Author Topic: Best Mod Kit company  (Read 534 times)

bzdunowski

Best Mod Kit company
« on: January 26, 2021, 11:29:26 AM »
Hi everyone sorry if this is in the wrong area but I wanted to mod my Boss SD-1 and did a basic Google search and found a lot of places offering kits like

monteallums
fromelelectronics

Are there ones that are considered good and ones to stay away from?

bartimaeus

Re: Best Mod Kit company
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2021, 12:37:32 PM »
they're all charging a lot of money for a few $0.01 resistors and caps. in my experience monteallums have some placebo mods too... switching out components for identical values in different shapes/packages as though it makes a difference.

bzdunowski

Re: Best Mod Kit company
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2021, 01:02:22 PM »
they're all charging a lot of money for a few $0.01 resistors and caps. in my experience monteallums have some placebo mods too... switching out components for identical values in different shapes/packages as though it makes a difference.

Do you know a good source for legit mods to a SD-1 for example

garcho

Re: Best Mod Kit company
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2021, 01:17:13 PM »
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found a lot of places offering kits

it's true, there are a lot of people out there who want your money


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I wanted to mod my Boss SD-1

Why, exactly? Have you heard actual audio evidence, A/B comparison, etc? If you don't know what exactly you want to change, how will you know what to buy?



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box

Re: Best Mod Kit company
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2021, 01:23:33 PM »
Do you know a good source for legit mods to a SD-1 for example
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Hi,
Please check this link:
http://www.newtone-online.nl/forum/index.php?topic=3602.0
https://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=60901.0
Rgds,
box
« Last Edit: January 26, 2021, 01:27:43 PM by box »

bzdunowski

Re: Best Mod Kit company
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2021, 01:37:36 PM »
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found a lot of places offering kits

it's true, there are a lot of people out there who want your money


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I wanted to mod my Boss SD-1

Why, exactly? Have you heard actual audio evidence, A/B comparison, etc? If you don't know what exactly you want to change, how will you know what to buy?

Yes the before and after audio on these mods sound good to me. Specifically the GT mod. I also found some comparison videos on YouTube that sound great

https://www.monteallums.com/pedal_mods_SD1.html
« Last Edit: January 26, 2021, 01:57:49 PM by bzdunowski »

radio

Re: Best Mod Kit company
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2021, 07:41:44 PM »
Do you have as good an amp as in his sound samples?
Keep on soldering!
And don t burn fingers!

11-90-an

Re: Best Mod Kit company
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2021, 08:24:55 PM »
Now that you're here, why don't *you* mod it for cheaper prices? (i think)  :icon_cool:
flip flop flip flop flip

Fancy Lime

Re: Best Mod Kit company
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2021, 02:18:12 AM »
+1 for making your very own custom mod from individual part rather than a kit. Tell us how you want the sound to change and we'll walk you through the necessary changes. We'll call it the bzdunkowski mod.

Andy
My dry, sweaty foot had become the source of one of the most disturbing cases of chemical-based crime within my home country.

deadastronaut

Re: Best Mod Kit company
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2021, 05:08:07 AM »
leave your pedal as it is...

and invest in a breadboard, and tweak to your hearts desire...once happy then build it.  8)

https://modyourownpedal.com/blogs/news/a-few-easy-boss-sd-1-super-overdrive-mods
https://www.youtube.com/user/100roberthenry
https://deadastronaut.wixsite.com/effects

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Fancy Lime

Re: Best Mod Kit company
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2021, 06:45:13 AM »
leave your pedal as it is...

and invest in a breadboard, and tweak to your hearts desire...once happy then build it.  8)

https://modyourownpedal.com/blogs/news/a-few-easy-boss-sd-1-super-overdrive-mods
That's even better of course and probably where you ultimately end up anyway ;) It's how many of us got here. The wish to mod something ever so slightly can turn into the desire to build new stuff real quick.

A word of caution, though: Brian Wampler's schematic in the article than deadastronaut linked has some cruciate errors. Most importantly, the ground leg off the inverting input of the first opamp stage is missing. The official schematic and some more info are found here:
https://www.hobby-hour.com/electronics/s/sd1-super-overdrive.php

Cheers,
Andy
My dry, sweaty foot had become the source of one of the most disturbing cases of chemical-based crime within my home country.

iainpunk

Re: Best Mod Kit company
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2021, 08:38:49 AM »
the mod i like most is replacing R7 10k with a pair of in4148's to produce a ''dirty gate effect'' and crossover distortion, this adds subtile grind and more treble, which is great for boosting in to a already dirty amp!

cheers, Iain
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bartimaeus

Re: Best Mod Kit company
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2021, 10:53:07 PM »
they're all charging a lot of money for a few $0.01 resistors and caps. in my experience monteallums have some placebo mods too... switching out components for identical values in different shapes/packages as though it makes a difference.

Do you know a good source for legit mods to a SD-1 for example

sd1 is one of the most commonly modded pedals out there, mainly because people want to make it sound like a ts808. just search for sd1 mods on this forum, and you'll find tons of things you can try using simple resistor and cap swaps. but i'd also recommend the wampler book of pedal mods, which has some mods for the sd1 and a bunch of other pedals.