MEK - TD1 vs TS-9 (modded)

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  1. classic

    classic Senior Member

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    Hi guys,

    I wonder if some of you have got experiences with both of these distortion pedals ... :confused:
    I own the TS-9, mod. to 808 specs, and until today I didn't want to miss it ...

    I've purchased the TD1 last week for 99 Euros / $ 147 ... compared both ... hardly no difference in sound !!!

    So - why to spend alot of bucks for an old 808 or a mod TS-9 if you can get the same sound out of this TD1 ??? :wtf:
     
  2. Nugget

    Nugget V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    You know what; I bought a reissue TS808 about a year ago. It's perfect and I question why anyone would want an old one or would want to mod a TS9.
    I can't see either why anyone would buy a pedal based on a TS808 when the reissue is so readily available.
     
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    Because alot of pedals are Improvements on the original 808. More volume, more gain, less midhump, whatever you fancy... I am not familier with the TD1 though.

    Also, many would argue the reissue 808 dont sound close enough to the original 808s... I am not one of them since I have not compared but I have heard some who claim this....
     
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    I have compared the reissue 808 with an original and can't tell the difference.

    I've spent a king's ransom on pedals over the years and find it hard to fault the TS808.
     
  5. classic

    classic Senior Member

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    So - it's just a another myth ... ???:wtf:

    It's often happening in the head only ... the imagination to play like the 'guitar heroes' ???
     

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