Ibanez TS9 - Telecaster Guitar Forum
The Number 1 Fender Telecaster Guitar authority in the world.
   

Go Back   Telecaster Guitar Forum > General Discussion Forum > Bad Dog Cafe
Forgot Username/Password? Join Us!
Notices

Bad Dog Cafe Hershey's Bad Dog Cafe is our Off Topic forum -- but NO POLITICS and NO FIGHTING. NOTE: Discussion of guitars other than Tele & Strat belongs in the "Other Guitars" forum and discussion of Music belongs in the "Music to Your Ears" forum.


Wilde Pickups by Bill & Becky Lawrence WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Amps, Mods, Pedals dallenpickups.com Warmoth.com seymourduncan.com


Forum Jump


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old December 5th, 2012, 04:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
Tele-Holic
 
adamkavanagh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Nepean, Ontario, Canada
Age: 28
Posts: 633
Ibanez TS9

I think this might be the worst sounding pedal I have..
anyone else agree?

__________________
- who knows
adamkavanagh is offline   Reply With Quote

Old December 5th, 2012, 04:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
TDPRI Member
 
Dr Zombie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 75
Hard to say, what other pedals do you have?
HaHa...

I like mine, it's a pretty good slightly dirty sound for warming up my very clean Fender Showman. That's all, and it works well. I've owned many pedals and its one of my all time favorites. The gain knob never gets moved farther than about half. It also make a nice pre gain boost for other more aggressive distortion pedals.

Dr Zombie
Dr Zombie is offline   Reply With Quote

Old December 5th, 2012, 04:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
Tele-Holic
 
adamkavanagh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Nepean, Ontario, Canada
Age: 28
Posts: 633
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr Zombie View Post
Hard to say, what other pedals do you have?
HaHa...

I like mine, it's a pretty good slightly dirty sound for warming up my very clean Fender Showman. That's all, and it works well. I've owned many pedals and its one of my all time favorites. The gain knob never gets moved farther than about half. It also make a nice pre gain boost for other more aggressive distortion pedals.

Dr Zombie
i have an OCD, BD-2 and a cool cat transparent drive
__________________
- who knows
adamkavanagh is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links   #
Sponsored posting
 

Old December 5th, 2012, 08:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
Poster Extraordinaire
 
uriah1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: toledo
Age: 59
Posts: 9,752
- Keep drive at no gain, or gain for leads. Depends
- All depends how you use it with single coils and humbuckies..it is not a transparent gain
- Ask SRV neck position romps

- should this thread be over in Pedals??
__________________
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything....Plato
uriah1 is online now   Reply With Quote

Old December 7th, 2012, 04:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
Tele-Holic
 
adamkavanagh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Nepean, Ontario, Canada
Age: 28
Posts: 633
Quote:
Originally Posted by uriah1 View Post
- Keep drive at no gain, or gain for leads. Depends
- All depends how you use it with single coils and humbuckies..it is not a transparent gain
- Ask SRV neck position romps
I always keep the gain all the way down. You're right though, I like more transparent drives.
__________________
- who knows
adamkavanagh is offline   Reply With Quote

Old December 7th, 2012, 05:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
Tele-Meister
 
andrewsadlon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: DeLand, Florida
Posts: 490
I like mine. It's at Keeley getting fixed now (I true-bypass modded it and hit a few snags), but I'm missing it. I too prefer transparent drives, however I like the warmth of the TS9, it's hard to describe. I do keep the tone past 12 O clock though so I don't lose too much highs.
andrewsadlon is offline   Reply With Quote

Old December 7th, 2012, 05:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
Tele-Afflicted
 
Scantron08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Jackson, MS
Age: 39
Posts: 1,506
I really do think this is a matter of which chip you have.

Was unhappy for years. Got mine modded by JHS, and it's unbelievable sounding now. Extremely transparent.
__________________
Insert impressive gear list here.
Scantron08 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old December 7th, 2012, 06:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
Friend of Leo's
 
Califiddler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: California
Posts: 2,425
I have a Keeley-modded TS9. Love it!
__________________
"In the fiddler's house, all are dancers."
Califiddler is offline   Reply With Quote

Old December 7th, 2012, 06:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
Doctor of Teleocity
 
TheGoodTexan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 11,223
I happen to like almost all TS-inspired pedals, and can get almost the same sound from all of them. I used a TS-10 for years and years. Right now I'm using a Maxon OD-9. I also have a $19 TS-style pedal that I got from GC... which sounds just as good as any of them.

You know the difference you get when your guitar's volume is on 7, then you ramp to 10? That's the effect that I shoot for with the TS. I set my guitar on about 7... and then set the TS to make it sound like the guitar volume is on 10... the I A/B the two. Then when I'm on 10 on the guitar... I can get a solid natural boost.

But the TS is like the Yogi Beara quote of pedals... "No one likes that pedal cause too many people use it."
__________________
It's like I'm sittin' here playin' cards with my brother's kids or somethin'.
TheGoodTexan is online now   Reply With Quote

Old December 7th, 2012, 08:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
Friend of Leo's
 
1293's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 3,429
A drummer I played with gave me one back in the 80's. I never liked it much I made it true bypass and swapped the opa for a JRC. It's much better now. Still don't use much, though.
1293 is online now   Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

/td>

» Random Photo for Guests
Shamray Njetcaster :o)
Untitled Document



 


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2



IMPORTANT:Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult! No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
© TDPRI.COM 1999 - 2014 All rights reserved.