Boss GE7 ... Saved from eternal Embarrassment !

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  1. HOT TUBES 70

    HOT TUBES 70 Well-Known Member

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    I picked this one off Ebay cheap as who ever did there handy work on this unit was not very nice to it imo , probably why it was cheap etc etc ...

    A total gut job , sandblasted the enclosure with a new paint , full and complete internal mod
    Turned out nice i think imo ...

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    HOT TUBES 70 Well-Known Member

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    Ive modified many of these over the years , but this is the first time that i used 3 OPA Burr Brown Op amps in a GE7 .
    Changed out all the crappy Boss caps also . It turned out nice .
    Super quiet !!!
    I'll be keeping this one.
     
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    • Nice work, it looks much better. I modded mine also and it's much quieter.
     
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    This pic was taken half way thru the mod work , i had not changed out the caps at this point .
    And yes , i gotta swap out the orange nuts and washers still ... overspray yuk !
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    shit now i want mine to look like that.
     
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    Read that they are friggin noisy thats
    why i never bought one.

    Does anybody know if the old GE-10 tabletop
    unit is noisy too?
     
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    HOT TUBES 70 Well-Known Member

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    Yep ... they are !!!
    Totally fixable ...
     
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    Who the f*** does something like that to a pedal? Not you, @HOT TUBES 70 (nice work!), but the owner before you. WTAF. I've heard people bitch about the 'rainbow of pedals' and wanting everything in shades of black/grey, etc - but this dude must have been colourblind or tripping on something. :shrug:
     
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    That was Jimi Hendrix's long lost GE7 he used at Woodstock and was worth thousands of dollars. :ohno:
     
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    Don't be silly, Jimi always used Amplitube. The Marshall stacks and pedals were just for looks. :coffee:
     
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  13. rocker68

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    Nice work Mike. Order as a
    Custom Shop Finish.
    Murdered.
    Don't forget to label the in and out or you'll get bass frequency oscillations !!!!!!!
    JK. Looks primo.
     
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    The trick is to not push the Level slider past the midway point, or at least not by much. I had a friend who used to put his in the front of a JCM 800 2210, with the level maxed out. It sounded great, but hissed like crazy when he wasn't playing. I run mine with the Level right in the middle, and I get the EQ enhancements with no hiss at all.
     
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    IDK I thought the old look wasn't that bad

    Now it just looks like a Camry
     
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    A Camry? Dang brother, that is cold. Lol
     
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    Great work, looks very cool!

    what opamp type did uou use?
     
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    Burr Brown OPA 2134 PA .
    IMO these are one of the best op amps to run in this type of pedal .
    I may continue to use them as its DEAD QUIET now !
     
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    Looks great Mike! I should get you to mod mine so it is quieter. That is sharp. And yes, I will sometime get my OD for you to look at. Just surprisingly busy.
     
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    Mine isn’t. Noisy, I mean.

    Well, seems pretty quiet to me.
     

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