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Cutting out the clipping diodes will turn it into an overdrive type pedal with more gain than a typical overdrive - it's an easy mod and it's free. But, it limits the capabilities of the pedal.

 

If you open the box up, right about in the center of the PCB you will see two diodes right next to each other, running in opposite directions. Clip them both out.

 

If you don't know what a diode looks like, you might want to think twice about doing this as your first mod. If you're adventurous, use google to look up a pic of a board that has diodes so you know what to look for

 

They are marked as D4 and D5 on the screen printing (white etch on the PCB)

 

If you have the spare cash ($25 shipped), the Monte Allums tri-gain rectifier mod for the DS-1 is highly recommended - in addition to replacing several other components to improve the sound of the pedal, you install a three-position switch in place of the diodes, one of the positions is a "no-clipping" setting that is the same as cutting the diodes out, the other two positions either use silicon diodes or LED diodes for clipping, giving two different types of distortion. The instructions are very clear, and if you have any experience with a soldering iron, it won't be too hard.

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Cutting out the clipping diodes will turn it into an overdrive type pedal with more gain than a typical overdrive - it's an easy mod and it's free. But, it limits the capabilities of the pedal.


If you open the box up, right about in the center of the PCB you will see two diodes right next to each other, running in opposite directions. Clip them both out.

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thanks. The good think is that it worked. The bad thing is, there was already something wrong with the pedal, so it only works if the jack that goes in my guitar is about halfway in. If its all the way in, the sound just mutes. any ideas of fixing this?

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