Tone Report Weekly Issue 114 - Page 47

What you’ll need: Screwdriver, wire cutters/nail clippers (for the permanent mod), soldering iron, SPST toggle or stomp switch, wire (for the switch mod) The fix: The permanent mod involves locating the capacitor AND diodes in the feedback loop of the second transistor and cutting them out. The capacitor will be connected to the diodes on one end and the base (middle pin) of the second transistor. Since the second and third transistor stages look identical, the one you’re looking for is closest to where the Sustain/Distortion knob attaches to the board. If you wish to add a switch, simply desolder the leg of the capacitor connecting to the transistor base. Attach a wire to one lug of the switch and attach the other end of the wire to the hole you just desoldered. Wrap a wire around the exposed capacitor lead, solder it, and solder the other end of the wire to the other switch lug. You’re done! 47