#1
There's a Boss SD-1 in the local ads at the moment for a steal and I'm tempted to buy it just for the sake of buying it, but I have no use for it

Is it possible to use it as a boost pedal? Also, I've seen some posters mention the use of an OD pedal to "tighten" up an amps distortion. Will this have any effect with my AC30? Maybe it will make a good paperweight?
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#2
Apparently it's a tubescreamer-based circuit, so do as you will.

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#4
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Apparently it's a tubescreamer-based circuit, so do as you will.

Some people don't like Boss products.

I'm one of them. I haven't tried out the SD-1, but my DS-1 makes my amp's distortion sound muddy.
#5
If it's cheap it's worth going for. I've found that Boss pedals aren't great as a stand alone pedal, but they can work quite well at tweakng an already decent tone. I think you'll find it pretty useful in conjunction with the AC30.
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#6
i use mine to lift the gain comming out of my RD, makes it sound just like a les paul.
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#7
Use it as a clean boost infront of your amp for a tighter metal sound, gain down tone around midday and volume half way.
#8
I used it for a boost on my amp (when it worked!), It's not that great.
Might be good with some mods though.
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