False Bypass?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by ballbuffer, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. ballbuffer

    ballbuffer Member

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    question for you FX guru's out there. Is it possible to rig up my Keeley-modded DS-1 to run in false bypass mode when in use? I've noticed a semi-significant amount of tone suck at higher gain settings (despite recently re-tubing both of my amps (stereo setup, amp on L set to run dry, amp on R set to 100% wet signal, hard panned in the FOH mix (with light compression across both channels to even out any 'woozieness' between the two signals)) with NOS glass (and subsequent rebiasing)). The true bypass via the Keeley mod works great when the pedal is switched out of the loop, but when it's on, I'd really love to avoid tone suck and I'm thinking hardwiring it to false bypass might be the ticket to the town I'm looking to get to. Any1 have any thoughts as to how beneficial this might be?
     
  2. aziltz

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    im confused... its tone sucking when its on? thats the sound of the pedal.
     
  3. stinkfoot

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    False bypass? By which you mean...?

    The DS-1 is buffered/electronic bypass, not true bypass. And regardless of the bypass system it has, it won't be an issue when the pedal is activated.

    /Andreas
     
  4. aziltz

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    he said its been keeley modded to true bypass.
     
  5. stinkfoot

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    Yup, I know that's what he said. But IIRC, Keeley doesn't do TB mods on Boss pedals.
     
  6. drmathprog

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    So we're talking "trueish bypass"?
     
  7. stinkfoot

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    I thought that was what I was doing...? :D
     

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