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  • Boss OD-1 OverDrivePublished on 04/08/07 at 04:46
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    Just 2 knob. essentially is, relatively few components, made with a more raw and authentic that a sd1.
    al 'era, end 70, an inspired shma a certain prampli marsh ...
    one bit change in an sd1 OD1 in suprimant components tone circuit, which affects and changes the sound.

    USE

    There's no simpler. solid.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Overdrive enough really rock dominated by medium frequencies. quite rock, but not fantastic live branch on a clean amp. use on the micro bridge of a guitar may not be great at all. I prefer him OD2 bosses.
    2d sound a bit DePass but which may have its interest.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    Better plug into an amp already very well or well rod rod or hook on the sleeves or......
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    Just 2 knob. essentially is, relatively few components, made with a more raw and authentic that a sd1.
    al 'era, end 70, an inspired shma a certain prampli marsh ...
    one bit change in an sd1 OD1 in suprimant components tone circuit, which affects and changes the sound.

    USE

    There's no simpler. solid.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Overdrive enough really rock dominated by medium frequencies. quite rock, but not fantastic live branch on a clean amp. use on the micro bridge of a guitar may not be great at all. I prefer him OD2 bosses.
    2d sound a bit DePass but which may have its interest.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    Better plug into an amp already very well or well rod rod or hook on the sleeves or central microphones I think. often premium because rare today. it has its charm.
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  • Boss OD-1 OverDrivePublished on 12/29/11 at 15:46
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    simple

    UTILIZATION

    simple

    SOUND QUALITY

    HUGE! Over medium fat drive, the drive master approaching. But also the Valvestate is not the same. Coupled to a DS has a tone of course zero. it changes everything. we put more and more effect behind it removes his soul. especially no equalizer derriere.J have not seen the light but it must be somewhere in there!

    OVERALL OPINION

    is not a multi purpose, it has a sound. ...
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    simple

    UTILIZATION

    simple

    SOUND QUALITY

    HUGE! Over medium fat drive, the drive master approaching. But also the Valvestate is not the same. Coupled to a DS has a tone of course zero. it changes everything. we put more and more effect behind it removes his soul. especially no equalizer derriere.J have not seen the light but it must be somewhere in there!

    OVERALL OPINION

    is not a multi purpose, it has a sound.
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  • Boss OD-1 OverDrivePublished on 08/07/05 at 21:09
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    A saturated lightweight in my opinion is the only was the famous concurencer TS808 TS9 ibanez .. or a lot of pedals and a lamp ECC83, but less reliable and blowing.

    UTILIZATION

    Is fully compliant with your favorite picks, your bends and even the games to the fingers. was not saturated enough is sound crunchy, but not dirty enough lisse.c is a true and OVERDRIVE is the big difference.

    SOUND QUALITY

    It is best to find a super overdrive, after 86, which has a little more fishing, plus a very good spell grave-acute .. japan if possible, because Taiwan is more "acid" and get closer to distortion.

    OVERALL OPINION

    This kind of makes you look silly a little shabby a transistor combo......
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    A saturated lightweight in my opinion is the only was the famous concurencer TS808 TS9 ibanez .. or a lot of pedals and a lamp ECC83, but less reliable and blowing.

    UTILIZATION

    Is fully compliant with your favorite picks, your bends and even the games to the fingers. was not saturated enough is sound crunchy, but not dirty enough lisse.c is a true and OVERDRIVE is the big difference.

    SOUND QUALITY

    It is best to find a super overdrive, after 86, which has a little more fishing, plus a very good spell grave-acute .. japan if possible, because Taiwan is more "acid" and get closer to distortion.

    OVERALL OPINION

    This kind of makes you look silly a little shabby a transistor combo amp for a nice. and a good amp, it's great .. the medium, wild bass and treble, or snapping sound smooth it meets the slightest touch without exploding our lamps so expensive because it saturates the preamp directly without irritating .. At the time, boss (it seems) a copy of the plans of the best master volume amps English (follow my eyes) and reproduced in this little box jaune.on can also be used as a direct box a console, it can give her a credible guitar direct to the table, if we neglect the multi-effect or if the amp is down!. A MUST.
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  • Boss OD-1 OverDrivePublished on 09/29/11 at 13:17
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Boss Overdrive in the first generation. Its features are simple: a volume control, an overdrive control.
    My copy apparently date from 1986.

    I think that I am right in saying that this pedal is analog, but I can not describe it as "true bypass" in the purest sense of the word, because this pedal a little color signal of the amplifier (no unpleasant way, but we will!)

