Dating ibanez serial
It is not unusual for a TS-808 to have an undercoat of a different color (which can be seen in the ever-present corner chips). The top row center 4 knob pedals are the ST9 Super Tube Screamers. Click here for some more pictures of our batch of TS-808s and other rare Ibanez pedals from the tube screamer family. The following list are some of the serial numbers and features of TS-808 pedals I have had in the shop or friends' pedals.
(R) means the trademark after Ibanez on the top of the pedal.
The Malaysian RC4558P chip was probably used to save some money as they were cheaper than a Japanese made JRC chip.
We would be glad to use the RC chip in your mod if you would like.
It used the same case as the earlier OVERDRIVE and OVERDRIVE-II pedals which used stomp switches. This board can also be found in some old Maxon OD-808 OVERDRIVE pedals which had a TS808 style switch and a power jack on the side (not to be confused with the 2000-era Maxon OD808).
Some of these sound BAD, especially the JRC 2043DD chips.
Many used the Toshiba TA75558 which was continued on the reissue.
The TS-808 and its generation have small square metal on/off touch-buttons. There were some TS-808s made in the 1979 period, mostly for other than USA markets, that came in a narrower box.
These have a bottom plate that unscrews to change the battery like an MXR pedal, no plastic battery cover. It uses two 1458 chips which are the 1st version of the low-tech dual op-amp.