Monday, January 19, 2009

New TS-9 TUbe Screamer Mod & upgrades to the Boss TR-2 Mod

We have added the TS-9 Tube Screamer Mod. This completely unleashes the potential for the TS-9. This is not an TS-808 Mod to turn the TS-9 into 808 specs, we wanted something different. It is a pure Tube Screamer Overdrive with extra meat and beef.

We have added a few extra's to our TR-2 Mod. We added a Rate LED. This LED pulses and emmits the light at the rate of the actual Tremolo so now you can SEE the rate of your tremolo...very handy for live shows!

We also added a larger knob for the Rate as well. Not only is the knob larger but there is a rubber sleeve on the knob so you can adjust the rate setting with your foot! Another great tool.

One last addition. We added a Boost Switch. This takes the volume of the Tremolo and boosts it up a bit. This allows you to have some Sweet dynamics with the Tremolo. It creates a real versatile sound and allows the guitarist to control the attack of the Tremolo.

All of those additions to the Pure Trem Mod to take it even further. Now you have great Tube Tremolo tone with all of these other features. Have at it!

Friday, December 5, 2008

PepTone Boss TR-2 Tremolo Mod: Pure Trem

It's completely done!

We not only have a TR-2 Mod but we have added a special option to the TR-2 Mod. We added a pulsating rate LED. This will pulse with the rate of the Tremolo so you can visually see the rate to match in time with the song you are playing.

I always hated trying to guess the tempo of the song and try to match it with my Tremolo. Now there is no guessing. I hated it when I would start to play and the Tremolo rate was too slow or too fast which threw off the sound of the song. NO MORE!

The Mods completed have given it a more Hi-Fi sound in the focus of a vintage tube amp. The Tremolo tone is wider with a bit of sparkle. We added more volume to give you a level that is equivalent to your setup, usually the TR-2 has a horrible volume drop when its kicked on.

This pedal is a big time boutique Tremolo. We are stunned by the results of this Mod. The Pulsating LED is just the icing on the cake. No more guessing!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Good Delay Pedals

PepTone Electronics is about making pedals better or making pedals that have not been made, either way we are about putting something out that you cannot already buy. This is why I have not started making any delays. There are so many great delay pedals out there.

One of my favorite all time general delay is an analog delay; The MXR Carbon Copy. Out of all the boutique and common company delay pedals that stands on its own with pure delay tone and done so without tone loss! Now if you are looking for weird spacey looped effects this pedal does not do well, this one is great for just pure analog delay with great control and tone. Yes, the delay does have a tone and the Carbon Copy has such a natural sounding repeat.

As far as digital delays go I can never go wrong with the Boss DD series. There are small differences in the tones of those pedals. From the DD-3 to the DD-7 they offer different settings but also have different qualities in tone on the repeats...the DD-3 seems the most "harsh" with my favorite being the DD-5 that I modified to add warmth.

There are great delays out there but it really depends on what you are really looking for in a delay. You can go all out with the Keeley modulation control Ibanez AD-9 delay setup and spends hundreds of dollars, but many will not need that type of control for delay. I am not one to need constant control of the repeats and delay time to need that but I guess someone needs it.

If you do want something more versatile I would look to the BBE Two Timer pedal that offers one delay pedal with two switches to go back and forth between two delay times. So if you use delay as a slap back and need a specific delay time this pedal would be great because you can get two settings ready to go. The BBE Two Timer does have great sounding delay and won't break the bank either. I just never see a situation where spending $200 + on delay is necessary when there are just as good if not better sounding delays for cheaper. Now if it has a gizmo on it (like the keeley) then go for it if you need it. If you just want a delay that sounds good then I wouldn't go too far. Delay is important but it does not change drastically like boost or overdrive pedals.

There are many delays out there and they are great tools for getting good tone.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

PepTone True-Bypass Looper and Boss TR-2 Mod for sale!

