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Old December 22nd, 2012, 07:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've given up on OD pedals, the search has ceased!!

After chasing the newest craze, the popular choices, and the desire to be different, I concede that I AM a Tube Screamer guy through and through. I haven't bonded with "transparent","Clean", "Scooped", or "Open" overdrives............ I needs me some TS coloration and mid hump, thank you!!

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Old December 22nd, 2012, 07:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If it was good enough for Stevie Ray, then it's good enough for me....
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 07:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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More power to you!

I've conceded defeat and settled with a TS type pedal (Maxon OD9) and a RAT type (Freakshow FX Brown Rabbit) on my board.

There's not much you can't do between the two, perhaps that's why they are the two most cloned pedals in history.
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Congratulations on finding yourself. Tubescreamers for the win.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 07:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Same here. The MJM Phantom Drive has ended my quest. It with my Timmy boosting / shaping it...od bliss.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 08:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I know the feeling. I wanted something that I could plug into a clean amp at home and make it sound like a good overdriven amp, with a realistic amp feel. I found what I wanted in 2002 and nothing has topped it for me. Doesn't matter what it is, just that it's cool when you find what you want and can stick with it.

Congrats on finding yours!
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 09:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have 3 pedal boards
#1 has a Keeley TS-9
#2 has a Keeley Sparkle Drive
#3 has a HBE Power Screamer
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 12:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I love the ibanez ts-7 but I also have found myself loving the empress multidrive. I know that is is more than just a overdrive pedal but mixing a little fuzz with a little overdrive is awesome with verb and delay imo.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 12:22 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I know the feeling. I wanted something that I could plug into a clean amp at home and make it sound like a good overdriven amp, with a realistic amp feel. I found what I wanted in 2002 and nothing has topped it for me. Doesn't matter what it is, just that it's cool when you find what you want and can stick with it.

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Good Lord, man! What is this OD you speak of? Don't keep it some kind of secret!
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 01:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Glad you like the Tube Screamer
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 02:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I have a Morning Glory and a Voyager, but on the same board as those expensive OD's you will find a standard, un-modded TS9. I honestly think it's my favorite on the board... Something about it just works. With a great amp, it can only make it better.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 05:44 AM   #12 (permalink)
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for me, the ts-5 tubescreamer was the sound i was looking for, and once i modded my sd1 to ts808 sound i think i'm happy. real screamers here are expensive new. once i find a used one i'm gonna grab one
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 06:30 AM   #13 (permalink)
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It's as though the guitar and amp ate the meat and potatoes. The ts (or equivalent) is the gravy.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 09:13 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Ive bought and owned loads of tubescreamers and their various copies. However when I recorded and listened there wasnt a lot of difference between them.


Before anyone gets offended its largely cause I'm the common link!. Its taken me a long time and a lot of money to realise that!
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 09:50 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Congrats! :)

Had a TS-808 reissue - loved it then hated it, now I see a MINT one for $75 - arghhhhhh, they are gold in their own way..

and for that matter - very few drives make a solid state amp (such as the Roland JC120 sound good) - that test the TS pedals pass with flying colors :)
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 10:57 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Ibanez JD9...never going anywhere...has become my sound.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 11:30 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Dano Trans OD V1 plus a Hoof.

Two pedals that do all points in-between.

I had a Bad Monkey once - does that count as a TS ?
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yes. mid-hump FTW

ts9 and Rat is one all needs ever...mabe a fuzz now and again.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 12:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I went through that whole search a year or so back and, while I'm happy with the combo of ODs I finally settled on, occasionally I pull out my cheap old TS-5 and - when it's not shorting out - hear the sound I love best.
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I have a Morning Glory and a Voyager, but on the same board as those expensive OD's you will find a standard, un-modded TS9. I honestly think it's my favorite on the board... Something about it just works. With a great amp, it can only make it better.
Aaaaarrrrrgggg! Danggit...
You're right. I'm gonna have to get another one. Mine sort of just stopped workin after about ten years or so, and I've been using my Sd-1 and my new Bad Monkey to replace it, but Schenkadare's right. It's my sound.
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