serial#
See the TS article at AnalogMan's site. Maybe it can help you. Earlier than 2002 for sure...
From the thread title I thought you were taking one out for dinner and drinks.
Indeed. I was thinking Chianti and fava beans
f*ckers beat me to it.
just don't tell her you really wish she was an 808. . .
or a "ten" because you heard about john mayer and the tens. . .
that would really f*ck it up.
It's ok to love your TS9 as long as you don't love your TS9.
Really puts that mid-range hump thing in a different perspective.
Doesn't the AM article suggest the TA7555 chips were a batch in the late 80s?
very happy someone got to have my laugh too.
got an old friend down there. . .
he writes and plays. . .
check him out. . .
yeah. . . he writes some good/popular stuff. . .
anyway, hoping for a nashville visit this fall. . .
Yeah, the Analogman site explains it all. FWIW, I have an '83 that had that chip. I modded mine and socketed the chip and put a 4558 in there and didn't hear any significant difference. YMMV
I dated a Tube Screamer once...
She was a screamer...
But not my name, just "Tubes!"
I thought it was just in bed, then we went to dinner...
"HOW ABOUT THEM TUBES!!!"
Single track mind (not me, the Tube Screamer I dated).
Naturally, I retorted, "everything, with you, is just tubes tubes tubes, get over it or get over me!" But a acorn is here to be an oak tree, a tube screamer to scream "tubes..."
It didn't work out.
Well you've got a MAXON board, that's a good thing. But you have the reissue chip and the resistors are not coated in green so it's not really a vintage TS9. THere should be some date codes on the metal can (electrolytic) caps and see my website for dating by serial# if it still has the sticker. Either way it's a great TS9 for mods
Darn, all the good come-backs on this thread are already taken...
I looked at some TS9's this past summer at the Philly Guitar Show and at a few stores. The MIJ TS9s were selling north of $400. That's a bit too rich for my blood.
On Sunday AM I drove past a yard sale and saw a guitar/amp for sale. I didn't buy the guitar or amp, but I did buy a green TS9 that is labeled "Made in Japan" on the back. I paid $35. I think I did good. I'll have to look inside and try to figure out how old this is. This thing sounds fantastic with my DRRI.
All TS9 pedals are MIJ.