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    Agileguy_101
    Master of his Domain

  • Agileguy_101
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    Re: LHS's Boss DS-1 Mod thread

    I never had a DS-1 and I gave up on the DS-1. Save your monies.

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  • Andrew Lamprecht
    Minion of One

  • Andrew Lamprecht
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    I have owned many different mods of the DS-1... Monte Allums, Analogman, and 1 that was modded by someone to be closer to a JM800 sound... I didn't like any of them... they all sounded fake....I gave up on the DS-1

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  • Left_Hand_Strat
    Mojo's Minions

  • Left_Hand_Strat
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    UBER BUMB.

    I have finished the mod after several months of it living in my room in bits due to work etc.

    I have completed the above mod and I am still disappointed with the pedals' sound.

    it sounds thin and brittly fizzy to be hones,t only good setting is tone at 11 o clock and dist at 1 o clock. apart from that it sounds crap, anyway to make this thing sound thicker with more bottom end??

    I am contemplating a full JCM 900 mod on it.

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  • marcello252
    Toneologist

  • marcello252
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    Re: LHS's Boss DS-1 Mod thread

    Originally posted by ratherdashing View Post
    Agree on the metal vs carbon film in a pedal. I've used them interchangeably in all my mods and designs with no noticeable effect.
    there are no differences in sound, at least for a common human being.

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  • Left_Hand_Strat
    Mojo's Minions

  • Left_Hand_Strat
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    Re: LHS's Boss DS-1 Mod thread

    Ok so I have changed the resistors to enable the fat mod.

    Due to work and visiting a friend in hospital I haven't tried it yet. I am also now painting the casing metallic purple as I prefer it to the orange but I will retain the orange where the labels are for the controls, etc as it saves me trying to order customs decals.

    So progress is still happening albeit very slowly. Lol

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  • ratherdashing
    Kablamminator

  • ratherdashing
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    Re: LHS's Boss DS-1 Mod thread

    Agree on the metal vs carbon film in a pedal. I've used them interchangeably in all my mods and designs with no noticeable effect.

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  • ErikH
    Mojo's Minions

  • ErikH
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    I've gotten the assortments from Radio Shack. Still haven't used them all. If you think you'll use 1000 pieces or so, for $10, that's a great deal.

    LHS: don't worry about metal film vs carbon film here. If all you can get is metal film, fine, but don't make it a requirement.

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  • SoCalSteve
    Ultimate Tone Slacker

  • SoCalSteve
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    Re: LHS's Boss DS-1 Mod thread

    Originally posted by ErikH View Post
    It is important to change both to the recommended values. They effect the bias of that transistor. If it's not biased right, the sound will get farty or no sound at all. You can order 150k resistors online. 120k should be OK but I wouldn't stray much further than that.
    All right, thanks.

    Do you think those resistor assortments on ebay are decent - 1000 or 2000 pieces for like $10?

    Or maybe I'll just get the 500 pc. from Radio Shack.

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  • Left_Hand_Strat
    Mojo's Minions

  • Left_Hand_Strat
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    Re: LHS's Boss DS-1 Mod thread

    Originally posted by ErikH View Post
    Not necessary really. I've done a/b tests with carbon film vs. metal film in simple booster circuits and cannot hear the difference at all. The difference really is apparent in high voltage circuits like amps and such where tight tolerances may be required.
    even so, still better quality, not a bad thing.

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  • ErikH
    Mojo's Minions

  • ErikH
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    Re: LHS's Boss DS-1 Mod thread

    Originally posted by Left_Hand_Strat View Post
    Epically awesome on an epic epic scale.

    I was thinking or getting all the resistors replaced with metal film ones.
    Not necessary really. I've done a/b tests with carbon film vs. metal film in simple booster circuits and cannot hear the difference at all. The difference really is apparent in high voltage circuits like amps and such where tight tolerances may be required.

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  • Left_Hand_Strat
    Mojo's Minions

  • Left_Hand_Strat
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    Re: LHS's Boss DS-1 Mod thread

    Originally posted by ErikH View Post
    A blue body means metal film. Just a different material and tighter tolerance, usually +/- 1%. As long as they are the correct value by the bands (that does not change from material to material) you're fine.
    Epically awesome on an epic epic scale.

    I was thinking or getting all the resistors replaced with metal film ones.

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  • ErikH
    Mojo's Minions

  • ErikH
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    Re: LHS's Boss DS-1 Mod thread

    Originally posted by Left_Hand_Strat View Post
    Also the resistors I got were blue??? Same.markings but blue and not tan colored so will this make a difference?
    A blue body means metal film. Just a different material and tighter tolerance, usually +/- 1%. As long as they are the correct value by the bands (that does not change from material to material) you're fine.

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  • Left_Hand_Strat
    Mojo's Minions

  • Left_Hand_Strat
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    Re: LHS's Boss DS-1 Mod thread

    Also the resistors I got were blue??? Same.markings but blue and not tan colored so will this make a difference?

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  • ErikH
    Mojo's Minions

  • ErikH
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    It is important to change both to the recommended values. They effect the bias of that transistor. If it's not biased right, the sound will get farty or no sound at all. You can order 150k resistors online. 120k should be OK but I wouldn't stray much further than that.

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  • SoCalSteve
    Ultimate Tone Slacker

  • SoCalSteve
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    Re: LHS's Boss DS-1 Mod thread

    Originally posted by Left_Hand_Strat View Post
    okies one at a time then. got the resistors and got the wrong one, Needed a 150K one not 100k, FAIL.... **** sake...
    That's okay. I couldn't get a 150k myself. See how you like it without changing R6.

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