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Another ODB 3 mod question...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by gregmon79, Apr 2, 2013.


  1. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Ok, so I found my ol' boss ODB3 in storage. It didn't work. I ran out and got a capacitor today, threw it in and it works great now. It sounds friggen sick through my B7K! I'm wondering if I should mod the ODB3 now. I keep reading on TB that the mod sounds awesome and makes it a whole different beast. But I haven't really seem what the mod entails. I'd like to do this. I think. I have three questions:

    Has anyone had some experience with these two pedals together and how are you utilizing them together?

    Would you bother modding the ODB3 if I'm running the B7K with it?

    And what exactly does the mod do to the ODB3 and what are the advantages/disadvantages to it and is a "better" pedal after it is modded and why? How does it compare to the original version of the ODB3?
     
  2. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
    I want to know how you're setting your ODB-3 into your B7K? I bought my B7K, fully intending that it would replace my ODB-3 (and a lot more), and I was going to get rid of the ODB-3, but maybe I should try out the combo?
     
  3. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Here's what I have them set to at the moment, it could change though. I'm still messin with it:

    ImageUploadedByTalkBass1364959316.592147.

    The level on the ODB3 varies just because its getting late and I'm in an apt. But it gives it some really sweet grit.
     
  4. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    I can't remember where I got these mods from. I think there where more... but these where the mods I liked the best:

    Change location C10 to 1uf or 2.2uf to add mids,warmth and
    fatness,

    C8 to .001uf to remove highs that make your ears bleed

    and D2,D3 to 1n4148 this will yield less distortion and allow more
    clean tone coming through, and a little smoother!!

    You could try different diodes/leds, even leaky germanium transistors for D2 and D3.

    But in the end it was still a bit too harsh for me. I sold it, mods and all.

    And a thanks! I was checking to see if I still had the ODB3 and I found my Rust Ride!
     
  5. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Hey thanks. Not sure if I'll mod it yet. I have to use it in a live setting for a while and see if I can dig it.

    Glad I could help! Haha what is the Rust Ride?
     
  6. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
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    Only they are more blue in "real life".
     
  7. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Looks awesome. Do they still make this? How much? And what does it do for you?
     
  8. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    They still make it ;) Too much, almost $200 new. The best way to put it is that it is a medium duty distortion. But, and others will disagree, it does a great job of keeping your low end.

    Don't buy one new. People either love it or hate it. It is not very flexible, so if you basically know right away if it is for you. It is also a bit overpriced.

    The rust ride has an effected and clean output, so you can run to two channels and basically blend the clean back in if you want. Cool feature, but I have never used it that way live.

    In a long gone band I used a Torn's Peaker on Neil Young's "My my hey hey" song and a sparkle drive on another (can't remember any more). Basically, after I got the Rust Ride I split the difference and used just the Rust Ride on both songs.
     
  9. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    I'm very intrigued. I'd like to hear it in action. I'll YouTube it. Is it sort of like a fulltone bass drive maybe? Just not with all the distortion? I'm always on the look out for a nice low raunchy grind pedal. I'm just about there actually until I find something better. I'm using the B7K by darkglass and an OCD by fulltone and of course, the ODB3. The ODB was my missing link I think. My rig is ridiculously raunch now and I love it. It's a tone I've been searching for a long time and I've finally gotten pretty dang close to what I was looking for.
     

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