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Analog Man Ibanez TS-808 Reissue Overdrive Pedal
Ibanez TS-808 Reissue
Ibanez TS-808 Reissue


 

This is a brand new Ibanez TS-808 with our mods.
Our Price: $235.00


Availability - time to dispatch:: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Days
Product Code: AM-TS-808-REISSUE

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TS808 Mod*:
Classic/brown mod -$20 [Subtract -$20.00]
True vintage mod with new JRC4558D chip $10 less [Subtract -$10.00]
Silver 808 Mod
True Vintage Mod with vintage NOS JRC4558D chip $20 [Add $20.00]
True Vintage Mod with vintage NOS TL4558P chip $no extra charge
Guitar cables

Add a CBI Ultimate 15 foot Guitar Cable $25 [Add $25.00]Add a great sounding 15 foot long guitar cable, black with straight metal soldered Neutrik ends.
Power Cables for your existing multi-power supply

PPMIN-R - 1/8" Male End Cable for PedalPower-2 $3.50 [Add $3.50]
Customize

Add Superbright LED:
Standard LED - $0
Green $10 [Add $10.00]
Orange $10 [Add $10.00]
Red $10 [Add $10.00]
Yellow $10 [Add $10.00]
Blue $10 [Add $10.00]

Add True Bypass:
True Bypass round stomp switch addition - $40 [Add $40.00]
Optional power supplies

Add a Power Supply:
US 120V 12vDC $18 [Add $18.00]- This USA power supply will give 12V to the pedal instead of 9V, see the pedal description for more info on why you might like this.

Add a Power Supply:
US 120V 9vDC 1/8" $15 [Add $15.00]- This is an old MXR/EH style 1/8" plug 9V external power supply/adaptor for USA use with 120V AC wall power.

Add a Power Supply:
US 120V 9vDC $15 [Add $15.00]- This is a normal 9V Boss type external power supply/adaptor for USA use with 120V AC wall power.

Add a Power Supply:
Euro 240V $15 [Add $15.00]- this is an external power supply/adaptor for use with 220/240V AC to make 9Vdc for the pedal.

Add a Power Supply:
UK 240V $15 [Add $15.00]- this is an external power supply/adapter for use with UK (3 prong) 220/240V AC to make 9Vdc for the pedal.

 
Description
 
Analog Man offers the Ibanez TS-808 Reissue tube screamer pedal with Analog man Silver or True Vintage mods. True bypass mod is also available, plus other convenience options.
Features
We offer the reissue TS-808 with one of two mods, Silver (clarity) or True Vintage (warmth, same as old TS-808). We can also do the Classic/Brown mod which Oz Noy uses, for $20 less.

TS-808 Reissue

In early 2004 Ibanez finally reissued the TS-808 pedal due to popular demand. This pedal uses the new 2002+ TS9 reissue board, made by Ibanez, not the older, slightly better quality MAXON board like the original TS808 and pre-2002 TS9. It does have the correct JRC4558D op amp and output resistors, so it sounds good, pretty close to our CLASSIC TS9/808 mod.

We have 2 mods for these, the SILVER MOD (seen on the left) which will come out sounding just the same as our TS9/808/Silver, or the TRUE VINTAGE TS-808 mod, to add some MOJO. For more info on the silver mod and how it differs from the TV mod, see our SILVER mod page. The TV mod looks the same exept no RE-J sticker on top. They are both $75 if you send in a pedal, or $235 for a new TS-808 reissue with the mods.

The TRUE VINTAGE mod is a fun mod, like putting original PAF's into a '59 reissue Les Paul (but a lot cheaper!!). To do this, we use a new Old Stock (NOS) actual early 1980s IC chip of the exact type used in an old TS-808. We can use the famous JRC4558D chip or can use the rare TL4558P chip. The TL4558P chip is a Texas Instruments chip, made in Japan as is the JRC chip. The TL could be a little clearer sounding. We also install a bunch of original style capacitors, replacing the cheap little capacitors that are now used.

We are almost out of old JRC chips, so we will offer a new JRC chip at a discounted price. We have to charge more for the old JRC chip just because we are running out of them. The sound of the new chip is about the same as the old ones.


Also important to this mod are the CLIPPING DIODES- we found some of the original blue striped TS-808 diodes and install them. These special diodes, along with the chip and capacitors, make the ultimate vintage TS-808 replica!! Not quite as clear as our SILVER MOD but the tone is true vintage TS-808, nice and WARM and smooth.

We don't do the common 10 year old mods from geofex or other diy effects sites, like the other "gurus". Those mods do what they say (more low end, more or less drive, etc). But if you have really good ears, you will find that the basic tone and sweetness of the tube screamer sound is compromised. The low end will get flabby on those mods. Our mods, which we used our own R & D to create, are for the purest vintage tones possible, not just to make a buck and capitalize on something that someone else started.

