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    My local music store has a TS-5 Soundtank on clearance for $20. I realize it's not an original or even a re-issue but I was curious if it is worth the $20. The've also got an original for $160. I don't play professionally so durability is not an issue.

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    The TS-5 doesn't sound as good as an original TS-9, but it's worth 20.
    The TS-9 doesn't sound as good as an original 808, but for what you want the TS-5 is probably fine. Remember it's an overdrive pedal though, not a fuzz.

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    Thanks for the reply Tribb. I bought the unit. For $20 bucks I didn't think I could go wrong. I know it really wakes up my Blue Voodoo combo & my untrained ear couldn't really tell the diff in the store. I've never owned a dedicated distortion / overdrive / fuzz effect of any kind. An overdrive will just boost the signal from the guitar & cause the amp to distort(based on settings) whereas a fuzz unit will supply a distorted signal right? If this is correct, then where does a "distortion" pedal fit, with the fuzz units?
    "Nothing is fool-proof for a sufficiently talented fool."

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    You can get your overdrive to just boost the clean signal from your guitar by keeping the drive or overdrive knob down and just using the level knob to boost the signal. Once the signal's hot enough you can bring up the drive a bit to add more punch and quicker natural sounding distortion,
    A fuzz unit will distort the guitar signal before it goes into the amo so the amp gets a distorted signal coming into it. Depending on the fuzz, the signal will vary in distortion. Some fuzzes sound pretty good while other sound like total crap.
    Guys tend to use fuzz for lower volumes or for simply getting a signal with higher distortion that amp can't provide.
    I've seen a no. of players use use fuzz units to boost their amp signal as well, but for a natural overdrive a simple overdrive pedal seems to be better. There's so many of both on the market there's lots of room to experiment.

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    its also pretty easy to mod the pedal to ts9 or even ts808 specs...key thing is to find a REAL jrc4558 chip or send it to analog mike.

 

 

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