Boss SD-1

Discussion in 'The Tone Zone' started by scozz, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. Mitchell Pearrow

    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    Only your ears can tell you the answer, but I am guessing that they both will do something for you!
     
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    Since I bought the MXR10 band eq.
    I have stopped using the SD1, and the boost mode on my Origin’s
     
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    Thank you for your kind words !!
    I'm glad you're still enjoying that pedal .
     
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    Im a bit like Scozz, been playing 30+ years and had never tried an SD1 even with having a pedal collection. I have a few old Boss pedals but I'm not that big a fan of Boss in general. Got gas and bought the SD1 Waza. I like it. Especially the custom mode. I run mine with tone around 11 o'clock, volume 330, gain 830. Just like any pedal though, it doesn't gel with everything. My favorite use for it is with my 59 Stratocaster into my 2525H. It adds that cool scratchy sound to the neck pickup and also evens out the volume across all my pickups. The bridge is typical vintage bridge but this one pedal fattens the sound there.
     
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    I've been using my SD1 on and if for 30 years. What brings me back is a certain grit it has when you dig in, that other pedals just lack. As far as the sd1/ts9. They are nearly identical circuit. Just a few values changed in the tone control. But it makes the sd1( warning, opinion, tread carefully) work well with humbuckers/ Marshall when the ts9 is great with single coils and fender amps .. but yes, it is a certain sound..
    J
     
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    and asymmetric clipping, which is where the grit comes from. So instead of two clipping diodes in parallel , I think they have two going one way and one the other, something like that I'd have to check to give a better explanation.
     
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    I know.. but it makes minimal tonal difference. And there are loads of drive boxes with asymmetrical clipping that still lacks that something when digging in... too smooth in the high end... I've modded mine with LEDs for clipping then taking down the signal just before the volume pot, back to stock level and thereby reducing the noise by ~6db. Might not sound like much, but at the start of the chain in a high gain set up, makes a big difference
    J
     
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    could you please say this again but a little louder please.
     
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    I have said this more than once.
    But no one wants me to yell, lol
    Mitch
     
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    it just another testament it my preaching's about owning and using EQ pedals.
    what a wonderful thing the majority over look.
     
  11. Ufoscorpion

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    Different boost/overdrive pedals have differing results on different amps . In other words a particular pedal may sound great with one amp and sound shit with another . Unfortunately the only way to find a pedal suited to a particular amp is to TRY THEM ALL , lol .
     
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    Agreed!
     
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    Forgot to mention, I like a rat with my Laney protube and a tubescreamer with the EVH , doesn’t sound great the other way round .
     
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  14. Biff Maloy

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    I use my MXR 10-Band in my effects loop if I need to. I find it much more dynamic there but yes it does work great out front.

    About the SD1W and its uniqueness and why i like it on my Stratocaster. The bridge gets a nice compression and makes that pickup very suitable for a Rock tone. Its the only pedal that makes that weak vintage pickup sound almost like a humbucker. Other than maybe a Fuzz it stands alone in how it interacts.
     
  15. Mitchell Pearrow

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    I have only had the 10 band eq for almost a year now, and can’t believe the difference it makes.
    I will probably bore everyone in this thread or it’s a rerun but I am going to bring a clip of my Dsl40c’s on red ultra 1 no SD1 but this clip was done with 3 Dsl40c’s and a lead 100 mosfet (3210)
     
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    This is with the Origin 50H and the 3210 and I am still using the SD1 on this clip!
    Sorry for the repeat.
    Mitch
     
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    This is 2 Origin 50H’s an the 3210 no SD1 thanks in advance for taking the time to check it out.
    Mitch
     
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    I enjoy your great 'riffing' Mitchell! You`re living my dream by cranking your Marshalls whenever you want to! Good stuff! t
     
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    Anyone know the tone difference between the SD-1 & the OD-1?
     

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