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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-26-2010, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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DIY Keeley Mod kits?

I'd like to modify my MIT DS-1 to Keeley specs (Seeing Eye and Ultra).

I noticed on everybody's favorite auction site, there are two sellers that offer a "kit". One is pedal_surgeons (kit includes knobs), and another is burrowelectronics.

I noticed from the pics supplied in their respective auctions that their components are slightly different, both in count and in some cases color or type. I'm not sure how to account for those differences.

Does anyone here have any experience with either of these kits? Or is there a better option?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-27-2010, 03:55 AM
 
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Re: DIY Keeley Mod kits?

The Keeley DS-1 mods are freely available on the net, and it's been asked about a few times here. Do a search and I'm sure you'll find them.

Find the instructions and buy the parts yourself. It will probably end up a bit cheaper for you.
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Re: DIY Keeley Mod kits?

Unless you like using your hands and playing around with stuff......I'd suggest you look around for a used Keeley Modded DS-1. They come around on a reasonable price.

If you haven't done this before you'll most likely get yourself into trouble trying to make the Mod work. But if that's what you wanna do, go for it Just do alot of research and practise alot with the soldering iron before working on the pedal.
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Re: DIY Keeley Mod kits?

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The Keeley DS-1 mods are freely available on the net, and it's been asked about a few times here. Do a search and I'm sure you'll find them.

Find the instructions and buy the parts yourself. It will probably end up a bit cheaper for you.
Hi LonePhantom,

I know you suggested that to me before. The problem is I did try searching and came up with three different sources, and they all kind of conflict.

http://www.indyguitarist.com/mods_new/keeley-mods.pdf

http://www.robertkeeley.com/audio6l6/dstech.html

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-...l-seeing-eye-/

I noticed the indyguitarist instructions conflict a bit with the other two. His link seems to be the only one to make reference to C4 (470pF) and R2 (620K). [Does anyone know what that is? The other two sites seem fairly consistent and straight forward enough, although I'm a little unclear on the R35 part (1K or 2.4K?) and the 2nd D5 (D4?) in parallel part. ] The instructions also don't seem to be complete.

The robertkeeley link is not that descriptive. Possibly not enough information for an electronics newb like me. It doesn't appear to talk about the switch or knobs, or drilling the case, etc.

The instructables site requires you to buy membership to gain full access... its not fully public domain from the looks of it.
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Re: DIY Keeley Mod kits?

It sounds to me like doing the full Keeley mods will be a bit too hard for you then. I don't think you should worry about trying to do it yourself.

I've got a great mod that might be a bit easier for you. Makes the DS-1 a lot quieter, and gives it a bit of a Marshall JCM800 sound. It's an awesome sounding mod, and you don't need to worry about switches or anything.
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