Boss Sd-1 best/favorite Mods

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Melodic Dreamer, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. Melodic Dreamer

    Melodic Dreamer Member

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    What is your favorite mods for a Boss Sd-1? Please give me the qualitys the modded pedal has that the original don't. Thanx a bunch:)

    Personaly, I would love to find a mod that lowered the mid hump and helped with the loss of low end. Plus, something that might make it a little more open and not so compressed sounding.
     
  2. Moe45673

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    Sounds like he turns it into a Tube Screamer, which in fact is what I'm trying to stay away from. I could be wrong here, but it sounds like it to me. Thanx for the reply though
     
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    Wow !! More West Virginia - second post I've seen today from WV (other than mine - I'm in Morgantown).

    Melodic Dreamer - if you want to mod the SD-1 (and it really is very close to a TS) go to the DIYstompboxes forum and do a search for "sd-1". There should be a pile of info for you.

    http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/

    Also, since it is so close to the TS, RG Keens "Technology of the Tube Screamer" article should be of some help.

    http://www.geofex.com/Article_Folders/TStech/tsxtech.htm

    AL
     
  5. Moe45673

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    no probs.

    Indyguitarist (www.indyguitarist.com) is a really nice guy (real name Brian) and is extremely knowledgeable about modding effects. For the SD-1, he offers ~10 different mods! Anyhow, give him a shout and tell him exactly what you want, and he'll give you some great advice.
     
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    Indyguitarist +1!

    Brian is a great guy, with great tone up there. I've put my SD-1 up against LOADS of overdrive pedals -- while some may clean up a little better, none match its complex tone, with no annoying mid hump.
     
  8. Melodic Dreamer

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    Have you guys tried any mods by Paul Weller (Backstepper)? Ericb was bragging on his Sd-1 mod. I was hoping to hear more opinions about it.
     

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