Originally Posted by Suttykins
Right.. So the muffled, transistor radio sound isn't what the infamous "mid-hump" of a tube screamer sounds like?
Because there lies my next question.. I want a decent sounding overdrive but living in the north of England (Gawd 'elp me!
) I'm limited as to what gear I can access without buying online.
So here's what I've looked at so far including my concerns:
Ibanez TS9 (if it's good enough for Bill Kirchen.. but does the magic lie in the JRC chip that the current models don't exhibit or is that just internet hype?)
Maxon OD9 (Is it any better than the TS9? I know that it's true bypass but I'm not sure I buy into the true bypass thing.. A good buffer can do wonders)
So it's the battle of the screamers.. I'm not asking for pedal suggestions and I realise there is no way of telling whether any of these pedals will work for me without trying them with my gear but what I'm asking is are there any inherent flaws to the standard TS9 or are things like the JRC OPamp and true bypass important factors in getting the classic TS sound/functionality?
Maxon OD9 = Original TS808 circuit.
Maxon OD808 = Original TS9 circuit. Very harsh sound.
I have an SD1 that I'd use if I didn't have a TS9 reissue on the board. Got my old mate an SD1 for his bday and he loves it.
My TS9 reissue has the JRC chip in it and a buffer, and I can't hear any issues in my sound - Could be just what you're looking for.