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Tubescreamer vs tubescreamer

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Ben kenobi, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. Bartholomew3

    Bartholomew3 Friend of Leo's

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    If you measure the output of a fresh 9 volt alkaline it's usually around 9.5 or 9.6 volts.

    If you measure the output of the power supply betcha it only puts out 9.0 volts, maybe less.

    That .5 or .6 makes a big difference - and carbon batteries are better than alkaline if you can find them these days.
     
  2. schmee

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    The best TS type I ever heard was a Maxon ??9. No idea why. If you want a fuller TS sound buy a TS9DX and leave it on Turbo mode. I cant play one in non Turbo mode after using that for years.
    Also, check the power supply you compared with. Some run as high as 12V marked 9 volts!
     
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    I use a REGULATED power supply on my pedal board....that way the voltage doesn't vary, (not supposed to, anyway) and has plenty of amperage to supply all my pedals.
     
  4. Blue Bill

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    Well, they are directional.
     
  5. sanfi4u

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    Both. PSU or battery matters, what particular PSU (trex fuel tanks a different: Classic, Chameleon, Goliath), battery type and brand matter, similar pedals often sound different due to different part types and part tolerances. Many factors affect the sound variations. So don't be surprised much.
     
  6. sanfi4u

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    Energizer and Duracell are both Alkiaine batteries. They are usually pretty much consistent. You'll have hard time telling the difference between Energizer and Duracell. But difference between Alkaline and Carbon-Zinc (Heavy Duty) batteries or between certain Heavy Duty brands can be quite noticeable. Sure it also depends on the circuit you use them in.
     
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    They can always tell during Brown Eyed Girl for some reason. Als longs as it’s played with a mint ‘59 Strat through a Dumble.
     
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    Could be using patch cables that cost less than $172 each. I mean, covers of 70s rock matter - you either care about your craft or you don’t.
     
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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that the chances of Eric Johnson being able to tell the difference between batteries or cables or anything else is less than zero.

    He is 64, I am 63. I have been playing electric guitar for fifty years, I imaging he has too, most of those years in front of a dimed Superlead.

    My ears are shot and I have constant tinnitus. You think his ears are any better?
     
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  10. DaveKS

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    HeHe..... sorry just had to.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. uriah1

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    Any TS that analogman mods.
     
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    When you say you compared through both of your setups... Do you mean the TubeScreamers were played through different guitars, different signal chains and different amps?
     
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    I’ve owned several Ibanez tubescreamer, and several tubescreamer type pedals, and they have all sounded different to me.
     
  14. johnhe

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    It’s not just EJ. Since he made the outrageous sounding claim, it has become a pretty well accepted theory, backed up by many well known guitarists, that different types of batteries cause certain pedals to react different. Not all pedals ( I don’t think tubescreamer were affected) but older, vintage fuzz pedals are now pretty widely accepted to react differently to some different types of batteries.
     
  15. omahaaudio

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    I've often thought that he might having been joking when he said that.
     
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    ^^ I think he believes what he thinks he knows.
     
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