Become a Supporting Member


Go Back   The Gear Page > The Gear > Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things

Notices


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-19-2009, 08:14 PM
peaveydriver peaveydriver is offline
Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Seminole,OK
Posts: 170
TS808 vs Boss SD-1

I've been shopping for an 808 and found some info claiming that the SD-1 is functionally the same, but much cheaper. School me?
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/msg/1108597094.html
Boss SD-1 Distortion Overdrive Pedal Tube Screamer TS-808 - $35 (Chandler Az)

Reply to: sale-yfeyk-1108597094@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-04-05, 3:29PM MST


Boss SD-1 Distortion Overdrive Pedal. Works great! This pedal is just like a Tube screamer Has the famous JRC 4558 chip. Get the Tubescreamer sound for much less!

  • Location: Chandler Az
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
http://acapella.harmony-central.com/archive/index.php/t-1404904.html
bucky
10-15-2006, 07:39 AM

Very similar circuits, just some changed component values. One pedal can be modded to be the other.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...SD-1TS-808.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-19-2009, 08:26 PM
Stormbringer Stormbringer is offline
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,306
Both circuits are very similar and the SD-1 can be modded to sound like an 808 and way beyond.
__________________
Great deals with Arfalax,This1smyne, Tommy Castellucci (Lumpy's tone shop), AxelFoley and Lifeson1

Also, UPS SHOULD BE DESTROYED!!!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-19-2009, 10:50 PM
Tone_Terrific Tone_Terrific is offline
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Canada-GTA
Posts: 13,490
SD-1 is thinner and buzzier with less mid boost in stock form.
Try a Bad Monkey.
__________________
Just because you believe something does not make it true.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-20-2009, 02:21 AM
stratballa stratballa is offline
New Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 10
I am in denial. I refuse to believe that
__________________
WTB:
Diamond CPR-1 or Barber Tone Press

EHX Nano Small Stone
Ernie Ball Passive VP Jr.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-20-2009, 02:30 AM
NetStar NetStar is offline
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: London - UK
Posts: 672
With a couple of (very cheap) component changes, they are the same pedal.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-20-2009, 03:40 AM
Melodic Dreamer Melodic Dreamer is offline
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 4,505
I like the SD-1 better.
__________________
Music should be beautiful. Listen to what inspires you. Forget about the hype and negativity. Music wasn't meant to be a competition, let us not turn it into that.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-20-2009, 04:39 AM
stinkfoot stinkfoot is offline
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Posts: 3,361
The SD-1 and TS-808 have the same basic circuit, yes. The SD-1 is different in a couple of places, giving it more gain and a sharper, brighter sound. You can relatively easy mod the Boss into a makeshift 808, but it will always have more gain (unless you also replace the drive pot).
__________________
Disclosure: I mod pedals for others - not very often these days, but still... I also operate the Power List website
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-20-2009, 06:29 AM
peaveydriver peaveydriver is offline
Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Seminole,OK
Posts: 170
Ok, I appreciate the scoop.:AOK
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-20-2009, 08:10 AM
KBN KBN is offline
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 829
The SD-1 is one of my favorite pedals and so much fun to tinker with. I own two at the moment and have them modded a little differently. If we are talking about stock pedals, I would probably have to go with the tubescreamer though.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-20-2009, 09:09 AM
zestystrat zestystrat is offline
Supporting Member
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 1,944
I have a AM modded SD-1 Silver TS808 mod with the push/pull knob and it's blows away the TS's: both the AM & Keeley. Not sure why but it just does.

The SD-1 was originally boss's answer to the TS (no doubt some one will correct me on that if the SD-1 came out 1st - but I'm pretty sure on this). One has symmetrical clipping the other has asymmetrical clipping, otherwise very close.

The push pull mod gives you the option for both and I have to say I love the boss clipping.
__________________
Check out My Funk / Soul / Jam band on: Facebook, Twitter, MS or our website.

Zesty's Good Dealings link
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-20-2009, 09:41 AM
nnick nnick is offline
Supporting Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,453
I like the SD-1 better. I have been using a stock SD-1 for about 19 years. I recently added a Keeley modded SD-1 which sounds killer also.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-20-2009, 10:26 PM
jgyn jgyn is offline
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: san francisco
Posts: 4,225
Quote:
Originally Posted by stinkfoot View Post
The SD-1 and TS-808 have the same basic circuit, yes. The SD-1 is different in a couple of places, giving it more gain and a sharper, brighter sound. You can relatively easy mod the Boss into a makeshift 808, but it will always have more gain (unless you also replace the drive pot).
With a wide paintbrush:

Blues? TS-808.
Rock? SD-1.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-20-2009, 10:29 PM
DanR DanR is offline
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: st. clair shores, mi
Posts: 2,205
Quote:
Originally Posted by zestystrat View Post
One has symmetrical clipping the other has asymmetrical clipping, otherwise very close.
That's what I thought also, although I can't remember which was which.
__________________
DanR.........certified hack!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-20-2009, 10:56 PM
tripp2k tripp2k is offline
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: DFWTX
Posts: 1,586
The SD-1 is an extremely under appreciated pedal even in stock MIT form. If I had to sell off everything and start over again (and do so inexpensively), the SD-1 would be the first purchase I'd make right after a Blues Jr. I'd do this even though I have an Ibby TS-9 sitting somwhere in my crap closet growing some mojo. To me, it does the pushing an amp on the verge of breakup better than a stock TS-9 . IMHO, it is more of a boost than a gain pedal.

There, I said it. Let the flames begin.
__________________
Guitars: '61 Reissue Thin Skin Strat, Eric Johnson Strat, '61 Reissue SG
Amps: Fargen Blackbird 30, Fargen Mini Plex mk1
Modelling: Digitech GSP1101, Rocktron Velocity 300

Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-21-2009, 04:38 PM
Waxhead Waxhead is offline
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Surfin at Merewether Point, NSW Australia
Posts: 4,613
Ah Peaveydriver - which TS-808 tubescreamer are you talking about.

There's lots of em made by Ibanez and Maxon and others. TS-808's, TS-9's, OD-9's blah blah blah - all tubescreamer clones sounding very similar.

The best one's IMHO are the mod'ed Ibanez and Maxon TS's sold by Keeley and Analogman. Most stock Boss pedals are hissy tone suckers with poor quality buffers.
__________________
Guitars - Gretsch Jet Firebird, Strat Plus, Gibson SG Deluxe, Epiphone Sheraton II, Fender Jazz Bass
Amplification - Mesa Boogie Express 5:50, Egnater Rebel 30, Roland Cube 60, MarkBass cmd 102p, 2x12 cab.
Effects - Analog Pedal Boards.
Recording - Fast Track Ultra & Sonar 8SE
Check out my Soundclick page @ http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=792315
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©1999-2014, The Gear Page, LLC, Brian Scherzer
All rights reserved.
Banner Design: Chris Sileo