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Remaining Pedal Stock (Updated)

Top left going clockwise:1. Boss CE-2 Chorus Clone – has an added effect level knob like the CE-2B. $1202. FXdoctor Bass Bit Fuzz – this is one of our “no graphics” models. $753. Boss CS-3 Compressor- Slightly modified to fatten … Continue reading

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Tubescreamer TS9 / TS808 PCB Assembly

This circuit board started out as a way for us to test some PCB design features that we wanted to bring to other products that we offer. In the first photo you can see our first shot at making tubescreamer … Continue reading

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Boss CE-1 Power Conversion

Our Boss CE-1 power conversion bypasses the internal power transformer and allows the pedal to be powered by an 18V DC power source rather than plugging into a 120V AC power source. This can be helpful for people that live … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Cables

There are plenty of reasons to build your own cables which I’m not going to get into here. If you’ve decided to go ahead and customize your pedalboard, repair your broken cables, or build new ones from scratch these are … Continue reading

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Ibanez TS-9 Tubescreamer PCB Repair

The 9 Series Ibanez pedals secure the PCB to the chassis using a single screw right next to the DC jack. As these pedals age and become fragile the board can crack around the mounting hole. A copper washer is … Continue reading

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Shin-ei Uni-Vibe controller (Part 3)

This is an update to a previous post writing about a hand controller to replace the rocking “wah” style foot controller for the vintage Shin-ei Uni-Vibe pedal. Unfortunately for these pedals you can’t switch them on/off and can’t adjust the … Continue reading

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Shin-ei Uni-Vibe Controller (Part 2)

A few years back we created a Shin-ei Uni-Vibe Expression Pedal as a replacement for the original controller which can be hard to find. The Uni-Vibe requires a controller to adjust the rate and for bypass so if the controller goes … Continue reading

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NE5554N Substitutes

As a company that repairs vintage electronics we often run into the problem of finding quality replacements for discontinued ICs. Third-party companies will often make reproductions for popular chips but for the less common chips we’re on our own to … Continue reading

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Tap Tempo

This tap tempo footswitch controller was designed to display the tempo that was most recently tapped. This project was a fun experiment into the Adafruit Trinket world but will not become a product that we sell. All credit for the code goes … Continue reading

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ISP Beta Bass Preamp Pedal

A customer sent in this feature-rich ISP Beta Bass because it has a footswitchable distortion but oddly enough no volume control. The addition of a volume control allows us to boost or cut the distortion section so the user no longer … Continue reading

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