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Favorite TS style pedal the TS 10

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Strato50, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. Strato50

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    I’ve tried them all. Nothing not even a Klon can touch the TS10. Mine has been with me for years and it the sweetest OD I ever used. I know some like the 9 and 808... but if you can get your hands on one of these you will not let it go. This one is a MIJ model. It makes any guitar sound good.
     

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    I have one...purchased around 1986 or 1987.

    Can't comment either way about that.
     
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    Hold onto it. They’ve shot sky high in price.
     
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    In my best Foghorn Leghorn voice "Fortunately... I never... I say, I NEVER throw old pedals away."

    "That boy is about as sharp as a bowlin' ball! Look at me when I'm talkin' to ya, son.""

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    (Checks shelf of unused pedals)

    (Checks prices on Reverb)

    Oh my. A new clutch for my Miata may be closer than I thought.
     
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    We had those literally laying around all over our rehearsal space back in the 80s. It was one of the best dirt pedals available at the time. It was a mainstay.
     
  7. Rufus

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    I know that TS's are versatile, I just never heard of using one as a Miata clutch.
    Whatever you do, though...crank the volume but leave the gain at zero
     
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    I'm a big TS fan but I don't think I ever laid hands on a 10. One of my favorite TS's is actually a Visual Sounds Route 66 that also has a compressor. The bass switch is really handy. I also have the VS Route 808. I have the Ibanez TS-6 Sound Tank., TS-9 and the 808 RI. IMHO the TS is the best dirt box ever.

    An honorable mention for TC Electronics Dark Matter for distortion. In my book is a top notch distortion. Platefire
     
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    I had a TS10 for a while.

    I’d describe it as TS9’s snotty little brother, who wears a spiked leather wrist band all the time...(I mean that in a good way)...
     
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    I love the Tubescreamer/Telecaster combo! The Tubescreamer is EQ’d perfectly IF you want to add some grit but still retain that Telecaster TWANG! I happen to own the TS9.
     
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    Maxon od808 lover here.

    I believe it's based on the ts10, no?

    Tried 3 klon klones... None could bump my maxon from the board.
     
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    Mine is an old TS-808 that is mine since the 90's
     
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    No, the OD808 is based on the original TS808, which they made for Ibanez. The TS9 and TS10 were newer revisions by Ibanez of the original TS circuit.
     
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    Liked for Miata content. Carry on...
     
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    I hate Klons. I haven't tried a TS10, but if the Klon is your benchmark, not sure I can trust it. Lol. I do love a TS9 though, and Maxon's spins are even better.
     
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    i've never played a TS-10 but i've been interested in them since i saw a demonstration video in which it sounded dead on like mid-70's Rory Gallagher.

    never been able to find that video again.
     
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    I got my TS-10 in ‘88 or ‘89, mainly because of SRV.

    One day, in early ‘90 and in between classes, I stopped in to a used guitar store near my school. There was an older and very beat up TS in the display case. I now know it was an 808, and it was $35. I tried it out and didn’t think it sounded any better than my 10 and, since I also only had about $40 in my checking account, passed on it. The one time I decide to be financially responsible bit me in the a$$!

    It served me well for many years until it was replaced with a Blues Driver in the ‘90’s (which was replaced by my King of Tone in ‘04).

    I still have the 10 but one of the plastic jacks is messed up.
     
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    My very first standalone pedal (I had a multi-effects unit first) was a TS7 - but the slightly rare green one. I think I paid about $30CAD for it when I was 13 or 14.
    Anyway, the HOT circuit on that is the ideal TS type for me.
    Big fan of the Sparkle Drive family too.
     
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    I have a ts-10 that I got when they first came out, great pedal. Last year I replaced it with an sd-1.
    The only reason for replacing it was that input jack went dodgy. I've since fixed it but found the sd-1 to add less noise.
    Guess I am not real picky about OD pedals, all I need is an occasional bump in volume with a bit of drive;)
     
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    Got TS-5 and TS-7. Tone-Lok 7 is in the board before other dirt pedals. Using it as a middle booster, drive at 8 o'clock, tone noon and level at 1 o'clock.

    TS-5 is like half retired.
     
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