How hard is it to rehouse an Arion chorus?

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  1. popsongsmith

    popsongsmith Senior Member

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    Anyone ever try doing this? The case and switch are obviously shite, but the thing sounds fantastic.

    Any tips or advice would be mucho appreciated.
     
  2. matt5150

    matt5150 Either U Know Or U Don't Supporting Member

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    You might contact Dereck at www.tonefreak.com.

    He has done it before but is pretty busy with his pedal line.

    Matt
     
  3. leftyaxeslinger

    leftyaxeslinger Supporting Member

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    He did mine, but I don't think he's doing them anymore...

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  4. Charles#5

    Charles#5 Member

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    Why rehouse it? It's much sturdier than it looks. The ABS it's made of is really tough. Every single old Arion pedal I've seen is still looking a lot better than most of the old Boss or Ibanez pedals I've seen. Never had a switch break down either, which I can't say of my Ibanez 10-series pedals.

    Cheers,
    Johan
     
  5. leftyaxeslinger

    leftyaxeslinger Supporting Member

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    Well, mine had a few issues with the on/off and coloring the tone when bypassed.
     
  6. popsongsmith

    popsongsmith Senior Member

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    Anyone know of any books that detail the process?
     
  7. flyingvees

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    Tonefreak will not do any rehouses...From what I understand its not hard to just swap housings, but kinds tough to upgrade a few things...
     
  8. MagicNelson

    MagicNelson Supporting Member

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    You know you could just buy a true-bypass looper and stick the Arion pedal in the loop?
     
  9. Fauxkinbacker

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    Rehousing would be relatively easy if you didn't care about true-bypass; it would just be a matter of some new jacks and a more rugged momentary switch. True-bypass is where it gets tricky because you have to wire the pedal as "always on". I'd recommend the forum at diystompboxes.com - you can find a lot of information in the archives and the people on the forum are all very helpful and knowledgeable.
     
  10. theanalogdream

    theanalogdream Supporting Member

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    I use mine in a truebypass loop as mentioned above....problem solved!
     

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