For anyone finding this thread in the future for help, the best way to date vintage Ibanez pedals is apparently the cap, it has the week and year on it. They are pretty cheezy but sound quite decent. The most popular use of a tube screamer is to push a tube amp to make it overdrive more, but they sound good through almost anything. All the boards, connectors, and cables inside add a lot of complexity and there are many things to break. At louder volumes the difference is even more pronounced.
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See below for a Mod Form to send in with your pedal. They don't have the plastic battery cover or the power jack in the normal place. Often we are able to get pedals out the same day we get them, depends on our shipping schedule. This pedal is the highest-end Tube Screamer ever made, to get part of the boutique market.
We have a mod to make these the same as the originals. Here is more info on our Switch Boxes. One of our competitors claims that it's his mod, but you can clearly see otherwise.
It's two pedals in one box, the Bad Bob has an added stomp switch on top and either or both can be used. It is marked at the stock value and we set and mark it at what we feel is a nice setting with a slight mid boost. Gabriel Moses Macy Gray etc is using the silver mod along with many other pedals from us.
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It does not use normal through-hole parts like the other versions, so we are not modifying them at this time. As I mentioned in my letter to you before the mod, I could definitely hear the difference between the two. See below for online order forms for new pedals. If you max out the delay time trim pot, you can just back down the delay time knob and still get normal sounds, up to about mS. It is a great option if you use a bright amp like a Fender.
We sell these pedals new, with our without mod, while they last pieces made workdwide on buyanalogman. For easy ordering, check out our new website buyanalogman. Ibanez Tube Screamer History Please feel free to use info from this web site on ebay or other websites, but please give credit to analogman.
Generally, the Ibanez stuff was very good, trouble free and the Digital Delay stomp box I have had since the mid eighties has never given me any trouble. The other guys in the band instantly noticed the tone I was getting it didn't change the tone but I could actually hear every note being played, it just seemed to enhance what was already there. Here is the youtube video. And anyone who knows about vintage Ibanez pedals, please drop a line. Note the box has bar code info, being friends before this will not be found on the original boxes.
Here is a picture of the external Mid Mod. The cool thing about this pedal, dating elite it emphasizes the guitars tonal characteristics without altering the guitars natural sound. You have to use this blind method otherwise there will be psychological bias.
Dating a TS9 tubescreamer
Again starts with pedal off. Much of the difference is in the roundness of the tone and the feel and response of the notes as you play, in addition to the smoother sound. It does not use a circuit board, instead parts are hand soldered onto a strip board like some old fuzz pedals, our Beano Boost, and many prototypes. We can put the jacks on the side s of the switch wherever you want them.
Again, there's a roundness with the that none of the other Tube Screamers have. We can also do the bypass mod and still allow buffered bypass if you would like the option of buffered or true bypass. Ordering on the website is for a brand new pedal, with our mods. Some have no mods at all, the stock chip is covered in epoxy, which we never do.
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- It especially came in handy for our recent swing through Europe.
- There was a small loss in very high frequencies, but the sound was excellent and actually better when using very bright amps like my Deluxe Reverb.
- Sometimes something older is just old.
- See our Tube Screamer history page for more info.
- For playing the low strings, or bass guitar, it sounds pretty normal at these extra long delay times.
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Also a late caps, chip serial with silver label and green resistors. This mod will totally change the stock sound as you turn the tone knob up, making the whole range useable. Ryan Newell of Sister Hazel is using a pair of our modified tube screamers. There aren't many pedals that can go direct like thisvery cool! Make sure to send in our Mod Form with your pedal.
See my Maxon section for more info. Mounting the switch is very time consuming and messy. Really fat and smooth sounding.
See below for more on dating the capacitors. Analogman has a bunch of dating information on his web site for Tube screamers but it may get you close as to the series and date based on specifics of the case or innards. We will have pictures and more information on the web site soon.
They also have true bypass and come in a cool box. This option is standard on all mods but if you do not desire it you can put a note on the modification form. Even though it's on most of the time, I walk over to it and switch it off and on just because I can now. When we did this, what are the top Jim picked our new pedal as often actually more often! This form has all the shipping and payment details for sending me your tube screamer to mod.
Maxon pedals are made by the company that made the original Ibanez pedals so they are the real deal. Unless they come in a white box with analog man Sun Face stamps and analog man stickers for your pedal, they are not our kits. Anyone can find information online on changing various capacitors in a tube screamer to add low end.
Like all true bypass pedals it goes down and back up to switch, unlike a momentary switch which just sends a pulse when you touch it. This option more than doubles the time it takes us to do the mod, it is very labor intensive, but we will try to keep the price down. This form has all the shipping and payment details for sending me your pedal to mod. This option is now included in the standard price of the mods classic and silver as there are very few people who did not order it in the past. Slow Clean Boost Setting with echo, online dating for uni students pedal off then on.
Or you can send me your pedal to mod, it takes just a few days to get back to you. See my tube screamer page for more info. The switch now works perfectly too and I can't thank you enough for that.
Inside The Overdrive Overlord An Ibanez Tube Screamer
- The older the pedal, the more likely it is you will have a failure soon.
- See below for online ordering.
- Some people are happy with these but most prefer the older ones.
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- It does not sound as good with those chips.
- If you want some of these chips I have several thousand slightly used ones!
Anyone know how to date vintage Ibanez pedals
There was a small loss in very high frequencies, but the sound was excellent and actually can be better when using very bright amps like my Deluxe Reverb. Here is a video from Pascal Vigne, a professional guitar-player from France. It also keeps track of status, tracking numbers, etc and allow editing orders after they are placed so it's best to use our new website. On the left is a picture of three of his pedals that he sent me for the mods.
There are several circuit boards inside, they seem to be generic and several different effects can be built using the same boards they are mostly empty boards! Funny how you're more confident when your equiptment works right. Here are some samples showing comparisons of our various modified pedals.