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Anyone ever come across one of these mods? There are several people doing them now. You can see them on eBay all the time. They are taking the TS-9 and modding it to create the original TS-808 specs. With the originals going in the hundreds of dollars and these around $100.. maybe it's a deal.

There are a few different methods being used. But to get the coveted TS-808 maybe just a dream?
 

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Anyone ever come across one of these mods? There are several people doing them now. You can see them on eBay all the time. They are taking the TS-9 and modding it to create the original TS-808 specs. With the originals going in the hundreds of dollars and these around $100.. maybe it's a deal.

There are a few different methods being used. But to get the coveted TS-808 maybe just a dream?

Very easy mod to do on your own. If you can work a soldering iron. I did mine, and it is worth the $20 bucks and time to do.

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To add to this conversation a bit, if you go the "paid" route you get what you pay for. I have a modded pedal from one of the big names (one of the original modders) and the work is impeccable - you can barely tell the new solder joints from the original ones. OTOH, I've seen work from a couple of the lesser known guys, and though they're cheaper, you get big blobs of solder, too much flux, broken/lifted traces, etc.
 

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you could try to find one of these:

http://www.tonefrenzy.com/store/1_Tokai_MetalDriver_Overdrive.html

http://cgi.ebay.ie/VINTAGE-TOKAI-METAL-DRIVER-TMD-1-DISTORTION-PEDAL_W0QQitemZ7393331070QQcategoryZ22669QQcmdZViewItem

I will never sell mine, bought it new in '86 for $40...I had an original ts-808 and traded it for a bunch of pedals back then because the tokai was all that and more.

I posted a review at HCF....its funny how many players dont know about this pedal :)

http://www.harmony-central.com/Effects/Data/Tokai/TMD_1-1.html

its basically a ts-808 tone with the option of a tad more gain and byte.
 

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I have the SD-1 and performed the 808 mods from monte allum and have been very pleased to how the pedal turned out. It's a poor man's 808 as they say but actually I have an older TS9 and the mods to the SD-1 make it sound a whole lot better than the 9. Anyway the sd-1's are cheap on ebay and the mods are inexpensive also, well worth it.
 
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