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Boss OD mods

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by playon, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. playon

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    Guy I play with went thru' his BD-2 simply replacing components w/same values, but higher grade. Pedal sounds much better and all the parts only cost a few dollars. If I was handy w/a soldering iron and could see properly, the mod's so straightforward & simple I could do it myself..
     
  3. playon

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    Honestly, that guy's BD-2 mod sounds about as good as my KOT pedal... plus it cleans up nice when you turn down the guitar.

    No true bypass or any of that bo-teek stuff. but so what -- it's under $75 if you can solder and you don't have to wait months to get it. :)
     
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    For the Boss OD-3 just remove the D6 and D7..it opens up the sound and it really takes the blanket sound off a pretty nice overdirve! All you need is a scewdriver and wire clippers! Get a boutique sound from a regular effect for nothing!
     
  5. playon

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    I might try that... did you check out the guy's BD2 clips?
     
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    I've done both sd-1 mods on two different pedals. They are both in my rig right now and sound fantastic. They kill the OD side of my Visual Sound Route 66.

    I keep the pedals in a GCX looper so bypass is a non-issue for me...lets me pick any cheap pedal and try to tweak it out.
     
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    just to add a bit to the link: www.monteallums.com/product_links.html

    All his mods are awesome. Standouts are: CS-3, OD-3, BD-2 H2O mod, SD-808 mod and MT-2 mod (similar to other MT-2 mods). I know his DS-1 mod does leave a bit to be desired (compared to other modders like indyguitarist.....It's a fine mod on its own), and I don't know anything about his ge-7 or dynacomp mods. But I'd trust him on anything, and for 20 bucks, you don't have much to lose!
     
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    Can't get to to MP3's..his site is messed up....oh well...
     
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    VS J&H-B.Monkey user here.

    Can you give more details on Sd-1 mods "killing" R.66?

    I wanna order CS-3 kit but I'm quite intrigued by Sd-1 mod now, especially for the price...

    thanks
     
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    I have two modded SD1s they are awesome. They are not Monte Allums though, one Analog Man modded (it sounds like my Fulldrive that I sold!!) and one I modded. They both rock!!
     
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    Personally, I have struggled with the OD side of the Rt. 66. I like the comp side very much, but the OD is too flabby for me with the bass boost on, and thin and mid-rangey with it off. For me, the SD-1 mods add back in enough low end without flubbing out, and the EQ gets levelled out a bit from the stock model. The SD-1 mods are a bit more aggressive sounding too, compared to the smoothness of the rt. 66.

    There's some great jangley overtones now in the SD-1, that are not apparent in the rt. 66. Those overtones are what is the icing, and makes me want to compare it to some of the high end OD pedals.
     

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