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is very simple thanks to the instinctive side of the two knobs, having bought second hand I could see his record.
    I use this pedal as almost to boost its already a crunch, or full. However, according to the settings, it can sound very well on the clean channel of an amplifier as the......
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    Boss Overdrive in the first generation. Its features are simple: a volume control, an overdrive control.
    My copy apparently date from 1986.

    I think that I am right in saying that this pedal is analog, but I can not describe it as "true bypass" in the purest sense of the word, because this pedal a little color signal of the amplifier (no unpleasant way, but we will!)

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is very simple thanks to the instinctive side of the two knobs, having bought second hand I could see his record.
    I use this pedal as almost to boost its already a crunch, or full. However, according to the settings, it can sound very well on the clean channel of an amplifier as the main disto-drive.
    It would be like to have a tone control on his little sisters as sd1 or OD3, that said the sound quality is so much that no appointments ready soon more attention.

    SOUND QUALITY

    This pedal, by its analog design provides a very organic, very hot. As I already said, I use it to boost, in addition to my ibanez ts 808: indeed, if it gives me a boost very "smooth" and warm, the OD1, it adds shine and a punch in the upper-medium inimitable. Playing the blues as hard as the 80's, this duality makes me good service. His report on approaches humbuckers sound pretty good with Dokken George Lynch, Richie Sambora and John Sykes. Van Zandt on my simple stratum, is close to the grain of Gary Moore, John Norum, or Fast Eddie Clarke.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have this pedal for several months now and I am quite satisfied.
    However, it is perhaps not the best option to treat the foot pedal as a main, better to have an amp with a hefty grain for you already!
    Having acquired for 40 euros a Monsieur Francois Artige Toulouse, of course I would do this choice, who has reconciled me with the pedals of the giant grain Boss.
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  • Boss OD-1 OverDrivePublished on 07/12/07 at 04:03
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Overdrive pedals "basic" analog technology (it dates from 1985, produced one of dernires), 2 buttons, 1 switch, 1 LED on / off, 2 jacks (in and out ... !), the connector for 9v adapter and 9v battery cover.

    UTILIZATION

    Trs simple setup ... with two buttons, nothing to lose!

    SOUND QUALITY

    Trs good quality sound but the food graves.Pas trs grave (ah, ah), a request just a short botanical treats its sound and rglage from thereon.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Purchase 85 yesterday, I like the pedals and have included it in my rig instead of my Behringer TO800 it replaces.
    A little pricey for the opportunity but hey, should not buy it! ...
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    Overdrive pedals "basic" analog technology (it dates from 1985, produced one of dernires), 2 buttons, 1 switch, 1 LED on / off, 2 jacks (in and out ... !), the connector for 9v adapter and 9v battery cover.

    UTILIZATION

    Trs simple setup ... with two buttons, nothing to lose!

    SOUND QUALITY

    Trs good quality sound but the food graves.Pas trs grave (ah, ah), a request just a short botanical treats its sound and rglage from thereon.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Purchase 85 yesterday, I like the pedals and have included it in my rig instead of my Behringer TO800 it replaces.
    A little pricey for the opportunity but hey, should not buy it!
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  • Boss OD-1 OverDrivePublished on 12/11/07 at 13:14
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    A legendary pedals, also my c'tait Premire of distortion pedals 25 years ago of a (mother had given me for my birthday). It sounded much better than the competition, even better than other pedals Boss!

    simple can not! And it's solid.

    UTILIZATION

    2 knobs, what else?

    SOUND QUALITY

    The audio sounds hard and rch on a clean amp. As against a good amp heating with HP heckle leave nicely, it's really enjoyable trs

    In fact it's not really a distortion from pedals of Entire, it must Whereas as a "booster" which adds a layer of distortion on the amp, and it the wonder!
    Its a fabulous dirty and compress guaranteed!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I no longer have my ... OD1 LORD regrets.
    But......
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    A legendary pedals, also my c'tait Premire of distortion pedals 25 years ago of a (mother had given me for my birthday). It sounded much better than the competition, even better than other pedals Boss!

    simple can not! And it's solid.

    UTILIZATION

    2 knobs, what else?

