A nice thing would be to have the original schemtic so to see what corresponds to what on the tonepad schem and build the ultimate ds 1 from scratch,all the mods etc. Contribute to yuvadmguitareffectsschematics development by creating an account on github. Ds1 distortion project documentation comet distortion. During its life, the boss ds1 distortion has had two schematic revisions due to components availability. The boss ds 1 is a distortion guitar pedal released in 1978 by boss. I sent it to a chap to do a seeing eye mod and i didnt like it much when i got it back so i sold it. The classic ds 1 tone is behind the signature sounds of numerous rock legends, and is ready to fuel your own signature sound today.
The project is designed to be fitted in a metal enclosure hammond 1590bbs for better protection. The orange boss ds1 distortion pedal has been around since 1978 thats 30 years. Ds 1 distortion pedal the benchmark in guitar distortion the ds 1 distortion is a true icon in the world of guitar effects. Does anyone know of any distortion pedals based on the ds 1 other than the vox satchurator or ibanez judging by the schematic, this. Printed circuit board guitar pedals ibanez fuzz pdf distortion boxes audio layout. The boss ds 1 distortion pedal is an icon in the guitar playing world. But if youre the adventurous type and think it might be time for a little change in your distorted sound, here are a few suggestions. So you have a ds 1 that you got for free in a craigslist trade, or real cheap as your first pedal. There is a big library of codes available written in standard c that can inspire you. Build your own clone orange distortion kit instructions warranty. The tone stack has 2 resistors and 2 capacitors you can change to flatten. The output level is disappointing and much lower than the keeley and vox. Boss ds1 distortion jackofall mods these ds 1 mods are designed to turn a widely available, affordable, and reliable pedal that sounds bad in most contexts into a jackofalltrades box of dirty boost, drive, and allout distortion. The tone control is also limiting, anything past 9 even on a dark amp, the sound is rather thin.
Keeley ds 1 ultra mod much more tone thanks for your purchase. Tone is similar to the big muff tone control, panning between a bass and treble emphasis. Here is a schematic of the ds1, unmodified from its outof thebox. It is used to add an analog type distortion to a guitar signal before use in an amplifier. For many of us, it was our very first effect pedal. To open downloaded files you need acrobat reader or similar pdf reader program.
If you get stuck in repairing a defective appliance download this repair information for help. Are you trying to fit a ta76 single opamp to a newer ds 1 which had an 8pin dual opamp ic. Compare the ds 1 schematic to to a big muff, the same mods apply. Free boss diagrams, schematics, service manuals schematics. I re read this tread and 5thumbs document, and spent some time staring at the stock ds 1 schematic i decided to eliminate c7. Ive owned the standard taiwan ds 1, keeley ds 1, and the vox satchurator and ill list my impressions of all three. Every guitarist at some point has at least tried boss s ds1 distortion pedal. I built one with the tonepad layout using a 4558 and it sounded a lot fuller than the original just like that. I would recommend it over the stock ds 1 any day if youre not competent at doing your own mods. Service manuals, schematics, eproms for electrical technicians. This mod can fix both problems by merely changing two resistors. You can also post your creations in the arduino audio. Well, considering you have a madeinjapan ds 1, id personally recommend removing all the keeley mods and putting it back to stock configuration. It generates the warm distortion of an overdriven tube amplifier while maintaining the subtle nuances of a guitar players picking technique.
The standard recipe for the ds 1 mods are so comprehensive that it can be difficult to return it to stock form. Amz fat mod for the boss ds 1 by jack orman the ds 1 is a classic distortion pedal and is widely used by pros and amateurs alike. Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled. However, if it has any flaws, it is that the distortion is too extreme and the tone can be a bit harsh. Read online boss ds 1 us free book pdf free download link book now. Boss ds 1 distortion guitar effects pedal get ready to rock the center stage with the sleek stompbox from boss, the ds 1 distortion 40th anniversary special edition. I was intending to use a vox satchurator for extra distortion, but it didnt really.
Boss ds1 distortion guitar pedal, black, 40th anniversary. Boss ce5 service manual download, schematics, eeprom. The boss ds1 is a distortion pedal for guitar, manufactured by the roland corporation under the brand name boss since 1978. Boss sd1 super overdrive guitar pedal schematic diagram. Download boss ds 1 us free book pdf free download link or read online here in pdf. The post1994 ds 1 is one of the few turds in this world that will take a polish pretty darn well. Recent ds 1 s use a different circuit design and either ba728n, m5223al or the njm3404al used in current ds 1 s. This is one of the classic distortion pedals, maybe even the most influental with notable users like kurt cobain, steve vai, joe satrini, john frusciante, billie joe armstrong and many others he ds 1 produces a distortion sound with a hard edge and is known to have a very low noise level compared to other distortion pedals. It proves that certain sounds just dont go out of style. The boss sd 1 super overdrive is a pedal with a simple design, using only one dual operational amplifier upc4558c and 6 transistors, with an asymmetric overdrive circuitry for a classic, natural tube amp growl. Schematics and printed circuit board layouts for rare pedals like the tycobrahe octavia, clyde. Sales people at guitar center will say something like its a great beg. Boss ds 1 the boss ds 1 is probably one of the most famous distortion pedals in guitardom.