We have just added the Boss TR-2 Mod :Pure Trem modification to our for sale items. Now you can enjoy an AMAZING tremolo guitar pedal under $150! This thing will blow out any other trem pedal in this price range. It is lush, clean and pulses like an old vintage amp!

We also added the PepTone true-bypass looper pedal. Turn any buffer switch type pedal into a true-bypass pedal. Or combine pedals into a specific chain for some one switch multi effect: for instance, do you like to have delay with a certain overdrive or reverb? now turn them all on at once by having them all through the loop together. This can help clean up your tone and clean up your pedal board!

The PepTone Pro Drive custom overdrive/gain pedal is just about done. The tone controls for this thing are absolutely amazing! I have never played a pedal with the delicate touch that this thing offers. Not to mention we are not using the clipping section that most overdrives use...its the most natural and organic clipping section we have played. It's just beefy tone. We are very impressed with this one, we have never experienced this before.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

PepTone Boost pedal coming!

Folks, there has been plenty going here at PepTone.

We have the Boss Mods: BD-2, SD-1, DS-1 all up for sale. The TR-2 will be coming...

The PepTone Custom line only has the Greenie up for sale right now but the PepTone Pro Drive is going to be here soon. We are also looking at a dual channel overdrive pedal that has two individual effects (not one main one and another stacked one) but two absolute individual so you can stack them or use them individually...however this is further down the road.

Along with that we have finally found a pure clean boost that I like. I have the main concept of it's structure but there are a few frills and extras that I am looking at adding. This pedal will obviously be true-bypass and everything else.

I use boost pedals all the time. The boost pedals that I have used (the obvious more popular)seem to never have a sweet spot. They boost a lot but do not carry the EQ transparency that I desire. The PepTone boost really responds well to other effects and handles tube amps perfectly.

I fully expect the TR-2 Mod to be up for sale in the near near future.

I will also be adding sound clips for the Boss SD-1 and Boss DS-1 Mods as well.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Boss SD-1 Mod on sale, BOT giveaway & PepTone Pro Drive Coming Soon!

Boss DS-1 giveaway going on right now! Check for further information!

We have released the Boss SD-1 Mod and this one is an aggressive Overdrive. Nowhere near a distortion, it's still a pure overdrive but by far the most aggressive overdrive I have played.

We are also now selling Boss Modification bundles. You can buy the New Boss BD-2 Mod & New Boss SD-1 Mod bundle for a lower price than buying them individually new. You can also get a good deal on the Boss BD-2 Mod & Boss DS-1 Mod bundle.

The PepTone Pro Drive will be coming out soon. This pedal is for those real dynamic players who LOVE their guitar and amp setup. This will only make your tone better. Great for recording and is one of those gems that you could leave on all night long.

Check out for other information and deals.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Boss Mods coming soon!

We are diligently working on the Boss SD-1 Overdrive Mod and the Boss TR-2 Tremolo Mod.

The Boss SD-1 Overdrive Mod will be an aggressive overdrive, more unorthodox than my Greenie overdrive. It isn't anything like the Boss BD-2 Mod since the BD-2 is strictly a gain pedal. This is more in the realm of a Ibanez Tube Screamer on major steroids...big, bulky and nasty overdrive. It will have a great focus for harmonics but its going to have a very aggressive tone structure that is very tube-like and on the verge of a fuzz. A very cool overdrive. Again, we don't want to be redundant. We won't make a pedal that sounds like another, especially one of ours. This one is definitely something different.

The Boss TR-2 Tremolo Mod isn't going to be anything "crazy" or out of the ordinary. It's going to be a pure Trem pedal. The Mods being developed are Modifications needed to HI-FI the guitar pedal and to give it some more boost in it. Some like to Mod this pedal to have more sparkle but that can ruin the overall sound and in the end it loses its feel as a Trem. I wanted this Mod to be as transparent as possible. Dig this one when it's done...

We are looking to have these done by the start of December. The latest would be the New Year.