Boss DS-1 going bad

sf audio

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Seems like everything I touch these days goes wrong.

I bought a modded DS-1 off of CL years ago. Basically something was done to remove some of the mud/bass..worked fine.

It sat for a couple of years, then I fired it up again. Was working OK, then last few days something happened...the tone control, which normally is pretty dull all the way down, isn't working as well, meaning the tone doesn't change much all the way through the dial. the sound is kinda farty/mushy, and has an almost ring modulation effect going on. Just doesn't sound right.

Could the mod have gone bad? It's being powered by and adapter and no battery is inside...

What to do?
 

sf audio

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I guess I'll do that. But it was working fine, so something seem to have fried, or gone bad...very strange. Never had a pedal do this.
 

ED_P

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Easy guess is a cold solder joint. The board may have artifacts (darker spots or more solder) where the mod was done. Look close for disconnects on those connections.

I might even try just heating those spots to get the solder to flow again, but I'm a hack when it comes to h/w.
 




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