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Is my distressor a brit mod one?
Old 27th March 2018
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Is my distressor a brit mod one?

I got a distressor 2nd hand and its from 1996 (SN is in the 6400's). The listing said /w Brit Mod.

The unit itself does not say "brit mod" or have the EL8-X on it, but I am wondering if this unit is pre "labeling" (if thats a thing?).

I have it open right now (see attached).

Did the seller try to scam me or is it pre-markings?
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Old 27th March 2018
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It doesn't look like it has the toggle switch for Brit Mod on the front panel.
Old 27th March 2018
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True but its an older unit, is it different in older units?
Old 28th March 2018
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The EL8X has two extra toggle switches on the front - one for British Mode, one for Stereo Image Link.

I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that the seller intentionally "scammed" you, but it does look like you bought a regular EL8 Distressor. I'd contact the seller and ask them.
Old 28th March 2018
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I've never found a use for the brit mod.
Old 28th March 2018
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I've never found a use for the brit mod.
I'm totally cool without it, I just don't want to pay extra for it when it's not there.
Old 28th March 2018
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Do you get any gain reduction in 1:1 ? If yes, your unit might be modded.

Here are pictures of the EL-8X PCB Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor Test - Seite 2 :: Bonedo and . Distressor EL8-X: Revert Brit Mode by jumper?

You can also read this thread for more info on Brit Mod (Distressor 1:1 weirdness?)
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