The exact original TS-808 sound is what we are going for with the TV mod, it is a classic due to the components they used which worked together wonderfully. We are not "fixing problems" with the TS808, as they have been used for some of the best live and recorded tones ever. That would be like plastic surgery on Halle Berry- some people might like larger, um, "parts" but sometimes the original is just wonderful! Have you ever heard anyone say "SRV played great but he needed more low end"? By the way, Cesar Diaz was a friend and we communicated a lot about pedals and amps. I helped him and sold his pedals and he was very generous with info and even gave me a vintage Fender amp transformer free. He didn't modify SRV's Tube Screamer, but did modify his Fuzz Face. We are getting as close as possible to the subtle nuances of the best of the old TS-808 pedals with this TRUE VINTAGE mod.

On the left is Jim Weider comparing his old TS-808 (which he rebuilt into a TS9 case after Rick Danko stepped on it- note the TS808 knobs!) with our new TS-808 reissue True Vintage mod. I used a dual loop box with a switch to switch between the loops. It also has a toggle switch to turn off the LED so you can do true blind comparison tests. After testing for a while, you determine which one you like best and why, then turn on the LED switch and see which one it is. You have to use this blind method otherwise there will be psychological bias. When we did this, Jim picked our new pedal as often (actually more often!) than his, proving we had FINALLY been able to capture the true vintage tone of his old TS-808.

We don't like to put a true bypass stomp switch on these as they look funny that way. They lose their cool vintage look which is the real reason to buy a reissue TS-808 over a TS9. If you want true bypass, the Maxon OD-9 with one of our 808 mods is the best bet and cheaper, and looks fine as the stock switch is true bypass. But if you want a TS-808 or TS-9 with true bypass we can do that for $40 more along with one of our mods. Here is a picture of the TS-808 silver (RE-J sticker) with the bypass switch.

What is the difference between the TV mod and Silver mod?

Someone asks me this every day so I will put some info here. The silver mod is explained in detail on the Silver Mod page. The Silver Mod is designed for people who want more clarity, less compression and midrange than a standard tube screamer. The TV mod is the exact vintage TS808 circuit and sound, ultimate warmth and smoothness. But the differences between silver and TV are pretty subtle, if you have not played tube screamers much you probably will not hear a lot of difference. Just choose silver if you strive for clarity, or TV if you like vintage tones and warmth. You really can't go wrong with either choice.

The TS-808 has an old EH/MXR style 1/8" power jack. It also comes with a pigtail
adapter to use an Ibanez TS9/Boss style barrel type power supply.
The 12V usa power supply requires use of the pigtail adaptor.

We also offer an optional TRUE BYPASS MOD, as shown below. This pedal also has the SILVER MOD which is signified by the RE-J sticker.






Note : Mod and option prices are cheaper when you buy the pedal from us, see mod form for prices on sending in your own TS-808 pedal for a mod -> Analog Man Ibanez Mod Form
Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
EVERY TUBE SCREAMER MUST HAVE THE "SILVER MOD"!!! December 8, 2015
Reviewer: asm375 from Edison, NJ United States  
Your "Silver Mod" is AMAZING! When I bought my TS808 shortly after it was reissued over 10 years ago, I bought it because of the hype of its legendary status as a must-have pedal, and because Stevie Ray Vaughan was an avid fan of this pedal. Unfortunately, the more time I spent with it, the more I disliked it and I stored it away until I recently was turned on to Analog Man and your excellent reputation for mods. I decided to give it a try and sent it out to you for your "Silver Mod". All of a sudden, the pedal that had been stashed away, became my favorite pedal! The irritating mid-range frequencies were tamed, low end was introduced, and my TS808 is finally  musical and functional for me! After spending hundreds of dollars on boutique pedals, who would have thought that all I had to do to get a great overdriven sound was already in my possession? All I had to do was send it to this guy named Mike in Connecticut!
Needless to say, EVERY TUBE SCREAMER MUST HAVE THIS MOD!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
TS-808 Silver mod March 25, 2013
Reviewer: Austyn Crow from London, England  
The Analogman TS-808 Silver mod is by far, the best tube screamer you will ever hear! I've owned many originals and they pale in comparison to the Analogman version. The precision in which this genius constructs and modifies pedals is absolutely unparalleled. Please, don't waste any time or money on pretenders. Buy Analogman and you'll never look back. The sound is fat, drowning in luscious sustain and it boasts a more balanced eq than the original.
In conclusion, it is a MUST have for any serious guitarist.

Cheers,

Austyn Crow

The Stone Electric

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