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Modifications

Toms

Well, if you followed Mr Waterstone's mods here, you'd find yourself in a bit of trouble indeed. It's a tricky set of circuits, and I didn't manage to completely isolate the controls. This means that sometimes depending on the posistion of a knob in say, the HT, the LT can and does at times effect it. This can lead to some very cool results though, and are worth doing. It must be said, that it is somewhat hard to recreate exactly the sound of the original toms. But you can get very close.

LT to '909'
LT Pitch
LT Decay
HT Pitch

LT to '909'

I'd be lying if I said this sounds like a real 909. Instead, it's a pitched down cross between a kick and tom with a fast attack. It's a cool noise, and is great for crazy drum patterns, or with a bit of EQ, trance heads would love it. I must pass a lot of credit of this mod to Carles Vila who gave me some instructions on how to do this mod 'properly'. Thanks Carles!

DO NOT cut the grey wire as per Waterstones instructions, as you'll not only cut the noise to the LT, but the the HT also. Just remove diode D302 and you'll just disable the noise to the low tom.

Now place 68nF caps in parallel with C304 and C305. Done. Very easy. Extra points if you do what I did, and add a switch to switch in and out the noise source and the capacitors, giving a selectable 909 kick or original 606 tom!

LT Pitch

Coming soon - lost notes!

LT Decay

Coming soon - lost notes!

HT Pitch

Coming soon - lost notes!

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