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NPD: BOSS SD-1 Never been touched

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Switchy, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. Switchy

    Switchy Tele-Afflicted

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    The S is for Super, and the D is for Dirty :cool:

    I'm only showing it off because I got it for under $40 and it is mint spanking new.
    Still in the plastic wrapper with pamphlets. So close to completing my perfect rig :twisted:

    (yeah right....)



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    Nice. :)

    My OD-1 looks like it's been run over by a tank. Time for an SD-1.
     
  3. 4pickupguy

    4pickupguy Doctor of Teleocity

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    Seriously. A classic Boss pedal that sounds as good now as in '80 and sells for peanuts. I'm in when I get back to the states. Congrats!
     
  4. Shango66

    Shango66 Friend of Leo's

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    Got one, it’s every bit as good as any boutique stuff I have.
    Enjoy.
     
  5. 3-Chord-Genius

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    Back in the 90's people used to buy these because It would "boost a Marshall without changing the sound". I guess that was the "transparent" pedal before transparent was cool. Or something.
     
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    stnmtthw Friend of Leo's

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    Turn the gain down and the level up (to a point, of course) and you've got a pretty damn good clean boost as well.

    The internet loves to hate on Boss because they don't cost much, but most of their pedals sound killer and can be thrown out of the back of a truck and still work 20 years later.
     
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    It’s been a favorite of mine for a long time. Absolute classic, used by loads of pros over the years. When people ask what’s the best Tube Screamer, my answer is a Boss SD-1.
     
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    That is how I use mine. Volume about noon, gain at 9:00. Not perfectly clean, but still just about perfect into a cooking amp.
     
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    Yes, I've learned to do this thanks to you guys on this forum. I get especially rich fat tones by stacking it with my OD-3 also.
     
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    Try stacking an SD-1 into a Big Muff. The mid boost compensates for the mid scoop of the Big Muff, the bottom end tightens up considerably and what you’re left with is a great chugga-chugga high gain metal tone.
     
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    i have one. as stand alone doesnt say mutch to me but boosting my Laney VC-15 its heaven
     
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    I wouldn’t call it transparent but when boosting a Marshall the low end roll off tightens up the Marshall.
     
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    Yeah, I remember some of the Marshalls I had did get a little flubby in the low end. Not all of them, but some of them.
     
  14. dougstrum

    dougstrum Friend of Leo's

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    I just got an sd1 last week, $42 with tax.
    Figured I couldn't go wrong. It's the new style with smt board and micro parts.

    Also got my old ts10 working last week.
    Did some A/B with the two pedals. Spun the dials and got them to sound basically the same;) IMG_20200201_160900117.jpg You can see the tone and drive on sd1 are rolled down a bit to match settings on the ts10.
     
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    how does the smt sd1 sound?
     
  16. 4pickupguy

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    The wife got me a GuitarCenter gift card for my B-day..... Just ordered a gently used SD-1. I'm in!
    Had one of these in my pre-Rat days... time to revisit..
     
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    I love my SD-1 - picked it up for £25 on eBay and I run it 2nd in my chain after my BD-2 which I use as a boost for solos or just thickening the tone of my Tele whilst the SD-1 is always on just driving the amp.

    The tone knob has been replaced and whoever swapped it out pretty much superglued in place - they put it on wonky and didn’t even line it up properly but I kind of like that quirkiness and it sounds great even if it is beaten up!


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    The first OD I bought! Now have another three from different names, but this is still under work in most of my gigs. As OD/Boost, doesn't matter, just fits perfectly in. Works as better with SS/Tube amps. Great pedal!
     
  19. dougstrum

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    Very quiet operation:) It definitely has more drive and treble on tap than my ts10. Notes seem to be clearer not as smeared as the ts10.

    You can see from the picture i posted that I don't really crank an OD pedal, but for my purposes it's as good as the ts10.

    I don't have experience with pre smt sd1 for comparison. Didn't know it was smt when I got it. Thought I would mod if I didn't like it.
    Not sure I would mod smt, parts are so small. Glad I don't have to; sounds good the way it is and it's probably indestructible;)
     
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    So you're going to ruin it for collectors by playing it?

    Can't say I've seen a Boss pedal wrapped in plastic either, must be a new development.
     
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