We do all guitar repair, restoration, refinishing and setup work as well as pick up rewinds and amp and pedal electronics repairs. If it's broken or not playing like it should, we'll fix it.
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January 31, 2011

New Tym Big Mudd

That's right folks. I guess it was inevitable really. Since starting my Big Mudd series a couple of years ago I get asked for this version time and time again, mainly by bass players and stoner rock guitarists, so, here it is. This is the Tym version of the green/army overdrive/sustain pedal from the early 90's.
Like most of these pedals this is essentially the same circuit as all the other versions with some component changes in key areas. It was sold in a few different versions originally and like most of their products, yes,they do all sound slightly different. I used 2 original versions that I've kept for their tone as a template to work from. After building one as per "spec" from online schematics I then started modifying the circuit slightly to fine tune the tone.

I have modified this pedal slightly by letting MORE bottom end through without getting unusably muddy for bass players, who seem to say this version is the BEST for bass players. While still being great on guitar, especially if you tune down, this will work for bass players who currently use one of these versions but with features like smaller enclosure, standard 9V Boss style adaptor, and a standard stomp switch. I also have IN and OUT the "right" way around .........

These pedals will be available soon. Contact Tym guitars for these or any other pedal in the Tym range. Thanks for supporting Tym guitars.

January 28, 2011

The Diaz Tremodillo

All Diaz Musical Products effect pedals are individually hand-constructed, wired, tested and actually played by our in-house guitar gods before we ship!

All units are now powder coated instead of painted, which is stronger and looks better. Also the inside is coated so it will not corrode. The Tremodillo is the world's biggest little tremolo box! A Solid state battery powered tremolo unit in the same small box as the Texas Square Face. Features : Rate control : speed of tremolo Dwell control : depth of tremolo Speed stomp switch : doubles or halfs the tremolo rate On/Off switch : Turns the effect on and off Power jack : Boss style power jack included Indicator light : Flashes in sync with the tremolo pulse!

The Diaz Tremodillo is the closest thing you'll find to a classic Fender tremolo in a box. Rate and Dwell knobs take care of the traditional speed and depth functions while two stomp switches provide on/off and normal/half speed choices. The Diaz also includes a LED status that pulses in time with the tremolo's rate. It's a very cool addition that certainly helps in dialing up the perfect tempo. With most pedals you can expect to spend some twiddling to find that elusive sweet spot. That is not the case with the Tremodillo, as every conceivable setting sounded great to our ears. The Tremodillo is warm, expansive and oozing with that definable Blackface sound of the sixties. Despite the lack of true bypass, we never noticed any toneloss. In fact we noticed that this thing actually seemed to mysteriously enhance our tone just by being in the signal chain.

These pedals are IN STOCK now. Contact Tym guitars for more info and prices.

January 27, 2011

Tym Toecutter

The Toecutter is a Tym pedal that copies the original RAT. I started with the "Bud Box" and original "THE RAT" and tried to find out why new ones don't sound like old ones ? In this case, it really is true.
It turns out the RAT circuit hasn't changed that much over the years. It's mainly that the new ones don't use the original components due to their slightly higher cost. The circuit stayed almost the same for about 20 years.
The original used the famous LM308 IC that has become expensive (for a chip) and was replaced with the inferior sounding OP07DP around 2003 when production moved to China, along with several other mods to the circuit. These original ones had a much nicer tone and harmonic distortion, what the RAT was actually famous for. The FET has also been changed over the years which in conjunction with the chip, makes the newer circuit "mudier"
These early RATs are now fetching BIG money and the new ones can't be modified to sound like the old ones (just check the Keeley site) so it seemed to make sense ........ to make one ?

It is built on custom designed Tym PCB and hand wired using original type caps, resistors, FET and IC to give the original tone as used by The Melvins, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Radiohead and many many more. This has been fitted to my new enclosure design. It's the same size box handmade out of stainless steel, just sideways. This looks more like the vintage RAT design although liberty has been taken with artwork (thanks Tone) and pot placement. It has Boss style 9V input (no battery/ see earlier post), Swithccraft jacks and true bypass. The 2 LED's are located in the eyes of the skull. There will also be one available with toggle switches for "clean boost" and more "bottom end"

These pedals are IN STOCK now. Contact Tym guitars for these or any other pedal in the Tym range. Thanks for supporting Tym guitars.

