#1
what are the main differences between the t9, t808, and t9dx tube screamers? i've read that they can be used as a "clean boost" what does this mean?
#2
The ts808 is a bit more mellow than the ts9. The turbo has one extra knob.
A clean boost is setting the gain to zero and turning the level up. This will boost the signal, pushin the tubes in a tube amp harder, providing more tube distortion. You don't need a clean boost if you have a ss amp.

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#4
I haven't played an original Maxon, so I can't comment. They should be similar. The tubescreamers are cheaper.

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My rig is simple
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#6
Quote by jc349
The ts808 is a bit more mellow than the ts9. The turbo has one extra knob.
A clean boost is setting the gain to zero and turning the level up. This will boost the signal, pushin the tubes in a tube amp harder, providing more tube distortion. You don't need a clean boost if you have a ss amp.
depends what you mean by mellow. The TS808 has quite a bit more grunt than a TS9 and more gain as well.
#7
The TS808 has a bit more dirt and low end then the TS9 (I personally think it sounds better then the TS9, but not $80 more worth)

The TS9DX is supposed to be a "high gain" TS9. The TS9 was made and sounds best when it is used to boost your signal and add a bit more volume/dirt to your tone, adding too much from the pedal just sounds bad, so I say stay away from the TS9DX.

Clean boost means you sent the pedal at zero (or very low) and just use it to thicken up your sound, this does wonders for single coil guitars.

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#8
What would you guys recommend for boosting a JCM 800? Not really looking for saturation, but a Underoath-esque tone.
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#9
Quote by djjazzyjames7
which sound better? these or the original maxons?

The original maxons.
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