Category Archives: Modifications

EHX Small Clone Mix Mod

  One of the great things about the large EHX casings is that there is plenty of room to add knobs on the pedal. This pedal was one of our own to experiment on. Our mix knob has been popular … Continue reading

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Eventide Time Factor: switch upgrade

  There’s a long history of pedal manufacturers using PCB mounted switches and a spring actuator. This system is very cost effective for manufacturers but leads to problems in reliability as the switches are often cheap and unreliable. Some other pedals … Continue reading

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Digitech Whammy 5 control box

The Digitech Whammy has been around forever and the latest revision– while very nice– still doesn’t address the issue of not being able to change presets without leaning over and turning the knob. While some guitarists choose to use a … Continue reading

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MXR Analog Flanger M117 power conversion

Whenever I talk about modernizing pedals that refers to maintaining and improving vintage pedals without changing their tone. Sometimes this involves converting the pedal to true bypass, adding a status LED, replacing old and aging components like electrolytic capacitors, and … Continue reading

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Chrome Tax: King Vox Wah vs. Thomas Organ Crybaby

The King Vox Wah and the Cry Baby from the 1970s were both made by the Thomas Organ Company. Both used the standard wah circuit that most manufacturers still use to this day. They were made on the same circuit … Continue reading

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Expression Pedals and the Phase 90

  Adding an expression pedal jack to control the rate of an effect is a common request that we get for a variety of pedals. The Phase 90 is mentioned quite a bit but unfortunately it uses an uncommon potentiometer … Continue reading

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Vintage EHX Clone Theory overhaul

  The EHX Clone Theory chorus and vibrato pedal is one of those pedals which we rarely see but those who use it will swear by it. The setup of the pedal is very similar to a vintage Deluxe Electric … Continue reading

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Boss DF-2 Super Distortion & Feedbacker overhaul w/ auxiliary output

This Boss DF-2 was sent in by a client who loved the quirky feedback this pedal is capable of but wanted to make it more versatile and musical. For those of you who haven’t used one of these pedals, well…. … Continue reading

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Boss CE-2 Restoration & Rehousing

This week we received two Boss CE-2 Chorus pedals in different states of disrepair. The first that arrived is pictured above in the left panel. It arrived exactly like that: missing parts, disassembled, and painted black. Although the original paint … Continue reading

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Boss PD-1 Rocker Distortion- Power Conversion

The Boss PD-1 is a distortion pedal with a treadle to adjust the amount of gain. At the toe you have a “warp” switch which is just a high gain momentary switch. It’s very basic and contrary to popular belief … Continue reading

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