The Mega List of TS Clones

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  1. theroan

    theroan Member

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    This is what I've got so far:
    The Fulldrive
    The OCD
    The King of Tone
    BB Preamp
    Barber Direct Drive
    Jekyll and Hyde
    Sparkle Drive
    Little Green Wonder
    Eternity
    Zen Drive

    What other good ones I'm missing?
     
  2. halorealm7

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    That'd be anything with a 4558 chip wouldn't it?

    Bad Monkey
    Blue's Pro
    Texas Deuce
    Two Step

    Gonna be a long list.
     
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    somewhat off-topic question-- do any of these have a noticeably smaller footprint than the others?
     
  5. metz420

    metz420 Silver Supporting Member

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    Rodenberg GAS 808/828
     
  6. yeahyeahyeah

    yeahyeahyeah Supporting Member

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    Nope. There are lots of different ways to use an op-amp.

    If you don't know the circuit topography you can only make an educated guess based on the sound.
     
  7. slopeshoulder

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    A clone has no reason to exist. I read where Paul Cochrane described the zillions of ways to vary a TS. So I'd say these are TS inspired mostly. I mean, Red Snapper, Klon, Zendrive, and Eternity are all on my board. All TS to a degree, and all different as can be. And that's good. That's why I find toxic threads elsewhere at TGP about whther a given pedal "is" a TS to be useless. But threads that list TS-inspired are cool.
    Add Blues Pro, Blue Collar, Blues Deluxe, and a million others.
     
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    not a TS clone but rather a marshall bluesbreaker clone.
     
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    Isn't the Boss BD-2 a TS-808 type clone?
     
  10. orogeny

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    didn't this happen already?...............................or am i in the twilight zone?
     
  11. RickB

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    As long as your "throwing stuff against the wall and seeing what sticks", these must be "clones" as well :D:

    Boss DS-1
    Fuzz face
    Treble Boost
    Marshall Shredmaster
    Blues Pearl Perplexed
    Bixonic Expandora
    MXR Micro Amp
    Demeter Mid Boost
    Boss FA-1
    Jordan Bosstone
    David Barber's Toshiba VCR
     
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  13. Rocked Star

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    nope
     
  14. Rocked Star

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    I'll also throw into the mix the HBE Power Screamer
     
  15. jstone

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    The Boss DS-1 is a hard clipping distortion with no relation to the TS.
    FuzzFace completely unrelated.
    Treble boost ? Well but the treble boost came before the the TS.
    Marshall Shredmaster - NO
    Bixonics Expandora - with a twin single opamp maybe similar i theory I can't see it as related hard clipping
    MXR Micro AMP -related to the MXR distortion +
    Boss FA-1 - I guess maybe a little.
    Jordan Bosstone - completely unrelated


    :)

    Please stay on target. A TS clone or relative should be a circuit based on a dual opamp and include some sort of treble boost combined with a soft clipping gain stage. THE TS is famous for its treble boost. While most clones or relatives try to do things differently.

    Both Paul C Tim and Timmy does fit that but I still feel they are very distant relatives to the TS.

    I know one more but that is on my website. :)
     
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  16. Sidez Colmbs

    Sidez Colmbs Member

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    You should use that electrical knowledge to fix your sarcasm detector.
     
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    :) Yes
     
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    I thought the OCD was a variant of the old Voodoo Labs overdrive. But maybe that was based on the TS? So its a clone of a clone? :p

    I also thought the Zendrive was not based on the TS circuit.

    Anyway as far as TS based pedals add these to the list:

    CJOD (clay jones overdrive)
    Son of a Screamer (Jack Orman)
    LovePedal Eternity
     
  19. LowWatt

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    Very few of the listed pedals are clones. They are simply based on the design as a starting point. Also, several of the pedals on the list have absolutely nothing to do with the Ibanez TS circuit (for example the King of Tone being loosely inspired by the Marshall Bluesbreaker pedal).

    Really, there's more outright wrong or very misguided information in this thread than there is accurate info.
     
  20. LowWatt

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    The Voodoo Labs Overdrive was strongly based on the DOD 250 (which predates the TS circuit). The Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive is strongly based on a TS-9 with some extra clean blending.
     

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