#3
in terms of the whole overdrive market, it is very meh (sorry thellamaking but it is better than the Bad Monkey IMO)

Anyway, it's definitely not good enough for its own devoted appreciation thread.
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#4
i agree with incubusman - no appreciation thread is necessary for it. boss pedals are simply generic fx pedals, that just do the job they say they do and don't deliver anything more or anything less than they promise.
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.
#6
^+1 MrCarrot

I can understand if there was an appreciation thread for the CE-1, CS-1 and 2, the GT multi-fx units, and the digital audio workstations boss produce...

but in all honestly: why is there an appreciation thread for their bottom-of-the-line overdrive?

in the same way as why was there a DS-1 thread a few months back - it just died, even though the DS-1 is ZOMG KURT COBAIN JOHN FRUSCIANTE STEVE VAI DISTORTION LOLZ. (cobain and frusciante used the pre-OpAmp-cheapout models and steve vai uses it as a "not-so-clean"-boost)
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...A little too proud, to be honest.
#7
I love my SD-1, but I've only played a few other overdrives, and none of them were botique, or top of the range overdrives. For the price, it's good. It does the job for me (In which case now it is merely to boost the OD-1 on my DSL).
#8
For a cheap OD, it's great. It's used by tons of artists, has great tone.

In all fairness, it does NOT sound as good as some top of the line models, such as the OCD or Maxon units.

But its got great bang-for-buck factor
#9
I guess leading off what I said before, if anybody is looking for a good quality cheap overdrive, then this is useful. Really, in terms of tube amps, it is only good for boosting, because you can get an equally as good overdrive from your amp. It is alright on SS amps too, but if you're really wanting an overdrive pedal to use as your main overdrive (instead of the amps OD/Distortion), then you should really look at higher-end pedals such as a Tubescreamer, or Maxon, etc.
#12
i really like how my sd-1 drives and adds dirt to my valve junior
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#13
mines ok modded

sounds good at higher volumes
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#15
I boost my solid state 30 watt practice amp with one. Works great. I now use it over my Boss OD-3.
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^+1 MrCarrot

I can understand if there was an appreciation thread for the CE-1, CS-1 and 2, the GT multi-fx units, and the digital audio workstations boss produce...

but in all honestly: why is there an appreciation thread for their bottom-of-the-line overdrive?

in the same way as why was there a DS-1 thread a few months back - it just died, even though the DS-1 is ZOMG KURT COBAIN JOHN FRUSCIANTE STEVE VAI DISTORTION LOLZ. (cobain and frusciante used the pre-OpAmp-cheapout models and steve vai uses it as a "not-so-clean"-boost)


With a few tweeks its pretty spiffy. I pulled a couple needless resistors that unnecessarily filter the sound. Changes some caps to smooth it out, and swapped the diodes for LEDs to add fatter boost, and more output. It is a great platform to become a killer pedal. Honestly its sort of a hidden gem in the Boss lineup if you know what to do. It certainly contrasts nicely with my super smooth sounding OD that I built, so that I can have something a little grittier
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