Boss SD-1 Overdrive

Overdrive Pedal

  • Warm, soft tube amp-like distortion
  • Controls: Level, tone and drive
  • Foot switch: Bypass
  • Input and output via 6.3 mm jack
  • 9 V DC power supply connection (coaxial socket 5.5 x 2.1 mm - negative pin inside)
  • Power consumption: 6 mA
  • Power supply with a 9 V battery or a 9 V DC power supply (not included)
  • Suitable optional power supply: Article nr 409939
  • Dimensions: (W x D x H) 73 x 130 x 60 mm
  • Weight: 400 g
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Overdrive Yes
Distortion No
Fuzz No
Metal No

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Why did I wait so long to get an overdrive?
Kyouki_IE, 23.11.2020
Overdrives are often talked about, and I must admit for a long time I was somewhat ignorant. Only in the last year or so I learned how they can be used to boost an amp, rather than for their own overdrive/distortion.

When I pair this with an old Marshal, it makes the amp sound so tight and cutting, the kind of tone I always wanted but for years struggled to get!

These are so cheap, and the impact they have, I believe now everyone should have one! An overdrive can save an amp that sounds too dull or doesn't have enough bite. Set drive to 0 and level to max, and it pushes your amp into a nice and tight, cutting saturated tone.

Highly recommend this!
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Woof Woof, 13.11.2020
First class product, sounds excellent and bomb-proof housing. Great price compared to alternatives (Ts9, Behringer et al), the right at the sweet spot between those other options. You get the sound, the durability and for low price.
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This is just a classic
Ozzy Esen, 25.08.2019
I?ve been using lots of boutique pedals but I have returned to basics with this pedal. Drive section sounds great especially on a cleaner / at the edge of breakup set amp, but I don?t necessarily use it for this purpose.
It works exceptionally well with darker guitars such as Les Pauls because it removes a lot of the low end before you hit the amp by setting the output gain to maximum. When this low en is removed it gives you a much clear and punchy drive signal.

Lots of boutique takes of this pedal do not cut the low end as much, and they have a much higher output level. But the amount of output gain and low end cut I find that just correct.

This is a classic and it does not need to get fixed. So if you?re in doubt I highly recommend this overdrive.
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Pretty bad sound, pretty weak body
El Guito, 31.08.2020
I used this pedal in my pedalboard that was built for a live Rock band.

This is honestly one of the worst overdrive pedals I've ever tried, both in terms of sound and in terms of build. The switcher stopped working after maybe 4 or 5 rehearsals and the only fix was to open it up and fiddle with a small rubber piece that holds the switcher in place so that it wouldn't stop the switcher from working. When I got it into the loop of my Octoswitch this stopped being a problem because it was basically always on since it was the Octoswitch that made the actual switching. In terms of sound, this is supposed to sound similar to a Tube Screamer, but it doesn't. It DOES boost your mids, but it filters all the low end in your signal and ruins your tone completely. I eventually switched this pedal for an OCD and the difference is enormous.

Stay away from this pedal unless you have no other option. Even then, I would advise you to consider something else.
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