Re 201 impedence mod is there a way ...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by sixty2strat, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. sixty2strat

    sixty2strat Member

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    Ok I dont have the skills or the guts to tinker in my RE201. Is there a way to do the" JFET follower mod to convert the input to high impedance" but do it as a external mod i.e. such as a ped or fx that would be palced in the chain before space echo. I guess this would be along the lines of the Foxx wah retrofit that analogman put in a box. Could it be done?
     
  2. SonicVI

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    Put a buffer or a buffered non-tb pedal before the 201 and it will help a great deal.
     
  3. sixty2strat

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    I did that for years I used a TS808. Now days I just go right in or used a beano boost or old fuzzface,so looking for away to get around the buffered pedal. just less stuff in the path.
     
  4. Space Hammer

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    Here is Mr. Zoom's original schematic:

    EDIT:OK the embedded image is huge so Here is a link

    so yeah it can be external (well i'm 99% sure it can)- just need to hook the "17V DC" point up to power and the ground to well, the ground point

    Also - had this mod done to my RE-201, it is awesome and highly recommended
     
  5. sixty2strat

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    love to have a tech do it but say tape echo and they all go running away screaming NO!!!!!!!.
     
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    Ha! Bunch of *******. And they call themselves a tech?
     
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    Funny how some people like that low-impedance input so much they buy a separate pedal to reproduce it. Something to do with Brian Setzer. Personally I'm clueless to its particular appeal, but it is a popular product for real.
     
  8. flyonthewall150

    flyonthewall150 Supporting Member

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    I used to have an RE-201 and would have to use a buffered pedal with for this reason. A Boss tuner works great. Without it my tone was really dull and muddy sounding. I don't see the big deal about using one extra pedal to accomplish this.
     

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