Dating and seriel numbers for used v series ibanez guitars
The overdrive and OD-II had a different, much more distorted, fuzzy circuit close to a Big Muff.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.It was preceded by the Orange "Overdrive" and green "Overdrive-II" which came in narrower boxes without the battery cover, and the reddish "Overdrive-II" which had a box very similar to the TS-808.The lighter green OD-855 Overdrive-II is also in the TS-808 style box and has a circuit which is similar to the 808 - the board part numbers only differ by one digit.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.
The remaining four digits denote the instrument’s sequential number of manufacture among all the instruments made during the month indicated.
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Definition: lawsuit guitars are high quality copies of popular American brand name guitars (like Fender and Gibson) produced by Japanese companies in the 1970s.
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