SD1 VS MojoMojo...

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  1. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Let the battle begin.

    I like both of these. A lot. I’ve owned them both. Several times. I’ll be buying one or the other on Monday. I can’t decide which.

    They both sound great.

    They’re both $50. Which is my max at the moment.

    They’re both very well suited to what I do.

    They’re both pretty low gain, but I’d never get the drive above noon on either of them, so they both have plenty for what I need.

    I do not remember if one has significantly more volume on tap than the other...

    Boss pedals are pretty much indestructible. But I’ve not had any real issues with TC pedals, and I’ve owned many of them.

    So which one would you pick, and why?

    This will be paired with a Spark boost mini, HOF mini, and a TU3 to make a super simple pedal board to toss in front of my Origin 20 combo for a rehearsal/small jam rig.
     
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  2. dougstrum

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    I got an sd-1 to replace my old ts10.
    It's quiet and indestructible.
    I really like it, brighter and has more gain than the ts10.
    Don't have experience with the mojo~
     
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    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I have both. I like both sd-1 is the more intense than the mojo mojo.
    Mojo Mojo adds a nice patena to my slide sound. the sd-1 is an agressive sound for slide playing
     
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    I have had both. I prefer the SD-1 because its more aggressive sounding - just something nice about it when it pushes and amp or another pedala- also can brighten things up. The mojo mojo sounds good, less aggressive, but I felt that it tends to "muffle" the sound ever so slightly and I did not like that. Maybe it was the guitar and amp at the time, but I don't think I'd go back to the mojo mojo. I actually liked the Dark Matter better and even though its marketed as a distortion, I felt that it is what the mojo should have been.
     
  5. richiek65

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    SD1 was my first pedal and my only pedal for years, i loved it for solos and crunch rhythm too. I sold it when i changed to an ME5 that had something very similar in it. My Xtomp mini has an SD1 model on it and it makes me very nostalgic and happy.

    I bought a Mojomojo a couple of years ago, I liked it for dirty rhythm but as @bluesholyman says, it sounded a bit muffled. It didn't work for me for solos, so I flipped it.
     
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    stnmtthw Friend of Leo's

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    SD-1. Classic sound, and the most durable pedal design ever.

    After the nuclear holocaust, the only things left alive and functioning will be cockroaches, Boss pedals, and Fender guitars.
     
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    richiek65 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I've heard of a few TC footswitches going south, and that they are tricky to replace? One of these was on a friend's so I'm not being purely anecdotal here. I have had and still have other TC pedals with no dramas of this sort, so I'm not trying to put anyone off them, but i think the Boss pedal is probably the more sturdy design
     
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    The Dark Matter is a great pedal that doesn't get mentioned a lot, because I think a lot of people were confused by the name. Metalheads were disappointed in it because they thought it was supposed to be a heavy metal distortion, and people who did not like heavy metal avoided it because, they thought it was supposed to be a heavy metal distortion.

    It isn't. I use one as a lead boost, and it sounds awesome.
     
  9. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    boss for me in terms ease of use, quality of build, value , the GOLD STANDARD
     
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    I have the Dark Matter and it haas a nice edge without the buzzing bees. a strong double cappuccino with a shot of brandy.
     
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  12. DavidP

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    SD-1(W)?? Haven't played the Waza Craft version, so don't know if it's really worth the extra $$ over the good ol' SD-1...
    FWIW, my go-to OD for the past couple years has been the Barber Gain Changer -- incredible range and flexibility vs. the two you are considering!!
     
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    I played a Waza and liked it best in standard SD-1 mode. I've got no problem with modded pedals but the Waza mod didn't do much for me and no way would I pay an extra $100 for it. As always, YMMV.
     
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  14. RomanS

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    I never tried an SD1, but I like the MojoMojo, because it bis one of very few pedals that I can get a really old low gain OD sound with (think Jump Blues, Western Swing, Junior Barnard, octal preamp, EH185).
     
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    Without even having played either, I'd go TC if you're on the fence. You already have a boss buffer in your chain with the tu3, you really want to add another?
     
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    interesting, may have to check that out
     
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    Yeah, there's no way I'd pay ~$150 for a SD-1, for sure.

    The beauty of modded SD-1s and DS-1s is that you can find used ones for cheap, and then apply the right cost-effective mods to them.

    Or just get a used oldie and leave it stock. Most old Boss pedals (at least the OD/dist/etc.) will probably function just as well as the new ones. As a bonus, the old ones are actually (completely) serviceable, if that's an important aspect.
     
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  18. KC

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    haven't played either so can't help but my fave drive pedal for the Origin amps is the Lovepedal JTM, which you can pick up for $50 if Lovepedal ever runs one of its weekend sales things again. That's what mine cost me, if I remember right.
     
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  19. ScotNL

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    I have only three pedals.. an SD1, Mojomojo, and a Behringer analog delay (VD400)..

    SD1 and Mojomojo are very different AND work really well together, I find.

    I don't find the the Mojomojo like what I'd expect an OD pedal to be like... but I really like what it does.. essentially it makes my amp sound bigger and the sound thicker (I don't mean muddy, either).. level and drive I usually have at 11 o'clock about.. the SD1.. which I typically use with very low drive and level middle or a bit less..adds real bite to the sound.. anyhoo this thread is my cuppa tea cos I got both pedals and really dig'm both.
     
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    I've had my Mojomojo for about 5 years now. I think it does a great job of emulating a 50s Gibson tweed. Works well for Jazz, I find, but I can see some saying that it sounds muffled. To me it's thick and warm.

    I've never tried an SD1, but I have tried a Blues Driver and I was shocked at how noisy it was. Is the SD1 noisy as well?
     
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