#1
Hi!

I have a ds-1, and as most of you guys probably already know it sounds pretty crappy. I've understood that you can mod it to make it sound better though, so I decided to do a little bit of research.

I've never modded anything more than changing guitar pups, so I atleast know how to solder.

So what good, simple mods are there for the ds-1 to make it sound better? You know, less like a bad solid state amp
#2
remove it from your pedal chain

How are you using it, are you using it as a clean boost or for it's distortion?
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#4
This is easy, just component changes.
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=747311
Note that thread is very old.

Also Google "robert keeley ds1 mods" or however his name is spelled.
Last edited by Invader Jim at Jan 12, 2014,
#5
Quote by Invader Jim
This is easy, just component changes.
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=747311
Note that thread is very old.

Also Google "robert keeley ds1 mods" or however his name is spelled.

I don't know where to find those components, nor do I understand what to even look for or what they are called

I can't read those schemes either.. The mod seems interesting though, are there tutorials of how to read those schemes etc. ?
#6
If you can't read schematics or even know what the parts are, why would you ask about modding a pedal...

This is a good start for learning symbols and such.
https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/how-to-read-a-schematic/overview

Just google how to read schematics, how to identify components, how the components work, etc. There is no shortage of information out there.

This is an excellent textbook on the subject and each volume is available for download as a PDF file. It has all the basics as well as more advanced stuff most people wouldn't even really need.
http://www.ibiblio.org/kuphaldt/electricCircuits/index.htm
#7
Quote by Invader Jim
If you can't read schematics or even know what the parts are, why would you ask about modding a pedal...

This is a good start for learning symbols and such.
https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/how-to-read-a-schematic/overview

Just google how to read schematics, how to identify components, how the components work, etc. There is no shortage of information out there.

This is an excellent textbook on the subject and each volume is available for download as a PDF file. It has all the basics as well as more advanced stuff most people wouldn't even really need.
http://www.ibiblio.org/kuphaldt/electricCircuits/index.htm

Well I've got to start somewhere, don't I?
I'll check it out. Thanks.