January 25, 2011

BYOC effects kits

B.Y.O.C. offers a full line of DIY guitar effects kits that are based on some of the most famous circuits ever conceived and use top shelf components to provide you with superb sounding boutique level effects pedals that are both fun to build and save you money. And you will also enjoy your pedal so much more because you built it yourself (your friends will be thoroughly impressed too!).
Our kits come with absolutely EVERYTHING you need to build a complete pedal right down to the hook up wire. The circuit board is ready-to-solder and the enclosure is pre-drilled. The only thing you'll need are a few basic tools and a little patience. And they're easy to build too. The step by step instructions make it as simple as paint by numbers and the layouts are extremely intuitive.
But the most important thing with any guitar FX stompbox is how the end result sounds and holds up. A BYOC kit is not just some DIY project that simply "works". A properly built BYOC kit will rival or surpass even the most coveted and expensive handmade versions of a comparable circuit in tone, construction, and every other aspect of what makes pedal great.
With so many pedal companies that all seem to offer the same things, why not try something different? Why not build your own clone and Take Tone Into Your Own Hands?

SOME of the kits include

DOD 250+:
If you're a fan of either the DOD 250 overdrive or the MXR Distortion+, then you probably already know that the two circuits are nearly 100% identical with the exception of a few component values.
The BYOC 250+ kit comes with all the parts to build to either 250 or Dist+ specs and extra diodes to experiment with the clipping section. This is also the easiest kit to build that BYOC offers, so if you are looking for an easy "first timer" project, this kit would be ideal.

Analog delay:
The BYOC Analog Delay kit features 100% true mechanical bypass with a dry out and boasts four 4096 step BBD (Bucket Brigade Delay) chips. Each BBD chip has its own dedicated clock driver chip to provide the lowest amount of clock noise and most efficient operation. With a 16,384 bucket brigade delay line, the BYOC analog delay isn't going to give you pristine clear bell like repeats. If you want that, you had better get yourself a digital delay. If you've never played an analog delay before, you should know that the repeats will be grainy and have some distortion. But if analog is the only thing that will do if for you, and you need more than the typical 300ms analog delay, then this is the delay for you.
The kit also has a Short/Long switch. This switch completely bypasses 3 of the 4 BBD stages to give you a perfect vintage slapback delay tone similar to a DM-2 in addition to having one of the longest analog delay times available today. The repeats are clearer when in short mode, but still distinctly analog.

The Large Beaver:
With the Large Beaver, we set out to give you the most absolutely accurate sonic recreation of an early era Big Muff Pi, but with some added tonal flexibility. Since the component selections used by Electro Harmonix in the early days were very inconsistent, there are many conflicting opinions of what exactly Triangle Era specs and what Ram's Head Era specs should be. So we decided to investigate for ourselves. We sampled dozens of vintage Big Muffs and recorded the component
values for dozens of specimens. We then compiled the data to determine what the average value (or closest to a standard component value) was for each component. This gives us a far better idea of what the intended component values should be and a tone that is more consistently familiar.
The BYOC Large Beaver kit comes with parts to build to Triangle Era specs or Rams Head Era specs including BC239C transistors. We also added a modification to make the circuit better adapted for any playing situation.
Because the Big Muff Pi has such a scooped mid EQ, it can make it hard to cut through in a band setting or impossible to nail your favorite famous recorded muff tones because of post recording EQ. We added a 4 way EQ switch that affects how the tone knob works. Position 1 is the standard mid scooped tone knob that we all know and love. Position 2 is a flat mids tone knob that you'll find on a lot of the modern boutique Muff clones. Position 3 is a mid hump tone knob which really cuts through and gives it a real overdrive flavor when you roll back on the guitar's volume knob. And position 4 is a tone knob bypass, like you'd find on some of the later versions of the Big Muff Pi, but never before on the Triangle or Ram's Head Era versions. When you take the passive tone stack out of the way, the tone knob bypass offers a huge volume boost with unadulterated vintage muff tone....very cool!

These and MANY MORE BYOC KITS are available at Tym guitars Contact us for more info and prices.

