#2
As a clean boost for metal they're both, being essentially the same circuit, going to sound pretty much exactly the same. I'd pick the Maxon for the price (assuming it's cheaper where you are) and the more reliable switch.

I would, however, also consider stuff like the Seymour Duncan 805 and the Way Huge Green Rhino for their more extensive EQ possibilities.
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i tried both of these out at guitar center, comparing also with a seymour duncan 805 and a fulltone ocd. i went with the ocd


I don't like the ocd for a boost. At all. But different strokes for different folks.

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As a clean boost for metal they're both, being essentially the same circuit, going to sound pretty much exactly the same. I'd pick the Maxon for the price (assuming it's cheaper where you are) and the more reliable switch.

I would, however, also consider stuff like the Seymour Duncan 805 and the Way Huge Green Rhino for their more extensive EQ possibilities.



This. I cannot overstress the advantages of having an OD pedal with more control over EQ (like the SD 805 and Green Rhino have). The traditional "green box" design is what it is -- they pretty much all sound the same when used as a clean boost; they cut some lows and have a mid hump, with pretty smooth clipping. But when you move up to an OD pedal with some control over the bass cut it becomes a lot more interesting and versatile; allowing you to tailor your tone for different guitars, pickups, etc.

I had a TS-9 for a long time -- it was a nice pedal. But then I bought an MXR M77 Custom Badass OD which has a 100hz knob (bass) as well as a high knob. Depending on the guitar and amp I'm using, I can really fine-tune what tone I get. On one of my guitars, I find that cutting even more bass than what the pedal does in a neutral setting allows me to use a little more bass on the amp's EQ which yields a MASSIVE tone that is not muddy or woofy and remains very tight and responsive.
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This. I cannot overstress the advantages of having an OD pedal with more control over EQ (like the SD 805 and Green Rhino have). The traditional "green box" design is what it is -- they pretty much all sound the same when used as a clean boost; they cut some lows and have a mid hump, with pretty smooth clipping. But when you move up to an OD pedal with some control over the bass cut it becomes a lot more interesting and versatile; allowing you to tailor your tone for different guitars, pickups, etc.

I had a TS-9 for a long time -- it was a nice pedal. But then I bought an MXR M77 Custom Badass OD which has a 100hz knob (bass) as well as a high knob. Depending on the guitar and amp I'm using, I can really fine-tune what tone I get. On one of my guitars, I find that cutting even more bass than what the pedal does in a neutral setting allows me to use a little more bass on the amp's EQ which yields a MASSIVE tone that is not muddy or woofy and remains very tight and responsive.


gotta agree on getting a TS style pedal with more tonal options. personally i use a Digitech Hardwire CM-2 (though sadly they aren't being made any more). as for the TS-9 vs Maxon the only difference is the quality of parts used and even then not much of a difference really (chinese vs japanese made other diff)
#9
If you plan on never turning it off (I know I would just as soon leave my TS-10 on for the next 10 years (also, I bought the TS-10 because I like the box)) I mean, you would probably be just as happy with a Bad Monkey. It has kind of a shitty bypass, so it sucks tone a little turned off, but it's a TS with an added bass control for <$40...
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#11
I use an 805, and can't go back to limited EQ-type pedals anymore. 3 band active EQ is really great for metal.
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#13
+1 on the Ibanez TS-10 as mentioned by DeathByDestoyr. I have a pretty good collection of Ibanez TS pedals. I have the original TS-9, re-issue TS-9, Two TS-10 one modified by Robert Keeley to 808 spec, TS-7 Tone Loc, TS-5, and a Super Tube (late 1984 TS-9). I think the best of the bunch was the TS-10 and I'm pleased to hear someone else mention it. I have used the TS-10 since about 1986. I bought a 2nd one on EBay and sent it Robert Keeley about 15 years ago and had it modified to 808 standard. I still like the non-modded original TS-10 the best.

I can also recommend the Bad Monkey. For the money it's a nice TS like sound.
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+1 on the Ibanez TS-10 as mentioned by DeathByDestoyr. I have a pretty good collection of Ibanez TS pedals. I have the original TS-9, re-issue TS-9, Two TS-10 one modified by Robert Keeley to 808 spec, TS-7 Tone Loc, TS-5, and a Super Tube (late 1984 TS-9). I think the best of the bunch was the TS-10 and I'm pleased to hear someone else mention it. I have used the TS-10 since about 1986. I bought a 2nd one on EBay and sent it Robert Keeley about 15 years ago and had it modified to 808 standard. I still like the non-modded original TS-10 the best.

I can also recommend the Bad Monkey. For the money it's a nice TS like sound.


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#15
It was a lot of years ago and I think it was $50. I remember having a slow dial up internet and it took a long time to download a form that I needed to accompany the pedal when I sent it Keeley. I wonder what he charges now? Frankly I wish I didn't do it. Keely did a great job but TS-10 are getting hard to find at a decent price now and the TS-808 has been re-issued. Frankly there is not a huge difference except in tone. The TS-808 is a little darker tone and the TS-10 has a little high mid bump and a touch smoother gain. A little EQ can make them sound almost identical.
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It was a lot of years ago and I think it was $50. I remember having a slow dial up internet and it took a long time to download a form that I needed to accompany the pedal when I sent it Keeley. I wonder what he charges now? Frankly I wish I didn't do it. Keely did a great job but TS-10 are getting hard to find at a decent price now and the TS-808 has been re-issued. Frankly there is not a huge difference except in tone. The TS-808 is a little darker tone and the TS-10 has a little high mid bump and a touch smoother gain. A little EQ can make them sound almost identical.


Yeah, I was just curious because it's a 20 minute job, maybe less if you've done several of them.

Should be easy enough to reverse.

3 resistors, a buffer transistor and a little rewiring IIRC.
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