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DISCLAIMER - Absolutely no refunds. All sales are final. We cannot be held responsible if you ruin your pedal. I got ripped off by a buyer of my TR-2 mod. Said he wasn't happy with the mod so I offered to buy the TR-2 from him. I gave him $110 in good faith. When I received the pedal it was non-functioning. He had drilled the hole for the pot in the wrong place piercing the ribbon going to the depth pot and completely pulled 4 traces from the PCB. And he wanted to know why the mod sounded bad. Because of this I will no longer issue refunds of any type on mods. If you do not have the skills required to perform the mod then please let us do the mod for you. Monte Allums



Boss BD-2 Pedal Cap Upgrade Mod Kit

Electrolytic caps in tube amps, over a period of time, start to leak, loose their tolerance and go bad. It’s just the nature of Electrolytic caps. Sometimes the leaking is actually visible. But Electrolytic caps can look okay and still be faulty. By replacing Electrolytic caps in older pedals you can actually improve the overall effect of that pedal. Honestly I was skeptical until I received an email from a client that was having issues after he modded his Boss BF-2 with one of my kits.  He said the flange effect was barely noticeable.  A couple of weeks later I received another email from the same client.  The client said he had solved the issue by replacing all the Electrolytic caps in his BF-2.  This peaked my interest so I started experimenting.

I was astonished how some of my older pedals benefited from the cap upgrade!  Noise seemed to be reduced and clarity and presence of the effect were enhanced.  I am now offering these Cap Upgrade Kits for many of the pedals I offer kits for.  In some cases some of these caps are already upgraded in the kits that I offer.  But I am offering kits that replace all the Electrolytic caps for those that have not purchased my kits.  They will benefit from upgrading the Electrolytic caps that I do not replace in my kits.  You’ll find that some of these same caps are already replaced in the kits I offer.  It’s a win win all around for those that want the maximum benefit when upgrading their pedals.  But I didn’t stop there, when possible I have upgraded these Electrolytics with Metal Film and Tantalum.  Not only do these caps have tighter tolerances but they will also last the life of the pedal.







With this Kit you will receive Solder and Desoldering Braid along with detailed easy-to-follow High Rez PDF Mod Instructions sent to you as an e-mail attachment.




$14.99




Boss BD-2 Pedal Mod Kit


This has become one of my all-time favorite pedals. It's different than a Tube Screamer in that it is much more transparent and in my opinion more truly represents a driven tube amp. Straight from the factory the Boss Blues Driver tends to have a very harsh and buzz saw type gain. My BD-2 Mod transforms this pedal into a truly great sounding pedal pushing it into Boutique territory. When used at moderate to loud levels with an amp it is reminiscent of a Vintage Plexi Marshall with smooth round yet biting overdrive.

This mod simply must be experienced and felt to be believed, it is that good! The Mods that I sell for this pedal push the Blues Driver into Hi-Fi territory!




Hear For Yourself! (.mp3s)

BD2 Clean Boost
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BD2 Gain at 12 O'clock
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BD2 Gain Maxxed
American Woman.mp3
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With this Kit you will receive Solder and Desoldering Braid along with detailed easy-to-follow High Rez PDF Mod Instructions sent to you as an e-mail attachment.

$19.99

BD-H2O Mod Kit


Boss BD-H20 DIY Pedal Mod Kits - When searching for a name to call this mod I chose H2O because it's the symbol for water. Water can be clear or transparent and it can be light or heavy. This mod transforms the BD-2 into an almost completely transparent pedal letting the true character of your guitar, pickups and amp shine through. Not only is it almost completely transparent, it's also extremely Dynamic. As you turn the Gain knob up on the pedal you can control the amount of gain using the volume control on your guitar. The BD-H2O will react exactly like a tube driven amp. The shriek highs and splaty gain of the stock BD-2 are completely removed. Compared to our regular BD-2 mod this mod has a much flatter EQ.

My regular BD-2 Mod has a slight mid boost and a little less gain than the BD-H2O Mod. Both mods remove the shriek highs and splaty gain of the stock BD-2. The splaty gain of the stock BD-2 is a common gripe I hear about others that offer mods for this pedal. We have removed this issue with this pedal. We also include a Super Bright 3mm White Clear LED. We also modify a resistor to increase the brightness of the LED X3. You can use the LED as a flashlight on stage after the mod, it is that bright, almost blinding. I will boldly state that this is undoubtedly the best mod on the planet for a BD-2. And the really cool part is we won't break the bank with the price of our mods. We offer top quality parts and expert craftsmanship at very reasonable prices.









With this Kit you will receive a 3mm Super Bright Clear White LED, Solder and Desoldering Braid along with detailed easy-to-follow High Rez PDF Mod Instructions sent to you as an e-mail attachment.

