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  • #16
    Re: Anyone owned or used a Boss SD1 Super Overdrive

    One just cant go wrong with an SD-1.

    JB Humbucker Equiped guitar -- Boss SD-1 -- Overdriven Marshall = Tone Heaven

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    • #17
      Re: Anyone owned or used a Boss SD1 Super Overdrive

      Responding to an almost 14 year old thread? Aiming for a new record?
      "So understand/Don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years/Face up, make your stand/And realize you're living in the golden years"
      Iron Maiden - Wasted Years

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      • #18
        Re: Anyone owned or used a Boss SD1 Super Overdrive

        use it like a tubescreamer... because it's basically a buffered-bypass tubescreamer. greate in front of a marshall. turn the drive down and vol up and it's a great dirty boost.

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        • #19
          Re: Anyone owned or used a Boss SD1 Super Overdrive

          i dont love the buffer, wish i had known that was my issue back when i had the first mij one. i keep my sd1 (same as the one i said id hold onto 14 years ago!) in a bypass loop with an oc2 to keep the buffers out of the way unless the pedal is on. yes i know im being super picky but i can hear a difference i dont like with them inline. the buffer on my rotosphere on the other hand is glorious

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          • #20
            Re: Anyone owned or used a Boss SD1 Super Overdrive

            perhaps I'm more picky than you... but I HATE the buffer on my rotosphere! treble bleed like crazy... but then I have version 1 so... I dunno what version you have. Being a ge fuzz fan, I don't like any buffers really.

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            • #21
              Re: Anyone owned or used a Boss SD1 Super Overdrive

              Burning death to bypass!

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              • #22
                Re: Anyone owned or used a Boss SD1 Super Overdrive

                i have a mk2. i like my ge fuzzface too but its always first inline. roto is usually last inline before the amps

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                • #23
                  Re: Anyone owned or used a Boss SD1 Super Overdrive

                  Some day Ill try a Rotosphere....
                  PFDarkside
                  of the Forum
                  Last edited by PFDarkside; 02-22-2019, 01:05 PM.
                  Oh no.....


                  Oh Yeah!

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                  • #24
                    Re: Anyone owned or used a Boss SD1 Super Overdrive

                    I own a Boss SD-1 pedal and it's one of the best $50 I spent on a new guitar pedal. It has a metal casing for durability which is a bonus. It has a great classic rock tone you can get from it and you can dial in the sweet-spot with this must have pedal. I like how the Boss pedals are designed and it has an easy battery change for the 9V battery compartment.

                    I loved the pedal so much that I bought it's orange sister the Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal. I did a simple mod on the circuit board by de-soldering one of the diode ends so it's out of the circuit. This process makes the TONE control on the DS-1 much more usable. Before when it was stock if you turned the tone past 12 o'clock then your guitar would sound like a can of bees...an unusable tone IMHO.

                    I have a Fender Twin Reverb amplifier that sounds pretty amazing & loud! Since it doesn't have a distortion channel the amp makes for a perfect pallet for distortion & overdrive pedals. Currently I'm using a DigiTech Bad Monkey pedal along with the orange Boss DS-1 and the combo creates a true Rock 'n' Roll heaven of a tone & sound. There's a lot of range of different distortions I can get from this combo of pedals.

                    The DigiTech Bad Monkey overdrive pedal is another great pedal I purchased new for $50. It also has a metal casing and it has 4 control knobs. They are Level, Low, High, & Gain. This allows you to get a wider range of shape for your sound. This pedal is said to be very comparable to the Ibanez Tube Screamer pedal which is very popular amongst fellow guitarists. This pedal with the Boss Distortion pedal produces a Marshall stack sound.

                    I've read a few posts on this thread and have found the Boss SD-1 Super OverDrive pedal makes for a great boost pedal. I was thinking I need one for my pedal chain. Currently I plug my guitar first into the Bad Monkey pedal and next into the DS-1 and then out to the amplifier. Now a question for all...if I want to use the Boss SD-1 as a boost pedal would I first plug my guitar into the SD-1 and then out to the 2 other pedals, etc. or do I put the SD-1 after the 2 other pedals in the chain? Any replies much appreciated.



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