#1
So I just got a boss ds-1 yesterday. It worked completely fine playing through my amp at home. I play in a winter drumline and am just connected through the pedal to the soundboard. It's sounded like a blown amp the entire day. It's awful. I've changed the different cords and batteries/power supply. I havent had a chance to pull the back off yet to see if anything came loose. Any ideas?
#2
Did you check the amp? If it's not the one you used at home (even if it is) the problem might be that.

I don't know anything about fixing pedals/amps/whathaveyou so please be patient until a more competent UGer comes along.
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#3
It will sound that way if you connect it right to the soundboard, sorry.

It's meant to be played trough a guitar amp, which boosts the frequencies that we normally listen to in guitar.
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It will sound that way if you connect it right to the soundboard, sorry.

It's meant to be played trough a guitar amp, which boosts the frequencies that we normally listen to in guitar.

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#5
Did you play it through your amp again? It might just be their shitty soundboard.

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#6
I had that idea in the back of my head. Is there anyway a preamp pedal or and eq pedal in front of it can fix that? I can't roll an amp out on the floor when we compete as much as I would like to.
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Did you play it through your amp again? It might just be their shitty soundboard.



Soundboards are not amps, they do not color the tone, they are designed to reproduce the input signal as originally as possible, which the input signal of a DS-1 or any distortion pedal for that matter sounds like a blown amp.

The pedal is fine, soundboard is fine to, you just learned that pedals are designed for amps, and not for stand alone effects.
#8
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It will sound that way if you connect it right to the soundboard, sorry.


Completely missed that. Though TS plugged it into an amp
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She insists to wear this lights.

I don't think so.

How can I persuade her?
#9
You need something designed to be run into a flat response amp like a Pod. Something that simulates the guitar amp. A DS-1 is pushing to sound good into a guitar amp let alone a mixing desk.
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