The new TS808 offers a vintage look and sound. Many people are wondering if it needs mods since it's the Holy Grail TS808 with JRC chip installed. Sure it does! If you look at the board, it's the exact same as the TS9 and has the same "faults" if you will. Limited bass response that cuts so much that it appears as a huge midrange hump in the sound. Limited Gain range — it doesn't get clean enough or on the other side, doesn't get enough distortion. Also, the lack of transparency or muddiness becomes a problem for many users. All these things are fixed with the Keeley mods. Their approach is to give you the most out of this classic pedal.
Keeley takes out the stock switch and converts the pedal to True-Bypass, performs all the mods for bass and gain, etc., and adds the 1982 JRC chip! Fantastic Deal! Fantastic Tone! THIS IS THE ONE PEOPLE GET!!!