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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

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Boss BF-2 & BF-2B Flanger 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.



Boss BF-2 & BF-2B Flanger Plus Mod

First off, the pcb layout of the BF-2 and the BF-2B are exactly the same so this mod will work will either pedal. The BF-2 is a pretty good sounding flanger stock but it suffers from some nasty artifacts in the effect. The flange is just too metallic and boxy sounding. It also has a bit of hiss that can be quite annoying. But it's still a very desirable effect. It is the same flanger used by The Cure, The Cult, The Police, and even Van Halen and Nirvana. It has a ton of potential for sure. This mod addresses the boxiness, hiss and the weirdness in the EQ and turns it into the effect it should have been to begin with. What you'll get is a very lush, quiet, fat and warm flanger with some very cool effects that just sound awesome!

They will inspire you to play. I have been playing through one in tandem with my OD-308 and a modded CH-1. The tones are stunning! The vibe is reminiscent of the early Van Halen tones. Fat, thick and lush flange. Played through my Blackface Super Reverb and a Ibanez JS1000 you get this wall of sound that just seems to swim around in your head. Really inspiring to hear! With this mod you'll also get a Bi-Color LED that will flash with the rate of the effect so you can glance at your pedal board and see the pedals flange rate. Plus it just looks cool. If you're looking for nice, lush, full sounding flange this mod is your ticket!

NOTE: I include in the instructions how to convert the BF-2 from ACA 12 Volts to PSA 9 Volts. It is an option and you can certainly choose to keep the pedal 12 volts ACA if you like.

WARNING I am unsure if there is more than one version of the BF-2. So just to be sure check that the pcb in your BF-2 looks like this.



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