January 22, 2011

The WMD Geiger Counter - Civilian Issue

The WMD Geiger Counter - Civilian Issue is 32 killer sounds from the original Geiger Counter. We stripped off the majority of the controls and took $100 off the price. This is for those players who want to dial in a tone quickly and save pedalboard space.

The Controls

Stomp Switch - Like all WMD pedals, the GCCI (Geiger Counter Civilian Issue) is handwired and true bypass, so it won't affect your tone when disabled. When the GCCI is on, the red LED will be lit.

Gain - The gain control provides anywhere from a nice clean tone to a ton of overdrive. Use this to hit the Function tables harder or softer to produce different amounts of harmonics.

Tone - The tone control can be used to fine tune the harmonic content from the Function tables. Use lower settings for fewer upper level harmonics.

Function - Twisting this knob will cause the number on the display to change. It goes 0 to 9 and A to F. This selects the 16 presets inside the GCCI. Push the knob in to activate the Low Fidelity mode for each preset. Low Fidelity mode is indicated by the decimal point on the display.

Each Function recalls parameters from the original Geiger Counter including the Bit Depth, Sample Rate and the Wave Table. The wave tables are displayed in the manual file. As your guitar string swings up and down, the wave table is played left to right from the center. The output is what's vertically on the graph. The more movement in the Function, the more harmonic content you'll get out.

Volume - Sets the output volume of the GCCI which can be up to 5Vpp, enough to really crush your amp's input stage.

Battery & 9VDC Jack - WMD recommends using a 9V BOSS style power adapter (2.1mm Center Negative). A battery snap is provided, but is recommended for power supply backup only as the GCCI uses a lot of power (about 40mA). A battery could last as little as 5 hours.

Warranty - All WMD pedals are warranted against manufacturing defects for one year from date of purchase. Please contact us if you think your pedal is experiencing difficulties.

These pedals are IN STOCK now. Contact Tym guitars for more info and prices.

January 19, 2011

Blackout "dirt boxes"

THE TWOSOME FUZZ: is a meaty fuzz sandwich made up of the Musket Fuzz pedal and the deluxe version of the Fix’d Fuzz pedal. Both circuits run independently in an A/B configuration allowing you to dial in your perfect fuzz or overdrive tone on each and then switch back and forth between them. You won’t find more dirt under one roof – unless you live in a mud hut.

MANTRA OVERDRIVE: equally capable of invoking the sacred sounds of a classically refined overdrive AND summoning wickedly raunchy drive, with more crunch on tap than the “overdrive” moniker usually entails. With such a wide palette of tones and character the MANTRA will feel just as at home at the feet of the stalwart blues crowd as it will the quintessential rock & roll protagonists.
The MANTRA utilizes amp-like circuit architecture, with multiple cascaded MOSFET and JFET gain stages to insure the most natural, touch-sensitive overdrive conditions possible and a seemingly endless range of clean-up with your guitar’s volume knob. We burned a lot of midnight oil to make sure that the MANTRA could get down with vintage-type, low output single coils and hot humbucker pickups alike. From gently fingerpicked melodic phrases to bludgeoning riffs that you’ll want to play over and over and over…

THE MUSKET FUZZ: The logical progression from then to now, the MUSKET is based on one of the raunchiest, best selling fuzz circuits of all time – taken three giant muffy steps further. With the addition of the PRE, FOCUS & MIDS controls, the MUSKET is able to traverse the decades, the continents and the many iterations of the classic 4-stage fuzz circuit – from emulation to beyond. If you need fuzz and you need it to be massive…
And bass players, look no further. The Musket brings the thunder to perfectly compliment your lightning. You’ll find the Musket on pro bass player boards the world over.

The FIX’D FUZZ V3 is the hydra-headed dragon of handmade fuzz boxes/boosts/overdrives. Replete with two polar-opposite fuzz tones, a full-bodied boost through light overdrive and a (wide) tone sculpting stage. It delivers BIG diversity in sound – all in a SMALL footprint package designed specifically for the cramped pedalboard. All 4 stages of the circuit are bypassable via their respective toggles, meaning you can add/remove from the stack as your black heart desires. There are no differences between the Poppy and the Ant graphic versions. Same pedal, same circuit.
These pedals are all IN STOCK now. Contact Tym guitars for these or any other pedal in the Blackout range.

