Wow! TS-5 Prices have Spiked on e-bay

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  1. Platefire

    Platefire Friend of Leo's

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    Decided to check prices on e-bay to see what my TS-5 is worth. I was amazed to see the prices from $50-$160. Last time I checked they were going for $15-$25. Is some famous player using a TS-5 or something?
     
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    Interesting, I started using my TS-5 this past summer when the jacks went on my trusty TS-10.

    Doubt I caused increased prices
    It is a good pedal; once the dodgy switch is replaced.
     
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    I guess I should try and find mine! I also have the FRV-1, and they are fetching some pretty good prices as well...

    Might be time to sell!
     
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    John Jorgenson (Desert Rose Band, Hellecasters, Solo) has used one since they first came out back in the early 90s. He's the only one I knew of using one professionally and I can't imagine he's driving up the stock.
     
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    I need to get the switch fixed on mine. It was practically nailed to my board for about 15 years.
     
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    Is this the little Soundtank you're referring to? I've had and used one for over twenty years!
     
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    A little enlightenment on what a TS-5 is, please! Picture would help.
     
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    Also known as the 'potato bug' series...

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    They're old enough to have collected enough ambient mojo in spite of their plastic enclosure.
     
  10. Paul in Colorado

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    I think the word is out that the guts are pretty much a "good" Tube Screamer. I've had mine for about 20 years. I bought two and a TS-10 when I decided I needed a Tube Screamer. I sold the other TS-5 and had the TS-10 on consignment, and when I changed my mind about selling it, it was already sold, so I was left with the single 5. I still like it better then the the new TS-9 I bought a couple of years ago.
     
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    I owned a TS-5 for years, then sold cheap because of the switch.
    But it sounded good. I think maybe a little better than the TS-9 I would get later. (more grind, as I actually used the Gain/Drive Control on a Tube Screamer, but no longer use a TS- syle OD)

    - I also own a great sounding Echomachine from the same Soundtank series.
    A very good ' analog-sounding' digital Delay- It's buried in our storage unit, once again because of the dang switch.
    Just not 'pro' enough ( even for a bar hack like me) if you can't rely on it at a gig.
     
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    Unfortunately it might have something to do with this.

     
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    Another little secret that has been let out to all the minions.

    You couldn't give these away a few years ago. Besides most of them had broken switches. They always reminded me of turtle shells.

    Dang it!

    Just a few weeks ago I posted how my best friend and I thought these were the best. Now everyone knows.
     
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    The rare silver label TS-5 sounds much better than the later black label version.
     
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    anybody know what type of switch is needed?
     
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    Not only is the switch bad on mine, the jacks are dodgy too. Useless except for recording, i suppose.
     
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    Daphon are making T5 series clones, same case but prettier colours, same everything. Same factory as the originals is probably the reason why. I have a couple, analogue delay and super chorus, can’t fault them. So, if you want to mothball the originals there is an option.
     
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    Is it any different than a TS7, which are around $40-50 on Ebay, but seem to be built a little better? I've had both, but it's been too long to really remember either, although I liked them both at the time. I think that the last TS7 I had I got at the store where I worked, and after comparing it to an 808 (and a TS9), it sounded just as good to me for 1/4 the price of an 808. I did, however, go through all the 7s we had in stock, and picked the best sounding one. It seems the TS7s were warmer like 808s, and not as bright as TS9s.
     
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    I just got a TS7 in trade of a bridge Twang king pickup. I just want is as part of my "travelling jamming gear". It sounds the same as my TS9 and my TS808. It was listed for 30€ abd I like the thing that you can hide the knobs when travelling so no way of breaking them

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    I have a TS7 that I adore, but mostly because the 'Hot' setting is my secret weapon for rockstar lead tone. The regular setting is 100% TS, and I love the push-in knobs.

    All that said, I've noticed the footswitch is getting dodgy, just like my TS5 did. Maybe I need to hoard a few TS7s.
     
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