I have a few old pedals back from my don't-have-a-j-o-b days: an Ibanez Soundtank CM5 Classic Metal, and a Danelectro PB&J Delay. Good enough sounds, terrible packaging.
I'm looking to rehouse them, but all I can find online is info on crazy mods and electronic experimentation (and lots of people who will do it for you, for a fee).
All I want to do is rehouse these pedals in something sturdier than plastic. I have no trouble keeping the chintzy knobs and jacks; I'm not a pedal abuser these days.
Okay, one mod: True Bypass. So, in other words, I'd like some advice on:
- Appropriate housing (I'm thinking Hammond boxes?)
- Tips and tools for drilling
- A how-to on replacing the switches with True Bypass (does it involve removing/applying soldering, for example?)
If anyone has advice for a total neophyte, then it's greatly appreciated.