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Oct092011

Click-Less Effect Switch / True Bypass Kit

If you use a fair amount of pedals, you know the two biggest beatdowns can be the tone-loss from non true-bypass pedals and the loud click or pop that you get when you activate certain pedals.  The good people over at Jack Deville Electronics have tackled both problems.

I met Jack at the Dallas Guitar Show this spring and was really skepitcal on his true bypass retrofit kits.  I figured that it wouldn't be a "true" true-bypass, and I figured there was no way I could install these myself with zero experience with a soldering gun.  After talking to Jack for 5 minutes, I got even more skeptical...when I found out he was a Portland Trailblazers fan and was going to the Mavs playoff game in Dallas that night to see Portland.  Since I knew the Trailblazers were going to lose in the first round to my Mavericks, I took pity on the guy and bought a few true-bypass kits and a click-less effect switch.

I have been extremely impressed with both kits.  It took about 30 minutes to retrofit a Boss ODB-3 with the true bypass kit, and that's because I've never used a soldering gun before and I was trying to not burn down my garage.  The second pedal I did only took 10 minutes.  It made a noticeable difference in the tone.  Jack says his kits are "true" true bypass - and I believe him.  I'm not an electrician, and I don't know all the ins-and-outs, but I can hear a noticeable improvement in the pedals that I've retrofitted.

The click-less effect switch takes mere minutes to install and can be a game changer for those of you like me that play in the worship world.  No more loud clicks of the tap tempo before a song starts (usually during the prayer) and having the people in the first few rows awkwardly look over at you.  I changed out my drive pedal because I'm always having to turn that pedal on before the first song for a big intro and it makes a loud pop.  Not anymore!

They're only $25 or $30 for the kits and worth every penny.  Check them out.

Reader Comments (1)

hi, I have the same pedal, can you send me a picture from your pedal, how you have solder the kit? to see the steps, please.

freddyto1975@gmail.com

November 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFred

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