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  • Modded Myself My Own Ibanez TS7..Love It

    I've modded both Curly and Fresh Start their TS7s....I Liked the way they sounded so much that I bought one off E Bay and just completed one for myself...The TS7 uses the cheesy TS5 switch but since it's mounted much better doesn't cause any switching problems...What I really like though,is the price,quality,and features of this pedal and the boost switch is just too cool for singing Santana,Allman Brothers leads etc..I Payed $37 total form ine with shipping and then did the 808 output resistor mods,replaced the opamp,and then just retweaked the circuit via better caps and overall value changes...Just thought I'd share some satisfaction with my forum buddies before turning in for the night...Good night to you all and Happy Mother's Day!

    John
    Amps: 66 Fender BF Pro Reverb Combo,1973 50 Watt Marshall Head,Marshall 4x12 A/V Cab,Vox ToneLab LE,Vox VTH Valvetronix 120 Head,Vox AD 2x12 Cab,Roland Cube 20X

    Guitars: Several Stratocasters,2 Fender Telecasters,Gibson SG Standard,Tokai Love Rock Les Paul,Dean Acoustic.

    Pickups: SD SSL2,SSL5,Twangbanger,Antiquity Surfers,59N,Seth Lover N/B,Dimarzio Fred,Dimarzio VPAF N,Fender Fat 50s,Fralin SP43 Bridge,Brobucker,Antiquity Texas Hot.

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    Re: Modded Myself My Own Ibanez TS7..Love It

    Hey John -

    Thanks again for the mods to the TS-7. You turned a worthless pedal into a really fun one. The "Hot" setting really is the bomb!

    FWIW the "TS9" setting on mine sounds just a little bit more compressed than my Route 66 overdrive - not bad, just different. I'm pretty much leaving the boost switch on "Hot" and loving it.

    Chip
    Heritage 535 Special, Warmoth frankenstrat, MIM Strat, & Taylor 314C(no E)
    Amp Builds: Tweed Princeton (5F2-A) variation, 2 BF Princeton Reverb clones, & Super Reverb clone
    Sometimes use a Blues Jr., Tech 21 Trademark 10 & Power Engine 60
    SPG modded DS-1, TS-7 & CryBaby; Visual Sounds Rte. 66 & H2O; Guyatone Tremolo
    SD pickups: SSL-2, APS-2, tapped Quarter Pound, Custom 5 & Antiquity humbuckers

    "Conan! What are the best things in life?"
    "Girls, guitars, guns and cars!"

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      Re: Modded Myself My Own Ibanez TS7..Love It

      Originally posted by Fresh_Start
      Hey John -

      Thanks again for the mods to the TS-7. You turned a worthless pedal into a really fun one. The "Hot" setting really is the bomb!

      FWIW the "TS9" setting on mine sounds just a little bit more compressed than my Route 66 overdrive - not bad, just different. I'm pretty much leaving the boost switch on "Hot" and loving it.

      Chip
      Cool Chip..Glad you like your TS7...I guess compressed tone isn't always a bad thing for solos,though I don't find myself using a TS for chords as much as I use it for leads...

      John
      Amps: 66 Fender BF Pro Reverb Combo,1973 50 Watt Marshall Head,Marshall 4x12 A/V Cab,Vox ToneLab LE,Vox VTH Valvetronix 120 Head,Vox AD 2x12 Cab,Roland Cube 20X

      Guitars: Several Stratocasters,2 Fender Telecasters,Gibson SG Standard,Tokai Love Rock Les Paul,Dean Acoustic.

      Pickups: SD SSL2,SSL5,Twangbanger,Antiquity Surfers,59N,Seth Lover N/B,Dimarzio Fred,Dimarzio VPAF N,Fender Fat 50s,Fralin SP43 Bridge,Brobucker,Antiquity Texas Hot.

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        Re: Modded Myself My Own Ibanez TS7..Love It

        I've neglected to thank John for the great job he did on my TS7 and another SD-1, which makes four pedals he's done nice mods on that are all "gig-worthy" now.

