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Dexter Mods EHX Soul Food ‘Wild Turkey’ Pedal

Dexter Mods Wild Turkey

Dexter Mods Wild Turkey

I got a call the other day from one of NZ’s top stage managers asking me to have a look at a pedal he thought I might be able to do some upgrades to.

It was the Electro Harmonix Soul Food pedal which has been

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Contact Me!

At long last I have decided to have a separate website to support my Trademe auction listings and another website to sell direct to my customers. Trademe takes 7.5% of each sale as a success fee and in the current market this means that I either have to increase my prices or take the hit.

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Auction Ethics

Rant time folks. I recently scored some really cool pedals off a guy and had to pick them up. They were old and vintage and the guy had a house load of really cool stuff that he was going to list on Trademe over the next few months. I had a good look through it

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I can’t understand how you justify your prices!

“I can’t understand how you can justify this price. You buy the pedal for $70 second hand on trademe, then add your mod which would cost less than $20 and add $100 to the price tag. Thats a joke! It’s not surprising I see your auctions closing without bids on them guido_hatzis (54 ) 10:44

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I didn’t read the auction, can I get a refund?

From time to time people don’t read the auction properly and win an auction for a pedal mod when they thought they were bidding on a complete pedal.

Often it takes more than one email for them to realise it.

Of course a refund is made, but I do charge an administration fee for the

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TradeMe warns of Christmas scams

Source Stuff.co.nz

Tis the season to be scammed, with New Zealand’s leading online auction site warning people not to trust any requests for instant international cash transactions from online traders.

Overseas con artists were contacting TradeMe users, telling them they had won an auction. They would tell their target they were out of the country

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‘Imitation’ 3DPT Footswitches???

Trademe users are getting great prices on 3PDT footswitches due to competition, but is the competition getting too fierce for some players?

I source my 3PDT switches from John Lewman’s great Effects Connection website and I’ve sold over a hundred of them. Like most of the parts I sell I get these as a personal

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$50 Gift Vouchers

It’s coming up to the time of year where I have to rack my brain to buy Xmas presents for my nearest and dearest. I have got a lot of help this year from a few musical friends and as a way of repaying them for that help I have had some Gift Vouchers made

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New Website

I thought it was time I modded my website so I’ve got the latest version of WordPress and added a few nice widgets and have been flat out like a lizard drinking adding content.

There’s still a long way to go with the different mods etc but give me a chance and we’ll be all

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Dexter Mods Run Off Pedal – F.A.Q

1/. What is True Bypass?

The term “True-bypass” refers to a method of wiring a pedal’s stomp switch such that when the pedal is in bypass mode, your clean signal goes in one jack and out the other. The signal does not pass through any active circuitry that can corrupt your original tone. Many pedals

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Spring Clean Sale Collection F.A.Q

I’m having a huge clean out of stuff on Trademe at present.

I usually don’t allow collections because I live in a remote rural location in the depths of Franklin. The nearest street light is 14 kilometers away. The local gas station is

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Do you do Layby deals?

Sure, as long as you ask the question before you bid and win one of my auctions I’m always prepared to do a layby deal.

The way it works is you have to do a Buy Now if it is an option or

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Will you mod an SMD compoment pedal?

In short, no. But I do mod the Belcat Delay which is surface mount, and have done for ages. The problem with surface mount technology is that it’s design is inspired to cut costs therefore aftermarket mods have to take into account the

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How much will it cost to send an item to me?

Most of my auctions have shipping information on them. For larger items like guitars and amps you can find out your costs here:

http://tinyurl.com/dexterpost

http://www.nzpost.co.nz/Cultures/en-NZ/OnlineTools/Ratefinder/SendingNZ

Just type in the send location as Auckland and your destination and include the dimensions and weight information

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Where can I get some 2 inch wide velcro from?

This place sells Self Adhesive Velcro, at $13.50 per metre Width 50mm or 2 in. Colors Black or white. (includes both sides, hook and loop)

The Canvas Company 518 Karangahape Rd Auckland City New Zealand Shop Hours Monday to Friday 9-5 (closed

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Wah True Bypass With Input Buffer intact?

Yeah, I read that too. Amazingly my feedback on the full removal of the input buffer always comments about how much more improved the bypass signal is, yet it’s now claimed by a competitor that it’s is in fact worse.

You have to

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I need a small single item, will you sell it to me and for how much?

I carry a personal stock of parts that I use for repairs and mods. I buy these in bulk from places like Ebay, Small Bear and Effects Connection in the USA. I usually have to spend between $NZ100 and $NZ300 to make this worthwhile because shipping kills this kind of thing.

As a result I

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Why Should I Buy From Dexter Mods?

Good question. You have a choice these days, your job is simply to make the right choice. Besides my feedback which tells you I run a professional modding service and have done for a number of years, you need to consider what

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Other people are offering cheaper mods on Trademe

Firstly, I don’t believe that price is the main issue when it comes to your tone. The most important issue is your tone and your treasured effects pedals.

Secondly I could offer cheaper mods by cutting corners. I could offer an 808 mod

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Can you explain how your Warranty works?

Sure. I offer the same warranty to you that I get with the pedal. On used pedals this means that the pedal will be as described in the auction and will work as stated.

My warranty does not guarantee that a modded pedal will work with every configuration but that it will work with a

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I need some parts for my pedal, can you get them for me?

The only parts I am selling are those that are listed and those contained in my Spare Parts Category. Sourcing specific parts for one off sales is a time consuming and expensive business and your time would be considerably cheaper than mine.

My Wah isn’t listed, can you mod it or repair it or supply a replacement part?

Maybe. Can you provide a schematic or a parts list? If not, then can you give me any information at all that can be more helpful?

If not, good luck.

*These mods apply to the following Wah pedals:

Dunlop GCB95 (Standard Crybaby), Dunlop

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Will You Send Me Your Mod As A Kit?

No. There is a difference between learning and teaching. I’m a good learner. I don’t have the time to set up kit instructions and I do not have enough spare time to devote any time to answering technical questions from DIY installations gone

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Can I collect from you at your address?

No. I live in a remote rural setting and it’s simply not practical. How remote? Coming from Auckland you are looking at a 75 minute drive from Manukau City Centre, from south you are looking at a 75 minute drive from Te Rapa.

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Can I try before I buy?

No. That’s not the way Trademe is set up to work. Sellers are restricted form giving out contact details so there is no practical way of arranging such a deal though the auction process. If you want to ‘Try before you Buy’ I suggest going to a retail outlet rather than an auction website.

On

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