About us

We are a small group of guitarists who happen to also be electrical engineers, an amp technician and programmer located in the Midlands UK, dedicated to quality workmanship and take huge pride in our work and customer service - currently we operate not for huge profit, but to establish our name and reputation.


Hopefully our prices reflect this, they only just cover our materials, import costs, equipment, chemicals & fuel to the post office. Every single surplus penny earned gets ploughed into the purchase of equipment and test pedals/pickups/leads for us to develop new mods on. However our customers are quick to point out that the quality of our work is second to none! Many mods are fine tuned with the help of professional musicians to meet their needs, and ensure they sound great at stage performance volumes.


Why?
Because we want the Holy Grail of tone also!

News

Our research and development guys have been busy beavering away in one dark corner of our workshop for the past couple of months developing a true bypass system that can be dropped into most Ibanez/Dunlop and some Boss pedals (others manufacturers & models still to be determined). Finally the fumes have cleared and the end result is a small circuit approx 35mm x 25mm, that requires very little power to operate, that will actuate true bypass and LED indicator via a miniature relay.


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Ibanez CS-9 Stereo Chorus

The Ibanez CS-9 is another classic chorus pedal, many original 80's manufactured pedals are also becoming slightly 'long in the tooth' and need a refurb, even the re-issues are noisy, especially in bypass mode.

We go one step further than the basic refurbishment, once all the dried up electrolytic capacitors are replaced we remove three of the critical opamps and replace with ultra low noise modern equivalents, critical signal path capacitors are upgraded to metal film, and with the installation of a miniature toggle switch we can offer a Leslie type rotary speaker effect.

After this mod you will notice that the bypass signal is much cleaner, no overwhelming hiss is introduced when the effect is off, also there is less noise when the effect is engaged, resulting in a richer chorus experience.

Update:
From Jan 2013 we're able to offer true bypass relay switching for this pedal.