Boss CS-3 compressor noise?

Discussion in 'Pedals' started by JohnnyN, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. JohnnyN

    JohnnyN Old School Premium Member

    Likes Received:
    May 15, 2010
    Sorry - please disregard this for the moment being.
    I think I found the error, and ordered some new caps with correct specs that I will try before pestering you folks again ;)

    Original message on pause:
    I know compressors can be noisy, but I think the hiss form my Boss CS-3 is a bit more than usual.
    It's quiet when used only as a limiter (below 12 o'clock), but there is a lot of hiss when using it as a sustainer (past 12 o'clock).
    I hoped that modding it would help, but it seems to have gotten worse.
    I probably screwed up when installing the Monte Allum Opto kit.
    I noticed more hiss after replacing C10, and have since tried with another cap in that place with no luck.

    Not a big problem for me actually, since I rarely use it past 12 o'clock. But it annoys me, because I want it to work properly.

    The question is how can I test this circuit?
    Any suggestion to troubleshooting or solutions are welcome.

    Thanks :)

Share This Page