Category Archives: Modifications

Measuring bypass systems

So I always write about true bypass systems and how the idea of zero insertion loss is usually beneficial to a guitarist. In this example I had a DOD Vibrothang sent in because the pedal killed the tone when in … Continue reading

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Boss Chorus modifications

I’ve always noticed that the Boss CE-5 and CH-1 chorus pedals sounded unnatural. The pulsing effect wasn’t smooth but seemed to pulse like an engine struggling up a steep incline. The effect is even more noticeable once the pedal is … Continue reading

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Overhauled EHX Bass Micro Synth

One of my favorite projects from the past few months has to be this overhaul of the Bass Micro Synth. It’s just such a cool pedal. The added footswitch bypasses the Voice Mix section and sends your original guitar tone … Continue reading

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MXR M-101 Phase 90 Modifications

I’ve posted a few times about the MXR Phase 90 “Script Logo” reissue over the past year but I haven’t mentioned the tried and true Block Logo (Model M-101) that’s been around for decades. We’ve offered the “Script mod” for … Continue reading

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MXR CSP-026 Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90 Modifications

This is an update on our previous blog post for the modifications on the Phase 90 Reissue, a.k.a. “Handwired 1974 Vintage Phase 90”. We’re now bundling true bypass, install LED that pulses to the rate of the phaser, install DC … Continue reading

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Phase 90 script logo reissue

MXR recently released a copy of their “script logo” Phase 90. This new version is far more accurate to the original than the standard Phase 90. This includes the six opamps instead of two or three in the reissues, full … Continue reading

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Danelectro Danecho Buffer Mod

This post is for you serious pedal geeks. A common mod for the Danecho is to use a better input buffer to prevent signal loading and retain the clarity. In an attempt to show visually what is actually happening I … Continue reading

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Manual Flanger

Here’s an old Cutec flanger which was modified to add a bypass switch for the LFO. This means instead of the swooshing sound the toggle switch allows you to stop the sweep wherever you’d like. It gives all sorts of … Continue reading

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Small Stone modifications

So I’m sure most of my readers are off preparing for a show since it’s a Friday evening, but I’m going to start offering free mod giveaways through this blog. I like to test my new modifications on as many … Continue reading

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MIDI Mouse jack relocation

Here a second pair of MIDI and power jacks were installed. This allows for every square inch of pedalboard real estate to be used efficiently without needing to change the orientation of the pedal..

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