January 18, 2011

Tym practice rooms

Our 2 practice rooms are located at Winn lane, Fortitude Valley. They are fully soundproof, custom designed and built rooms being approx 5m x 5m each with custom built air conditioning in each room. Both rooms have brand new Acoustic Technologies PA's, 4 mics and stands and power boards supplied.

The rooms are currently available only during shop open hours being Tues-Thurs, 10-5. Fri, 10-7 and Sat 10-5. Sun 11-4 but will VERY soon be available most nights.

Bookings are in 6 hour blocks (11am to 5pm) for the day (except Sunday) and will be 6 hour blocks at night (6pm to midnight).

The rooms are $60 per block and are available with 2 brand new Tym guitars 2x12 guitar cabs and 1 Tym guitars 4x10 bass cab for an extra $10. Eventually we will have drum kits also available for an extra $10 (ie: $80 for 6 hours with speaker cabs and drum kit) Our huge list of hire gear is also available at the standard hire costs.

The studio is part of the practice rooms and will be up and running by March and will be available for bookings with or without an in house engineer and with all of our hire gear. More info on that soon.

Option 5 effects

Destination Rotation Single

Features include:

* Smooth overdrive feature with footswitch and level trimmer.
* Top mounted trimmers for slow and fast speed tweaking.
* Microphone placement control for effect depth.
* Realistic speed up/down ramping effect.
* Standard 9 volt operation.
* Low profile box (Voodoo Lab size)
* True Bypass.

The DR Single is 100% analog and low noise. The doppler effect is tight and the phasing characteristics are liquid sounding. The DR Single is 100% hand-built and thouroughly tested before it leaves my hands. It is built like a tank with high quality components, all lead free soldered to a carefully designed and super-solid, double sided, plate-through PC board that is also lead free. All that is housed in a die-cast aluminum box that will not rust or fall apart. As with all Option 5 products, the DR Single is built to last!

Destination Overdrive II

Features include:

* Improved bass response.
* Improved gain control with more range.
* Standard 9 volt operation.
* True Bypass

This has to be, by far, the best tube preamp sounding, solid state overdrive pedal ever created. Smooth, tight and responsive are words that come to mind. This is not another "Screamer" clone. This pedal will basically add another channel to your amp with all the features such as a classic tone 'stack' configuration for shaping your sound. It is able to sound like a barely broken up blues tone or with the twist of a few knobs, it will rip your head off with searing, scooped mids heavy metal. This is one pedal that has a range that is actually usable, throughout. I have designed it that way. The bass is never farty. Performing a 'dive bomb' will not make it choke. Roll your volume knob back on your guitar and actually reduce your gain. Picking dynamics and note separation are unbelievable. And, oh yeah, it's low noise too!

Destination Phase
Stereo Phase Shifter

Features include:

* True, panning, stereo phase shifting.
* No distortion on peaks.
* Wide range of Speed control.
* Non tone altering Depth control.
* Cool Regeneration control.
* Non-Tone-Sucking Bypass.

These pedals are IN STOCK now. Contact Tym guitars for more info and prices.

January 9, 2011

Zvex Super Hardon

This is the perfect preamp pedal. The "Crackle Okay" volume knob is a negative-feedback control styled after classic 60's recording console inputs. (They crackled when adjusted too.)
Most vintage guitars suffer from steadily deteriorating magnets in their pickups, since permanent magnets aren't really forever. The Super Hard-On's input impedance is so high (>5 Meg) that it refuses any current flow from your pickup... maintaining the most magnetic field around each string, so you can hear exactly what your pickup sounded like the day it came off the winder. The ouput level can exceed 8 volts peak, and when it finally distorts, the wave is shaped like triode overload, not fuzz. It's so transparent no one will be able to tell you're using a pedal. Perfect for making the most of a classic amp and guitar, because it simply makes your guitar bigger and pushes the amp harder, causing natural overload. This sound can be the solution to the 'disappearing guitar' effect you get sometimes on stage when you stomp on your distortion and sound weaker. When cranked, it sounds much louder than a fuzz or distortion under stage conditions.
Like all Z. Vex designs, current flow is low in this circuit (less than 2mA), enhancing battery life. The circuit board is hand-cut and soldered with the critical component, a BS-170 mosfet transistor, placed in a socket for easy user replacement should it be necessary. Your dealer can provide you with a free replacement transistor upon request. The box is hand-drilled using no petro lubricants, and hand painted so that every box is unique. Knobs are Harry Davies, made with the same molds they've used since the fifties. Each effect is hand dated and signed by Zachary Vex.

