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    I've got a Nux something (It's green) & a Biyang baby boomer (also green) & they both sound great. I think the Nux was $20 or so new (Biyang was more..)
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    Default Re: Looking for the cheapest good tubescreamer...

    the Biyang pedals are around $50-55 new
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    Yeah, it's gone up in the last few years ...was about $35 when I bought mine.
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    Default Re: Looking for the cheapest good tubescreamer...

    Man - there could be a whole category of clones called way cheap TS9's. EVERYONE and their grandma makes one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    Man - there could be a whole category of clones called way cheap TS9's. EVERYONE and their grandma makes one!
    Wampler has a video on how to turn a SD1 into a TS9
    But why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehdwuld View Post
    Wampler has a video on how to turn a SD1 into a TS9
    But why?
    Same reason there are vids on turning a TS9 into whatever. Why not?

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    Default Re: Looking for the cheapest good tubescreamer...

    I gotta believe the SOundtank, as un-sexy as it is, will be the cheapest by far.

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    Default Re: Looking for the cheapest good tubescreamer...

    JHS just suggested a Behringer Vintage Overdrive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr.barlo View Post
    or...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFmyR9EnD50

    sounds good to me. Anybody using this Joyo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidRavenMoon View Post
    I have a Joyo Ultimate Drive, which is an OCD clone. Different pedal, but it sounds just like the real thing, and is very well made.

    Cost me $25.


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    I too love my Ultimate drive

    I think Ace has a Sweet baby that is another flavor altogether
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    Default Re: Looking for the cheapest good tubescreamer...

    I always liked the concept of the Demon, they are around $15 shipped


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    Quote Originally Posted by Securb View Post
    I always liked the concept of the Demon, they are around $15 shipped

    That's a new one for me. I hadn't heard of this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    That's a new one for me. I hadn't heard of this one.
    They have been around for a few years. They are a spot on clone and getting both tones for under $15 is pretty insane.


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    I'm serious OP/TS.

    If you have designs on learned some things for the future of your pedal interest..... just build a TS from scratch or a kit.

    this plus buying a soldering setup will still net you a better featured and better quality TS pedal for cheaper than the sub >60 options you can buy direct.
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    Default Re: Looking for the cheapest good tubescreamer...

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidRavenMoon View Post
    I have a Joyo Ultimate Drive, which is an OCD clone. Different pedal, but it sounds just like the real thing, and is very well made.

    Cost me $25.


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    I've got the Joyo's crunch distortion, sorta their take on MI Audio Crunch Box. At one point, I had both.



    Not anymore!

    I could go for an Ultimate Drive as well!

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    Default Re: Looking for the cheapest good tubescreamer...

    Lots of good suggestions have been named: Joyo Vintage Overdrive, Biyang Tonefancier or Baby Boom series (the last one if a smaller footprint is needed), both are excellent TS-clones at great value.
    But I don't think anything can beat the Demon, for 15 dollar, it's nearly impossible to beat! Just like the Biyang series it comes with a switch that let's you choose between two input capacitor values, offering both the TS-9 and TS-808 sounds.

    I'd get one of those if I were you!

    Anyone that know a dealer in Europe that sells them for that price (or not too far off)?
    I just found a European dealer, but he asks 55 euro for it! (still not a crazy price, but when comparing it to 15 dollar, it's kinda theft)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    I gotta believe the SOundtank, as un-sexy as it is, will be the cheapest by far.
    The big drawback of a Soundtank is that it has the Soundtank switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The JEM Ghost View Post
    Anyone that know a dealer in Europe that sells them for that price (or not too far off)?
    I just found a European dealer, but he asks 55 euro for it! (still not a crazy price, but when comparing it to 15 dollar, it's kinda theft)
    Here you go man.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000...archweb201603_

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erlend_G View Post
    I always buy gear, without trying or seeing it first, from internet stores.

    (racism edited out)

    So I'm thinking about the GFS "Greenie"- it has three differnet "modes", and sounds great to me on youtube.

    50 dollars or so?
    What am i Said to have written? Must be some damn hacker or something. Please pm me the original message, si i can verify if i wrote it or not.

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    I have the behringer tube overdrive. 29 shipped from Sweetwater.


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