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  • #31
    i still have my DS1, it wasmy first ever pedal-bought back in 1992, it's pretty beat up, but i take it out every now and again, my friend is gonna mod it for me when he's done with my Rat.
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    • #32
      I like the sd1 better. Im sure the analogman or any other modded ds1 prolly sounds fantastic though!

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      • #33
        I hate that pedal completely. I hated it years ago, but when I came onto this forum and heard all the people raving I decided to give it a try again. It still sucked. Really fake and plastic sounding to my ears.

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        • #34
          I used on in the Late 80's & Liked it .
          VERY CLEAR & TIGHT Not buzzy/mushy like all the other DS-1's I have tried latley
          Must have been a Jap one

          I bought one at a Pawn Shop last year without trying,
          It sux you can hear a clean tone underlying the distortion. Its either Too boomy or too bright.
          A local guy modded it for me & it still sux. Its made in Taiwan.

          Is there THAT MUCH of a difference between the Jap & Taiwan
          DS-1's or did I get rid of the best DS-1 ever made

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          • #35
            Well it's been a while now and the DS-1 remains my consent distortion pedal.Maybe my amp/guitar combo is made for this pedal. Who knows
            Fender Bassman 59RI LTD Amp EH Stereo Cathedral Reverb Fulltone GT-500 Fulltone FD-2 Maxon CS-550 Stereo Chorus Fender 2004 50 th Anniversary Stratocaster

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            • #36
              I have one with the Indyguitarist mod, I like it.
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              • #37
                Absolutely terrible pedal. I'd appreciate it if I never had to see one again. I challenge anyone to play the Jacques Fuseblower 2 distortion pedal and then come back and tell me the Boss DS-1 is better.

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                • #38
                  I've played a couple of stock DS-1s that sounded ok but I wasn't convinced to keep one until I got the Keeley DS-1 Ultra. That pedal sounds so much better than stock IMO. Keeley took a decent pedal and gave it balls.
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                  • #39
                    a modded SD-1 is wonderful.
                    i hate ds-1s...
                    We're in a cave at the end of the world, cooking and eating our friends.

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                    • #40
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                      • #41
                        I never cared for the sound of the DS-1 going into an amp, BUT, when I was using a POD and later a GT6 I used a DS-1 for boost and loved it. I think it is a great pedal for use with amp modeling gear.
                        Guitars: Fender, PRS, Schecter, Squier

                        Amps: Fender, Bad Cat, Orange, Vox

                        Effects: Wampler, Z Vex, Electro Harmonix, Dunlop, Zoom, TC

                        Pickups: Dominger Custom Pickups, Reilander Custom Pickups

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                        • #42
                          Bump Still think the thing sounds good going through a nice tube amp
                          Fender Bassman 59RI LTD Amp EH Stereo Cathedral Reverb Fulltone GT-500 Fulltone FD-2 Maxon CS-550 Stereo Chorus Fender 2004 50 th Anniversary Stratocaster

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by cutlerman
                            I've played a couple of stock DS-1s that sounded ok but I wasn't convinced to keep one until I got the Keeley DS-1 Ultra. That pedal sounds so much better than stock IMO. Keeley took a decent pedal and gave it balls.


                            My thoughts exactly. The ds-1 was the keeley pedal I liked the most of the 12 keely pedals I tried... which is a little odd because I thought I would like the java boost or the comp or the ts-9 more, but I didn't. The keeley ds-1 gave me an instant Joe Satriani lead & rythem sound (and that is actually what I look for in a distortion pedal) when set as a boost before a slightly clipping marshall 18w clone. Huge wall of tight distortion.

                            The stock ds-1 I tried in a local store was a total joke. bzzzzzzzz kggggggggg bzzzzzzzz. Those older japanese ones just have to be better I suppose .
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                            • #44
                              DS-1 is like a bad cut of beef. You can't eat it by itself. But if you marinade it, grind it up, and cook it with a bunch of spices then you can chew it up and swallow it without noticing how bad it really is. But if you do all that to a better cut of beef it's going to taste better.

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                              • #45
                                Much better



                                I still use a compressor instead.

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