Dating a TS9

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  1. stingray1982

    stingray1982 Member

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    Wondering if anybody could date this ts9 I got off ebay. Has no serial#

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  2. L_Totti

    L_Totti Member

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    See the TS article at AnalogMan's site. Maybe it can help you. Earlier than 2002 for sure...
     
  3. Nickstrtcstr

    Nickstrtcstr Lactose Intolerant Guitar Slinger

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    From the thread title I thought you were taking one out for dinner and drinks.
     
  4. XISTH

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    :rimshot
     
  5. theGhost

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    Indeed. I was thinking Chianti and fava beans
     
  6. orogeny

    orogeny Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  7. kirs

    kirs Member

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    It's ok to love your TS9 as long as you don't love your TS9.
     
  8. Rezzonate

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  9. kirs

    kirs Member

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    Really puts that mid-range hump thing in a different perspective.

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  10. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Doesn't the AM article suggest the TA7555 chips were a batch in the late 80s?
     
  11. orogeny

    orogeny Supporting Member

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    very happy someone got to have my laugh too.

    nashville!??

    got an old friend down there. . .

    he writes and plays. . .

    dylan altman?

    check him out. . .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY8q8sj12zU

    and

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRh-vBOS-dU&ob=av2e

    yeah. . . he writes some good/popular stuff. . .

    anyway, hoping for a nashville visit this fall. . .
     
  12. dap9

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    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
     
  13. Heady Jam Fan

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    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.
     
  14. analogmike

    analogmike Gold Supporting Member Vendor

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    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 :)

    Good luck!
     
  15. melodiusthunk

    melodiusthunk Bronzd & Supported Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Darn, all the good come-backs on this thread are already taken...
     
  16. drive-south

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    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.
     
  17. analogmike

    analogmike Gold Supporting Member Vendor

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    All TS9 pedals are MIJ.
     

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