I now have a TS808 RI, Orig TS808, TS808HW, 84' Keeley TS9, and a Paisley Drive

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  1. cap217

    cap217 Supporting Member

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    I have too many! I need to narrow it down to 2 TS pedals and I cant! Help me. How do we choose?

    Here is what I notice...

    808RI is a great all around TS pedal. It is clear but has a nice mid and low range sound to it. It gets gritty.

    808HW is clean and punchy and more polished. I used to like it a lot but I am not sure if thats what I need.

    TS808 I like the 808RI better and its way cheaper.

    TS9 1984 Keely Mod+, This has a ton of drive and a very strong mid range to it. It is great if you are looking for a hot rod 808 sound and more mids. But I dont think I am.

    Paisley Drive, This is like the TS9 to me with a few more options. If I didnt have this I would keep the TS9 for sure but this beats it out due to options and True Bypass. But the TS9 does the heavy OD sound better. The Paisley compresses and muds up a bit.



    So how do I choose?
     
  2. 52ftbuddha

    52ftbuddha Member

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    I would say sell the ones that will sell easiest. How did you wind up with so many of the same pedal and not try other TS types from the hand built people.

    rob
     
  3. analogmike

    analogmike Gold Supporting Member

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    ts808hw has best chance of going up in value and a great pedal
     
  4. jazzfromhell

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    Keep the HW and the Paisley.
     
  5. jrmgtrplyr

    jrmgtrplyr Member

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    Keep the 2 you like the best and from your descriptions it sounds like that would be the 808 RI and the Paisley Drive or TS 9. Yes, the others may be worth more money, or go up in value or whatever, but if you don't care about investment and only want to get the tones you want, it sounds like you already know the answer from your descriptions.
     
  6. Heady Jam Fan

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    Get a few more and see if the decision gets easier.
     
  7. Kev O)))

    Kev O))) Member

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    Sell me the 808RI and you have one less to worry about.
     
  8. aporcelainsky

    aporcelainsky Member

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    :spit perfect TGP response.
     
  9. Voodoo Blues

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    You like the reissue more than the original, that's very surprising.
     
  10. cap217

    cap217 Supporting Member

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    YOu guys think the TS808HW will go up?
     
  11. scolfax

    scolfax Member

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    As soon as Ibanez stops selling them I suppose!
     
  12. rushcentrale

    rushcentrale Member

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    I love the HW. I'd keep that
     
  13. DBBlues

    DBBlues Formerly fullertone Silver Supporting Member

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    I am interested in an original 808, so please let me know if you decide to sell yours.
     
  14. StratStringSlinger

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    I wouldn't recommend picking which TS to keep based on which might go up a bit in price. It won't be a crazy amount. Big value hikes happen more when someone famous uses a pedal. I bet even a TS10 will appreciate more (relatively) than the TS808HW due to Mayer/SRV use. But it's still small amounts of money. I say keep the one or two you feel sounds the best, don't worry about brand, history, or other peoples hype.
     
  15. Mike Duncan

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    You need the 30th Anniversary TS9 - took everything in my power not to buy one yesterday! I already have a '94 Maxon made TS9 and a TS808RI.
     
  16. ThugNoMoe

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    i love that HW.. sounds zoo nice.. KWS loves it too.
     
  17. john l

    john l Member

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    Everyones entitled to their opinion but I thought the HW was the most underwelming TS Ive tried to date and I really wanted to like the thing. All the buzz words and no delivery. Id keep the original (just because) and the reissue to gig with and be done with it.
     
  18. Lolaviola

    Lolaviola Supporting Member

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    "go up in price"-- read: hold its value better.

    does it matter how many tubescreamers you choose?

    the Lady or the Tiger?
     
  19. pete james

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    :sarcasm

    Yeah...I reckon you need more of the same!
     
  20. King Rat

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    whatever makes you happy :)
     

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