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Replacement Boss thumb screw, yay or nay?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by bluesholyman, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. bluesholyman

    bluesholyman Friend of Leo's

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    Let me know what you think

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  2. Killing Floor

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    My boss has me in the thumb screws now. I get it.
     
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    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.
     
  4. RetroTeleRod

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    They both look good, but I prefer how the updated screw coordinates with the center of the control knobs. :cool:
     
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  5. bluesholyman

    bluesholyman Friend of Leo's

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    I hadn't even noticed that aspect....just shiny metal screw.... :rolleyes:
     
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    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    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
     
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    It's just a limited edition DS-1, and isn't a Waza.
     
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    Good for metal tones
     
  9. 11 Gauge

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    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.
     
  10. Rich_S

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    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?
     
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    The tone is more shiny now and I can unscrew the sound faster than before. The midrange has more torque too!
     
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    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!

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    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.
     
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    I am not a fan of the stock DS-1 sound, so there is truth to this statement.
     
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    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...
     
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