Rehousing an old Bass Micro Synth

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Trigga Happy, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. Can anyone point me in the direction of someone who does this or where I can get the parts to do it myself?

    I love the sound, just want to get it into a smaller enclosure.

    Also I’d like to replace one of the sliders because the tip broke off.

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  2. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Washington, Utah
    John K Custom Basses
    the PCB in that version is so large that it can't be rehoused in a smaller enclosure.
  3. Ah man, well that’s disappointing. Thanks for the heads up.
  4. Alien8


    Jan 29, 2014
    It depends on how deep your pockets are. You would never recoup the cost, but most machine shops willing to do one off work could make you one out of aluminium easily enough. At $80/hr min your looking at $300 at least, unless you have a buddy who does it.
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  5. Alien8


    Jan 29, 2014
    Well, I guess there is the 3D printing option too, but again, this will take design time. You could figure out how to draw it on your own in CAD, then source the printing.
  6. crguti


    Feb 14, 2011
    I think the OP is asking someone to do it for him otherwise he already would have opened the pedal and see how big is the PCB.
  7. Alien8


    Jan 29, 2014
  8. Thanks for the input everyone. I actually would do it myself if it weren’t for the large pcb and sliders. I’m comfortable drilling holes for pots and jacks but not so sure about sliders. It’s been a while since I’ve opened it up but I seem to remember there being a good bit of extra space inside. Maybe I’ve forgotten. I’m open to any other creative ideas if anyone thinks of anything. It’s looking like I just have to bite the bullet and get the newer version of the pedal.
  9. If you want something smaller just get an EHX XO version they are pretty close, run on 9v, better bypass and s good bit sturdier. I only use my old NYC BMS in the studio and may be selling soon anyway.
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  10. 76jazzbass

    76jazzbass Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2008
    I have an older version and also the new XO, cool pedals. It's been a while but dont remember thinking there was much difference in the sound between them aside from the squarewave is a little better on older version. If you used one live one night and XO next, highly doubt anyone would notice difference. I had my XO modded for top jacks and expression control. They're a lot of fun, esp if you run it into some modulation and delay or reverb.
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