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  • Newer Boss Sd-1 mod

    I have the newer Boss SD-1 pedal, could the C6 mod be done on these pedals or is there another way?

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    Re: Newer Boss Sd-1 mod

    I've heard Boss has moved over to surface mount components. These are much harder to mod.
    "Patience is key. Hard work is obligatory. And it’s the decisions you make right now, not the habits of the past, that will shape your success in the future." - Janek Gwizdala

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    • #3
      Re: Newer Boss Sd-1 mod

      You can still find many minty older units for cheap online,,,just use the boss serial search to confirm it's not newer.

      http://www.stompboxzone.com/decoder/

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      • #4
        Re: Newer Boss Sd-1 mod

        Yea I figured as much, managed to get an older one today, sorry for the useless post ��
        Jackson Custom Tele
        Epiphone G400 PRO
        Marshall DSL40C w/V30
        GLS Audio
        Ernie Ball
        Dunlop
        SD-1

        Play music to skate too 🤙

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        • #5
          Re: Newer Boss Sd-1 mod

          Originally posted by Skater View Post
          Yea I figured as much, managed to get an older one today, sorry for the useless post ��
          I wouldn’t call it a useless post. If there’s a way to mod SMT pedals, it’d be cool to know how. Inquiring minds want to know.

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          • #6
            Re: Newer Boss Sd-1 mod

            Originally posted by Swampy View Post
            I wouldn’t call it a useless post. If there’s a way to mod SMT pedals, it’d be cool to know how. Inquiring minds want to know.
            You can mod SMT PCB's, but it requires fairly expensive gear to melt the solder paste, and remove the micro-size components...

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            • #7
              Re: Newer Boss Sd-1 mod

              Originally posted by Liam1963 View Post
              You can mod SMT PCB's, but it requires fairly expensive gear to melt the solder paste, and remove the micro-size components...


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              • #8
                Re: Newer Boss Sd-1 mod

                It doesn’t require expensive gear to mod SMT boards. If anything, a desoldering braid and a whole lotta patience.

                Last I looked at a SD-1, they were still through-hole. Same with the DS-1.
                Last edited by ErikH; 12-30-2018, 09:21 PM.

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                • #9
                  Re: Newer Boss Sd-1 mod

                  Originally posted by ErikH View Post
                  It doesn’t require expensive gear to mod SMT boards. If anything, a desoldering braid and a whole lotta patience.

                  Last I looked at a SD-1, they were still through-hole. Same with the DS-1.
                  The DS-1 and BD-2 went to SMD construction in 2016, not sure when the SD-1 changed, but it seems Boss is changing over many of the popular pedals one at a time.
                  Al

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                  • #10
                    Re: Newer Boss Sd-1 mod

                    I used to have an SD-1 a couple of years ago. Still full-size components. I think it's the Waza SD-1W that's SMD.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Newer Boss Sd-1 mod

                      Originally posted by ErikH View Post
                      It doesn’t require expensive gear to mod SMT boards. If anything, a desoldering braid and a whole lotta patience.

                      Last I looked at a SD-1, they were still through-hole. Same with the DS-1.
                      Unless you have a surgeon's skill, removing SMT components does take a little more than a desoldering braid, although I do agree with the patience, the issue is, removing components that have such a tiny footprint is not for the inexperienced, as you can easily destroy neighboring components if you're not careful....

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                      • #12
                        Re: Newer Boss Sd-1 mod

                        Originally posted by Rex_Rocker View Post
                        I used to have an SD-1 a couple of years ago. Still full-size components. I think it's the Waza SD-1W that's SMD.
                        No, just read this if you won't believe me or the others that have posted about the SMD change on Boss pedals:

                        http://stinkfoot.se/archives/3203

                        That's how I found about it, and since that article came out one or two other Boss pedals have changed to SMD.
                        Al

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                        • #13
                          Re: Newer Boss Sd-1 mod

                          Originally posted by Zombiwoof View Post
                          The DS-1 and BD-2 went to SMD construction in 2016, not sure when the SD-1 changed, but it seems Boss is changing over many of the popular pedals one at a time.
                          Al
                          Well damn. It's been a few years since I looked at the internals of either and last time I did, they were through-hole components. I know the chorus and delay pedals went to SMT about 10 years ago or so.

                          Originally posted by Liam1963 View Post
                          Unless you have a surgeon's skill, removing SMT components does take a little more than a desoldering braid, although I do agree with the patience, the issue is, removing components that have such a tiny footprint is not for the inexperienced, as you can easily destroy neighboring components if you're not careful....
                          I don't have a surgeon's skill. Is it more difficult? Yes. But not impossible. I did it once. Don't think I'll do it again.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Newer Boss Sd-1 mod

                            Originally posted by Zombiwoof View Post
                            No, just read this if you won't believe me or the others that have posted about the SMD change on Boss pedals:

                            http://stinkfoot.se/archives/3203

                            That's how I found about it, and since that article came out one or two other Boss pedals have changed to SMD.
                            Al
                            Oh. I sure hope the SD-1 is still made with full-size components. I just snagged a GE-7 this week, and it's still full-size components.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Newer Boss Sd-1 mod

                              Originally posted by Rex_Rocker View Post
                              Oh. I sure hope the SD-1 is still made with full-size components. I just snagged a GE-7 this week, and it's still full-size components.
                              You should consider the Analog Man $50 Ge7 Component upgrade. worth it -especially if you ever use it in an amp effect loop
                              “For me, when everything goes wrong – that’s when adventure starts.” Yvonne Chouinard

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