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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 1:59 am    Post subject: NPD: Boss DS-1 (clipping diodes removed) Reply with quote

My shit didn't get jacked after all, the maildude just dropped it off on the wrong street. I've been using it today and it's surprisingly a good pedal for shoegaze sounds. I'll record a demo later, but the lack of clipping diodes really opened it up, it's way less compressed and thin sounding than I remember it being. It's great for lo-fi fizz with some vibrato too, I'm glad I have one again.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




Learned from the serial number, this one was made in June 1998. Here's the diodes clipped out, I'd like to clean out those points and solder in some sort of sockets to try out different diodes and diode combinations sometime and not have to destroy the board constantly swapping them out.

https://clyp.it/z2ogkw3c?token=3d2998e3235fcfaafc96faa1c7e0ef10
starting with bridge pickup, middle, then neck
distortion knob set at minimum, 9:00, 12:00, 3:00, and maximum, and then back to minimum.
tone is set to just before 12:00

https://clyp.it/1fk2l22p?token=e1def2b68cd3a1dfff33f28b6fc82149
played on top of My Forgotten Favorite by Velocity Girl
Tone: just before 12:00
Level: 12:00
Distortion: around 3:00

https://clyp.it/kypdwvqg?token=b93e67fe4d50b414fb468dac95fd4b1c
for fun, same setting, three pickup settings
Left: bridge, Center: both, Right: neck
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was wondering which bits got snipped and why. I look forward to hearing it
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm actually really wanting to get a DS-1 as I've never really used one.
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is my set up now Rob...


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing
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I'm just going to smash it in with a hammer and hope it works. Tone is all in the fingers anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the tuner for?
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

daftsupernova wrote:




Just needs a big red arrow and someone yelling, and this'd be a YouTube thumbnail
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got chance to listen to the clips today, sounds improved, less woolly.

It's got teh Bob Mouldz Husker Du sound and im positive he used a MXR D+ during that period.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
This is my set up now Rob...



This is the meme-y-ist post Fran has ever made.

It's also 100% true.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can smell the Mansfield bitter that's been spilt all over that board.

I'm trying to find a DS 1 for cheap but they all seem to be £35 +
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems about the going rate on eBay, there's a few slightly cheaper on Cashies:

https://www.cashconverters.co.uk/shop/product/boss-ds-1-distortion/562479
https://www.cashconverters.co.uk/shop/product/boss-distortion-ds-1-guitar-pedal/559778
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ENO Trinity is a clone of the ds1 with 3 modes for £23.

There’s probably a Donner too. And the Mooer could be had used for peanuts.

None will have the same kurdtz mojo though...
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And poor resale... but get one of those badboys used and you'll be laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Link


This was the best shootout and demo I could find and it fucking RULES. The micro pedal clone seems to be thicker, fuzzier, and basically I'd love to find out what circuit changes they made to get it to sound that way because it slaps.
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve noticed that extra switching on these micros typically clones famous Keeley or Monte Allums mods. A lot of the time, funnily enough, extra diode clipping options, so switching in and out the change you’ve made to yours, or LED, germanium diodes etc...
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah man, look at all those togglies.. .toggly


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmmm might have to dabble dabble on this
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus wrote:
What's the tuner for?


You need to do a couple songs in-tune for the birds innit
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



I got a DS-1 again a couple weeks back. It's weird everyone hates them.
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