The TS-808 has 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. They are both $75 if you send in a pedal, or $245 for a new TS-808 reissue with the mods.
What is the difference between the TV mod and Silver mod?
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 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 normally use the famous JRC4558D chip or can use the rare TL4558P chip. 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.
Add a power supply for $15. Add a superbright LED (Green, Red, or Yellow) for an additional $10.
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