DS-1 Clean Mod

jtwang

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I don't care much for the stock DS-1 so I figured I'd mod it. I stumbled upon The DS-1 Clean Mod

I like the tone (nice playing too). Are there any similar dedirtyfying DS-1 mods out there?
 

WarofGhosts

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Probably just removed the clipping diodes. Look how low the volume is set. Thats because removing those diodes would increase the stock volume greatly.
 

Todd Lynch

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If you remove D4 and D5 the pedal will be pretty clean - what other circuit modifications that may have been done to the YouTube pedal is impossible to say. Sounded pretty bluesy.
 

jtwang

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Yeah, removing d4 and d5 is probably how it's done. I googled for info on this mod and lifting those diodes is mentioned on several places. I'll give it a try tomorrow.
 

jtwang

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Update for anyone interested:

I couldn't be happier with this mod. It sounds just like in the youtube clip; a very bluesy, sort of broken overdrive tone that is extremely transparent. And the ouput volume increased A LOT. Just about no breakup at all when gain knob is fully rolled back. To be honest, I don't understand why this super easy mod hasn't got any attention compared to the other DS1-mods.

I did lift the C12 too (as suggested on a few places). That made the pedal very trebly sounding, something I didn't need, so I put it back. I could see that on some rigs it could be of use though.
 




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