Updated: Jul 19
The waitlist is now closed while my partner, Frog Pedals, fulfills the waitlist orders. Look out for an email from Mark @ Frog Pedals for when it's your turn. I'll update this site accordingly. Thank you all SO MUCH for your support.
Now Serving: Late October - Early November 2020
I've been off and on learning PCB development over the years. I usually get stuck after I created the schematic in Eagle, KiCad, you name it! Once my Steel String Singer #002 project came to a close with some fantastic input from the DIY community (Thank you!) I was ready to start a new venture. While publishing my YouTube videos, I've been often asked "How do I buy something that you made?" and I think I found a solution to the demand!
Making an honest Ibanez TS10 Tube Screamer circuit has been on my radar for a while. Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer, countless others, have used the TS10 version of the Tube Screamer and prices have gone up-up-up lately on eBay and Reverb. The funny thing, to me, is that these pedals are not very reliable based on my own experience as well as other folks. The opportunity I see now is to create a reliable clone of the circuit and add some modifications that can be switched in or left 100% completely stock.
I started out by simply Googling the schematic of a TS10 and I found one that was traced from 1997. I had some trust in the schematic however I couldn't help opening up my personal made-in-Japan TS10 to compare notes. Around this time I started posting on Instagram about my endeavor and Nordvang was kind enough to point out a few issues with the 1997 schematic as well.