Improved Tube Screamer

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  1. Luciano

    Luciano Member

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    Hi,
    I'm looking for a kind of an improved Tube Screamer.
    I mean, the same amount of gain (maybe just a little more), the same bite, but with more bass, dynamic response (from clean to drive controling with guitar volume) and true bypass.
    What would be this pedal?
    Thanx
     
  2. Franklin

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    Check out the Maxon OD9, silver modded by Analog Man! Although, from clean to drive with the guitar volume is nominal with any TS type pedal.
     
  3. stratovarius

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    I'm by no means an expert in this area, but I went with the Maxon OD-820 and couldn't be happier.
     
  4. CocoTone

    CocoTone Senior Member

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    OMFG!!! Another OD thread!!! One a day is a bit much isn`t it???? Use the search function.


    CT.:horse
     
  5. Franklin

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    OD threads are what make the The Gear Page > Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things world go around. If it wasn't for them, this place would be dead.
     
  7. entraind

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    Check out the cusack screamer, it's exactly what you are looking for....

    www.cusackmusic.com
     
  8. sinner

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    I use the Keeley modded TS-808 tubescreamer, it's TrueBypass, has the more (and less) gain, better low end, and I happy with it when I want that "tubescreamer" sound.
     
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    + 1 on the cusack its great
     
  10. dosmun

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    Almost every TS knockoff will do this.
     
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    http://goudiefx.com/prod03.htm
     
  12. Moe45673

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    I couldn't be happier with my TC Jauernig DGTM
     
  13. Hamer95USA

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    Hey Luciano,

    Check out Analogman's modifications for Tube Screamers. The classic or the silver mod is one of the best out there. Here is the link:
    www.analogman.com

    Guitar George
     
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    You're one helpful guy. I'd be a rich man if I had a nickle for everytime you sent this kind of reply...
     
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    I've tried a few that meet your criteria, though the T/B thing is overrated IMO...

    Reverend Drivetrain II (not T/B, but the closest in gain to a stock TS)
    Keeley TS-9/808 Plus Mod (not T/B, more gain and bass)
    MI Audio Blue Boy (T/B, more gain, bass, complexity, flexibility)

    These are the ones that were standouts for me - I still own and LOVE the Blue Boy.
     
  17. drolling

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    Hey, Welcome to the GearPage, Luciano!

    I can't believe that no one's recommended the MJM Blues Devil. This pedal's EXACTLY what you've described..
     
  18. toilet bag

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    I use the SPF Greenline, which is modelled on the TS-808 circuit but has the added feature of a 'mud' switch which increases basses. Much thicker tone than a standard TS, plus it has added versatility in the form of a modern/ vintage switch; vintage is classic TS territory, whereas the modern setting is a bit crunchier. I love it, but no one else seems to have heard of it or used it :( Great, underrated boutique pedal.

    http://www.smartpeoplefactory.com
     
  19. jlagrassa

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    MI Audio Blues Pro, my new favorite TS type pedal......... The BP has plenty of gain if you need it compared to a Tube Screamer
     
  20. sanhozay

    sanhozay klon free since 2009 Silver Supporting Member

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    Agreed. The Blues Devil is very TS808 sounding.
     

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