#1
I just made a thread about the DS-1, and somebody brought up the Digitech. So now im going to compare these two. I play classic rock, tiny bit of blues, and getting into some heavier stuff (ozzy, metallica...ect). Which one would you think would fit me better. They are only 10$ different for price dosent matter. Thanks again.
#2
DS-1, Boss products are just better in quality. I mean, everyone uses a DS-1 b/c it's good, but you never hear about the bad monkey. Why? B/c it's not as good. Oh, and the Ds-1 is a distortion and the monkey is an overdrive. If you were to compare the Ds-1, then compare it to like the hot head.
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DS-1, Boss products are just better in quality. I mean, everyone uses a DS-1 b/c it's good, but you never hear about the bad monkey. Why? B/c it's not as good. Oh, and the Ds-1 is a distortion and the monkey is an overdrive. If you were to compare the Ds-1, then compare it to like the hot head.


Wow. Good logic.

The digitech bad monkey has a really good reputation as an overdrive. The DS-1 is known for being a terrible pedal. If you want a nice classic rock thing, go with the bad monkey. If you want some distortion though, take the DS-1...I guess.
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#4
if you dont have a budget get something better. the DS-1 is mediocre and very brittle sounding even after modding it. it sounds like the amp is throwing sand out of the speaker unless the tone knob is all the way down to 0.
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DS-1, Boss products are just better in quality. I mean, everyone uses a DS-1 b/c it's good, but you never hear about the bad monkey. Why? B/c it's not as good. Oh, and the Ds-1 is a distortion and the monkey is an overdrive. If you were to compare the Ds-1, then compare it to like the hot head.


Actually, the Bad Monkey is probably the best budget overdrive pedal available (I hear the Boss SD-1 is good too).

It all comes down to what you're looking for. The OD will push your amp and slightly color your tone while the distortion will really color your tone. If it's a good distortion pedal that can be a good thing, but a lot of the cheap ones cover up your amps good tone. In your situation I'd probably go with the OD (it'll do classic rock and blues a whole lot better than the DS-1), but it depends on what amp you have. If it has a decent amount of gain I think an OD could get you the heavier sounds you're looking for.

EDIT: I looked at your other thread and saw you'll be getting the Palomino. I'd definitely go with the Bad Monkey.
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#6
I really like the DS-1. I'd go for that if I were you. I used one for awhile and I love it's tone. And it's cheap!
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#8
i reccomend the boss overdrive pedal, or maybe super overdrive, it will work much better with that tube amp you're getting
#10
I use the Bad Monkey to drive my Big Muff and other distortion pedals. So I say get'em both.
#11
For me, the Bad Monkey works really well. IMO it's great for blues and some classic rock, I recomend it. I haven't tried out the DS-1, so I can't give you an opinion there though.
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#12
I hate Boss ODs and Distortions, expecially the DS1, terrible sound, thin and fizzy, if I was you id go for the Digitech, it's a good pedal for the money, a TS copy, it'd sound good stacked with amps natural distortion.