Substitutes for BD2 and SD1 pedals

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  1. Leb

    Leb Member

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    Hi guys,
    currently i am running BD2 - SD1 - Curnch box.

    BD2 sets to very mild gain and when activated is very transparent
    SD1 sets to slightly more gain but has a mid hump
    Curnch box needless to say its for high gain stuff.

    My Boss pedals are modded.
    What are the substitutes u think would kick these 2 pedals of my board?
    Lets look at the max price of 200.

    Leb
     
  2. MarkWorth

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    i used to play an k bd-2, and if i remember, an OCD, then a hotcakekicked it off....very horrid brittle high end on the bd-2 with my dc30
     
  3. Oddos

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    SD-9 is a pretty common replacement for the DS-1.

    As for the BD-2..... All the favourites people talk about on this board, The E, the Cot all kinds of mid reduced TS type pedals and so on. It all depends on how you like to use them though.
     
  4. Leb

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    What are the mid reduced TS type of pedals?
    Is BD2 considered a TS pedal?
     
  5. Aruntang

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    I am not sure if you mean $200 in total or $200 for each pedal, but here are my choices going from my 1st choice being what I currently use to my last being what I used to use. I hear the AC Booster has had its voicing changed a bit to be more open and gainer so I might look at an AC again.

    Overdrive--------Distortion------ Clean/Gain Boost

    MJM Blues Devil - Xotic BB Preamp - Xotic RC Booster

    MJM Blues Devil - Xotic BB Preamp - Xotic AC Booster

    Xotic AC Booster -Xotic BB Preamp - Xotic RC Booster


    I recently tried out a Keeley modded BD-2 and thought it was awesome so another option might be

    Keeley BD-2 - Xotic BB preamp - RC Booster

    Aw Heck why not get all of them. I think that would give you all the shades of dirt you could ask for. Each pedal being under $200.

    Gain Boost---- Overdrive--------- Distortion ------Clean Boost
    Keeley BD-2 - MJM Blues Devil - Xotic BB preamp - Xotic RC Booster

    I just realised that your Boss pedals are modded but I still think the four of them would be a cool idea. I might just try and grab a Keeley BD-2!:dude
     
  6. Leb

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    Oh ya i forgot to mention i actually place my RC booster after the 3 pedals.
    But the RC is always on as it fattens my tone big time :D
     
  7. Aruntang

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    Yeah I think the RC has earned a permanent place on my board.
     
  8. Oddos

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    Nope. Just often used for about the same range of overdrive.

    How do you use it?
     
  9. Medication

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    Menatone Red Snapper. No mid hump, very smooth. Worth checking out.
     
  10. Leb

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    I use it for mild overdrive. Sounds like a clean sound (but slightly distorted) kind.
     
  11. AL30

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    We are talking SD-1 (yellow) and NOT DS-1 (orange) correct?

    Anyway, the Boss SD-1 is a Tube Screamer knock off. So look in that direction.

    AL
     
  12. cbpickin

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    I replaced my BD-2 with a Tim and Timmy. Similar in the non-compressed, grainy type of od, but without the high end fizzle. Way under the $200 price, but a fairly long wait.
    To replace the SD-1, I would look at the MJM Blues Devil. It is a great TS type pedal for under $200. Some folks really like the MI Audio Blue Box Deluxe for this application also. It is another very reasonably priced TS style pedal.
     
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    Not to cause mutiny in the ranks but I found the exact opposite to be true. i had a Keeley BD that I sold to fund a Timmy. With the Timmy I had more high end fizzle and harshness. Unloaded it for a obscene profit and picked up another Keeley BD....Im happy.

    The TS variants are legion. There are a lot i could be happy with. But I've settled on an AC Booster for now.


    Bob
     
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    I use a Cot and a Voodoo-1 for this (Cot for dynamics and a little bright slight drive and Voodoo for more bass and a bit of compression). I`m sure the Eternity will work well too when I get it.

    The Timmy is cool as well. The BD-2 still is a nice pedal though, I think. Analog Man does a cool mod and so does Indyguitarist.com

    The BJF Green Wonder is another winner, and tons more.
     
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    The TC Jauernig DGTM is an excellent pedal that sounds very open. Only goes for 140, and is boutique goodness!
     
  17. Leb

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    Will the Screwdriver or Mosferatu throw my SD1 off my board?
    The SD1 modded sounds alittle gritty for me, not smooth enouff.
     
  18. Leb

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    Any comments guys? Thanks :D
     
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    Me too - the Timmy is THE 'transparent' low gain overdrive, IMO.

    For a TS-type replacement, look into an MI Audio Blue Boy Deluxe.
     
  20. Leb

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    Yea been hearing so much about the timmy too :D but can the BD2 sound close to the timmy?

    I am also looking at the Blues Boy Pro to replace my sd1.
    Or maybe the mosferatu or screwdriver.

    What do u guys think ?
     

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