#1
I'm looking into getting a new overdrive pedal and these two stood out to me, both of them I heard were pretty good overdrive pedals, but is there a huge difference? The TS808 costs $75 more than the TS9, so I was just wondering if there was a big difference between the two.
#3
If I remember correctly from when I tried them both out the TS-808 has a much warmer tone, but the TS-9 has a little bit more bite to it. You'll have to try both out to figure out which one you prefer.
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#4
Sound wise, they are a little different. Circuit wise there is literally 3 components difference, IMO definitely not worth the $75 price difference, you could easily mod a 9 to 808 specs for less than $10.
If you use your overdrive as a boost, they will sound near identical.
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Sound wise, they are a little different. Circuit wise there is literally 3 components difference, IMO definitely not worth the $75 price difference, you could easily mod a 9 to 808 specs for less than $10.
If you use your overdrive as a boost, they will sound near identical.


This. All of those subtleties you hear guys rave about in their boutique 808 clones are lost when used as a boost. Even when using it alone the difference is extremely subtle, not many will hear it. If you want what is IMO the ultimate boost for metal, buy a TS7, swap the chip for an OPA2134 for low noise and replace the clipping diodes with jumpers for a ton of output. If you want a stand alone OD, I'd recommend quite a few pedals over the TS series unless you want an SRV type tone.
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#6
Looking at the 2 pedals on MF your paying the extra money because its 'vintage'. You get the old style switch and a different IC certainly not worth 75$. You can always pay the 20$ and get the turbo version with its extra settings and change the IC to the vintage style.
#7
Just hop on a Timmy when production starts back up. Doesn't color tone and doesn't have the annoying mid hump TSs have.
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Quote by littlephil
Sound wise, they are a little different. Circuit wise there is literally 3 components difference, IMO definitely not worth the $75 price difference, you could easily mod a 9 to 808 specs for less than $10.
If you use your overdrive as a boost, they will sound near identical.

3? There's the two resistors at the output, what's the third? I mod other things myself, I like more bass and more range on the drive control but I don't know of this third component of which you speak - well unless you mean the mythical JRC4558.
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