This is a kit to mofify an Ibánez Ts9 so its circuit is exactly the same as the circuit in a vintage Ibanez TS808 (used among many others by Steve Ray Vaughan).
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THIS MODIFICATION?
You will be converting your Ibanez TS9 into a Ibanez Ts808, just by changing a few componentes. The original TS-808 could come with either the JRC4558D IC or the RC4558P IC, so we are including both. You will learn how to install the IC socket that comes with the kit so you can swap the JRC4558D IC for the RC4558P IC and viceversa, in no time. This will allow you to experiment with different sounds.
By the time you finish installing the kit you will have a reproduction of the Ibanez Ts808 which fetch up to 500 USA dollars in the second hand market.
WHAT DOES THE KIT INCLUDE?
1- All the components needed to carry out the modification on your Ibanez Ts9, including a JRC4558D IC, a RC4558P Ic, and Ic socket, two capacitors, two carbon resistors and a high luminosity blue diode.
2- Four pages of instructions with color pictures. The instructions are available in English or Spanish (let us know which language you prefer). They are very easy to understand even if you have absolutely no previous knowledge of electronics.
4- Desoldering braid to desolder the components that need to be removed, and soldering material to solder the ones that are to substitute them.
DO I NEED TO HAVE GREAT ELECTRONIC SKILLS TO CARRY OUT THIS MOD?
Anybody with basic soldering skills can perform this mod in about an hour. If you a newbie in the electronics world and lack these very basic soldering skills please don’t worry. Let us know and we will send you a link to an online soldering guide.
WHAT WILL I BE CHANGING IN MY PEDAL AND HOW WILL IT AFFECT THE SOUND?
Following the easy to understand instructions that come with the Ts9 to Ts808 mod you will:
- Install an IC socket so you can swap the JRC4558D IC for the RC4558P IC and viceversa, in order to get the sound you prefer.
- Change the value of two resistors to get the exact specifications of the Ibanez Ts808.
- Substitute two of the caps for polyester caps to get the exact specifications of the Ibanez Ts808.
These are some just some testimonials from people who have installed our kits. If you need more info just google "Pedaldoc" and you will find many other good comments about our products.
Hey Iván, Thanks a lot for all the help you gave me when modding my Crybaby. Man, you are a star. I loved the experience of modifying the pedal and making it sound so good in the process. Just bought a very cheap Ds1 to install your tube driver mod. I´ll keep you posted. Thanks again!
Sam Burton, New Orleans
Hi Iván,THANK YOU VERY MUCH for the great mt-2 kit. i love the new sound! I was about to pawn off the pedal before installing your mod. Now I think it will come to me to the grave.
Hi there, I´ve just finished the Cs3 mod. I really didn’t like this pedal before but now it just sounds AWESOME!!! You guy should be working for Boss teaching them what can be done!! I will be getting the Ds1 Tube driver mod next week. Cheers!!!,
John Fletcher, California
Hi Iván, Your company really deserves the great comments I have read in the net. I really had fun tweaking my Vox 847 and now the sound out this thing is just great. I have tried many different wahs, and this is surely the best one. This kit really makes the Vox much more vocal and nice. Keep on the good work!
Paul Cooper, London
Hi Pedaldoc! Did the Ts9 mod today and it really improves the pedal. Why don’t these guys build the pedal in this way at the factory? My SRV strato has now found a perfect match. The Cs3 mod I got from you last year was also incredible. Everything just sounds so much better…I will recommend this mod to every guitar player I know, believe me.
Charles Welsh, Cardiff
God bless you Iván. My Cs3 is just another pedal. Having heard so many good things about your mods I bought this one just to try and now I must say I am impressed. I really wish you very good luck with what looks like a very promising business.
Ian Mcgregor, Belfast
Hi Iván, Having been a pro musician for about 25 years I can say I have tried almost every compressor pedal in the market. However, I have yet to find one that sounds better that my modified Cs3. Your kit really improved the pedal so much that once I start I really find it difficult to stop playing my 1981 Ibanez ar5000LE
Anthony Preston, Amsterdam
My old Vox 846 died last Christmas and I got a 847 which I modded using your true-bypass kit. The pedal really sounds great and I must say it is much more reliable than my old Vox. Thanks a lot too for all the help you gave me while modding the pedal.
Abel Austin, N.Y
Hi Iván, You will blow your competition away if you keep on selling these mods. These are probably the best 22 bucks I have spent in my life. My Ds1 sounds incredible after installing your Tube driver kit. I really must congratulate you on your work.
Arthur Smith, Canada
Well explained with easily compressible diagrams and pictures. My Boss Metal Zone definitely sounds much better now with richer harmonics and at the same time more bottom end.
Joan Coello, Canada
Cheers man! For about 40 bucks I now have a Boss Bd2 and a Mt2 that sound really amazing. The instructions were very easy to understand even for me (I had never used a soldering iron before or messed around with electronics). I will come back for more.
Felix Flaxman, United Kingdom
My flat mate told me about your company. He had his wah modified by you and it really sounds like the wah in “Tales of Brave Ullisses” by Cream. The kit you sent me to mod the Ds1 makes the pedal really good and now its sounds really vintage. Well explained kit too.
Pat Healy , Ireland
I really liked the sound of my Ibanez Ts9 but to convert my Ts9 into a TS808 has been a very enriching experience and I can really tell the difference. The thing sounds amazing! I did Texas Flood by Vaugham with this pedal yesterday and the sound was so good I almost cried! I am sure you will do good with your business.
Enrique Sainz, Spain
Gracias tío! Mi Mt2 suena de PM. Había prometido a mi novia dejar el heavy pero después de tener esta bestia entre las manos me parece que va a ser imposible! GRACIAS!
Nick Breece , United Kingdom
Great kit!. My Ds-1 had been in a drawer for five years and now is again on my pedal board. Thanks mate!
Ross Smith, Australia
Best 20 bucks I have spent in my life. I didn’t like the mod at the beginning but after spending some time looking for the best settings my Ds-1 sounds now even better than my British Tonebone. I also got myself the Vox 847 True-bypass kit (a bit more expensive at 25 bucks) and it also worked wonders. Great tone after substituting the transistors for those nice BC109s. I will be getting the Cs3 kit shortly.
Nihah Catovic , Serbia
I sent you my old Mt2 last year to have it modified. The thing sounded great but some months later a bought a Vox Tonelab and sold all my pedals. I was very surprised when I sold my old pedals and found this guy who paid 110 bucks for my old Mt2 just because it had been modified by Pedaldoc. Considering that I had bought the Mt2 for 40 bucks in ebay and that pedaldoc modified it for 35 I still made some money. The pedal sounded awesome and sometimes I regret having sold it though.
Paul Carroll, United Kingdom
Great kit for my Cs3. I got the kit in 3 days. It is really amazing it came so fast from Spain to the UK . The sound is great and the noise has been reduced which I really welcome. My Cs3 now sounds ten times better than my very expensive band mate´s Black Finger (EH). I now regret having sold those old boss units to buy boutique pedals. Thanks man!