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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-18-2003, 03:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Asking Distortion/Overdrive pedal advice

Hi, I have been following posts about the DS-1, modded DS-1's, SD-1's, you name it. I have also looked at the DOD YJM-308, a replica of an older DOD 250. I run a JEM 7VWH w/stock Evo's straight into an ADA MP-1 with JJ's at 116 or so gain. I have heard raves about the DS-1 in front of Legacy's, Marshalls, etc, but am wondering what would be cool in front of the ADA for a little more saturation? Anyone have any experience here? I could buy a bunch of crap from GC and return what I don't want, but would rather see some input here. I like 80's tone, thats why I have the ADA. So please base your opinions on that :P I have a hard time understanding whether it's distortion or overdrive I want/need more in front of the preamp.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-18-2003, 08:18 AM
 
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I use a tubefactor from hughes and kettner to boost my system a little more.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-31-2003, 09:46 AM
 
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I have both a DOD YJM-308 and DS-1 Ultra(Robert Keeley Mod). The YJM is super articulate and will give you the searing 80's metal sustain you're looking for. However it can be a little bright. I can't really comment on the DS-1, since mine seems to not be functioning correctly. I just tried one of Robert Keeley's modded TS-9 tubescreamers. That was killer as well. I'd recomend starting with either one of those 2(RK modded TS-9 or the DOD YJM-30. You could also experiment with a compressor pedal for adding sustain. But, be careful with how much compression you use, they can be very noisey.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-31-2003, 11:29 AM
 
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The Boss OD-whatever, the two-pedal multi-distortion thing is really sweet. It's got a boost function, plus the DS-1, OD-1, etc built right in, including some other cool features.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-31-2003, 01:23 PM
 
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Originally Posted by jemke
I use a tubefactor from hughes and kettner to boost my system a little more.

jemke
Looks like a nice unit. I'm looking for a boost of some sort myself...

Jemke, what sort of tonal variations can you get with the Voicing control ?

I'm happy with my basic sound so I don't want to colour it too much. However, it would be nice to be able to add a bit in the upper mids for lead sounds on occasion. Can you use the Voicing control in that way ?

Cheers.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-03-2003, 07:33 AM
 
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The voicing goes from blues sound with a lot of midtones to a raw sound. It is not good for a typical metal sound.
It doesn't give tons of sustain but for the subtle work, it is perfect.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-03-2003, 07:46 AM
 
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I use my DS-1 to add a bit of Eric Johnson-esque sheen to an already distorted amp. It can do much more than that, but that's one thing it's good for. Hey, they're cheap, why not just give it a shot? If you don't like it, you can always use a DS-1 as...
- a doorstop
- a hammer
- an on-off switch (if you take out the battery)
- a wacky alternative to pistol-whipping
- a fun stencil for arts and crafts
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-03-2003, 08:56 AM
 
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The Boss OD-whatever, the two-pedal multi-distortion thing is really sweet. It's got a boost function, plus the DS-1, OD-1, etc built right in, including some other cool features.
I assume you mean the Boss OD-20 Drive Zone. I've got one as well and it's a great unit
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-03-2003, 12:41 PM
 
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just throw a tubescreamer in front of it...
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