Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by blke, Feb 5, 2012.
And which chip is more desirable?
Wood Chips from all their Wood Shedding.
TI chip for SRV, I believe. It's what have and prefer in mine as well.
I don't think it much matters really. Could be a 4558, could be whatever else Ibanez used back then/now.
the chip makes less difference than the two resistor values that were changed in later versions of the TS. Do a search on TS mods and you'll find piles of info on these mods. Fun stuff to mess with.
they're all 4558 and it really doesnt matter in a TS10 you know...
strings will make a much bigger difference than the chip!
Check out this thread:
Munchos provide better tone tho. The TS9 Munchos Mod.
I see what you did there...
Agreed. The chip in the TS is one of the least important pieces in the chain, IMO.
The chip will not make you sound like Mayer or SRV...
The real Mayer tone comes from the color of the LED's in combination with the tears of many women.
Cool to see that this thread is still going. Since I started this, I got a Japan made TS10. Sounds awesome
I think Mayer uses, or did use, Keeley-modded TS9's or 808's. Those use the TI RC455P chip.
I have a Keeley Mod-Plus TS9 and it's phenomenal. Best Tubescreamer I've played yet, perfect for SRV/Mayer tones.
If Mayer were smart, he'd start a company that made clones of all his amp's and effects that he currently uses. Tweak them ever so slightly. Give them cool paint jobs/ tolex. Throw JM logos on everything. And charge prices that would make two-rock scoff. Done!