#1
Hey guys, i have a TS9 and was wondering if there were any necessary mods i should do to it. I've had it for over a year but is there anything I'm missing out on? I use it at a boost 80-100% of the time. I'm pretty decent at soldering so if you guys could post any mods i could do to it that's be awesome .
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#2
No mods out there?
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#3
there are lots of mods out there, it really just depends on what you want to do to the pedal. most of them are pretty easy to find on the internet, with the most popular seeming to be based on the keeley mods. its a bit hard to suggest mods if we dont know what you are waning to change.

edit: found a pretty good discussion on the keeley mods: http://www.thefret.net/showthread.php?t=10975
#4
It just sounds kinda sluggish. It also needs more low end with out making it muddy.
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#5
Also True-Bypass is something i really want since it feels like the TS colors my tone.
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#6
For more bass you can change the .047uf capacitor that's connected to the clipping diodes to something like 0.1uf. As far as the true bypass of it, I don't know of any internet instructions on how to do it. You might have to pay someone to do it or buy a kit.
#7
^ I was actually thinking something like a .22uf, would that be too much though? I really want a TB schematic or tut. Can anyone link me to one?
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
Last edited by kylendm at Oct 10, 2009,
#8
"too much" is all relative. You can try it and if it's too much for you than change it. I don't know of any online true bypass tutorials for the TS but if you google tubescreamer schematic, you will get tons of them. I do know of kits that are available. If you want info on them, PM me.
#9
Quote by Griffin Effects
For more bass you can change the .047uf capacitor that's connected to the clipping diodes to something like 0.1uf. As far as the true bypass of it, I don't know of any internet instructions on how to do it. You might have to pay someone to do it or buy a kit.

If you do that without changing the resistor that is in series you loose quite a bit of gain. So you ll need to decrease the series resistance.

Better boost:
Replace tone pot with a 2K(B) pot
Remove clipping diodes or replace with LEDs
Replace 51K resistor in series with gain pot with a 39K resistor

You can increase the 510K resistor used for biasing the buffer to a high value resistor. Higher input impedance and a bit more clarity. I have used 620K - 680K with good results.
Last edited by kurtlives91 at Oct 10, 2009,
#10
Quote by Griffin Effects
For more bass you can change the .047uf capacitor that's connected to the clipping diodes to something like 0.1uf. As far as the true bypass of it, I don't know of any internet instructions on how to do it. You might have to pay someone to do it or buy a kit.


not true. this is one of the easiest mods to do. it is exactly the same for every pedal too.

http://www.little-black-box.co.uk/images/uploads/wiring-diagrams/3pdt-wiring.jpg
Gibson SG Faded
Epi VJ Stack


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#11
Quote by kurtlives91
(Good Words of advice)


Thanks for all that detail but, you wouldn't happen to know of a way to make the Tubescreamer True bypass would you? I've been hoping someone around here knew.
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#12
Quote by AngusJimiKeith
not true. this is one of the easiest mods to do. it is exactly the same for every pedal too.

http://www.little-black-box.co.uk/images/uploads/wiring-diagrams/3pdt-wiring.jpg


I didn't see you post sorry. Is there a more detailed way though cause that one is a bit detailless.

sorry for the double post.
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#13
Quote by AngusJimiKeith
not true. this is one of the easiest mods to do. it is exactly the same for every pedal too.

http://www.little-black-box.co.uk/images/uploads/wiring-diagrams/3pdt-wiring.jpg


I realize it's not that hard but I guarantee he will look at that and still not know what to do.

He's looking for a step-by-step tutorial.

Edit: oops! See I was right. I know where you can get a kit but I don't know of any free online instructions for it.
Last edited by Griffin Effects at Oct 10, 2009,
#14
guess what? google "true bypass mod" you do not need a kit, thats a waste of money.

you wanna test me? bring it.

http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2007/Nov/The_DIY_True_Bypass_Lesson.aspx
http://gaussmarkov.net/images/1590B_SETUP_TRUEBYPASS.bmp
http://gaussmarkov.net/images/1590B_SETUP_TRUEBYPASS.bmp
http://www.beavisaudio.com/techpages/SchematicToReality/fig8.1.gif

easiest mod to do imho. also, searchbar "pedal modding thread". im pretty sure theyve gone over this several hundred times already.

EDIT: now that i read that, i seem like an ass. sorry, im really really defensive. however my point does stan; although he will need to buy a new switch. specifically 3pdt
Gibson SG Faded
Epi VJ Stack


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They stopped asking
Last edited by AngusJimiKeith at Oct 10, 2009,
#15
I still thinks what he wants is a step-by-step tutorial on how to bypass his exact pedal. Not just how to do true bypass in general.

At least that's what I am reading. I don' t think he knows what wires are which in his TS and how to apply what you are giving him to his pedal.
#16
^
Yeah this is more of what i want, but I'll try to work off the other images.
Still if anyone can help me out with true bypass id appreciate it.
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)