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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Boss CS-3 mod



The radio makes hideous sounds-Dylan
Sep 19th, 2017 05:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

Has anyone that owns this compressor tried the much lauded "Monte Allums Opto" Mod?
Is it much of an improvement over a stock CS-3?
Are there any other common mods for this compressor? I quite like it but if there's a significant gain, I would consider it.

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Sep 20th, 2017 05:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

I got the Allums mod years ago. I'm not sure I can be very helpful, as I can't remember what it was like before! I thought the mod was worth the price. It definitely made the pedal a lot quieter, though you will still get hiss the more you turn up the sustain control especially. I only use it for one thing, so again maybe not much help to you: I leave it on all the time when I use a telecaster and off for humbuckers or P90s. It's set for a small amount of compression, just to even out rhythm parts, but is mainly intended to match the single coils to the amp when I change guitars - thus a bit of gain on the level, maybe a tiny cut on the tone knob. The knobs stay more or less at 12 o'clock apart from the attack which is at about 4.

(This message was last edited by davywhizz at 07:46 AM, Sep 20th, 2017)

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