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Mick Reid

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Dec 3rd, 2017 01:10 AM        

I know nothing about this pedal except that I think everyone (except me) has or has had one.<br /> <br /> Are the brand new modern day DS-1's any "less good" than the "vintage" ones?<br /> <br /> Dramatic changes in circuitry or op-amps over the years?<br /> <br /> Got a chance to get a used one for 20 bucks...<br />



Mick Reid

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Dec 3rd, 2017 03:51 PM        

Well, it's gone now. Didn't last long on gumtree at 20 bucks.<br /> <br /> But still interested in answers to my questions above.<br /> Also the differences between DS-1, 2, 3's if anyone can tell me. <br /> <br /> Can get a newie (DS-1) for $60, or "vintage" 80's" ones for around $130. Is it worth the extra 70 bucks?<br /> <br /> I'm kind of new to distortion, been mostly an overdrive guy until recently.<br />



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Dec 7th, 2017 06:11 AM        

Mick, You could check out Keeley or Analogman mod DS-1s.



Mick Reid

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Dec 7th, 2017 04:02 PM        

Thanks rfrakes331K.<br /> Being the fickle nut that I am, I'm off the DS-1 thing now.<br /> <br /> I'm onto Zendrive clones now :^)<br /> <br /> Can't afford a real one :^(<br />



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Dec 7th, 2017 04:28 PM        

I don't think you missed out on much, Mick. Some people like them, many don't! Kinda bright and fizzy sounding from what I remember (years ago) about mine.<br /> I'd take an SD-1 any day especially at the same price (they used to be, anyway).



Mick Reid

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Dec 7th, 2017 06:02 PM        

"I'd take an SD-1 any day..."<br /> <br /> Yeah, I'm finding Overdrive is still my comfort zone over Distortion. It may be a subtle difference to some, but I think OD is a more "natural" sound to it.<br /> <br /> I do have a MXR Super Badass Distortion that I'll keep just in case I ever "need" the sound. It is quite a warm sounding distortion.<br />



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Dec 7th, 2017 06:13 PM        

I think I’ve had a SD-1. But not a DS-1.



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Dec 8th, 2017 12:09 PM        

I have a DS-1 I bought a year ago and it is a nice distortion pedal for heavy music. I also had one many years ago and honestly do not remember anything about it that sounded different.<br /> <br /> I know Gary Moore used one, dont know if it was modded or not.



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Dec 8th, 2017 02:22 PM        

I had the Keeley DS-1 ultra mod and quite liked the sound. Like Mick, I think I`m more an OD sort of guy.



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Dec 8th, 2017 04:20 PM        

I don't own a distortion pedal per say but have two Boss OD-2 boxes. The color knob changed the pedal for a TS type OD to a very metal like distortion and everything in between. The tone knob is very effective. They are $90 street price in the state brand new.<br /> <br /> I use these when I provide back line for shows and throw one in front of each am I provide. Works out well.



Mick Reid

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Dec 8th, 2017 05:38 PM        

"I don't own a distortion pedal per say but have two Boss OD-2 boxes."<br /> <br /> That's an interesting one Hammond. Could be the best of both worlds so to speak.<br /> <br /> I've acquired a few other pedals the past couple of weeks, so it may be a while before I start looking again. (he said with a grin...)<br />



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