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  • Boss CS3 CS-3 Opto Compressor Sustainer Mod

    I ordered this mod from http://www.monteallums.com/



    hoping it would make my CS3 a bit more quiet, and less "squashy coloring"

    Other than this, I loved the pedal.

    After installing these parts, and testing it, I was not disappointed. Even at the highest settings the pedal wasn't "buzzing"

    The pedal didn't color my sound now. And it only did what I wanted and bought it for.

    To even out the sound, and add a tiny bit of sustain without ADDING any over-drive or distortion.

    All I got to say is

    Not saying it's the BEST compressor (I have yet to use them all) It does what I want it to now, without the noise.

    And that is well worth the $21 I spent.

    Considering I originally payed $30 for the pedal used I got a deal.

    $51 for a boutique sounding compressor.

    I really wish Boss would stop using crappy parts. It's not the circuit design that makes em noisy. But the crap parts.

  • #2
    Here is a pic of the final product



    I should have taken a before.

    I am thinking about special ordering some larger value tantalum caps and replacing those electrolytic left on the board.

    And maybe replacing the low value ceramic caps.

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    • #3
      Hmmm...my MIJ cs-3 is very transparent without much squash at all. Sometimes I am wanting more squash actually.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Burningleaves
        Hmmm...my MIJ cs-3 is very transparent without much squash at all. Sometimes I am wanting more squash actually.


        Hmm not sure if it squashes LESS, or that it just doesn't suck the tone as much.

        I liked my CS-3 before as well. But I noticed it did cut off some of the "sparkle" in my sound that was there when it was off.

        This began to bother me. I blame my OCD.

        But this mod fixed that.

        If you love you CS-3 now, you'd love it even more with this mod.
        I promise.

        BTW only 2 cap values are changed. A few silicon diodes changed to better ones.

        Just basically part upgrades.

        I've been using Boss Compressors since the 80s. Now, I could never go back to a un-modded one.

        I even email said mod seller some questions I had about the other parts. He replied very promptly and answered all my questions.

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        • #5
          That's a pretty cool site, thanks for sharing!

          I'm going to give one of those mods a try, I think... the clips sound pretty good.

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          • #6
            Hi Guys, while I'm glad the mod is working for you I would ask that you please do not post pics of a modded pedal on the forums. I sell the instructions for those that want them. Please have the admin remove the pic.

            Thanx,


            Monte
            Monte Allums
            Olive Branch, MS
            (901) 457-4630
            http://www.monteallums.com
            http://www.t-mods.com

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Monte Allums
              Hi Guys, while I'm glad the mod is working for you I would ask that you please do not post pics of a modded pedal on the forums. I sell the instructions for those that want them. Please have the admin remove the pic.

              Thanx,


              Monte


              Hello Monte, sorry about that .

              Pic removed.

              BTW you should really post more.

              I'd love to pick your brain.

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              • #8
                Hi, Thanx for the pic removal. I usually don't participate a lot for fear of forum members accusing me of spamming. I really, to be honest, have limited time also. I get so much e-mail it's tough to stay on top of it.

                Thanx,

                Monte
                Monte Allums
                Olive Branch, MS
                (901) 457-4630
                http://www.monteallums.com
                http://www.t-mods.com

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