Boss LS-2 mod?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by dadodetres, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. dadodetres


    Dec 19, 2004

    this is the situation:
    i want to be able to choose to which loop on the LS-2 i want my signal to go, but i want the Ls-2 to recive the signals from BOTH loops.

    lets say i have a delay in A and a flager in B, im using delay and when i switch to B the notes that are still sounding disappear.

    i saw the block diagram and saw that both in the input and the output there is a selection key which decides to were the signal is routed. What i though was to take this selection key from the output, and make it take the signal from the 3 strips.

    is this possible? it it is, i have to do it just the way i said? i look for the key and remove it? and then solder the 3 ways?

    what cons do you think ill have doing this?

    well thancks in advance_!
  2. dadodetres


    Dec 19, 2004
    or maybe i should get this:

    so i dont mod the LS-2.

    i also think that anynoise form a pedal not in use will be involved in the chain. thas a con in making the mod....

    does the AB-2 sucks any tone? or NOT AT ALL?
    does it need to be powered?
  3. You seem to contradict yourself. So just to be clear, when you switch away from the delay you want the delay repeats to be muted, is that correct? Or is it that you want to hear the delay repeats, but not input any further signal to the delay?

    In one of these scenarios perhaps a better approach is this;

    bass runs into a two way switch. 1 switch output goes to the flanger, the other to the delay. The outputs of both pedals are then mixed together using a simple resistive mixer network.

    That way, the outputs of both pedals are always heard, but the input signal from your bass is only routed to one or the other.

    Of course, the opposite scenario is just as easy to accomplish, you simply reverse everything. Your bass runs into a signal splitter, one output to the flanger and the other to the delay. The switch then goes on the output and selects from either the flanger output or the delay output.

    I'm not familiar with the LS-2, but from what you're asking it sounds as if it switches both the inputs and outputs at the same time and that is not what you want.

    I tend not to modify things if I can find an easier way that doesn't require the desecration of an original piece of equipment - so in this case I'd sell the LS-2 and use the money to buy parts to make a simple switch as I have described. Of course, this is all made easier by the fact that I'm an electronic engineer, so I understand that this option is not for everyone!
  4. dadodetres


    Dec 19, 2004
    i want to hear the repeats, but not to create more.

    thats what i was saying, using the AB-2 as a 2 way switch, and the LS-2 (in A+B mix) as the mixer

    but maybe will be easier to build the mixer and the 2 way switch, my cousin also studies electronic engineering and he can help me out.

  5. stratixx


    Jun 7, 2010
    guys, what if i wanna to use A+B MIX and on other side just A
    how is it possible to do?
    i dont have ls-2 but im goona to do something like it by myself
  6. You use a Badger Schism or a Wounded paw super blender.
  7. xikbastard


    May 7, 2007
    had the same problem, sold it and bought a Badger Schism, love that damn thing!
  8. stratixx


    Jun 7, 2010
    is it possible to use with Badger Schism stompbox in bypass on schism, and stomp mixed with clean when engage it?
  9. Yes. It can also do much, much more.