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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How’s Business Guys?

I had a question on an auction the other day from a guy wanting to brighten up his rig with a modded Tubescreamer I have listed.

With the John Key economy only helping out the poor old millionaires and every one else struggling to get by business is pretty slow and of course the temptation

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Dexter Mods Boss CS3 Wool Press Feedback

It’s great to get some good feedback on my mods, but it’s even better when the feedback is about a mod I worked really hard on to get something really special happening…

This is an email I got today.

Hi Dave,

Sorry I meant to get back to you a few weeks ago with my

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Great Feedback

I recently sold a modded Marshall Blues breaker 2 pedal to a Trademe member in Shannon. Details on the mod can be found here, his feedback is here. He sent me an email that I was so pleased to get because this guy got exactly why I mod pedals.

Here is the email:

Hi Dave,

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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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New Mods – Danelectro The Guv’nor

Danelectro Daddy-O and Marshall The Guv'nor

One of the most popular pedals that people like to play with in my collection is my old school black box Marshall ‘The Guv’nor’. Every time someone has a play on it they want to buy it.

It’s not for sale, never will

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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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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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What is the difference between Icar Taper Pots and the Dunlop Hot Pot

The taper of the wah pot affects the speed at which the wah effect changes. The ICAR taper pot is more abrupt, almost like a linear pot whereas the Dunlop Pot has a longer sweep. The Dunlop is also harder wearing, Dunlop estimate

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My (incomplete) List of Vintage Effects.

For all those vintage nuts out there here is my (incomplete) list of my vintage effects pedals. I’ve only included the most interesting for now (e.g haven’t included my rare Made In Taiwan Boss Pedals, US made DOD pedals, other Ibanez models

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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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What is the best way to fix pedals to a pedal board?

Velcro is popular, but messes up the bottom of the pedal, usually taking off some of the label when removing it. Try fitting the backing plate of your pedal on upside down so that the Velcro sticks to the INSIDE of the plate,

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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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Will you mod a pedal not listed in your auction?

The only mods I am doing are listed in auctions on Trademe, however I am always playing with pedals and often come up with new mods.

You are welcome to ask a question about another mod but if my answer is a link

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