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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-27-2004, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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Tone-Lok Tubescreamer?

Just curious what's the difference (sound-wise) between the original Tubescreamer, the TS-9, and the Tone-Lok version? My friend just bought the Tone-Lok version and I'm wondering if he's going to be disappointed (he's had it for a few days, I haven't talked to him yet though). He's got a Boss OD-10 too that he uses for his main distortion sounds and wants to either use the Tubescreamer as a boost, or use it for distortion and use the OD-10's boost feature as, well, a boost He's got a Randall something-or-other half-stack but hates the distortion sound of it (it's too "metal" for him ). If he's never heard the original tubescreamer will he even care about the difference (if there is one)? The only reason he got instead of the re-issue or the TS-9 is because it was so much cheaper.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-28-2004, 12:44 AM
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I have the tonlok one and it sounds okay to me. I've never tried the original but I've heard it's close enough for what it costs. The only complaint I have is the foot switch, which is way too sensitive and sucks big time.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-28-2004, 12:47 AM
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It sounds better to me than the TS-10, anyway. Plus I like the locking knobs and the extra gain. But I never had a TS-9, so I dunno about that...
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-28-2004, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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Cool, sounds like what he'd heard before: close enough for the price, most won't hear much of a difference, switch issues
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-11-2004, 11:18 AM
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I've had the TS9 reissue, TS9DX, TS9DX w/ 808 mod and the TS7. The 9 ri, 9DX (in 9 mode) and the 7 sound identical, but the 9/9DX is a more durable. On the other hand the 7 is much cheaper than the 9 ri. You can easily buy two 7's for the price of one 9RI.

I didn't care for the 808 mod. It seemed to take some of the "edge" away.
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