Many folks nowadays are turning to others for help in getting *that* tone that's in their heads...even
celebrities such as Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, most of the nashville pickers, and many more are
getting their pedals modded (modified) by companies that specialize in that.
Why would a person want to get a pedal modified, instead of buying a new
Modifying Pedals is the hottest thing
right now...and with good reason! It's the best way to turn a $40 sounding pedal
into a $400 sounding pedal!!
Most guitarists wonder why the big companies put out such CRAP when it comes
to guitar effects...Here's the reason!! 99.9% of the top companies design pedals
and mods by mathematics--yet its a proven fact that the best pedals
and mods are ones designed by ear, as mathematics alone simply does not
always work the best when it comes to something as subjective as full bodied,
jaw-dropping guitar tone. Craig Anderton, who is legendary among the DIY (do it
yourself) effect building community has often talked about this in many of his
books and articles.
Think about it this way...do you like microwave meals? Well, I think they are
alright too! BUT...they don't even compare to the same meal that is prepared by
an experienced chef, who prepares meals by TASTE!
If you look hard enough, you'll find a few 'cookie cutter' mods for pedals on
the 'net...like the infamous Ibanez Tube Screamer TS-9 to TS-808 mods...
Forget the ts-9 to ts-808 conversion
mods--99% of guitarists won't even hear the difference between the two versions!
That's simply not even similar to most other pedal mods--most will make you drop
your jaw--I've modded pedals for quite a while now, and even for BIG name
professional guitarists...They always agree that the modified pedal is much
better than the stock!!