        As soon as he told me he did a TS7 for Chip, I sent mine, because I do like the package it comes in and just thought the tone could be improved. I do have a number of Tubescreamers, and I like that compressed lead tone, but I also like using them in a subtle way with chords as well - that's the great thing about tubescreamers is they retain note separation on chords.

        anyway, I haven't really given the TS7 a proper workout yet, just played it a few times - sounds full and punchy, but I'd like to make a couple clips and do a proper review soon.

        thanks, John!
        "music heals"
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        • #5
          Re: Modded Myself My Own Ibanez TS7..Love It

          Originally posted by Curly
          I've neglected to thank John for the great job he did on my TS7 and another SD-1, which makes four pedals he's done nice mods on that are all "gig-worthy" now.

          As soon as he told me he did a TS7 for Chip, I sent mine, because I do like the package it comes in and just thought the tone could be improved. I do have a number of Tubescreamers, and I like that compressed lead tone, but I also like using them in a subtle way with chords as well - that's the great thing about tubescreamers is they retain note separation on chords.

          anyway, I haven't really given the TS7 a proper workout yet, just played it a few times - sounds full and punchy, but I'd like to make a couple clips and do a proper review soon.

          thanks, John!
          Thanks Curly....Anything for you buddy...You are a special friend to me thanks to the forums..

          John
          Amps: 66 Fender BF Pro Reverb Combo,1973 50 Watt Marshall Head,Marshall 4x12 A/V Cab,Vox ToneLab LE,Vox VTH Valvetronix 120 Head,Vox AD 2x12 Cab,Roland Cube 20X

          Guitars: Several Stratocasters,2 Fender Telecasters,Gibson SG Standard,Tokai Love Rock Les Paul,Dean Acoustic.

          Pickups: SD SSL2,SSL5,Twangbanger,Antiquity Surfers,59N,Seth Lover N/B,Dimarzio Fred,Dimarzio VPAF N,Fender Fat 50s,Fralin SP43 Bridge,Brobucker,Antiquity Texas Hot.

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          • #6
            Re: Modded Myself My Own Ibanez TS7..Love It

            By mounted switch, you mean like a push button switch that you can buy that you drill into the chassis? I remember seeing some mods that involved that, but does it really change it that much for the better?

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            • #7
              Re: Modded Myself My Own Ibanez TS7..Love It

              Originally posted by proxy
              By mounted switch, you mean like a push button switch that you can buy that you drill into the chassis? I remember seeing some mods that involved that, but does it really change it that much for the better?
              proxy,
              nothing's drilled .. he used the switch that's on the pedal. I think John just meant it was the same part as used on a TS5.
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              • #8
                Re: Modded Myself My Own Ibanez TS7..Love It

                Originally posted by Curly
                proxy,
                nothing's drilled .. he used the switch that's on the pedal. I think John just meant it was the same part as used on a TS5.
                Exactly...Both the TS5 and the TS7 use the identical switch.On the TS7 it's mounted and tightened down pretty well both on the pcb and on the pedal's chassis...This same switch on a TS5 is very intermittent because the board flexes and causes occassional non-switching situations...Both pedals are great but the TS7 has a better case,locking pots,and that very cool boost switch that brings the volume,mids,and lows right up front...

                John
                Amps: 66 Fender BF Pro Reverb Combo,1973 50 Watt Marshall Head,Marshall 4x12 A/V Cab,Vox ToneLab LE,Vox VTH Valvetronix 120 Head,Vox AD 2x12 Cab,Roland Cube 20X

                Guitars: Several Stratocasters,2 Fender Telecasters,Gibson SG Standard,Tokai Love Rock Les Paul,Dean Acoustic.

                Pickups: SD SSL2,SSL5,Twangbanger,Antiquity Surfers,59N,Seth Lover N/B,Dimarzio Fred,Dimarzio VPAF N,Fender Fat 50s,Fralin SP43 Bridge,Brobucker,Antiquity Texas Hot.

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                • #9
                  Re: Modded Myself My Own Ibanez TS7..Love It

                  Ah, thanks for explaining. I think I'm gonna be making a Tube screamer if I can find a good design on the net. My digital class is gonna be making some pcbs for some stupid project that makes leds flash, i might as well have fun and make a tubescreamer and buy the components.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Modded Myself My Own Ibanez TS7..Love It

                    i really like my TS7..I have a TS5 too, but I just love the TS7's boost switch...I am planning on finding another TS7 and probably will sell my TS5 soon.
                    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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