In that other thread I've posted about the LED mods. While they do
open up the volume a little bit, they also don't have as much (apparent)
compression or "buzz/fuzz" to the sound. It's more of a hotrodded
blues pedal with LEDs. And honestly, not exactly what I'm looking for.
I hate to use this example, but this is the only thing I can think of that
comes to mind.
My (example) goal, is to have more of a tight, compressed, but still
sensitive and percussive buzz to the tone. Where every nuance of your
touch on the strings is heard. But....I'd like it to still be rich in harmonics,
and not so brittle on the high end. Right now, the stock MIT DS-1 (IMHO)
is a bit loose with the sound (needs more compression), and is rather
brittle on the high end, the closer you tune it to that Satch tone.
Tonight I'm going to buy a bag of Diodes and LEDs, and I'm going to hit
this project again. When I'm done, I'm hoping to have a setup with a
three way switch on the top of the pedal, that will switch between "stock"
Diode, Modded Diode, and Modded LED.
If the project comes out well, I'd love to ship it out to someone, have them
give it a listen, and then have them pass it on to someone else from
the forums. While this involves a lot of trust, I've done this very
successfully on other web board with other projects I've worked on.
It's actually a lot of fun, and a great way to get experienced feedback.
Since this pedal only cost me $25 used, and maybe an extra $5-10 in
modding parts...I'm not worried about losing it too terribly much. Now if
it was a MIJ, that would be another story!