#1
i want to know which one im gonna get. I play a lot of red hot chili peppers and incubus.
Im leaning towards sd-1 overdrive but i think im gonna miss out on the distortion.
Should i just get both and get it over with?
#2
Well i own a SD-1, and yeah, you're pretty much right, i gives some killer OD for a cheapo pedal, but yes, if you want to distortion, as both names suggest, y can guess which one you need, they are both fairly inexpensive (boss) pedals, and i was considering this myself, though i may hunt for a more maneuverable distortion, but ultimmately, its up to you.

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#3
The DS-1 is designed to use on the clean channel on solid-state amps. The SD-1 is designed to overdrive tubes on the overdrive channel of tube amps.
Using a distortion pedal on a tube amp is pretty stupid if you ask me, and vice-versa (Overdrive pedal on a solid-state amp).
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#4
Quote by Pleiadian
The DS-1 is designed to use on the clean channel on solid-state amps. The SD-1 is designed to overdrive tubes on the overdrive channel of tube amps.
Using a distortion pedal on a tube amp is pretty stupid if you ask me, and vice-versa (Overdrive pedal on a solid-state amp).



just because it doesnt give the same effect doesnt render them useless or anything. There's so many tonal qualities u can pursue by using ODs on a SS or a dist. on a tube amp. my setup on my amp involves a TS9DX into a DS1 and it sounds awesome when i need it to do something specific.

a big name that might make u reconsider what u said is Steve Vai. He got his DS-1 modded by Keeley and it's got a TS9 at the end of the circuit. Plus he uses other overdrive pedals as well. and he uses a Carvin Legacy signature. and damn it it's Steve Vai.
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#6
John Frusciante uses a DS-1 and a DS-2
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#7
Quote by Pleiadian
The DS-1 is designed to use on the clean channel on solid-state amps. The SD-1 is designed to overdrive tubes on the overdrive channel of tube amps.
Using a distortion pedal on a tube amp is pretty stupid if you ask me, and vice-versa (Overdrive pedal on a solid-state amp).

I disagree, the sd-1 works pretty awesome on the clean channel of the tube amp as well.
#8
Quote by grim1
I disagree, the sd-1 works pretty awesome on the clean channel of the tube amp as well.


That's because it's still overdriving the tubes a bit. I was talking about using an overdrive pedal on the clean channel of a solid-state amp.
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