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Boss SD-1 Through a Modern Bandit

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by gitlvr, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. gitlvr

    gitlvr Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2008
    Northern Va.
    Hi, I have a modern Bandit (5-6 years old), and thinking of adding an OD to it.
    For comparison, a BD-2 sounds great through it, and I have an old DF-2(basically a DS-1 with a feedback circuit) that sounds great as well.
    What I want to avoid is the sort of thin sound you can sometimes get with something like a TS-9 and certain amps.
    I have generally almost exclusively used the OD in the amps I own, but the switching in the Peavey has a lag/mute when switching between clean and lead that I cannot adjust to, so I am looking at OD pedals instead.
    The DS-1/SD-1 are at my budget level. There are other pedals, particularly TC Electronics MojoMojo, but I really do want to consider a Boss, as I am powering my pedals with an old Boss PSM-5.
     
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  2. Radspin

    Radspin Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Mar 7, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    I'd consider a Boss OD-3 if you like Boss pedals (I do, as they're reliable, generally good-sounding and available at extremely reasonable prices especially used). The OD-3 is a great all-around overdrive that can be found for around $50-$60 or so in great used condition. I don't know what it sounds like with a Bandit but I'd be willing to bet it sounds good.
     
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  3. The_Doctor [EV]

    The_Doctor [EV] Tele-Meister

    306
    Jul 22, 2014
    Virginia
    The Boss SD-1 is my current overdrive box, being used through a MIA Red Stripe Bandit. It does what I want it to (I usually only have the gain around 9:00, unity volume, tone noon or less), works well in a multi-guitar band environment, and I haven't found anything that does it better just yet for the price. It has that mid hump going on, but it's a somewhat rougher character than a Tubescreamer would be. I like it a lot.

    Of course that might be because I started with an OD-1 passed down to me by a friend, and that sound has still stuck with me.
     

  4. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    The North Coast
    That's pretty much exactly how I set mine. Love it. Works great on a Bandit.
     

  5. gitlvr

    gitlvr Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2008
    Northern Va.
    Thanks, guys.
     

  6. sclitheroe

    sclitheroe Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

    334
    Oct 11, 2013
    Hamilton, Ontario
    Was going to agree with the first mention of these settings, but I'm third man in :) 9'oclock on the gain and tone tweaked a bit left or right of noon is a perfect SD-1 setting for light blues overdrive (basically perfect for early Fabulous Thunderbirds, that first album is sooo good) , to tighten up a heavier OD, or to push and fill out a big scooped distortion like a Big Muff.

    -Scott
     
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  7. sclitheroe

    sclitheroe Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

    334
    Oct 11, 2013
    Hamilton, Ontario
    What became of the OD-1? I'm currently using an OD-1 clone built by a friend of mine (Dingotone SQO) that's a dead ringer tone wise, although I have an SD-1 floating around too.

    -Scott
     

  8. The_Doctor [EV]

    The_Doctor [EV] Tele-Meister

    306
    Jul 22, 2014
    Virginia
    Had to pawn it years ago, unfortunately. I'd like to have one again for nostalgia purposes, but after doing a bit of digging around with videos like this? I don't think there's a noteworthy enough tonal difference to need to prioritize it.

     

  9. songtalk

    songtalk Friend of Leo's

    I'll echo

    Gain ~ 9 o clock
    Volume ~unity maybe Little boost
    Tone ~somewhere close to noon, a little more or less depending on your ears/rig.
     

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