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Ibanez LTD. Edition T-S Pedal H-W

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by shecfr, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. shecfr

    shecfr Supporting Member

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    Heard they will make 18 pedals this year and sell for around $400.....no word when dealers are getting them. :AOK

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  2. Mr. Kite

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    So it's gonna be a $1K pedal on ebay!?
     
  3. markom89

    markom89 Senior Member

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    I said it before, and I'll say it again... that's one ugly lookin' pedal :messedup
    Due to the limited number, though, I'd have to say "I want one" :)
     
  4. Trego

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    that's silly

    You can get a boutique clone for way cheaper than that.

    I guess if you are a collector though...
     
  5. whoismarykelly

    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    I dont get why people are saying its ugly... It looks like pretty much all the other tube screamers.
     
  6. GAD

    GAD Wubbalubbadubdub Silver Supporting Member

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    P-P wiring is cool and all, but are the components better quality?

    I'd still buy one.

    GAD
     
  7. markom89

    markom89 Senior Member

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    you really think these are similar? :confused:

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    I dig the classic 808's looks... this one... not so much!
     
  8. Don Rusk

    Don Rusk Biggus Bearfootus Vendor

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    it still wont sound as good as the original :D:AOK:moon
     
  9. Don Rusk

    Don Rusk Biggus Bearfootus Vendor

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    No Fair, Ibanez is just ripping off the DIY guys :Spank
     
  10. whoismarykelly

    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    Pretty damn close. The enclosure is bigger on the new one and the sides look like they slope out a bit. Its not like were talking Michael Jackson from Thriller to Bad though. Those two pedals look very similar.
     
  11. Phillip_H

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    I think it's pretty ugly. They should have at least stuck with the lime green, imo.
     
  12. stinkfoot

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    Looks like a narrow box model widened to normal size at the base... There's another thread where the pedal looks slightly different, and the ibanez webpage linked to says it's called TS-808HW (not TS-808HWB like the one in this thread seems to be named).

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?p=4452243

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    The side graphics are lifted from the OD-850 and OD-855, and the box sides are straight (not sloped as on the HWB). It's probably a smidge wider at the top too.

    Will it sound any better? Well... if it is to be a collector's item, it doesn't matter much, does it? :D

    /Andreas
     
  13. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    The whole concept escapes me. I understand why HW amps would be a good idea: easier to repair, possibly better signal flow and noise specs if the guy doing the wiring is careful, but for a stomp box I can't think of a single real reason to HW it. Then there's the fact that they'll almost certainly use the same cheap-ass components they use in the garden variety TS9s, which is where the original and the clones surpass the current models. So the advantage is what? basically a cool new enclosure and limited availability. For $400+ you could buy a cosmetically challenged TS808 and have a pedal that's WAY better and more collectable. I won't be lining up for one...
     

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