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Modify a guitar pedal for bass

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by GazCable, Mar 12, 2008.


  1. GazCable

    GazCable

    Apr 25, 2007
    Bristol, UK
    Hi all,

    Anyone got any links or any idea how I can modify a guitar distortion pedal to suck less bass from the input signal?

    Is it something that's easy to do (changing a fews caps and resistors for example)?

    Cheers,
    Gaz.
     
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    It depends on the specific pedal. If I'm unfamiliar with a particular pedal, and haven't worked out its circuit design yet, my first inclination is to replace the input cap with one of 10 x the value of the one already in there. Also making sure the output cap is at least as large of a value as the "new" input cap.

    Neither of those approaches are a "sure thing", but they're a good start in many cases.
     
  3. GazCable

    GazCable

    Apr 25, 2007
    Bristol, UK
    Thanks for the reply.

    The pedal I want to mod is a Boss XTortion XT-2. It really does suck all the bass when it's switched on :)

    Any other pointers anyone?

    Cheers,
    Gaz.
     
  4. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    What about a metalzone? Is it easy?
     
  5. Get a Marshall Guv'nor & give it a try.
     
  6. GazCable

    GazCable

    Apr 25, 2007
    Bristol, UK
    Might just do that. Getting into my distortion at the moment :)
     

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