Steve McKinley Electronics
Steve McKinley Electronics offers a wide range of pedal mods. Check the list for your pedal.
BD-2 Blues Driver (Fhat) The BOSS BD-2 is one of the best overdrive pedals BOSS has ever come out with. The MCKINLEY BOSS BD-2 FHAT MOD comes from years of experience to develop an upgraded circuit with improved warmth, smooth midrange, clearer highs, more responsive with better articulation and full frequency response yet transparent. Its musical, tube tube like asymmetrical clipping pushes your amp while keeping its tone! At high gain, it gives you a gritter, edgy tone. Engage its FHAT Switch for a slight bass increase. Due to the extent of this mod, its price is $69.
BD-2 Blues Driver (Brent Mason) To help you sound like top Nashville session super picker, the MCKINLEY BOSS BD-2 BRENT MASON MOD gives you a fuller, more rounded sound which shines at low to middle gain settings.
BD-2 Blues Driver (Tweed) For more of the those coveted woolly tones from the vintage Tweed era, the MCKINLEY TWEED MOD with get you that tone without the four figure price for a Tweed amp.
Flanger (Royal Velvet) Increased depth, improved resonance, high fidelity tone for superior chorus and flanging
CE-2 Chorus (Crystal) Takes this landmark pedal to higher levels. Increased depth, faster rate
available, higher fidelity sound, cap replacement breathes new life into a vintage pedal
CE-5 Chorus (Triple Eye) Makes the status LED have a triple function (On/Off, Pulses with the Rate, Brightness
based on Depth)
CS-3 Compressor (Main Squeeze) Enhanced Harmonics and Endless Sustain! Through extensive modifications we’ve dramatically improved the BOSS CS-3 making it more articulate, transparent and musical. With a lower noise floor, added depth, and increased bass response, the Main Squeeze adds fat sustain and amazing note clarity to your sound. Whether playing through solid state or tube amps this sweet baby will make your sound smoother without compromising any of the organic qualities of your amp and speakers. With increased touch sensitivity the Main Squeeze places singing leads and instant feedback at your fingertips. Your amp will sound richer, warmer, and more spacious. Great as a compressor or a volume boost! A bright yellow LED replaces the BOSS red one. For MIJ models, like the CS-2, it breathes new life into them!
Compressor (NOS Tube) Vintage vibe and mojo!
In the spirit of the Fairchild 660 and Altec 436 tube compressors, as they were the "secret weapons" of the Beatles
engineers at Abbey Road in the 60's, the NOS Tube helps to capture the coveted subtle tube compression, organic
feel and open air of these legendary compressors. Its use of germanium diodes and circuit upgrades create the tube like
fluid compression for use on acoustic and electric guitars, vocals or drums for the vintage organic sound.
The NOS Tube just keeps "getting better all the time".
DS-1 Distortion (Vintage MIJ) Designed to make modern versions sound like the coveted "Made in Japan" DS-1. More clarity and warmer distortion than the later versions. Limited time mod price of $39 (usually $49) Get yours modded before the price goes up.
DS-1 Distortion (Tweed Bassman Blonde) See above tab
DS-1 Distortion (Triple Rectifier Brunette) See above tab
DS-1 Distortion (JCM 800 Redhead) See above tab
DS-1 Distortion (Plexi Plus) Vintage gain with boosted mid range and switchable mid range hump, an amazing sounding Plexi mod. The best Marshall Plexi mod...ever! Due to the extent of the mod, its price is $89.
DS-1 Distortion (Jack Orman's Fat Mod) The Fat Mod corrects many of the DS-1 flaws and makes it a full sounding, classic "crunch" distortion pedal. Super bright Blue LED
Distortion (Robert Keeley Ultra) To
sound like guitar gods like Eddie Van Halen (early Halen), Steve Vai and George Lynch. The premium Marshall stack in
a box perfect for AC/DC, Halen, Dokken/Lynch Mob tones. The Extra LED increases the volume output of the pedal, which works
great for using the Ultra + as a pre-amp to push the amp or to fine tune a low distortion sound on the unit. The
Ultra + has increased 2nd order harmonics and tube-like qualities.With the diode Toggle Switch you have the ULTRA+ for huge
tube like tone, switch back and you have the classic high gain, tube like distortion! Due to the extent of the mod, its cost
DS-2 Turbo Distortion
Taking both modes even further with increased gain, greater clarity and lower noise floor. Go from
Turbo to Supercharger!
LMB-3 Bass Limiter / Enhancer (Thunder) One of the best bass pedal mods available. The Thunder Mod makes your limiter a professional grade pedal. It increases clarity, lowers the backgroud noise, improves signal integrity and adds more punch - BRING THE THUNDER!
