My BD-2 has new life!! My Galaxie Mod kit from MACHINE-HEAD-PEDALS arrived the day before yesterday. I couldn't wait to assemble it this weekend so I did it last night. Wow...I learned a lot of important lessons last night.
1. Modding pedals is HARD! 2. Having micro-tools helps A LOT! 3. The smell of burning human flesh is nauseating.
Keith, I don't know how you do this on a regular basis or at length but you've definitely got a gift. This was the most extensive mod I've ever done to ANYTHING electronic. I've built electronic devices before and that was easier because the components aren't in the board yet and you have sooo much more space available to work with. Modding something that is already put together requires a whole new level of work.
But all went well. The new pedal is just nothing like the old stock BD-2. I can finally use the gain knob more than 1/4 of the turn. AND THERE'S NO GRITCH!!! THE FIZZ IS GONE!!! Heck, I'm gonna sing a version of BB's "The Thrill is gone" but sing it "The Fizz is gone" I'm giddy as a little kid in a playground fooling with this thing. It has all of the great qualities of the stock BD-2 that I loved...like how it doesn't cut the bass or treble of your original signal. Only, with the Galaxie Mod it adds in the ability to use the GAIN knob! The gain sounds like real Overdrive now and not that gritchy-fizzy wannabe distortion that the stock BD-2 comes with. OMG, I came so close to sounding like Hendrix on "Red House" last night while playing with the pedal before bed. I can't WAIT to demo it live on friday night!!!
Here's some photos for the voyeurs. :wink:
Allright, Lets get started.
Ouch, Soldering irons are mega hot. That's gonna leave a mark...
All done, now to test it out.
My BD-2 is now officially back on my board.
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Hey detman sounds like a great setup,and sounding like hendrix makes it a super tool,maybe we can hear it someday? Hendrix was always trying anything out that came out for guitars,thats why he had so much successwith the sounds he made.
my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that Hot Rod Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman.