#1
I bought a Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal a week ago. It was working at my uncles in Texas with the same exact wires an amp. It worked back at my home for a day, and then today no distortion comes out. I have gain on, volume, everything. I even put a fresh battery in. The amp is on clean channel. The distortion channel works, but it is extremely fuzzy and muddy, and I also want the pedal to serve as a footswitch. At my uncles, it worked with the clean channel on.

Please help ASAP! Thank you!
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#3
is there no sound coming out?
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#4
hmm a similar thing happened to me when i first started out. try switching the cables around. remember the output goes toward the amp and input is towards the guitar. its a simple solution but it happened to me many times when i first started out.
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#5
I was gonna say, did you plug it in properly? Input is the cable coming from your guitar, output it going to your amp. I'm sure thats your problem
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#7
First, there is no distortion.

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I was gonna say, did you plug it in properly? Input is the cable coming from your guitar, output it going to your amp. I'm sure thats your problem

I have it like this:
Wall > Amp > Output PEDAL Input > Guitar
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Last edited by cgmetallica1981 at Jan 1, 2010,
#8
maybe there's a wire loose inside?

delete system 32 then take it to a shop and see if they can fix it.
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#9
Quote by cgmetallica1981
First, there is no distortion.


I have it like this:
Wall > Amp > Output PEDAL Input > Guitar

There's the issue. The pedal goes between the guitar and the amp.

Guitar > Pedal Input > Pedal Output > Amp Input
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#10
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delete system 32 then take it to a shop and see if they can fix it.




try to isolate the problem

try different cables

put another battery in it

make sure your guitar is working (plug straight into the amp without the pedal, replace batteries if you've got active pickups)

double check to make sure you've got it hooked up right
#11
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it may be a problem INSIDE the pedal, so a shop would be the best bet there.
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#12
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There's the issue. The pedal goes between the guitar and the amp.

Guitar > Pedal Input > Pedal Output > Amp Input


Thats what I said reversed...
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#13
like i said, take it to a shop. if its something simple they'll tell you how to fix it and if its a problem with the pedal itself it shouldn't cost to much to fix or replace.
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#14
Since it's just a DS-1 theres really no reason to take it into a shop, just buy another one.
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#15
Fixed it! I put it on the distortion channel on the amp, and put the gain to zero so it was clean.
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maybe there's a wire loose inside?

delete system 32 then take it to a shop and see if they can fix it.


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#21
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Fixed it! I put it on the distortion channel on the amp, and put the gain to zero so it was clean.



Huh? How did that fix it? Typically the only problem you'll run into with the Ds-1 is the jacks get dirty causing loss of sound, either clean them off or jack with your input till sound comes out. Other than that these pedals are tough as nails.
#23
From what I understand, the pedal only worked on the distortion channel of the amp, but he hates the distortion channel and wanted to use the pedal in its stead. To work around this problem, he just turned the gain all the way down on the distortion channel so that it sounded clean, and just uses this as his "clean" channel.
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