$21.99


H2O mp3s (.mp3s)

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H2O_Groove. mp3
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BD-H2O & H2O Groove Sound Samples - These mp3s was recorded by me on a Strat with a DiMarzio PAF Pro at the bridge and two DiMarzio Virtual Vintage pups at the neck and middle positions. The amp used was a Stock 2000 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe and the mic was a SM57. NOTICE: I've been asked about upgrading my regular BD-2 mod to the H2O. This is not possible because the BD-H2O is a complete mod rebuild. The components I change are very different than my regular BD-2 mod. Both are great mods however. My regular BD-2 Mod has less gain and has a slight mid-boost.

Sean Borton mp3s - These mp3s were graciously supplied by Sean Borton. The clips are from Sean's latest album "What a Party". Sean is playing a Strat w/EMG SA (Vintage) pups through a Vox AC30 set to a clean setting. You can visit Sean's band here http://www.fostermartinband.com. Thank you Sean for letting me use these clips. Man, what great tone Sean, Awesome!




BD-H2O Plus Mod Kit

Well, say goodbye to the nasty unnatural splaty decay of the BD-2! With my new Dual Stack Adapter and two NE5532 opamps I have finally eliminated this known issue with the BD-2.

In my testing I tried a number of opamp combinations and two NE5532s sounds the best and was the only combination that eliminated the unnatural decay of the BD-2. The two NE5532 opamps now give a more natural sounding overdrive.

This is exactly like my regular BD-2 H2O mod except with my new Dual Stack Chip Adapter Assembly. Words are not adequate to describe what this Adapter does to the tone of a H2O modded BD-2. When I first did the Chip Adapter mod I could not put the guitar down. A Smoking Clean Boost and the smoothest overdrive I have ever heard from any BD-2.

My regular H2O Mod is a great choice for a player wanting to boost an already overdriven amp or it works equally well in the clean channel of an amp. With the Chip Adapter the H2O just got better. Smoother tone and less noise are a result of this awesome mod. This mod will inspire you to play. This mod is for anyone that wants boutique tone but doesn't want to spend boutique prices to achieve it.









With this Kit you will receive a 3mm Super Bright Clear White LED, Solder and Desoldering Braid along with detailed easy-to-follow High Rez PDF Mod Instructions sent to you as an e-mail attachment.

$27.99

H2O Plus mp3s (.mp3s)

Sasha_Brusin_H2O_Plus_Hum. mp3

Sasha_Brusin_Georgia. mp3
Sasha Brusin sent me this mp3 he recorded using my new H2O Plus Mod with the New Chip Adapter. Thank You Sasha! Here's Sasha's recording path. This is a bridge humbucker into Guitar Rig set for a clean Bassman emulation with some delay and reverb for ambience. Wow! Can this cat play or what - Monte Allums






BD-2 Blues Stack Plus Mod Kit

This is my newest mod for the BD-2. This mod is different from my H2O mod in that I have built the mod around the Dual Stacked NE5532s. Taking nothing away from the H2O, the H2O is a top selling mod for us. I just felt that because of the very unique tonal qualities of the Dual Stacked NE5532s that it would be great to build a mod around them. The stacked NE5532s is the only mod offered by anyone that finally solves the nasty splaty gain decay issue that plagues a stock BD-2. I have also eliminated the fuzz-type gain the BD-2 gives you when the gain knob is dialed up. And I am the only modder that sells the Dual Stack Adapter this mod uses. The Dual Stack Adapter was a design I came up with and is made exclusively for me. You cannot buy this adapter anywhere except at my website.

The BD-2 Blues Stack Plus Mod is designed with Blues, Gospel, New Country and Classic Rock players in mind. If you're looking for Hendrix, SRV, Rascal Flats, Led Zeppelin or any of the Classic Rock and Blues tones, you need look no further. The Blues Stack Plus delivers those tones to you and it does it with one of the warmest, most musical, natural sounding Overdrives you've ever heard. The gain is warm and natural with excellent pinched harmonics and excellent note clarity. Dynamics are just as good as the H2O mod, as is transparency. You can also use the Blue Stack Plus in front of an already overdriven amp to push it over the edge into sweet saturated bliss or in front of a clean channel amp for warm overdriven tones. This is a very versatile pedal after the mod.

