A Boss SD-1. Desert Island pedal with a Marshall.

Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by Neptical, Nov 13, 2020.

  1. Guitar Rod

    Guitar Rod Well-Known Member

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    I have the Joyo Ultimate Drive as well. At first I didn't get along with it, but after playing around with it again I love it. Similar settings to you. DSL50 on clean channel with gain at 3 o'clock. Always set it there if using pedal gain to make it sound more natural. Just at the point of a little breakup. Pedal gain at 9 o'clock, tone at 1-2 o'clock, at volume at unity. I'll push the gain past 1 o'clock if I want a fuzzy distortion.
     
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    big fan... my sd1 is the perfect match to my 2203
     
  3. MonstersOfTheMidway

    MonstersOfTheMidway Well-Known Member

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    @OP:
    I, too, have an older SD-1 (maybe 20 years old). For me, SD-1 is one of those pedals that has just enough unique tone characteristics that is hard to find in other pedals and in most amps. SD-1 works great as a boost to a channel that is already distorted/dirty, but it also works great as main distortion/dirt tone if you set the amp for a clean tone. I doubt if I'd ever let it go because it's just too good.
     
  4. Mitchell Pearrow

    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I am also a proud owner of the Joyo ultimate drive, and I use it in the high mode, I last used it on my Origin rig
    Gain just before 9:00
    Tone just before 12:00
    Level just past 12:00
    No boost was used on the Origins
    And with my V I got a great old school Marshall tone.
    The clip on my Utube channel is Shadows on the Moon !!
    Cheers
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Here it is
    Thanks for listening
    Mitch
     
  6. Clockworkmike

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    Love it!! Got that early Priest swagger going on with your own flavor
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Thanks Mike, I appreciate the compliment, and that early Priest swagger is very much what I was trying for.
    Cheers
    Mitch
     
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    i use one with my JMP. I always go back to it no matter what i try.
     
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    I A/B’d my tube screamer against my joyo ultimate drive and the ultimate drive won! It had a little more balls and bite to it.
     
  10. Neptical

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    Thinking of purchasing 1 more SD-1 to have two on the board. One to drive the amp and one to boost. Stacked would probably be killer.

    For big SD-1 fans here you go. :fever:




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  11. Sustainium

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    I’d buy another just for skull shirt.:lol:
     
  12. Most_Triumphant

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    I love my SD-1 it was my first pedal and it always finds its way back.

    Currently, I'm really enjoying MXR's sugar drive as a boost, but may have to switch back to the Boss to see how they compare.
     
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    Neptical Well-Known Member

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    Right on! For a little while I was using my MXR Custom Modified Badass OD ( another SD-1 variant). Great, great OD, but missing my SD-1, on a whim I decided to throw it back on the board. It's just a perfect engagement with ALL my Marshalls. Very transparent even max' d out (except for gain). I have a Taiwanese version as well so I can't speak for a MIJ unit.
     

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