Zack Vex says - The Super Hard-ON uses a very sensitive transistor, with some early versions mounted in a socket. During 2000, I installed a protection circuit to prolong the life of these transistors and I've seen no failures since. If you have a problem with an older unit, feel free to contact me, or you may purchase transistors inexpensively from 1-800-DIGIKEY where they are sold as part number BS170P-ND. You must follow proper static handling procedures to install the part... write to me for instructions at and i'll set you up. Newer SHO units have a diode protection circuit to keep the transistor from blowing. Please contact for information about updating your older SHO. To protect your SHO's transistor on older units, please turn the unit off before unplugging the cords. On SHO units produced during 2000 and beyond, the battery switching jack has been moved to the output jack closest to the front of the unit (closest to the J. Myrold signature). Please unplug from this jack to preserve battery life.

WARNING: The very high input impedance of this pedal can cause strange reactions (sometimes mildly pleasant and/or arousing) when used with a vintage 'junk' (read 'cool') guitar. The solution is to simply lower the 'crackle okay' gain knob a little or leave the guitar volume wide open.

January 7, 2011

Compressor pedals

I've never been into "comps" so much. Never saw the point but after owning a guitar shop that imports so many pedals you start trying everything out and I got to hear the difference in compressors. Here's some GREAT pedal comps we stock at Tym guitars.

The Rothwell Love Squeeze is a compressor designed simply to sound right with guitars, without any bizarre “pumping” effects and without any noise.
This has been achieved by designing a circuit from scratch instead of adopting the more common approach of using an operational transconductance amplifier (for tech heads, it’s usually the CA3080 chip) or simply copying an existing design (like some American boutique makers have done) and gives the Love Squeeze a sound of its own. Low level signals can be raised by as much as 20dB without boosting high level signals, so when used in front of distortion - either in a pedal or an amp - leads lines can be fattened up without chords sending the distortion into mush. When used with a clean sound the Love Squeeze can be set to just take off the ice-pick attack of single coil pickups for a tone a little easier on the ear. Like reverb (when used sensibly), this is a subtle effect which can go almost unnoticed until it is switched off - then you wonder how you could live without it.
why not optical?
Compressors based on optical circuits can sound very good but the latest EU regulations have outlawed the use of Cadmium Sulphide so light dependent resistors (LDRs) are now banned and so are compressors which use them.
Why not a Ross or Dynacomp clone?
Why make a clone when you can make something better? The Love Squeeze gives a much more natural playing feel than vintage (and modern) units which seem to be fighting against the player all the time instead of controlling dynamics and enhancing tone.
So what’s in a Love Squeeze?
The Love Squeeze uses a discrete FET as the heart of a voltage controlled amplifier. The circuitry is elegantly simple but performs beautifully without introducing extraneous noise. More importantly, it enhances the playing experience. This is what compressors should do.
The Retro-Sonic Compressor is based on the famous gray Ross Compressor known for its smooth compression and attack response. The Ross design is updated with the finest components, providing clean, smooth compression with low noise and incredible transparency. You will notice note-to-note levels that are smoother and more consistent, chords and picking that is tighter and more focused, and when used with an overdriven amp, sustain that will last and last! Notably, you'll find minimal coloration to your guitar signal and less of the note-attack alterations so common to other compressors.
The "Recovery" switch has 3 settings: slow, medium, and fast. The slow setting (stock Ross) yields nice long sustain and compression. The fast seting is most useful when playing faster while still maintaining pick attack. The medium setting is the midpoint between the two.
Like all Retro-Sonic pedals the compressor is housed in a rugged die cast chassis, and also features true bypass switching."
Wampler Ego compressor.
Like many guitarists, I had always been looking for a compressor that was transparent while still giving the sound a very pleasant thickening quality. I had used many compressor in the past and they always seemed to alter the tone in a way that sounded as if the squeezing and compressing was 'fake' - like it had a cheapening affect on the sound.
The Ego Squasher is your answer to this...
It gives you a clear articulate sound thanks to the 'clean blend' knob which blends in your original clean signal yet still thickens your tone up better than anything else available in pedal form. It also will add a ton of sustain to your notes - all without excess noise. The new "tone" control adds in clarity and punchiness - while cutting through the mix! It won't screw your core tone up either like other compressors with tone controls.

