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DS-1 on ebay....

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by el34power, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. el34power

    el34power Member

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    I just received a DS-1 i bought on ebay for "pocket change" It was one of those "Bad Monkey" moments. So cheap that if i won it i could always get it moded or whatever...
    By looking at it i noticed that it needs an ACA adaptor!? hmmm so i looked up the serial number. 1989! Black Taiwan label. Toshiba TA7136AP opamp ! wondering what it'l sound like! And if i should get it modded?
     
  2. Franklin

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    Check with AnalogMan on the mods, but see if you like it first. He is pretty straight when it comes to what does not need mods. I think he said the Japanese ones (older than yours) may be good and not need modding.

    He may even have the aca adapter too!
     
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    You gotta do the Keeley SEM:

    Keeley Seeing Eye Mod – with red 3mm Diffused LED status indicator kept as stock

    [mouser.com part #]

    C1 - 0.1 UFMetal Film [5989-250V.1-F]
    C2 - 1 UF Metal Film [5989-100V1.0-F]
    C5 - 0.1 UF Metal Film [5989-250V.1-F]
    C8 - 1 UF Metal Film [5989-100V1.0-F]
    C9 - 1 UF Metal Film [5989-100V1.0-F]
    C11 - 0.033 UF Metal Film [5989-250V.033-F]
    C12 - 0.1 UF Metal Film [5989-250V.1-F]
    C14 - 1 UF Metal Film [5989-100V1.0-F]
    D5 - Any 3mm LED – will light up when playing
    (put in 7/64 hole in “O” in the word “TONE”) [859-LTL-4221]
    R14 - 1.5K, 1% Metal Film [271-1.5K-RC]
    R39 - 20K, 1% Metal Film [271-20K-RC]

    Ultra mod:
    D4 - Add any 3mm LED in series with stock diode
    *use switch for on-the-fly changing
    Small switch [1055-TA1330]
    Boss DS-1 clipping diodes may be 1N4148


    *On a new LED the "longer" pin is positive, shorter pin negative.
    *On a diode, the striped end is negative.
     
  4. Aj_rocker

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    Get it dated and valued, BEFORE you think about modding it. it could be worth a packet. And adding to it by modding will decrease this price.


    Aj
     
  5. RocknTommy

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    I need a little education here.

    The older ones from the 80's are different than the ones they have out now? Geee the one I have I guess I should have never painted and put stickers on it. :jo
     
  6. el34power

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    I learn something new everyday.
    Great site Thanks!
    Everything you would want to know about boss pedals.
     
  8. el34power

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    hmmm that's strange! I can't beleive the sound i got out of this thing! At one point i was really pissed to see how good it sounded! I paid $21.00 For c... sake! It is an old circuit old chip! I assume that's why it sounds good. Level, dimmed, distorion at 2:00 If I set the tone too high it does sound like ass. So i have to bring the tone back to 9:00 and compensate with the amp settings....i was floored.
     
  9. Franklin

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    Nice!! Glad to hear that!
     
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    Actually, most DS-1s sound alright with the tone knob at 9:00. The problem with this, of course, is that you're losing some high frequencies, so it's a tricky balance
     
  11. el34power

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    Makes sense....Actually, thats why i can dial in a pretty good tone threw the JCM...bright amp.
     

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