I
've tried the Blues Stack Plus with both Tube and Solid State amps with equally great results. In front of my Fender Cyber Deluxe (my live rig) the tones are to die for. Undeniably great tone! I will not be offering any kind of upgrade or cross-grade from my regular and H2O mods. The components I change in the Blues Stack Plus are very different from my other BD-2 mods. If you have one of my other BD-2 mods and want to try the Blues Stack Plus I recommend buying a new or used BD-2 and installing the mod it that pedal. I’ll inevitably get an e-mail from someone wanting to do the mod to an already modded Keeley, Analogman, etc. BD-2. I cannot guarantee the result if you do.

The way I design mods takes several component changes to arrive at and shape the end result. Going outside of that concept will give unpredictable results. So, if you do decide to adapt the mod to an already modded BD-2 you’re on your own and I cannot guarantee you’ll be happy with the result.  Not trying to be evasive, just honest.



With this Kit you will receive a 3mm Super Bright Blue Blue LED, Solder and Desoldering Braid along with detailed easy-to-follow High Rez PDF Mod Instructions sent to you as an e-mail attachment.

$27.99

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Chris Condon mp3 - Graciously submitted by Chris Condon
http://chriscondonguitar.com. Played through a BD-2 modded with my Blues Stack Mod and one of my Dyna Modded Dyna Comps. Chris is a pro player that took time out of his busy touring schedule to make this for me. Thank you Chris.
Blues_Stack_Dyna_Comp.mp3


Brandon Humphrey mp3 - Graciously submitted by Brandon Humphrey
A/B comparison between the clean channel with the BD-2 and the drive channel of his amp.
Blues Stack.mp3


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Which Boss BD-2 Mod is for You

Hi and thanx for the interest in my mods. My regular BD-2 mod was my first mod for the BD-2.  It is not quite as transparent as my H2O or Blues Stack Plus mods. It has a slight mid hump and the gain has a little more of a fuzz-type quality as you push the gain up.  If you’re looking for a fuzz-type overdrive then this might be the mod for you.  The lower gain settings are where this mod really shines. If you’re a Tele player you will love the bloom of the attack at lower gain settings when combined with a compressor. This is where this mod’s strength lies. The mp3s I have listed with this mod are very representative of the mod.

My H2O Mod is a very transparent pedal after the mod. There’s no mid hump and it functions great as a transparent boost to place in front of an already overdriven amp or in front of another dirt pedal. The Stacked NE5532s get rid of the nasty splaty decay in the gain structure of the stock BD-2. The NE5532s also warm up the pedal and add a very natural sounding overdrive.  All the ear-piercing highs are removed and replaced with silky smooth tones.  This is one of my best selling mods I sell today.

My new BD-2 Blues Stack Plus Mod is the newest addition to my BD-2 mod arsenal.  This mod is different from my H2O mod in that I have built the mod around the Dual Stacked NE5532s.  Taking nothing away from the H2O, the H2O is a top selling mod for us.  I just felt that because of the very unique qualities of the Dual Stacked NE5532s that it would be great to build a mod around them. The stacked NE5532s is the only mod offered by anyone that finally solves the nasty splaty gain decay issue that plagues a stock BD-2.  I have also removed the fuzz-type gain the BD-2 gives you when the gain knob is dialed up.  And I am the only modder that sells the Dual Stack Adapter this mod uses. The Dual Stack Adapter was a design I came up with and is made exclusively for me. You cannot buy this adapter anywhere else but at my site.

The BD-2 Blues Stack Plus Mod is designed with Blues, Gospel, New Country and Classic Rock players in mind. If you're looking for Hendrix, SRV, Rascal Flats, Led Zeppelin or any of the Classic Rock and Blues tones look no further. The Blues Stack Plus delivers those tones to you and it does it with one of the warmest, most musical, natural sounding Overdrives you've ever heard. The gain is warm and natural with excellent pinched harmonics and note clarity. Dynamics are just as good as the H2O mod, as is transparency. You can also use it in front of an already overdriven amp to push it over the edge into sweet saturated bliss or in front of a clean channel for warm overdriven tones. This is a very versatile pedal after the mod.

I've tried it with both Tube and Solid State amps with equally great results. In front of my Fender Cyber Deluxe (my live rig) the tones are to die for. Undeniably great tone! I will not be offering any kind of upgrade or cross-grade from my regular and H2O mods. The components I change in the Blues Stack Plus are very different. If you have one of my other mods and want to try the Blues Stack Plus I recommend buying a new or used BD-2 and installing the kit in that pedal. I’ll inevitably get an e-mail from someone wanting to do the mod to an already modded Keeley, Analogman, etc. BD-2. I cannot guarantee the result if you do.

With the way I design mods, it takes several component changes to arrive at and shape the end result. Going outside of that concept will give results that may or may not be good tonewise. So, if you do decide to adapt the mod to an already modded BD-2 you’re on your own and I cannot guarantee the result. Not trying to be evasive, just honest.

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