This TS9 reissue comes fully modified and ready to go ~ it is in very good used condition. The stock pedal has a fairly good tone – it tends to lack gain, low end, and have a bit of a mid hump. This Mod addresses these issues to achieve Tone usually reserved for boutique pedals costing far more. Below are specifications detailing each part of the Mod process. International shipping is $25 to any country.
Our Mods: Because the Tube Screamer is such a simple
yet effective circuit, a number of the Mods we perform are the same as Keeley,
Analogman, etc. Some of the individual Mods we have in common are: Better Gain
Mod, Better Clean Boost Mod, Better Bass Mod, Better Highs Mod, Chip Cradle
Mod, plus unlike our competitors we offer both the JRC4558D and the RC4558P op-amp
chips which allows users to make up their own minds as to which one they
prefer. We also perform some Fidelity Mods wherein we upgrade the inferior
stock parts that are the most crucial to the signal path. The main thing that
sets us apart is that our prices are substantially lower and we offer a 14 day
money back guarantee. All in all our service is second to none ~ just check our
For the video we plugged the pedal directly into a stock VHT Special 6 tube amp. Video
Led Mod Chip Cradle Mod Clearer Tone Mod
Fat Mod TS808 Brown Mod Better Bass Mod
Chip Mod Better Gain Mod Better Highs Mod
This Mod changes the low density stock orange Led to a high density Super
Bright Green Led which not only looks great, but is also easier to see.
Tube Screamers tend to have weak bass response so the stock pedal can
sound fairly thin. This Mod changes the low quality stock .22uf
polyester capacitor to
a superior metal film capacitor of a slightly different value, thereby
restoring full bass response to the tone.
JRC4558D Chip Mod
This Mod upgrades the inferior stock TA7558P chip to the JRC4558D that is found
in the most desired Vintage TS9 & TS808 Tube Screamers. Also included is the Texas Instruments RC4558P chip for maximum
flexibility. Only the earliest TS-808 Tube Screamers contain the Texas
Instruments RC4558P chip. Many veteran players (me included) like
the RC4558P for sake of its grit, which is great for Texas Style blues &
Chip Cradle Mod
This Mod installs a chip cradle which allows the chip to be swapped without
resoldering – just remove the chip and slide in another one.
TS808 Brown Mod
This Mod changes the value of the output resistors back from a 470 ohm Carbon
Film to a 100 ohm (as found on the early TS808’s) which warms up the tone and allows
the full spectrum of bass frequencies to pass the output stage. Also, by using a 100k ohm output resistor,
the stock Tube Screamer allows a lot of high end noise to enter the signal. Lowering the value from 100k to 10k (as found
on the early TS808’s) sets a lower threshold reduces the hiss.
Better Gain Mod
Better Highs Mod
This Mod changes the value of the 4.7k gain resistor to a 2.2k
resistor, which increases the gain. It adds that extra bit
of gain while maintaining the clarity and diction of chords.
Clearer Tone Mod
This Mod changes two of the low quality stock polyester .047uF capacitors
to higher quality Metal Film Capacitors which makes for a tighter bottom and
more fullness of tone throughout. Also changing the 2 stock 1uf
electrolytic capacitors to high quality Metal Film Capacitors
provides an overall clearer, more focused tone while adding some warmth to
the gain structure.
Better Bass Mod
This Mod changes the low quality electrolytic capacitors to high quality Metal
Film Capacitors which tightens up the tone by keeping the bass from distorting,
without altering or sacrificing the Classic Tube Screamer sound.
Changing stock .22uf tone capacitor to a .15uf Metal Film Capacitor
sweetens up the high end and brightens up the overall darkness of the
Second to none with the Mod on this pedal...Hear to
Very happy with the pedal… prompt service and an A1 seller!
10 out of 10!
~ Excellent Service ~ A+ MODS ~ Crazy fast shipping ~
Awesome. Just can't believe how fast I got it. And it was
Super fast shipping with great product! Who could ask for
Literally tried loads of overdrive pedals this one is IT for
me, thanks :D
Outstanding mods, Fast shipping, Thank you very much!
Excellent product and Fast shipping! Excellent seller for
Super fast shipping, perfect transaction, Thanks!!!
Great service and pedal, quick shipping.
Great seller, would buy from them again! Great price!! Love
the free shipping!!!
Prompt friendly, item as described, shipped promptly/safely.
Beautiful TONE!! As described and more. Great seller would
be back in a NY sec!
This tube screamer mod is fantastic! I'll comeback!
Excellent ebayer, great pedal, very toneful.
We may be relatively new to ebay, but we are not new to modifying
tube screamers. Since 2001 we have mastered the art of extracting every ounce
of tone from these beloved pedals.
Our pledge to our customers is to provide the best possible
service for the best possible price: we will not be outdone or undersold.
All items are shipped within 1 business day through USPS:
Priority for pedals and First class for mod kits and parts.
All items returned within 14 days will be accepted so long
as said items are in the same condition as when received: the only cost for
buyers is return shipping.
We welcome any questions concerning our products, or how to
mod/repair pedals. We promise to be as helpful as possible and to respond
within 1 business day.