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    Toneologist JMP/HBE's Avatar
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    Default Re: Talk to me about the Boss DS1 in stock form.

    I had a DS-1.

    Very plain & ordinary sounding.

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    Default Re: Talk to me about the Boss DS1 in stock form.

    Vai, Lynch, and countless others have used a DS-1 as a boost pushing a crunchy Marshall, Satch used one as his main distortion into a clean channel. Of course, some of those may have been the older MIJ or early MIT versions with the Toshiba TA7136P chip. I know Vai used a Keeley SEM modded new version for a while too (pretty sure all the Keeley modded ones are the new ones). As mentioned, the original versions are quite a bit warmer sounding, I've tried one next to a newer one and there is quite a difference.

    And before it gets asked, no, the new ones can't be modded to be like the old ones, it's a very different circuit.

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    Default Re: Talk to me about the Boss DS1 in stock form.

    Why would they change the circuit on a successful pedal?
    I can understand cheaping out on components and moving production, those are typical businessman decisions, but why radically change a product that is selling well??

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    Default Re: Talk to me about the Boss DS1 in stock form.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Locher View Post
    Why would they change the circuit on a successful pedal?
    I can understand cheaping out on components and moving production, those are typical businessman decisions, but why radically change a product that is selling well??
    They donít do it to cheapen things, but some parts become obsolete, so they have to switch to different op amps from time to time. Then they might alter a few other parts to go along with it.

    But different op amps donít sound all that different.

    Some of the mods out there are because people plug these things into amps running really clean, which wasnít what the pedal was designed for.


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