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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by bluesholyman, Apr 7, 2021.
Let me know what you think
My boss has me in the thumb screws now. I get it.
If that’s what you like, go for it. For me, I wouldn’t replace a thumb screw unless it somehow failed and more likely than not, I’d just use an Allen screw I had in the shop with a washer if necessary.
They both look good, but I prefer how the updated screw coordinates with the center of the control knobs.
I hadn't even noticed that aspect....just shiny metal screw....
Why is the DS-1 black?
( it's not a Waza, right? -Im not familiar with various versions of a DS-1, just think of them as Orange/yellow)
I like the black screw
It's just a limited edition DS-1, and isn't a Waza.
Good for metal tones
Actually, since I don't use batteries in my Boss pedals, I end up just using a basic machine screw (phillips head) if the stock thumbscrew gets messed up (for some reason I have some where the plastic part separates from the metal inside, IIRC). Same thing if/when the grommet in the lower enclosure fails - I just take it out altogether, and don't replace it.
Is that replacement thumbscrew made out of tonemetal? What adjectives would you use to describe the difference between the sound of the original plastic and the tonemetal?
The tone is more shiny now and I can unscrew the sound faster than before. The midrange has more torque too!
Think of the pictured DS-1 as an "FSR" sort of thing from Boss for Guitar Center / Musicians Friend - it was just a special run done for them in that color - pretty sure the sound is the same as any other DS-1.
I do like the silver screw on the 40th Anniversary DS-1 (pictured below, left), which is kinda why I ventured on this fools journey. Finding a 3mm x 10mm thumb screw and getting it shipped in a reasonable amount of time these days is much harder than one would think, unless you want to pay $8 a screw, which is just a bit unreasonable...
"You guys look great in black, have I told you that?" -- Mr White, That Thing You Do!
Are you crazy? A man in a really nice camper wants to put our song on the radio! Gimme a pen, I'm signin'! You're signin'! We're all signin'!
Anything to make it sound better, but it sounds best if you keep it on your desk to look at and don't plug it in.
I am not a fan of the stock DS-1 sound, so there is truth to this statement.
If you're talking MIT DS-1, then I'm in complete agreement. A few nip/tucks are in order, to optimize it for 80% of the given rigs/applications (IMO).
The MIJ DS-1 is a different issue altogether, but I'd guess the vast majority of users have some kind of MIT DS-1 in their possession...