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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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90% of them would be pretty close. Very Happy but i currently want to get the bass big muff instead Very Happy (don't have the money to get a green russian Very Happy)

scrambled brainz has the blend knob bro.. didn't you read my posts? HA
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am broke tho. Very Happy this has a blend switch. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vojtasTS29 wrote:
I am broke tho. Very Happy this has a blend switch. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have a DS-1 but I do have a DST-3 which is pretty much the same thing.


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so yeah it sounded worse than i remember but still not terrible. Certainly doesn't deserve the rep it gets IMO
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been looking my preserved lack of love for the humble distortion pedal, and have found that the 'Darling'of OSG Nels Cline agrees with me...

"I ended up loving the ’70s-era Marshall Guv'nor distortion after many Pro Co Rat years. But the input/output jacks disintegrate and nothing fits into those big holes left after that plastic decays. The Z.Vex Box Of Metal almost stole my heart with its super-shaping tone knobs and cool gate option (it is good). Then I discovered the Crazy Tube Circuits Starlight, which is just as rich and creamy as a Rat or Guv'nor but has even more oomph—more presence (whatever that means). Made in Greece and marketed by Tone Concepts in Toronto, it's a killer. I am still a bit baffled as to why there are so few "distortion" options as opposed to "fuzz" and "overdrive,"
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's plenty of distortion options.

I think the fetishism has calcified around particular Amplifiers, so the pedals are generally the "amp-in-a-box" type.

Look at Wampler's entire range for instance.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://soundcloud.com/vojtasts29/ds-1-demo
Probably the two DS-1 sounds i like the most. Dimed tone on a neck single coil and full on humbucker(at the end) some pickup configs tried in the middle. I think the quality is pretty ok, but it is my amp on like 1,5 miked with the wireless SM-58 thing. Very Happy

OOOH. forgot the settings. Bass 4, full mids, Treble 6, tiny accidental amount of reverb... Very Happy Pedal is tone 11,5 o clock, level full, dist full. Smile


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's a issue of terminology more than anything else: "overdrive" has ideas of naturalism about it, of pushing an amp to it's characteristic breakup. "Fuzz" harks right back to the very first pedals, and those 60s Johnny Hendrix toanz we all crave. "Distortion" sounds neither naturalistic or particularly "heritage", plus it's got big whiffs of the 80s about it: when I got my first pedal for Xmas in 1989 (!) it was a distortion I wanted - I'd have been mortified to get a fuzz.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think two other factors could be the increased range of specialised high gain amps (VHT etc.) and the improvements in modelling technology. The bands looking for distortion, often metalheads, no longer see digital as a dirty word, and if they do, there are now amps up to the task without needing additional pedals.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dub wrote:
I think two other factors could be the increased range of specialised high gain amps (VHT etc.) and the improvements in modelling technology. The bands looking for distortion, often metalheads, no longer see digital as a dirty word, and if they do, there are now amps up to the task without needing additional pedals.

digital? not interested
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

most modern bands have like an AxeFx or a Kemper going into a active loadbox and from there into their headphones. Sometimes they have cabinets for show. The ones who want to be really oldschool use a Dual Rectifier and totally kill its sound with a terrible pedal called a tubescreamer, which somehow gets all the fucking attention everywhere. Boom there you go, no need for our loved solid state stompboxes, unless you actually want to sound good and want midrange and bottom end existent in your sound and not just "super tight" clean chugs.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vojtasTS29 wrote:
https://soundcloud.com/vojtasts29/ds-1-demo
Probably the two DS-1 sounds i like the most. Dimed tone on a neck single coil and full on humbucker(at the end) some pickup configs tried in the middle. I think the quality is pretty ok, but it is my amp on like 1,5 miked with the wireless SM-58 thing. Very Happy

OOOH. forgot the settings. Bass 4, full mids, Treble 6, tiny accidental amount of reverb... Very Happy Pedal is tone 11,5 o clock, level full, dist full. Smile


To each his own. To me it doesn't sound very saturated and doesn't sound very amp like. Also while playing single notes it didn't sound very clear or reacted well to how you hit the strings.

This is the distortion pedal I use: Emma Reezafratzitz II
Emma reezafratzitz II

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timhulio wrote:
It's a wonder no-one ever cloned the DS-1. Even one with the uncle monty mods already there or whatevs.


BYOC used to offer 'Orange Distortion Pedal' kit which I believe is a DS-1 clone. Some also say that the MXR '78 Badass Distortion is a DS-1 clone.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a Mooer/Eno/Donner DS-1 clone with a switch to toggle between a couple do-an-mods.
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