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jacko23
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i have never heard of this before. im a pedal junkie who has been playing for a nice long time, and i first heard about this literally a minute ago--read about it in another post. whats the deal? what all can be done by modifying your stompboxes? enlighten me oh wise guitarists.....


   
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Wes Inman
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Pretty simple really, some believe they can get better tone out of a pedal by modifying it.

An example is the famous Ibanez Tubescreamer. This pedal was made especially famous by Stevie Ray Vaughan. But since the 80's Ibanez has changed some of the components in the original Tubescreamer, and many say the newer versions do not sound as good as the originals. So many will put the original chips in a modern Tubescreamer to get the original tone. There is a company on EBay that specializes in this particular mod.

MoHo Mods

Good article to read.

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gnease
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Another mod, now often incorporated in 'modern' version of many pedals is true bypass switching. This is a changeout of the original effect in/out switch to one which truly routes the signal around the pedal's electronics when switched out or 'off'. The original and cheaper Crybabies are prime candidates for this, as they tend to muffle tone when off.

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jacko23
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Pretty simple really, some believe they can get better tone out of a pedal by modifying it.

An example is the famous Ibanez Tubescreamer. This pedal was made especially famous by Stevie Ray Vaughan. But since the 80's Ibanez has changed some of the components in the original Tubescreamer, and many say the newer versions do not sound as good as the originals. So many will put the original chips in a modern Tubescreamer to get the original tone. There is a company on EBay that specializes in this particular mod.

MoHo Mods

Good article to read.

ok. this is quite interesting. is there a website i could check out for more info? can you mod any pedal on the market?


   
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Steve-0
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Yes, you can modify any pedal really. You know how most effects have knobs to vary a certain perimeter? (i.e- there will be a tone knob and a gain knob on a tube screamer), you can modify an amp to be able to attach an expression pedal to control a perticular perimeter (although this isn't always easy)

Check out http://www.geofex.com for articles on modifying guitar effects, although this has alot of heavy technical talk in certain articles, it is worth checking out if you're interested in modifying pedals. If you're like me and interested in building pedals, check out that site and http://www.generalguitargadgets.com .

Steve-0


   
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