So I am about to purchase the Ibanez Tube Screamer. This one happens to be a 90's Re-Issue.
I am glad because this one comes with the TA5558P chip. I was going to upgrade it down the road and send it to Keeley but I started reading up on history.
I was going to send it to Keeley to get the TA5558P switched out for one of the JRC chips but I found out later that only TS808's came with the revered JRC chip. Later I found that original (1982 until 1985 when they were discontinued) TS9's came with the TA5558P chip.
If the TS9 came out in 82 and for the most part most of SRV's career he used the TS9 why the hell are so many people sending in their TS9's to get the JRC chip. The TS9 came out in 82 with the TA5558P Toshiba chip and by 1983 SRV debuted lets dance with David Bowie. I was totally down to take in my Tube Screamer to Keeley down the road but seeing the facts I cant help but think the old fart is pedaling snake oil in this case.
Should I take it to Keeley?
Also whats the difference between this 90's Re-Issue the orignal from 82-85 and the current one in stock we all enjoy?
Thanks alot for the input any Tube Screamer fans.