« The only OD you'll ever need. »Published on 08/30/11 at 23:48
The TS9's knobs get a decent amount of tonal variation, but they are all variations on a theme, namely a muscly, thick overdrive that can add quite alot of hair to a clean tone, or give a gained out tone a sear and bite like no other overdrive can. Roll the tone back and get fat Queen/Cream tones. Roll it up and let some Lynch fly, it's all in this one little box!
This thing is solid too, I've never had any issues with the TS9 cosmetically, electronically, etc.
The TS9 does color the sound, but in a positive way. I usually keep mine on all the time if I'm running through my Orange Tiny Terror. This OD pedal will make your tone more aggressive. It will lend a thicker and more cutting tone to single note lines while still retaining an organic sound and feel.
When engaged, the bottom end feels tighter, and the highs cut right through a band mix.
When the TS9 is used as a clean boost, it performs admirably. It makes everything fatter, rounder and tighter, and imparts just enough gain for sustain without actually sounding hairy.
I love my TS9, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for an OD or distortion pedal regardless of musical style. This pedal will do it all. It's build to last a lifetime, and the bright green won't get lost on stage! I'd get an adapter for it, as the sound quality degrades the weaker the battery gets. It eats cheap 9 volts though, so don't skimp!