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tm-1 and tx-2 questions
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erich



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:59 am    Post subject: tm-1 and tx-2 questions Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I just found a tm1 on ebay, it's an old gold one. I just wondered how old these were and whether any changes had been made since they were sold. I'm a bit wary of ebay. I've seen a tx-2 before, and the inside was lit up around the tube. This tm1 is dark, I just see a faint light in the tube. It's noisy as hell, sometimes with an unbearably high squeal on top of absolute sludge. Sounds about right I guess? I wondered if that high pitch is just the nature of the beast at that setting. From what I've read, I think that may be the case but wanted to ask the forum to make absolutly sure since it came from ebay, and I might not know if something was wrong. Everything seem ok to those of you who got them new? I think I may just be using a filter. My other question was how much butt probes were going for if anyone has seen any used ones anywhere.
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zerosum



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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I just found a tm1 on ebay

I almost bought that one, that seller was selling some other cool toys as well.

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it's an old gold one. I just wondered how old these were

I think the 2005 models is when they all became yellow, but i cant say for sure.
I would ask the seller when he bought it.


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It's noisy as hell, sometimes with an unbearably high squeal on top of absolute sludge.

MMMMM....MMMMMM.... Very Happy Thats hawt!!!
I cant wait untill i get mine!
Maybe post some audio demos for us to observe, so far that sounds like the beauty of the way that the metasonix line behaves.

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My other question was how much butt probes were going for if anyone has seen any used ones anywhere.

Insane Shocked
BigCityMusic is selling them for $899 Mad

I dont think that there will be any used TX-2's for sale for a while,
but dont stop looking! They are bound to come up eventually.

Also there is a new module around the corner, the TM-7!!
Im very very *very* curious as to what kind of havoc this baby will bring to the world after its birth.
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thermionicjunky



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I would say , go for the tm-1. I have an older gold one and I prefer that style. The old models had a dark acrylic window , so dimness should not be a problem. Also , the high-pitched whine is the internal ring-mod oscillator. It can be diminished by sticking a patch cord into the carrier in jack. If the serial # is 20 or below , they have chinese jacks that have given some people problems. I have #12 and have never had any problem at all.
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metasonix



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

some facts (from the designer):

--we switched to yellow paint in 2003. I think there are only 200 of the gold TMs in existence. (I hated the gold paint, but I was assured it would help sales in Asian countries. It didn't. To this day, the Japanese do not understand Metasonix products.)

--I stopped using those crummy Chinese jacks a long time ago. Now we use fine Neutrik jacks.

--we used to have very dark windows--switched to clear ones in 2004. Don't worry if you can't see the tubes glowing. Some tubes are more visible than others.

--yes, the TM-1 sounds as if it is operating properly. Contact me if you wish to have it serviced.
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