Help with TS9 problem

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  1. Dave_11

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    I went to use my TS9 today and it's not working. Here's what it does:

    - Will not pass the signal unless it's plugged into power
    - When turned on, the gain knob does nothing
    - When turned on, there is a lot of volume boost

    This pedal is only a couple of years old and only used at home. It worked fine a month or so ago, and has been sitting on the floor by my amp ever since. I'm hoping for an easy fix if anyone has ran into this before. I am handy with a soldering iron.
     
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    OK, I guess I'm getting old. I forgot that the Tube Screamer volume and gain knobs are reversed from just about every other popular dirt pedal out there. Add to that bad eyesight and the fact that the TS9 knob labels are a tiny font of black on green, and mistakes can be made. The fact that it wouldn't pass the signal unless plugged in has something to do with the type of on/off switch it has. Other pedals have mechanical switches that will operate (switch on/off) regardless of power, but I think the TS needs power for the switch to work. Anyway, it seems I have solved my problem, at least until next moth...
     
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    Glad everything worked out okay. Enjoy your TS-9!
     
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    Yes, TS9 has buffered bypass (signal goes through the circuit), so it needs power even when bypassed.

    Nice to hear it's ok otherwise also!
     
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