"True to original" Tubescreamer clone?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by sleejay80, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. sleejay80

    sleejay80 Member

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    Looking for a TS808/TS9 clone,
    that sounds true to the originals.

    I know a lot of you are gonna say
    "just get a TS8080/TS9 RI", but,
    although it has great tone, I can't stand the switch, the dim LED, non-TB, weird power jack(808) etc.

    So what TS808/TS9 clone (not Ibanez/Maxon), has the tone of that's true to the originals?

    (Oh and I know there's the "mod yours" route, but I want to keep mine the way it is)
     
  2. blke

    blke Member

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    Keeley 808
     
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    groovington Member

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    The Maxon OD-9 is true bypass and actually does a fairly faithful representation to the original ts-9s. The difference I hear the most is in the note bloom when a note sustains, the originals really excel in this area, and sound completely organic.
     
  5. Pedal Dan

    Pedal Dan The Island of Misfit Pedals Gold Supporting Member

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    The original has a buffered bypass, so...if ya want it "true" to the original.
     
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    Retro-sonic 808 (true-bypass though which makes it better IMO)
     
  7. Heady Jam Fan

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    Lol - I saw that on another thread here and wanted the opinions in the jam context so I brought it over to SD. Seeing the price was initially exciting and it ought to be easy to make a great TS, right? But it seems it might be a step down from my Silvers. Aside from the price, the True Bypass and potential that it can be run off of one 9v would be significant advantages (I don't know how it is powered).

    To OP - It seems like you want the original circuit w/ TB, but your against Maxon - that seems like a it would fit your bill though?

    Fulltone - what is your handle at SD?
     
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    Let me addend that. It does everything an original does.... maybe even better.... and has the potential for much more gain/ volume/ versatility if you wish. Great pedal that doesn't get the props I think it deserves.....
     
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