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Tube Screamer Recommendations?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by doghouseman, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. scottser

    scottser Friend of Leo's

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    You don't mess with the classics, so get a ts9.
    But me? I use a boss sd1 for 'that sort of thing'.
     
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  2. doghouseman

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    in your head man....
    actually, I like it, but it is falling apart because I have used it so much. The velcro on the back started pulling the back plate off. Anyway, it sounds good, but just feel like I need something else.
     
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  3. uriah1

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    Tubescreamer, yes.
    Always need one in your wheelhouse,
    like reverb. (to me)
    Analogman has some good reads and products
    if you are serious.
     
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  4. RetroTeleRod

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    For a stock Tube Screamer sound, you could just grab a TS-9 and call it a day. If you want something with more gain, true bypass, the TS-808 style chip and adjustable mids the Jet Driver rocks!
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    You know you can replace velcro, right?
     
  6. Lawdawg

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    I would just get a new TS9. I've never really bought the vintage TS hype and the last JHS video was pretty revealing as to the lack of difference between a vintage TS and new TS.

    I don't really love the TS sound, but I have a Sparkle Drive that covers that sound. What I like about the Sparkle Drive is that it's basically a TS808 clone that lets you dial in clean vs OD tone. You can use it as a straight TS, a clean boost, or anything in between.
     
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    Stack a couple of pedals you currently have. Turn both down and then look for the best match.
    Often two pedals at lower gain are better than one pedal at high gain.


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  8. doghouseman

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    in your head man....
    No, I didnt know that!! Hey, can you send me some of your velcro so I can start experimenting with it?
     
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  9. Jim622

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    I use the EHX East River Drive. Sounds great and under $100.
     
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  10. tfarny

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    As far as I can tell they are all pretty much identical for purposes of making music. The differences exist for people who want to look for differences, but they all do "what a TS does" as far as I know. Mine is a Keeley Red Dirt mini, I paid maybe $60 for it and I'll probably never look for a different one. Not because it's the best, or whatever, just because it does the job and that rabbit hole is one I don't want to go down.
     
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    The one in the Boss ME-80.
     
  12. Sconnie

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    Sparkle Drive!
     
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    Cusack Screamer V2!!!
     
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    Sounds about right. Wants everyone else to solve their problems! Take some initiative!
     
  15. bluesholyman

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    Duralock....accept nothing less...
     
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    Please send him some!
     
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    TS Mini
     
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    I use a simple Beringer Vintage Overdrive and, I wouldn't want anything else.
     
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    I'd second the East River Drive. Great pedal.
     
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