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TS-10? Something another builder makes?
So many questions about Tube Screamers as to which is better, what's the difference etc....I had finally decided on the Maxon OD-808 but after reading the Analogman thing on their site I decided against it. I mean they won't ever sell it that think that poorly about it. I'll probably end up gettin'g the Maxon OD9.I guess you could say I've had the fear of analogman put in me... And I've had some switch issues on mine. Here's a quote from his site...
"We have worked on the Maxon OD-808 and now offer our 808/SILVER mod for it. The Maxon OD-808 is actually a TS-10 circuit (uses TS9/TS10 output section) so it takes some serious work. The circuit boards are not holding up well to electronic rework, so we have to be very careful so as not to damage them. We also include TRUE BYPASS on these mods because Maxon uses a normal size stomp switch which we can easily change to a 3PDT switch for true bypass. We do not sell these pedals new or recommend that you buy one, due to the poor construction. The pots are cheap ones soldered to the circuit board and they tend to break and cannot be replaced easily. Now that the Maxon OD9 is out, there is no need for the OD-808 as the OD9 already has true bypass and has the actual ts808 / TS9 circuit board, and hand wired pots and jacks so they can be kept running forever."
so what they're saying is when you pull them apart and modify them they don't hold up very well. presuming you don't do that they will hold up fine. I haven't heard any bad stories from users, (and if one of two now pop up in this thread, take it with a large grain of salt.)I The circuit boards are not holding up well to electronic rework, so we have to be very careful so as not to damage them.