Get rid of DS-1?

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Get rid of DS-1?

Postby Hublocker » Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:14 pm

I have two pedals, a Boss DS-1 and a Boss OD-2.

I actually prefer just the sounds of a guitar and amp, but the OD-2 is useful as a volume boost and an overdrive sound when I want to switch quickly from rhythm to lead.

The DS-1 sound just too "canned," "metal" and solid state for me and quite limited as far as playing blues, R&R or country rock.

I've been thinking of offering it in exchange for a Boss TU-2 tuner on Craigslist.

What do you think of that idea?
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Re: Get rid of DS-1?

Postby leftyguitarman » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:34 pm

I have a DS-1. I havent used it in more than 6 months. You're exactly right; it sounds terrible. If you don't use it, get rid of it. I should probably get rid of mine.
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Re: Get rid of DS-1?

Postby preacher » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:17 pm

I have a DS-1 and use it extensively. I play mostly on a clean channel, and set the DS-1's tone setting at 7 o'clock, and the Distortion at 9 o;clock, with the volume at 12 o'clock. I find it puts off a warm overdriven sound. But, thats just me.
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Re: Get rid of DS-1?

Postby guitarslim101 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:54 am

You could always get it modded, or mod it yourself. There are all sorts of clipping mods and tone mods floating around for the DS-1.
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Re: Get rid of DS-1?

Postby thunda1216 » Fri May 08, 2009 12:27 am

I used to have one, but was not satisfied with it. I found better tones with a Danelectro FAB distortion for about 10 bucks. Much more musical

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