TS-808HW...does the world really need this?

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  1. VaughnC

    VaughnC Supporting Member

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    I think there might be a market for it.
    The TS-808 was a "historic" turning point and here comes a high quality version from the mfg.

    Would I buy it???

    No!!
    :)
     
  3. Dannc6

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    Hah- I like how the website describes what the 3 knobs do!
    I think I ibanez is seeing too many TS handwired clones selling and they are trying to cut into the market. It makes sense.
     
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    The internals do look tidy...I'd like to compare one to a Landy though ;)
     
  5. Mitch T

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    So did I, but when I posted that in the first TS808HW thread I didn't make myself popular. But that thread opened in the usual "wow I want to buy this" fashion and peeps over here hate to see any critical thought when they're in GAS-mode.. :phones
    But you're right, it doesn't make sense.
     
  6. Curly

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    FWIW, Maxon's vintage series are "hand made", and certainly not new:
    Maxon vintage series

    the HW 808 will definitely appeal to some
     
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    So Ibanez want to make a hand made version of there own product ?
    Sounds like perfect sense to me. Everybody has ripped them off up to now but you dont hear them (ibanez) carrying on like babies over spilt milk. I for one would rather put my money here then on some other 2-4 hundred dollar pedal. They conceived the first and best pedal they should have full right to do what they want. They are doing HW - small batches boutique style. $300 isn't that much for a boutique pedal.... we have all paid it somewhere along the line. I hope this is a first in a series of different gain pedals.

    What you should be asking is do we really need anymore bloody clones...


    Disclaimer: Yes I have one on order.:dude
     
  8. drbob1

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    I gotta echo the comment over at Harmony Central: why HW a pedal? The original PCB version is virtually bullet-proof, except for switches and knobs. You're only introducing more chance of a bad solder joint with this. For me, it's a conceit, not an advance in quality...
     
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    What's one more TS clone on the market? That's like going, "Oh look, another snowflake!"
     
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    I want a gut shot. And a BLUE led, please.
     
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    We need some clips, that's for sure.
     
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    While we're here, it seems like Centaurs are starting to go up in price a bit, I wish builders would make copies of that circuit. They could call them Klones!

    I actually don't know when Klons started going up in price, is my timeline off? Hey, Timeline would be a cool name for a delay pedal!
     
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    For nearly the past 8 years, I've had on my pedalboard an Ibanez TS808HW, Maxon OD808, and a Boss Metal Zone. I've been A/B/C'ing them carefully through a variety of solid state and tube amps and can safely say that the Boss wins in every department but the TS808HW and OD808 are tied. I can't choose!

    For anyone interested my signal currently goes Guitar > Tuner > Metal Zone > OD808 > TS808HW > ABY Switch > Amp 1 and Amp 2. My tone is to die for. Life is amazing.
     
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    Loved the Maxon OD808. Even though I now use other 808 clones, I will grab a Maxon if a used one becomes available. If a TS808HW is just tied with it, then tonewise the HW doesn't seem to be worth the additional bucks.
     
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    Hello 8 years ago- i wish i knew what i know now, when i was younger.

    Thats one heck of a resurrection.
     
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    I've got one around somewhere...

    Been in it's box for the last 5 years.
     
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    I bought the HW 808 and returned it 8 yrs ago.
     

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