The ds 1 is a decent sounding pedal, and its so cheap that its almost a crime for a guitarist to not have one. This over hyped pedal sounds really thin with no punch. This compact pedal features stylish black enclosure with gold lettering, goldcapped knobs, and a vintage silver thumbscrew for the battery compartment. I use a boss bcb60 pedal board and on it i have from right to left ie first in the chain to last. This site is like a library, you could find million book here by using search box in the header. I was quite happy with the tone of my modded ds 1, but even at low gain i percieved some annoing sizzle going on. Contact me feel free to get in contact with me about anything you see on this blog or with any general questions about guitars, amplifiers and effects, ill be happy to answer. A few weeks ago i bought a keeley ds 1 and i love it. This schematic was developed by brett miller from muhammad iqbals boss.
Many folks do especially when they go to the almost mij mod, and it can be quite a pita. Boss diagrams, schematics and service manuals download for free. The ds 1 is the topselling boss compact pedal ever, and its original, unchanged design continues to inspire the creation of great music everywhere. It was the first distortion pedal made by boss with a distinctive hardclipping sound perfect for high gain rock and metal still keeping the character of the original guitar. I am sure you will be very pleased with the tone of your new ds ultra distortion pedal. Drive controls the amount of gain from the op amp that is fed into the diode clipping stage. List of guitar fuzz, preamp, opamp electronic circuits and electronic schematics for a variety of guitar effects and distortion fx. Using the unit safely and important notes separate sheet. Boss sd 1 super overdrive mod posted on august 28, 2018 may 20, 2019 by manolonte out of curiosity, i bought a second hand sd 1, just to try it as is, and try some of the mods people have been doing to this pedal for the last decades. Soldering, clipping, cutting, stripping, or using any of the components in any way voids this guarantee. The boss ds 1 is a very affordable pedal but i got the diy ds 1 fever, and im searching a verified layout of the original schematic, i can change the values and mod it later, but the schematic has to be the real one.
This distortion has been around for many years and has remained unchanged though its production life. Guitar effects pedals guitar pedals diy guitar pedal boss pedals electronic schematics. Every guitarist at some point has at least tried bosss ds1 distortion pedal. The boss ds 1 has a very heavy metal timbre to start with. Introduced in 1978, boss s first distortion pedal defined a bold new sound, delivering hardedged attack and smooth sustain thats been a staple of players for generations. Ds 1 pedals sound as good as most post1994 ds 1 mods. All books are in clear copy here, and all files are secure so dont worry about it. The circuit is a buffered bypass circuit with electronic switching, as are all boss pedals. If you want to join us and get repairing help please sign in or sign up by completing a simple electrical test. Luckily, a brand new ds 1 is still only 40 clams, and the new op amp chip that theyre shipping with is great i wasnt a big fan of the.
I am sure you will be very pleased with the tone of your new. The ds 1 is so cheap, so widely available, so welldesigned for its original mission and so easy to modify that there is no reason for everyone not to own one. Every guitarist at some point has at least tried bosss ds 1 distortion pedal. Build your own clone orange distortion kit instructions. The boss ds1 is probably one of the most famous distortion pedals in guitardom.
The roland worldwide social network keeps you connected to the latest products, exciting events, and much more. Click on the title for a description of the project, photo of the pcb and downloadable documentation. All components in the schematic below are labeled with the same labels as the commerciallyproduced product, so if you find new ds 1 mods on the internet that reference component numbers on the commerciallyproduced ds 1, they will be. Byoc, llc guarantees that your kit will be complete and that all parts and components will arrive as described, functioning and free of defect. The ds1s controls are standard drivedistortion controls. Satchurator distortion schematic with this pedal, you can also recreate vintage sounds by adding mod kits to it. One of the largest sites for doityourself guitar effects builders.1493 1244 1018 1299 216 1483 78 173 133 755 1131 704 660 40 1498 1504 176 279 1351 1322 953 544 209 497 1261 749 849 759 599 1139 929 1057 1313