Keeley TS808 Mod Plus £249.00 (inc.VAT)
Manufacturer: Robert Keeley
Web Site: http://www.robertkeeley.com
The TS808 needs mod work! It is really the same thing as the TS9 re-issue with just a new JRC chip in it. But the chip is not the main problem with the unit or the magic part needed to make it sound perfect. Keeley Electronics mods these pedals with 1000''s of units worth of experience in making people happy. The bass repsonse is improved to the point of perfection. It is nice and tight and not muddy at all. Keeley have upgraded that cap from a 0.047 to a 0.1uF and at the same time increased the gain possible when the drive control is turned up. That resistor is dropped from a 4.7k to a 2.4k. We also make the pedal so it cleans up more. They take the 51k and lower it to 20k. This is the More/Less mod. You get both more drive and less drive as well as all the sweet stock spots in the middle of the control. Keeley have also upgraded the 1uF electrolytic caps to high tolerance, great sounding, more consistant 1uF metal film caps. This type of thing is done in all HI-FI stereo and audio gear. They upgrade the tone control circuit and take the .22uF Tantalum to a 0.18uF for better control and response from the tone control. This allows you to get a more full sound on the lower end of the tone control.