willashe wrote:Does this mod cut bass feeding into the entire channel two (with drive on and off)? You refer to the capacitor cutting bass to the drive channel so I'm not sure if you mean the mod effects all of channel two or only the drive section.
I have a Lone Star Special 1x12 combo with the stock Black Shadow and that develops too much flubby bass (100-250k) at higher volumes and reducing the bass too much causes harshness I think around 4-6k. This happens with treble low or high and presence low to off. This is with humbuckers and no pedals. I get a little less bass and tighter with a Thiele cabinet with an EV 12 but still too much bottom at higher volumes (with master volume anywhere from 10 to 2) so I don't think it is just the speaker/cab combination. I have the same problem on both channel one and two at overdrive volumes (with or without drive engaged) but more so with two.
I do like channel two at lower to medium clean volumes. How does the mod sound at lower clean volumes on channel two without drive engaged?
Anyone else using the mod?
Just did this on a switch drilled into front panel so its readily reverted to stock depending on tonal needs. Also did reeder mod 1, and have reeder mod 2 on switches.
First off: Reeder Mod 2 does absolutely nothing on both channels. Useless.
Reeder Mod 1 is excellent and is complimented nicely by this capacitor mod.
Capacitor mod affects only when DRIVE channel is engaged, not all of channel 2 (so I recommend doing Reeder Mod 1as a compliment to straighten out the rest of channel 2)
I ended up having to change stock capacitor for one of the exact same value (Fender Pure Vintage Yellow 600v .005uf) and on a SPDT mini switch on the front panel I have it change to a Fender Pure Vintage Blue (600V .001uf). Highly recommend this on a switch!!!! Cause the Reeder mod 1 sounds good for alot of stuff on even with the drive channel on! Adds so much versatility, can't say I recommend making the change without the switch though, cause I enjoy both capacitor settings equally for different things!!!