January 6, 2011


The Monarch Overdrive is an all discrete, FET based dirt machine. It’s designed around the input stage of a vintage amp produced by a company that bears the same name as the color of the monarch (hint...). It’s been configured to produce higher gains that sound very natural and free of compression. The treble and bass controls function as frequency boosters, not the traditional roll off filters in most OD’s. They are located in the preamp section and have a large impact on the over all tone, nature and distortion characteristics of the pedal as well as your amp. It gives big bottom end with a snappy, bright top at all gain ranges with some careful tuning of the tone controls. And, yes, it's true bypass.
Handmade with sweet loving care in Akron Ohio.
Any regulated 9-18 volt DC power supply with a negative 2.1mm center barrel. Higher voltages will yield more headroom with a fatter and more focused tone and a wider gain range.
Treble- Boosts the Highs
Bass- Boosts the Lows
Gain- Controls the overdrive
Level- Output

I have one of these on my pedalboard and I love ALL the EQD pedals. They are available now at Tym guitars.

January 5, 2011

Tym strings. Flatwound bass strings added

Strings are strings right ? Wrong. There are masses of cheap Asian made strings on the market now that are just shocking. These are made for factories to put on the thousands of new guitars being produced in China every week. They have no tension, are made from inferior quality metals and sound terrible. I refuse to set up guitars at our repair shop using these strings now. They may be cheap, but they just DON'T WORK.
We have great quality USA made strings under the Tym brand name starting at $10 a pack, less with quantity orders. These are imported and made into packs of the most common gauges.
We currently do 9-42, 10-46, 10-54, 11-48, 11-52 and 13-56 in nickel electric guitar and phosphor bronze acoustic strings in 12-53 and 13-57 gauges and still at an AMAZING $10 a pack. We also offer these great quality strings in 45-105, 50-110 in nickle and 45-105 in stainless AND NOW in flatwound for bass at $30 a pack. You can also order custom gauge sets usually for the same price and we have more standard gauges to come. Contact Tym guitars for more info and bulk deal prices.

January 4, 2011

My new Jazzmaster

Well, I figured I needed a Christmas present to myself and since I never get to work on my own stuff 'cause I'm so busy with fixing everyone elses stuff, I thought I'd make myself a guitar for my band, Midget Pillion.
The outline was easy. I needed a back up or something similar to my Jazzmaster I currently use for guitar and bass. I started with a nice solid ash body that had been here for some time. A quick clean up and some routing and it was ready to go. I use a widerange humbucker in my other JM and love the sound of that combination, so the bridge was already decided (although a good P-90 was VERY tempting) but the neck pick up wasn't so straight forward. I have a Tele with a Filtertron in the neck and love that so I thought "let's try that"

I may or may not be fitting a bass pick up to this one as I'm writing some songs that may just have drone/noise guitar under the chords so this mod is still open. I cut the scratchplate and added the Jag chrome control plate for something different and ran the pick ups to 2 output jacks. One volume and toggle switch is all I need.

The bridge is my second favorite bridge type being the Bigsby aluminium type. These have a tone like nothing else and as long as you can get the intonation right (like my first favorite, the wrap around) they sound AMAZING. They do prefer heavier strings and I use 11-54's on all my 25.5" guitars which works well with this bridge. I considered a Bigsby vibrato too, but set up properly, the JM vibrato is a great, underrated one. I constantly push the arm to the body on my other JM and it always comes back to tune. I run the bass E string through the baseplate so it doesn't change pitch with the rest of the strings.

I remember talking to J Mascis years ago about a maple fretbaord Jazzmaster and how he'd always wanted one for the clarity of the maple. I shaved this neck down to nothing (38mm at the nut) like a Mosrite neck and fitted it to the solid ash body.

The result is awesome and just what I wanted. The light ash body combined with the maple fretboard neck and Bigsby type bridge makes it very responsive and "sharp". The Filtertron sounds amazing. I just need to get it into a practice room and through my pedal boards. Looking forward to some good shows this year 2011. OK, back to work ............