Boss SD-1 with a AM Silver-Mod?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Melodic Dreamer, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Melodic Dreamer

    Melodic Dreamer Member

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    I was thinking of having an SD-1 sent off to Analogman for his famous Silver-Mod. Has anyone done this with their SD-1 before? If so, what did you think?
     
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    Get the push-pull knob as well - the Asym clipping is the way to go. I liked this pedal much more than an AM Classic Mod TS-9 and a Keeley TS-808. I get a digeridoo sound at times with it when tuning down a step. Very nice.
     
  3. Melodic Dreamer

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    Thanx,
    How does it compare to a OD9 or a TS9 with the same mod?
     
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    I don't know about the digerdoo part, but the AM silver modded SD-1 is a great pedal. The Monte Allums mod is quite good as well, and it's only $20--just leave out the 2x gain part.

    Even the best of the modded TS-9 pedals can sound "cardboardy" to my ears, but the SD-1 never loses that extra little bit of grit that makes it sound more natural. And I agree that asym clipping is the way to go, again more grittly and organic sounding.
     
  5. Melodic Dreamer

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    So does the push/pull knob give you the option for both types of clipping?
     
  6. fuzz_factor

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    Exactly. The push/pull lets you switch between the two types of clipping. It costs an extra $25 when send your pedal in.

    I just bought a SD-1 myself and I'm thinking of sending it off to Analogman. Anyone care to comment on what the Silver mod gives you that the regular 808 mod doesn't?
     
  7. Melodic Dreamer

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    I think it has less mids and more clarity than the vintage Mod. I played a friends Silver Moded Od9 and it was freaking awesome!
     
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    Thanks. More clarity sounds good to me, but I'm not sure about the less mids part. I have several OD pedals right now and the one I like the least is my OCD, mainly, I think, because the lack of mids makes it sound thin to my ears.

    I like the SD-1 because it's a l little ruder than the OCD. Perhaps if I send to to AM to mod, I'll just get the 808 with the push/pull knob.
     
  9. Melodic Dreamer

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    Well, the mids were not scooped at all. There just wasn't a huge mid-hump in the sound, but more usuable mids in my opinion. It sounded fuller and clearer with more bass than a standard TS style pedal. It wasn't thin by any means.
     
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    Never heard the AM mod, but the Keeley mod was just OK and I have the Allums modded one now, which is my fave of the two so far.
     
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    Ah, thanks! Something to think about...
     
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    Yeah, the digeridoo sound is something that takes some searching on my rig before I find it, but the AM Silver SD-1 with Asym clipping is the key ingredient. I'll try and make a recording of it and post it.
     
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    Don't forget about CMATMODS as well. I have his SD-1 TS808 mod and it's really a great sounding pedal.
     

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