#1
I've got a DS-1, but I think I could get much better tone out of my guitar. I've got no big music stores anywhere near me, so I can't try any pedals out. I usually play blues, classic rock, and 70s-80s metal. Does anyone think that I could get a better sound from a different pedal, or is the DS-1 ok? I'll spend around $50-$120.
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#2
try getting a blues driver pedal
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depends on the type of sound you want. and your gear, of course.
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#5
I play the exact same types of music (especially 80's Metal) and use a DS-1, but it's slowly falling appart right now so do any of you know any pedals which can do all those genres, but especially 80's metal (Dokken, Quiet Riot, Van Halen style)
#6
Well, I'm looking for something kinda versatile, that can go from srv-blues tone to GNR/ACDC type metal. Right now, I've got the DS-1, a Dunlop Slash Wah, and a Roland Cube 30x. Do you think those blues drives have a high enough gain?
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#7
I have the Ds-1 too (doesn't everyone do?) and I performed the Keeley mod on it a few days ago, and my mediocre sounding Ds-1 now is a really usable distortion, it's amazing what a few resistors and caps can do. If you are alright with soldering I recommend it, it's certainly the cheapest way to get a good sounding pedal.
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#8
Are there any pedals which just sound great for what I want without having to mod them?
#11
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Depending on the sound your looking for, I'd suggest a Boss BD-2 Blues Driver, EHX Sovtek Big Muff, or MXR Distortion III.

Yes. THe Blues Driver has QUITE enough gain. It's no metal pedal, but max gain is too much for me. My BD-2 + MXR Micro Amp=amazing. The best part is if you set it correctly (Volume at like 10-11 o clock, gain at 11 o clock, and tone whereever, I prefer it straight up or between 11 and 1, it is amazingly dynamic. You cna lightly pick and get a clean tone, or strum hard and get great dirt. I set my gain like that, and then if I ever need more gain, my Micro Amp is there for me.)
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#12
Ok, so far I'm looking at either the OS-2 or the BD-2. But are you sure I can still play my Ozzy songs with these?
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#13
Yes the BD-2 offers a lot of gain.
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#14
Alright, thanks.
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