MD-2 Mega Distortion (Hardcore) More fun than beating up the bully who tried to take your lunch money. Seriously, brutal distortion with near non-existent background noise even when maxxed and amazing clarity! HUGH LOWS
MT-2 Metal Zone Distortion (Exclusive - Chris Stookey "Metal Hottie" Mod ) Chris Stookey - Lead Guitarist of Sinister Mercy. The Metal Hottie was designed to Chris's demanding specifications. Seething distortion, extreme "thump" lows, HUGE EQ range, harmonically saturated pinch squeals, Chris calls it his, "bone-jarring brick house of distortion"
MT-2 Metal Zone Distortion (Exclusive - Chris Stookey "Lead Metal Hottie" Mod) As if the Metal Hottie weren't enough, the LMH was also
designed to Chris's insane specs for searing soloing. Same seething Distortion as the
Metal Hottie but with mid-range boost and smoothed top end distortion ideal for solo work.
ODB-3 BASS Overdrive (Exclusive - Kim Breeden Mod ) Designed to Kim's demanding specs. Throttled growl, more power and thunder! See Kim tearin' it up on tour with Gator!
OS-2 Overdrive-Distortion (Dual Drive) The drive of both worlds
made better! Wider range of Gain, added low end, increased clarity, lower noise floor. Shift your Gain into
high gear with Dual Drive!
SD-1 Super Overdrive (Tube Screamer On Steroids) To Ibanez Tube Screamer specs but with more clarity, increased bass response, more gain and edge available, the evolution of the great TS808!
SD-1 Super Overdrive (SUPER LEAD F-DRIVE) Inspired by the Fulltone Fulldrive with the legendary JRC 4558 IC chip and its huge sounding gain stage, the SME SUPER LEAD F-DRIVE features added bass for a satisfyingly fuller sound with boosted mids, increased gain and, with its combination of silicon and germanium diodes, adds organic, vintage tube amp-like sag compression at high gain settings so your solos soar with greater clarity and lower background noise.
SD-1 Super Overdrive (BASS SD-1) All the SD1 tone for BASS! Tube like tone, smooth breakup, greater clarity, lower noise floor. Also, gives Earth shaking lows for drop tuned and seven string guitars!
TR-2 Tremolo (MojoVibe) Faster rate, high end sparkle, corrects volume drop, lower background noise. Create an atmospheric change with your MojoVibe!
FX55B/C Supra Distortion (Intense) More low end and thicker distortion. Less
brittle highs. More dynamic and responsive.
FX60 Stereo Chorus (DPSP) Increases the depth of the chorus, allows more of an increase in speed, quieter background noise.
GFX70 Extreme Distortion (Brutal) Fatter tone, increased
dynamics, lower noise floor, full rip your face off gain!
OD250 Preamp-Distortion (GB 250) Upgrades the circuit to the landmark grey box DOD OD 250 specifications. Grey never sounded so good!
YJM308 Preamp-Distortion (GB 250) Upgrades the circuit to the landmark grey box DOD OD 250 specifications. Grey never sounded so good!
GCB-95 Please see the Wah Mods tab
JH-1 Please see the Wah Mods tab
Small Clone (Depth Control) - A landmark chorus pedal used by Cobain and
countless other players! Its simple operation and good sound are its strong points. With the Depth switch, you get only
the choices of "on" or "off" but no ability to change the amount of depth for your needs. The Depth Control mod replaces
the switch with a dial, which makes the Small Clone much more versatile as you can control the amount of depth and will
increase the depth amount available. With the Depth Control mod, it makes the Small Clone one of the best chorus pedals available
anywhere. Once you go the Depth, you'll never look back!
HUGHES & KETTNER
(Velvet) More punch and transparency, quieter operation, more open air feel.
DL5 Digital Delay (SlowTape) For an analog tape like sound
JD9 JET DRIVER (MARK IV) NEW SME MOD - The MARK IV Mod takes your JD9 and hotrods it for HUGE SOUNDS reminiscent of the legendary MARK IV amps taking overdrive to its highest level.
LF7 Lo Fi (AM Radio) Tighter filtering, low noise and improved dynamics to give a unique tone twist "I'm on a Mexican ray-dee-o"
LM7 LA Metal (FC10 FatCat Rodent Eater) Mods your "not so hot" LM7 pedal to FC10 FatCat specs making it a hungry PC Rodent eater
MS10 Metal Charger Distortion (SuperCharger) Improved dynamic response, much
fuller sounding, more bottom end, replaces the muddiness with warmth, clarity and punch!
SM9 Super Metal Distortion (Unbreakable) More active dynamics, heavy low end, increased clarity, wicked tone!
TK999US Tube King
Distortion (King Cobra) Searing hot tube growl with serious lows, potent mids &
crystal highs for a venomous tone!
TM5 Thrash Metal Distortion (Rough Knight) Heavy
lows, throttled gain, searing pinch squeals, low noise!
TS808 Tubescreamer (PRO, PRO Custom
& SRV Special) For expert Tubescreamer mods, please see www.tubescreamermods.com
+ (Volume Boost +) The VB+ Mod will get you more output volume
with a raised clipping threshold and widen the range giving you better volume control when turned
"Mods are good"