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Boss DS-1

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by metallist, Jan 8, 2008.


  1. ***I have searched to no avail*** :bag:

    I recently tried out a Boss DS-1 distortion for guitar (on bass) - I really liked it.

    Has anyone else had experience with one of these pedals?

    Cheers, Simon
     
  2. Woops! I didn't search the archives - just the effects thread.
    :ninja:
     
  3. OhThePeacock

    OhThePeacock

    Sep 15, 2007
    Wausau, WI
    It's okay but there's better out there, I modded mine with the tremolo/noise/self oscillation thing and I basically just use it for noise not distortion really. It cuts a lot of low end and gives way to much of a volume boost.
     
  4. What are some others that would be better?
     
  5. OhThePeacock

    OhThePeacock

    Sep 15, 2007
    Wausau, WI
    Are you wanting a distortion or overdrive? Either of the words would come up with a plethora of knowledge on certain pedals for those functions, I can think of at least 1 decent sized thread for each of those that have been on the first page in the last day.
     
  6. I am looking for more of a Distortion - something that can be really harsh (not Big Muff harsh) and something that I can tame to give me a little grit.
     
  7. OhThePeacock

    OhThePeacock

    Sep 15, 2007
    Wausau, WI
    Scroll down just a little bit and look at the "Distortion Hell" thread.
     
  8. kyral210

    kyral210

    Sep 14, 2007
    Manchester
    The Ibanez PD7 seems to have a bit more in the way of balls. Just go to the Boss, ibanez, and digitech websites, check their products out,

    If I had the money (I will save up) I would buy an MXR Blowtorch. They jsut sound unbelievable!
     
  9. dannybuoy

    dannybuoy

    Aug 3, 2005
    Earth
    Not tried the DS-1, but I had a DS-2 Turbo Distortion lying around, and it sounds really good on bass, as long as the turbo switch is set to I and not II (II sucks the bass away).

    Got a Humphrey modded Bad Monkey now which is way better, but surprisingly similar.
     
  10. I find the the DS-1 pretty cool for playing around and home, or even for recording I can make it work, but if I try and use it with a band it just gets me lost in the mix.

    Try a Proco Rat, almost similar but it works better for bass imo.
     
  11. Thanks for the advice - I am going to see if I can try find one in Melbourne!
     
  12. There, fixed it fer ya ;)
     
  13. I should probably try a Turbo Rat....
     
  14. i have a DS-1 but i only use it for guitar because my russian big muff is just so tasty and smooth
     
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