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What the hell is wrong with you people? I got my DS1 back from a friend I leant it too, and now I remember why I got rid of it, it’s fucking TERRIBLE, I mean shit, how can you praise this pedal? Have you actually listened to it without like a hajillion other effects on at the same time? *Shudder* But then again I guess my shitty 15 watt vox doesn’t help. But it still shouldn't be this horrible. I know Mr. Vai uses one, and I know that it is modded, key word there, modded. What setting do you use? It will still sound horrible. :lol:
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Steve's DS-1 is not modded.

But it's not to be used as a stand alone distortion, rather a boost for a distortion channel on a tube amp.
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Are you sure? Because I read somewhere around here that it had been.
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Hey,

Try setting it like this:

Tone: 11
Distortion: 11
Level: 12

For a boost on distortion - thats what I do on my legacy!

Hope This Helps

Darren :D :D :D
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dweezil 9 wrote:What the hell is wrong with you people? I got my DS1 back from a friend I leant it too, and now I remember why I got rid of it, it’s fucking TERRIBLE, I mean shit, how can you praise this pedal? Have you actually listened to it without like a hajillion other effects on at the same time? *Shudder* But then again I guess my shitty 15 watt vox doesn’t help. But it still shouldn't be this horrible. I know Mr. Vai uses one, and I know that it is modded, key word there, modded. What setting do you use? It will still sound horrible. :lol:
I totally agree, I hate Boss pedals with all of my heart.
Steve's DS-1 is not modded.

But it's not to be used as a stand alone distortion, rather a boost for a distortion channel on a tube amp.
I know your a Adim and everything, but I don't believe you. lol What happen to his DS-1 & Tube Screamer from Robert Keeley? If he isn't using a modded one now, he was for a long time.

No matter what though. I think they sound like crap. Plus I don't understand why you would use a Distortion pedal to boost an amp. In my personal opinion a overdrive or clean boost works much better without compressing the tone to mush.
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i put the distortion knob in 5 o clock setting and the tone knob in 11 o clock setting and the middle in 3 o clock. If you krank up everything it'll obviously sound like a broken radio. If you turn up the tone knob, ironically the tone gets worse and loses its definition.
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Melodic Dreamer wrote:
Steve's DS-1 is not modded.

But it's not to be used as a stand alone distortion, rather a boost for a distortion channel on a tube amp.
I know your a Adim and everything, but I don't believe you. lol What happen to his DS-1 & Tube Screamer from Robert Keeley? If he isn't using a modded one now, he was for a long time.
We were talking about the DS-1. It's not modded, regardless if you believe me or not ;) For the last tour in the US, an unmodded DS-1 was used. For the Acching Hunger concerts, an unmodded DS1 and TS-9DX was used.

Don't take my word for it, check this thread and see the pics for yourself ;)
http://www.vai.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php ... sc&start=0

I know he has a seeing eye modded DS-1, but from the countless pics I've seen over the last few tours, it doesn't get any road action (anymore maybe). Don't know about his own TS-9DX tho.
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i play a standard ds1 without a problem threw a 20w crate amp, it sounds fine. but u have to realise that there are prolly "better" pedals out there, and this isnt exactly a 100$ pedal, i got mine for 40$ at GC 5 months ago.
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I'm thinking that Steve is slowly moving away from the DS-1. We've all seen the recent article where he says that the DS-1 doesn't track well on the fast passages (that's what he uses the TS for). However, he does like the DS-1 to fatten up everything else. The TS isn't really fat, so maybe he'll run across something eventually that will work for both.
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What article?
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it was in the july issue of Guitar Player.it's awesome,it had some pics of the 4-26 show in San Francisco.my only regret is not getting those evo tickets.oh well.maybe next time.anyways,back to the topic,i have never seen pics with Steve and a modded ds-1 although the tubescreamer is modded.i just use my stock ds-1 to boost and make my tone a bit fatter,thus making it more suitable for heavier riffs (for me at least).
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i agree. the DS-1 modded or unmodded sounds fucking horrible by itself!
as previously posted, it is to be used as a boost.
when used as a boost, it makes the whole thing sound sweet.
I also flop back & forth between my DS-1 Ultra Mod, Original TS-808 & TS-9 depending on my mood or the acoustics of the room.
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fyrie wrote:I'm thinking that Steve is slowly moving away from the DS-1. We've all seen the recent article where he says that the DS-1 doesn't track well on the fast passages (that's what he uses the TS for). However, he does like the DS-1 to fatten up everything else. The TS isn't really fat, so maybe he'll run across something eventually that will work for both.
The TS has a "midhump" that requires a pedal like a DS-1 for EQ levelling. As for Boss Pedals, I would never use them on their own. THe MT-2, for example, can sound effective - providing you have a Noisegate... :wink:
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SRVoodoo wrote:I also flop back & forth between my DS-1 Ultra Mod, Original TS-808 & TS-9 depending on my mood or the acoustics of the room.
that's what I always do to :wink:
on my pedalboard I've got both the DS-1 and the TS-808 and usually I use the TS for the crunch tones while the DS for the lead ones, but lots of times I switch them :wink:
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A DS-1 can be helpful as a boost on amps like the JCM 800, which have quite enough crunch on their own... :lol:
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