#1
Yesterday I bought myself a "Hot Head" by Digitech, and right away I noticed how poor the overall loudness is in this thing. I search for mods, but there is literally nothing. Do anyone know which transistor I should replace, or something to get this baby properly roar?
#2
Far as i'm aware a hot head is basically a glorified boss ds1, and there are tons of mods available for it if you search online.

Only concerns are 1) I'm not sure if any of those mods do anything about the output volume and 2) unlike the Boss version the digitech uses SMD which is a pain to mod.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Far as i'm aware a hot head is basically a glorified boss ds1, and there are tons of mods available for it if you search online.

Only concerns are 1) I'm not sure if any of those mods do anything about the output volume and 2) unlike the Boss version the digitech uses SMD which is a pain to mod.


That's the bigger issue. It can probably be done but it's a hassle.
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#4
yeah. a lot of people say (me included) that those couple of digitech boss clones are arguably better value than the boss versions, being about half the price (or less) and having a bass control, but if you want to mod the things you might be better with the boss version.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#5
Buying an objectively better, pricier pedal would be a better use of your time than modding that pedal. If we're talking orange colored pedals from Digitech, a Used Hardwire SC-2 would be a good grab (~$70). Boss's DS-1, 1x or 2 as well (wasn't aware of the similarities till reading Dave's comment but if they are then the Boss's will be better grabs).

I've never really liked the distortions from that era of Digitech; Hot rod, metal master weren't too great IMO as well
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