My trusty TS-7 sandwiched in between my other favorite dirt/OD pedals. Not green, but supposedly the same circuit as the TS-9, plus it has the "hot" switch for added gain. For the $25 I paid for it used over 10 years ago, it works great. I've often thought of getting a "real" TS, or a boutique one, but I just can't justify it for vanity's sake.
Maxon OD808 and Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive. The Sparkle has been great with the extra ability to mix in clean signal to the vintage 808 circuit; the Maxon compared to it has a nice slightly warmer/darker quality.
I obtained a TS9 from Hollywood Guitar Center in Y2K because “Stevie used it” (not the one I bought but I was told by Guitar World that’s what he used).
I hooked it up, had no idea what it was doing and puti it away.
I finally built a pedal board in 2020 (!) I learned what it can do (and what it can’t) and realized what a valuable effect it is. I can make my Heritage 555 bridge ‘bucker sing like “Strange Brew” and the middle position do “Outside Women Blues“ with aplomb.
Good thing I exchanged my ProSonic for a Blues Junior, the window in my studio would need to be replaced.
Very often I look at the Keely D&M I’m following on Reverb and say to myself “Self, why not? You can afford it” Then Self says “because you already have a TS9”.
And that, as they say, is that.
I have a Mooer Green Mile. My one & only TS.
When I first tried it I had the controls set as I would with my other OD pedals, and it sounded terrible.
I then tweaked the gain/vol on the amp & the pedal. And that was it. Been on my board ever since.
Since I'm a TS freak here goes. My first TS was actually a VS-1 Route 66 with the compressor. loved that dirt!!
Later got a Joyo Vintage Overdrive. Later picked up a TS-5, TS-808 and then a TS-9. Last TS variation I got
was a VS Route 808. I still got all of them except the Joyo. That's all my favorite dirt:>)