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Title: How could I increase the gain of a Boss Ds1?
Post by: circuithealer on December 01, 2006, 06:55:11 AM
Hi everybody!

Could anybody tell me how could I increase the gain of a Boss Ds1? 

I would like to have quite a lot more gain.

Thanks a lot,

Paul
Title: Re: How could I increase the gain of a Boss Ds1?
Post by: RaceDriver205 on December 01, 2006, 07:33:07 AM
I found simply boosting the input does a good job. My DS-1 was hopeless and weak (prob. because of my guitar), but a booster fixed it up real good. But make sure you boost the INPUT, boosting the output won't help  ;D
Build an AMZ Mosfet boost.
Title: Re: How could I increase the gain of a Boss Ds1?
Post by: Mark Hammer on December 01, 2006, 12:04:27 PM
Whenever a question like this gets asked, the first thing that comes to mind for me is "Which do you mean?  More gain or more volume?"  I realize that the two are linked (more gain usually gets you more volume....usually), but the two terms are confused by folks about as much as tremolo and vibrato are confused.

So......do you want it to simply be capable of being louder or do you want it to be more intense in its distortion?  Two somewhat different paths to follow.
Title: Re: How could I increase the gain of a Boss Ds1?
Post by: circuithealer on December 02, 2006, 04:39:38 AM
Yes, I want more distortion. Any ideas?

Thanks a lot,

Paul
Title: Re: How could I increase the gain of a Boss Ds1?
Post by: RaceDriver205 on December 02, 2006, 07:16:43 AM
Ahem:
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I found simply boosting the input does a good job. My DS-1 was hopeless and weak (prob. because of my guitar), but a booster fixed it up real good. But make sure you boost the INPUT, boosting the output won't help 
Build an AMZ Mosfet boost.
Title: Re: How could I increase the gain of a Boss Ds1?
Post by: MASTER VOLUME on December 02, 2006, 01:25:09 PM
Hi there, here's a page about doing mods to a DS-1, hope it helps.http://diy.erikhansen.net/ds1.htm (http://diy.erikhansen.net/ds1.htm)