If you are a geek like we are, check out this awesome article Tube Screamers Secret for some cool info about why the tube screamer circuit sounds so good.
The first Tube Screamer was the green TS-808 overdrive pro in the late '70s.
The first two digits designate the year of manufacture, followed by two digits denoting the month.
I was told to check the potentiometer date codes, which all have “1377142” impressed into them.This lead to the emergence of copy guitars from Asia which used arguably better parts and craftsmanship.Please feel free to use info from this web site on ebay or other websites, but please give credit to analogman.com, thanks!I read on a Gibson forum that, on seven-digit pot codes, the fourth and fifth numbers represent the date.Can you tell me what model this is and how much it is worth today? —Brian Page Left: The mystery ’70s Gibson Les Paul.