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    Good day,
    What is a good TubeScreamer-ish clone that let's you control the mid-boost it gives, possibly even the bass and treble too?

    I'm pretty sure the Way Huge Green Rhino MkIV is an example.

    Basically, I want a pedal to have as a slight overdrive, but mostly a colored boost (IE mid-hump) for solos to go on top of my other drives. I also want it to be pretty versatile so that, if I change my mind, I can dial it back a bit on the EQ side.

    Any suggestions?

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    Yes, the Green Rhino is a TS with a bass and midrange control. Also the Wampler Clarksdale.

    However, being the Duncan site, the Seymour Duncan 805 is an obvious choice!
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    Default Re: TS Clone Question

    the 805 has bass, middle, treble controls so makes it a very versatile ts type drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
    the 805 has bass, middle, treble controls so makes it a very versatile ts type drive
    +1 on Jeremyís post. I bought mine on a total whim, and I have to say it totally exceeded my expectations. I havenít used my old TS5 since.




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    Another vote for the 805.

    I'll mention the humble Ibanez JD9 as an alternative.

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    Thank you all.

    Looks like I got quite a few options for what I want to do with it.

    Never really considered the SD 805; I'll add that to the "check this out" list.

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    The 805 will has more gain range than the TS, can nail any era of TS, and has 3 band active EQ. I absolutely love mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    The 805 will has more gain range than the TS, can nail any era of TS, and has 3 band active EQ.
    And is super quiet.

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    Agreed, love the 805, also love the Clarksdale.

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    The Rhino is a killer pedal. Very tweakable, more gain on tap than a TS.

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    If the 805 had a bit more output volume on tap, it would be an unstoppable force.

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    I just built and finished testing a three knob EQ with a volume boost tonight. Wouldn't be hard to add a tubescreamer circuit to it. Cost probably around 50$ in parts and seven or eight hours work. PM me if you what schematics.
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    VFE Pale Horse, if you can find one. Or a clone of it if you can't find (or afford) the real thing. They've become expensive now that they aren't being made anymore.

    It's a six-knob pedal, great sounding and uniquely tuneable. In addition to the standard Drive, Level and Tone, it's got pre-gain Bass and post-gain Treble controls plus a Comp knob that lets you adjust its character in the gain stage. From the VFE product page: "The type and amount of compression is set by the COMP knob. Turn clockwise for dynamic, full mosfet saturation, or counterclockwise for singing, sweet asymmetrical drive. At 12:00, all that remains is the pure op amp gain."

    I have a number of TS types and this one was my go-to for years. I don't need so much versatility now and have switched to the Lovepedal Valve Reamer, a hybrid of the TS808 and the SD9 - it's big and full but far less tweakable than the VFE. I'll never sell my Pale Horse though - it's super flexible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex_Rocker View Post
    If the 805 had a bit more output volume on tap, it would be an unstoppable force.
    Check our the Green Rhino. It’s really loud, too.

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    Dude - you exactly described the Duncan 805.

    Green Rhino not a bad choice either....
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    Another +1 on the 805. It does everything I need it to.

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    I ended up getting the 805 because it was $75 used and everything else was $100+. Nothing like finances to determine what you get lol.

    This being said, oh wow. I am shocked at how versatile that pedal is. I don't see myself getting rid of it anytime soon.

    Thank you for all the suggestions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatOz View Post
    I ended up getting the 805 because it was $75 used and everything else was $100+. Nothing like finances to determine what you get lol.

    This being said, oh wow. I am shocked at how versatile that pedal is. I don't see myself getting rid of it anytime soon.

    Thank you for all the suggestions!
    Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatOz View Post
    I ended up getting the 805 because it was $75 used and everything else was $100+. Nothing like finances to determine what you get lol.

    This being said, oh wow. I am shocked at how versatile that pedal is. I don't see myself getting rid of it anytime soon.

    Thank you for all the suggestions!
    Iím glad that you like it. I, like you, bought it with low expectations. Then when I tried it I was impressed. I think itís a fairly underrated pedal.


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    $75? Good deal! I guess I will have to keep hunting - I have seen them for 100 and up.

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