Dating ibanez ts9
Pedals and Gibson's can be a strange animal, your Tube Screamer seems to work well with the PAF's.
I'm actually getting that Larry Carlton 335/Dumble tone, beautiful sustain!
Greg got one of my TS-9/808 pedals in April of 2001.
He also sent me his old TS-808 to fix up, the switch was flaky.
This option more than doubles the time it takes us to do the 808 mod, it is very labor intensive, but we will try to keep the price down. It does not change the tone, but if you tour if could be worth it.
I also stick on the flourescent green gaffer's tape (easy to see onstage) to make it look exactly like his pedals.
The TS-808 is a smoother, richer sound with less harshness in the high end.
Scott Henderson, who is one of the true tonemeisters of today's music, explained the sound this way (2/2001): Got the new TS-9/808 today - sounds great!
It has more bass, and is punchier sounding than my original (1980s) TS-9.
So there must be quite a few of those other little hoogens and striped doohickies that's you're swappin' out in thar. A bit later he also said: I had a gig with my trio tonight and my guitar buddies said my tone was better with the new Tube Screamer. I A/B'd yours and mine on a miked up amp, but later compared them again with my rig, and I could hear the difference even more.
My TS-9 sounds like cardboard compared to yours....