Boss SD1 help.

Discussion in 'Burnt Fingers DIY Effects' started by leonard d rock, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. leonard d rock

    leonard d rock Tele-Afflicted

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    my boss Sd1 has suddenly developed a crackling noise when on. i tested the pedal already on the board, alone, with power supply and battery, changed cables etc all the possibilities and it still has that cracking sound.
    any ideas where to start fixing?

    thanks

    ldr
     
  2. sirbergersworth

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    Crackling sound only when you play? What about with no cable plugged into the input of pedal but pedal plugged into amp?


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    Start by cleaning the pots and jacks with DeOxit. Did you ever by chance plug in a reverse polarity adaptor or put in a battery backwards? This can cause opamps to develop a hissy noise.
     
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    my power supply is a one spot which has a set polarity switch. i dont know how you can put a battery backwards.
    ill try the 1 cable tho.
     
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    Do you have any digital pedals in the one-spot daisy chain with the overdrive?


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    no. my chain is just sd1, OCD or Ds1 Boss Ch1 and Dd3.
     
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    If you're sure you've isolated the problem to inside of the pedal, I would take out the circuit board and start to lightly tap around solder connections. Use a chopstick or the eraser on a pencil.
     
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    solved the problem. one of the wires had broken from its spot so i just resoldered it and no more problem. thanks all
     
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