#1
Just to the people who use this pedal, do you prefer to use it as a dirt pedal or as a boost pedal?

Vai uses it as a boost while Satch uses it as his main dirt pedal through the clean channel in his amp.
#2
it's up to you, really. i have the digitech hot head (which is a glorified ds1 with a bass control, far as i'm aware) and i use it as a distortion... but normally over an already crunchy amp. So I'm sort of hedging my bets with it.
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#3
I use it as a boost, but I removed a couple of diodes first which increase the output and bass and lower the filth. I don't think the stock one has enough output to be a boost so much as just another gain stage, which is what I originally used it for.
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#4
I also am currently using it as boost, tho I also like the tone of it as a dirt pedal on it's own but it just seems to lack in mid range frequencies too much that I'm afraid it won't cut through the mix. Or is it just me?
#5
^ yeah it's a bit scooped. and as TomMon says, doesn't have tons of output boost on tap.
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#6
So I guess it's just good for smoothing out the tone then? Or maybe a gain booster? I keep finding people say it's great to use with another dirt pedal.
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#7
yeah if you hit the front of it with an sd1 or similar (something tubescreamer-based) it works well.

also the scoopedness of it works well for some things. it's quite reactive to your playing and very clear/glassy-sounding, which is nice for some things.
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#8
What about doing it the other way around? Putting the DS-1 in front of another drive. Anyone here likes doing that?
#9
i'm not sure i've ever tried that. I think that way will sound brighter/edgier. I think you get more tonal shaping from the first pedal in the chain. it's a perfectly valid way to do it if you like how it sounds.
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#10
I guess it's perfect then if I have an OD for my rhythm tone then I'll tap tap on my DS-1 for a higher gained and sharper sounding lead tone. Thanks mate.
#11
I'd probably do it the other way round, use the ds1 for rhythm and both for lead (and the od on its own for softer/lower gain tones). but there aren't any rules, just do whatever sounds good.
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#12
Hmm I'm not so sure which pedal to put in first now. OD before the DS-1 keeps the tone of the DS-1 and just adds saturation really, which I like but DS-1 before the OD creates a very full sounding lead tone with the characteristics of both the OD and DS-1 showing up.
#13
Then go with what you like best!
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#14
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Hmm I'm not so sure which pedal to put in first now. OD before the DS-1 keeps the tone of the DS-1 and just adds saturation really, which I like but DS-1 before the OD creates a very full sounding lead tone with the characteristics of both the OD and DS-1 showing up.




yeah i'm indecisive too
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