#1
hey,

it seems my DS1 isnt interacting with my Marshall jcm 900 4501 as well as it does with a crappier amp we've got at the studio (Fender champ thing). Im getting less distortion, it seems.

The tubes in my amp are pretty old. They are still fully functional. Does that matter?

Any pointers on how to get this thing to work to its best ability are appreciated. Thanks
Gear
Gibson Les Paul std faded, Godin LG
Marshall jcm900
Keeley ds1, maxon od808, boston tu500, RMC Wizard
#2
Just curious as to why you want to use it. That amps distortion will sound way better than the pedals.
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#3
cos Im playing at low volume and want a really distorted sound.
Gear
Gibson Les Paul std faded, Godin LG
Marshall jcm900
Keeley ds1, maxon od808, boston tu500, RMC Wizard
#4
Even at low volume you'll get a better distorted sound using the amp distortion. Also set the amps wattage down to 25, that way you can turn it up a bit more and have a bit more break up at lower volumes (not loads but some). However if you insist on using the DS-1 anyway try setting your dials at 2 o'clock, 11 o'clock, 2o'clock. I used to use that setting on my *shudder* MG and it worked rather well.
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#6
I want to use this pedal cos Im sure it can sound awesome.
Gear
Gibson Les Paul std faded, Godin LG
Marshall jcm900
Keeley ds1, maxon od808, boston tu500, RMC Wizard
#7
^ not really the Ds1 is lame IMO, I have owned the pedal and your amps OD will crush the DS1.
#8
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^ not really the Ds1 is lame IMO, I have owned the pedal and your amps OD will crush the DS1.


it will it will dude it ****ing doesnt ok. :S which brings me back to one of my initial questions:

how do I know when its time to change tubes?
Gear
Gibson Les Paul std faded, Godin LG
Marshall jcm900
Keeley ds1, maxon od808, boston tu500, RMC Wizard
#10
Quote by Johnbryant
^ Sounding worse than a DS-1 would be pretty good indication to me. LOL


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#11
Dude don't get so defensive, it was only the truth. Your amp needs to be retubed then you will agree with us all that you DS1 is pretty piss poor.
#12
excuse my prior reaction I misread stuff and removed it but you read it before I was finished removing it.
Thanks for your help.

(I reserve the right not to hate my DS1 though )
Gear
Gibson Les Paul std faded, Godin LG
Marshall jcm900
Keeley ds1, maxon od808, boston tu500, RMC Wizard
#13
I think Marshall JCM's need to be cranked to get teh gewd overdrive. Could be the problem.
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#14
well I sure wont be cranking it. Id like to be able to hear in the future
Im looking into changing the tubes.
Gear
Gibson Les Paul std faded, Godin LG
Marshall jcm900
Keeley ds1, maxon od808, boston tu500, RMC Wizard