Went into GC to have Wall-E my tele stringed strobed. While I was waiting I meandered over to the pedal display. I noticed there was no Tube Screamer Mini behind its price tag $79..... On a whim I decided to do the old "out of stock" ploy. I looked online and it said they were out of stock.... perfect! I asked if the had the Mini TS and the sell checks his computer and says "it shows we are out of stock, but I know there be one somewhere." He checks all the stock underneath the display.. goose egg... he says lemme check in back... again nothing. I say "well sorry to put you thru so much trouble" and start walk away and he says "sir! if you will buy it today I'll sell you this new TS-9 for the same price.." Done! I race home to kick the Nobels ODR-1 off the board. Now, it has been almost 20 years since I've owned a TS-9 but there 2 things that strike as being different. One is there is still alot of over drive happening even with the knob rolled all the way off. The sweet spot on the tone control is almost all the way off. Is it me or has this changed? I know that things change at band volume so I will take my time to work my way back into it but it is weird to hear the bass disappear even though I was expecting it to. I used Rats with Tube Screamers for ages so I should fall back into the groove. If I cant re-bond with the TS-9 I'm thinkin I might try a Boss Blues Driver.