Your Favorite Ts-9 Ts-808 Mid Hump Type Pedal

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  1. BluesHarp

    BluesHarp Supporting Member

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    There are probably hundreds of these type pedals, but lets focus on the best.. modded or production.. of your choice. A pedal you would use for a dirty low gain blues/classic rock SRV'ish type song.

    If you've tried/owned at least 3 types out there, list your favorite 3 that came out on top, and why your number 1 pick is the best in your opinion. My top 3 ( for now ) are:

    (1) Burst Eternity
    (2) Klon
    (3) MJM Blues Devil

    The E came out on top for me for that mid hump sound with tight low end and great rich woody tone. Very touch sensitive and articulate. The BD lost a tad too much low end for me but was great, and the Klon I decided to use with a slight treb boost and for cleaner boost/stacking. ( Timmy is also great, but is not as middy the way I set it or use it for. )

    The reason Im doing this is that im so curious about all the many different modded ts-9 ts-808 type pedals available today besides the boutique ones. Any low gain pedal that emphasizes the mid range and doesnt do the scooped sound. This has been covered many times on TGP but not quite in this fashion.. besides, we all brag about one fav pedal.. to just turnaround and replace it with the "new and improved" gadget of choice. :D
     
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    mesa v-1 bottle rocket.

    its what tube screamers want to be when they grow up.
     
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  4. BluesHarp

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    Lovekraft Mojo Drive
    CMATMODS Signa Drive
    Pedalworx Tejas
    HBE Power Screamer

    Had to list my favorite 4, sorry.
    The first 2 are way more versatile than the last 2, with both having the 3-way clipping switches.
    The Tejas was probably the smoothest TS I've ever owned.
    The HBE was a workhorse.
     
  6. iamspartacus

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    I've tried:
    Maxon OD9 Pro +
    Analogman Silver
    Analogman "Brown" 808
    Analogman TS9dx
    Maxon VOP9 (od820)
    CMATMODS Screamer
    Musician's Junkyard Screamer
    SRB808+
    Visual Sound J&H Grey Box
    Various Indyguitarist mods
    Fulldrive 2

    Top 3:
    Maxon OD9 Pro+ (why did i sell mine?)
    SRB808+ (super versatile, and the TS side is incredibly dynamic and "full")
    Junkyard Screamer (the "humpiest" of them all. Classic TS sound and feel but more refined)
     
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    1. Burriss Boostiest
    2. Fulltone Fulldrive
    3. Cusack Screamer (actually no mid hump) and why it did not suite me..
     
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    My favorite would be a TS that I built with the Landgraff mods. And, of course, an actual Landgraff.
     
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    barber direct drive. I don't know if it's in the category, but I seem to hear a tube screamer vibe in there on lower settings. It reminds me of SRV's Little Wing tone. Otherwise, I think the Maxon od808 is the best I've used.
     
  11. Laroosco!

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    Of all that I have owned my 3 favorites are

    Pedalworx Tejas
    TS808(original)
    Boss SD1
     
  12. BluesHarp

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    SRV's little wing ( one of my favorite all time songs ) ... wow, I wish he and Jimi could have lived another 20 years!
     
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    And yes the LOD or HBOD is my next high price pedal purchase.

    Landgraff mods? Tell us more...

     
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    -MJM Blues Devil
    -Burris Boostiest
    -Lovepedal Burst E
     
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    MJM Blues Devil fits the bill for me had it for many years now.
     
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    Analogman TS-9 Silver (low gain)
    Keeley TS-9 Mod Plus/Baked Mod (higher gain)
    LovePedal Eternity v3 & '05 Burst


    Those are my top 3 and here is a complete list of my TS style pedals owned.

    Analogman TS-9 Brown Mod
    Analogman TS-9 Silver Mod
    Barber Silver LTD
    Barber Silver LTD (NAMM Edition)
    BYOC Screamer (Landgraff Mods)
    Cusack Screamer
    Digitech Bad Monkey
    Ibanez TS-9
    Keeley TS-9 Baked Mod
    Keeley TS-9 Mod Plus
    LoveKraft Mojo Drive
    Lovepedal Eternity (Version 3, Roadhouse, E6, '05 Burst)
    Menatone Blue Collar
    Menatone Red Snapper
    MJM Blues Devil
    Pedal Effects Boutique SRB-808 Plus
    Xotic Effects AC Booster
    Xotic Effects BB Preamp
     
  17. Guitar Dave T

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    I have owned:

    Original 70's TS808
    Original 80's TS9
    Stock reissue TS9 (traded it for a Harley Squakin' Chicken air cleaner kit)
    Reissue TS808
    Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive

    I really liked my original TS9, which had just a tad more boost and gain than the original TS808. Hated the reissue TS9, which sounded harsh.

    IMHO the current TS808 is as close the original 808 as anything I've tried, but like the original, it could use more boost and gain at times.

    But my favorite is the Sparkle Drive, because it sounds just like an 808, with a tad more boost and gain, and with a clean mix control, which can sound like playing both a dirty amp and clean one together; Very rich, very cool.
     
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    Fulltone FD2/Menatone Red Snapper/Xotic AC Booster
     
  19. wildstar

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    A couple of folks have listed the Xotic AC Booster. Really??? I can't think of any way that an AC Booster is like a Tubescreamer - except that they both have a footswitch. And maybe a volume knob.

    FWIW, my list would be:

    Keeley TS-9 Mod Plus (classic tone, except better)
    HBE Power Screamer (balls-to-the-wall)
    Barber Direct Drive (Optimized and Idealized TS sound)

    My 2ยข

    Cheers
     
  20. Guitar Dave T

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    I bought one of the first Fulltone FD2's that hit the market, but could not connect with that pedal. Maybe it was just me and my style, but it just didn't move me the way my original TS9, which I had at the time, did.

    And I could really tell when plugging in my Telecaster, which OTOH, played very well with the TS9. Finally, during a private party gig where we had a long break during an auction, I packed up the FD and got the TS9 back out. Never looked back.

    Not sure about the Red Snapper, never tried one, but I do own an AC Booster and would not classify it as anywhere near the same type pedal as a TS9 or TS808.
     

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