Boss DS-1 Distortion Supreme Mod Kit for DS1
Boss DS-1 Distortion Supreme Mod Kit for DS1
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Boutique tone for a bargain price!
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This is not called the supreme mod kit for nothing. Included are detailed instructions, including photos, and all the parts to voice your DS-1 for 5 different styles including the Supreme Germanium Mod with Vintage 1n34A Germanium Diodes. This Supreme mod takes things one step further and replaces just about every cap in your signal path with high quality Film or Non-Polarized Electrolytics. Nothing says underdog like a Boss DS-1, but with a little help from Fromel Electronics, weve transformed this wimpy runt into a snarling beast.
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7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Boss DS-1 Fromel mod kit Aug 31, 2011
By Mike Stearman
The idea of modifying a Boss effect came from the realization that these pedals are made in mass quantities with the cheapest components that "work". That said, installing the Fromel kit takes a little time and patience pulling the parts you want to change from the board and installing the replacements. The instructions are clear, and I believe the result is worth it. Just reducing the "hiss" level is worth it. I believe the pedal produces a smoother effect, and the volume control has more range.
Distortion pedals, by their very nature, are "noisy". Run the gain somewhere under the 2 o'clock mark at most. Remember, this pedal isn't going to make you play any better! It may, in fact, make it more clear that you need to practice those riffs! Also, when you use this pedal along with others, use a noise gate (Boss makes the NS-1?). You will hear cutoff in the noise after you quit playing, and you won't hear it when you play. of course.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Mod Kit for DS-1 Mar 03, 2013
By Kevin Anderson
Great! Excellent sounds!!! Like a Keely modified pedal, and much, much, more... This kit Rocks! A standard DS-1 is not much in its original form, this changes the game. Must be good with a soldering iron.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Very nice mod for a good price. Apr 21, 2013
By J. Siers
I ordered this kit last week and got it in the mail today. Went to the studio and got my DS-1 and decided that I was going to take the plunge. Before the mod my trusty pedal left a lot to be desired. I don't play a style of music that demands high gain or gee-whiz distortion, but when i need to burn it up I need that capability. I have had my old model DS-1 for quite some time and had grown out of the sound. The sound in question was thin, tinny, and gutless and I had considered dropping my old faithful friend in favor of something else. An hour or so later it has a lot more headroom, loads more gain, and more volume. It just sounds better.
It comes with enough parts to do a number of mods to the pedal, and with instructions for each. If you're good with a soldering iron and know the basics of electronics this is a pretty straightforward project. If you have never picked up an iron I wouldn't recommend starting with this. As I have seen in a couple of reviews, this is not a complete pedal (hence the word KIT...duh). It will not turn you from a bedroom jammer to a guitar god, only long hours of practice will do that. What it will do it change the sound of the DS-1 from the sonic equivalent of nails on a blackboard to a very adjustable tone machine.
Overall, I'm glad I did this mod. It's cheap, easy, and makes me proud to own a DS-1 again.
Boss DS-1, Just Wow Jun 25, 2014
By Phil Bartlett
In high-school I think everyone I know owned a Boss DS-1. It's not the best pedal in the world, but with this mod, you can make it quite a cool and handy high-gain monster. I found the DS-1 shrill, and loaded with too much high end. After this mod, this pedal now is useful for moderate to high-gain playing, with more low-end and just an overall better tone. I had one lying around and wasn't using it because it simply sounded horrible, but after this mod, I'll not be letting go of my DS-1. Plus, this is a fun project for an afternoon and it makes a pedal that you probably have thrown in a closet somewhere something worth using and keeping.
Definitely an improvement. May 13, 2014
By charles g james
This kit comes with components that can be used in different combinations to get a different character of sound out of the Boss DS-1. I only tried 4 of the mods: Keeley, Supreme, Valve, and Vintage, before settling on a configuration of my own somewhere in between the Keeley and the Supreme. The components in the kit definitely make the Boss DS-1 sound better, which is to say cleaner and brighter with more tonal range. That said, after trying the mods listed above, it still sounded essentially like a DS-1. So, if you already have a DS-1, enjoy it's brand of distortion, but want it to sound a little better and/or slightly different, this is a great kit. If you're expecting a dramatically different distortion sound, however, you might just want to invest in a different distortion pedal altogether.
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