lolbou wrote:Lovely, but do you have some more explanations devastator?
xhavepatiencex wrote:I have not found any definitive info on what to do, tell me what you have done, and how it has helped this pedal. Please!
5thumbs in other CS-3 thread wrote:jalexquijano wrote:I want to get rid of the high hiss and noise produced by the level and sustain pots on my stock Boss CS-3. Will the Monte Allums Opto mod plus solve this issue?
Probably not. Compressors used as sustainers will boost the gain of the signal as its envelop decays. Unfortunately, that means it is also boosting the gain of the 60-cycle hum, resistance noise-floor and everything else your pickups and cabling allow in along with your intended guitar signal.
When used as more of a limiter, the CS-3 is not noisy. Its fidelity can be improved nicely by going through it and replacing all the electrolytic caps 2.2μF and smaller with metal film caps of the same capacitance. If you want go clean it up even further, replace the two M5218AL op amps (IC1 & IC2) with two OPA2134PA op amps (using a SIP8-to-DIP8 adapter.) I did both of those mods to my CS-3 and I'm very satisfied with its performance, despite its inherent limitations being a pedal-based compressor (versus a rack compressor.)
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