Within 1993, Ibanez did start to make TS-9 once more due to prominent desire. This “reissue” is about just like the previous “original” TS-9s in sound, circuits, and appeal. They even used the older manual old 1981 to mistake united states more! The IC processor they will use into the reissue is just like some afterwards first TS-9s, the Toshiba TA75558. These are generally a larger tech processor chip which get the job done good in larger techie products (that you desire a low disturbances op amp) but are certainly not the very best for a tube screamer. If you would like several of those potato chips We have thousands of a little bit employed kind! 😉
In approximately June of ’96 the reissue TS-9 ended up being transformed relatively, last but not least might told from an “original” TS-9 quite easily. Discover a “CE” expression of the spine, which can be necessary for promoting electronics in Europe. Additionally a capacitor got added to the back of the panel (one ponent actually ever applied to the back of a tube screamer table). This is often to help with the shifting circuit and may perhaps not change the noises. The added capacitor is not put, currently the two transformed the worth of C113 from 102 to 103 (10,000pF). C113 is actually involving the wires branded 3 and 4 from the again on the aboard. For those who have a 102 it is possible to change it out to 103 to boost changing (switching may be the the one thing about TS-9s that blow!). In my opinion new TS-9 looks the same as the previous reissues and last originals.
At the end of 2002 the most important change to the TS9 actually ever occurred. Maxon (actually Nisshin Onpa, producer or Maxon pedals) is no longer making the TS9 and TS9DX pedals for Ibanez. Ibanez happens to be using another pany make sure they are. The new TS9s are now simple to separate. The newest tour table is actually of relatively less expensive production, and no further claims MAXON, today they says Ibanez. You will additionally read IBANEZ ensemble into the situation should you decide pull-back the foam a little close power, the elderly people mentioned MAXON there. The battery discusses have also IBANEZ on it in the place of Maxon. Battery power handles had not ever been transformed from the unique TS-808. The input jacks about latter 2002 versions happened to be awful and tended to jam, with all the plug jammed in close. In 2003 these people manufactured them a little bit of finer. Or else they have been about the same like the Maxon earned TS9 pedals and seem to appear identical. However, the panels are more delicate, therefore harsh proper care has to be taken whenever transforming these people. Nonetheless they should really be fine, we’ve certainly not had many problems with these, plus the buttons look greater than earlier.
In Europe, the two brought back the JRC4558D processor chip sometime later on, maybe as a result RoHS rules (leaded section or solder aren’t lawful in Europe) but by 2011 they are not making use of the JRC processor chip continually through the TS9 pedals sent to the united states. They has seem to start using them in the USA now.
TS9 originals against reissues
Here you will find the soles on the four various TS9s. Of the ideal is definitely an authentic with black color label, very easy to inform and day, if first digit happens to be a-1, which would indicate 1981 (a VERY very early TS9!). These normally have the JRC4558D processor chip, or at times the bad JRC2043D chip.
Next on the ideal try an authentic sterling silver tag TS9. The very first digit happens to be a 3 meaning 1983, you will observe many of these with a 4 for 1984. These could host the earlier chips or at times the TA75558 processor as found in the reissues. They are nearly impossible to tell from first reissue TS9. However the Reissue TS9 will often not provide a serial # you start with three to four. I have reissues with a 206XXX and 207XXX number here with a capacitor created in 1990, possibly a very beginning reissue from 1992. These have actually gold labels, a different from 1982 would probably have acquired a black name. Furthermore, I discover most TS9s with serial # beginning with 1 with a silver tag. Normally all reissues as a 1981 will be a TS808 or really first TS9 with a black label. However I have seen a 1983 TS9 with serial amounts 299866 with a silver name. There are the JRC4558D processor and capacitors with 1983 date programs and resistors coated in alternative. Thus if 1st digit is definitely 2 and also the label is actually gold you have to exposed it to date they. You will find in addition observed a 1982 Ts9 (processor, caps outdated 1982 and eco-friendly resistors) because of the serial amount 288379 and a silver name. In addition a late 1982 (8250 limits, 2474 processor) serial # 205442 with sterling silver name and alternative resistors.
If it is a sterling silver name, it’s difficult to ascertain if it is original unless the serial multitude starts with three to four. if they are not, and also the resistors aren’t environmentally friendly covered, or it’s actually not a genuine JRC processor chip (view below while the TS808 television mod for images of this potato chips) it’s most likely eliminate invaluable than a reissue (should it be indeed a genuine). Certainly that is puzzling. you could try finding meeting programs in the steel can capacitors. You will probably find 8302 meaning 1983, etc. read under additional on matchmaking the capacitors.