vintage ts808 multieffect

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by jaywalker, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. jaywalker

    jaywalker Member

    Messages:
    2,368
    Joined:
    May 11, 2007
    anyone got some info on these babies?:

    [​IMG]

    Vaguely recall them going for dirt cheap once the boss multieffect trend started.
    One going for peanuts in full working order (closet calassic)
    just dunno how much they are worth nowadays.
     
  2. James

    James Member

    Messages:
    2,723
    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Location:
    Boston
    I don't know much about them, but I suspect that Lindsey Buckingham may have used one (or a variant) in the early 80s with Fleetwood Mac. He alluded to it in an 80s-era interview once, but didn't mention the specific brand and model.

    Were there other Ibanez models that had echo, overdrive and chorus?

    James
     
  3. Todd Lynch

    Todd Lynch Member

    Messages:
    2,958
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Yeah - these are pretty hip units for those into Ibanez effects - in the latter days, we couldn't give these things away - they're pretty hip.
     
  4. cestlamort

    cestlamort Member

    Messages:
    107
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2007
    Location:
    Seattle
    I think the word is out (sort of) on these. They seem to go for a few hundred (more for the ue300 ones than the ue305 ones) on ebay, etc.

    I've had most of the variants and liked them all. Large footprint, though.
     
  5. jaywalker

    jaywalker Member

    Messages:
    2,368
    Joined:
    May 11, 2007

    I reckon I could rehouse it though.
    I especially like the effects loop option there, and the master switch.

    Anyone ever done an autopsy on one?
    I'm curious to see what the op amp is.
     
  6. Paul Parrish

    Paul Parrish Senior Member

    Messages:
    233
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    that would be more of a "Vintage TS-9" multieffect.
     
  7. popsongsmith

    popsongsmith Senior Member

    Messages:
    742
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2007
    Location:
    W. Mass
    nice analog tones, significant signal-noise ratio issues, extremely unreliable footswitches.
     
  8. screamingduck

    screamingduck Member

    Messages:
    3,025
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2005
    Location:
    cumming,ga.
    A friend has one of those and it still souonds pretty damn good even after all these years. I also think that's probably a TS9 in there as well.
     
  9. jaywalker

    jaywalker Member

    Messages:
    2,368
    Joined:
    May 11, 2007

    Not a bad deal for 20 bucks then. settled. it's mine!
     
  10. riker4208

    riker4208 Member

    Messages:
    2,074
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2007
    I've seem seen them go for 100 to $200 on craigslist.
     
  11. hbentley

    hbentley Member

    Messages:
    1,355
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2006
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    i've only seen one person ever use one. he was a killllller player too. it was hard to tell how good that thing actually sounded, because he could have made almost anything sound good.
     
  12. jaywalker

    jaywalker Member

    Messages:
    2,368
    Joined:
    May 11, 2007
    Gonna open it up tomorrow and see what its all about.
    The compressor sounds like my old trusted CL9, the one that comes along for slide duties.
    I cranked the compressor to goose the TSwhateveritis and it's awsome.
    One output is dodgy - bad jack probably, but for 20 bucks its a keeper for my blues sets.
     
  13. FloridaSam

    FloridaSam Member

    Messages:
    4,266
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2006
    Location:
    Under a palm tree
    I've owned a couple of them. LOVE THEM! There's an older one for sale near me that I keep wanting badly, though I don't "need" it.
     
  14. jaywalker

    jaywalker Member

    Messages:
    2,368
    Joined:
    May 11, 2007
    Ain't had chance to try it out at full volume yet, any noise from it? (it seems to be 100% analogue apart from the op amp)
     
  15. jaywalker

    jaywalker Member

    Messages:
    2,368
    Joined:
    May 11, 2007

    I can now confirm that.:(

    20 bucks though.
     
  16. fly135

    fly135 Member

    Messages:
    800
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    Location:
    Orlando
    op-amps are analog.
     

Share This Page