For as long as I can remember I've had an old Boss SD-1 overdrive kicking around in my ever expanding collection of pedals. I dig it out of the box every once in a while, play the beejeesus out of it, and then it winds up getting bumped off the board by some expensive boutique pedal or other. I must admit I have certain snobbery for some of the pedals I've aquired along the way, but there is something about that old SD-1 still has some magic. Maybe its just because I've had the thing so long now. Anyways, any love out there for the SD-1..?
For about 5 years (back in the '80's) all I had on my board (literally a "board") was an SD-1, a chorus and an analog delay. The SD-1 had replaced a Tube Screamer. I was perfectly happy with that set up and not even interested in trying anything else. Heck, there wasn't much else at the time.
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Post by premiumplus (Dave) on May 18, 2018 18:08:09 GMT -7
Funny you should bring that up, I just put it back on my board. This one's stock, but I have one that I modded from a kit by Monte Allums that's also great. It's got symmetrical/asymmetrical switching and a tone mod too. I still like the stock pedal, it's a great old classic.
I just actually played with a SD-1 today for the first time. It was my friend’s pedal and he had modded it. I don’t know exactly what mods he did, but it sounded like the bass was tighter and it sounded less compressed and more expressive than the stock one we compared it to. It also sounded great when stacked with the OCD (SD-1 pushing the OCD).
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