Howdy. I got out the DS-1's yesterday, in order to do a proper A/B before modifications. I compared an '82 MIJ DS-1 with a current production Taiwan model. The difference is night and day. The old (Japan) pedal is great, for certain applications. I can see why Jerry used one for a while, it can be dialed in to go with his playing style/tone very nicely. The new pedal sounds like the drive channel of a cheap solid state amp, with the treble dimed and the mids/bass turned all the way down. The old pedal is staying in stock condition of course. The current production model, I'm going to mod to Keeley Ultra/Seeing Eye Mod specs. Anybody use a DS-1, new or old, modded or stock? Also, any info on when exactly Jerry was using one of these, and what his settings may have been?
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