    SOUND QUALITY

    The audio sounds hard and rch on a clean amp. As against a good amp heating with HP heckle leave nicely, it's really enjoyable trs

    In fact it's not really a distortion from pedals of Entire, it must Whereas as a "booster" which adds a layer of distortion on the amp, and it the wonder!
    Its a fabulous dirty and compress guaranteed!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I no longer have my ... OD1 LORD regrets.
    But there is still the guitarist in my group who uses his own to attack his Marshall stack.

    As against the price is unjustified OK is a "legends", but as of modern pedals are better for not a circle!
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  • Boss OD-1 OverDrivePublished on 01/30/08 at 08:12
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    Overdrive extremely simple, small but tough ...

    UTILIZATION

    Hyper simple: one button for level General for output, another for the determination of overdrive. It can not be easier. The grip is instantaneous.

    SOUND QUALITY

    It is a small pedals, and it never shoed a great job ;-)
    Personally, I find it just indispensable in my set (all lamps + Fender Stratocaster, Les Paul or SG) because it provides additional heat to the clean channel of the amp: it can go a little crunch (which I find really beautiful qualis so the amp) until a vritable OVD that sounds actually quite vintage with its quality (a sound that for once does not resemble the OVD / distos plastic boxes or multi-effects "......
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    Overdrive extremely simple, small but tough ...

    UTILIZATION

    Hyper simple: one button for level General for output, another for the determination of overdrive. It can not be easier. The grip is instantaneous.

    SOUND QUALITY

    It is a small pedals, and it never shoed a great job ;-)
    Personally, I find it just indispensable in my set (all lamps + Fender Stratocaster, Les Paul or SG) because it provides additional heat to the clean channel of the amp: it can go a little crunch (which I find really beautiful qualis so the amp) until a vritable OVD that sounds actually quite vintage with its quality (a sound that for once does not resemble the OVD / distos plastic boxes or multi-effects " who do everything ") and its defects, in this case may sound a bit hollow and lacking bass or low-mids, but it is easily corrected. Basically it brings the saturated indniablement a real plus, qq is the source of saturation, Fuzz, Distortion channel of distortion pedals (or all ;-)).
    In his résumé sound quality is my taste, excellent for use but limited apprciable: boosteur and cruncheur signal, it gives a small and authentic vintage ct your riffs and arp management, as long as the guitar and amp are worthy of the name ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    This is one of my pedals Premire. I bought it (used of course!) There are more than 15 years, and my date MODEL 1978, almost my age! pod is everywhere, quail, fatigue, but the sound has never moved and I have always agreed. I have since tried on a lot of overdrive pedals (VOX, Marshall, Ibanez Tubescreamer ...) and even if bcp of them sound good, my left prfre Boss this little yellow lights almost constantly, even in the clear. Obviously the sound - trs 70s - may not be suitable for the heavy metal, fusion, or stratum chorus, but for fans of true rock, it quickly found its place in bcp compos ...
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  • Legendary!!

    Boss OD-1 OverDrivePublished on 08/01/11 at 16:04
    Boss introduced this pedal back in 1977 and back then most guitar players were using a fuzz box to get their distortion tone. This was not that type of circuitry so there was some backlash to this pedal but as the guitars tones were changing more and more people started to pick up this pedal. This would be one of the pedals that set the stage t what would become some of the most legendary Boss pedal of all time and for that much some of the best overdrives pedals of all time.

    This pedal is more of an overdrive pedal than it is a distortion pedal. It does distort but give the necessary drive that breaks up the front of an amp to get a good low gain distortion tone.

    UTILIZATION
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    Boss introduced this pedal back in 1977 and back then most guitar players were using a fuzz box to get their distortion tone. This was not that type of circuitry so there was some backlash to this pedal but as the guitars tones were changing more and more people started to pick up this pedal. This would be one of the pedals that set the stage t what would become some of the most legendary Boss pedal of all time and for that much some of the best overdrives pedals of all time.

    This pedal is more of an overdrive pedal than it is a distortion pedal. It does distort but give the necessary drive that breaks up the front of an amp to get a good low gain distortion tone.

    UTILIZATION

    Specifications

    * Controls: Level, Overdrive
    * Connectors: Input, Output, AC Adaptor
    * Current Draw: 3.5 mA (DC 9V)
    * Weight: 400g.
    * Input Impedance: 220kOhm
    * Output Impedance: Over 600Ohm
    * Signal/Noise Ratio: 80dB
    * Recommended AC Adaptor: ACA Series


    SOUND QUALITY

    This pedal sounds pretty good in front of an already overdriven amp. There isn't loads of distortion in this pedal but what many would consider a boost pedal compared to today's standard in high gain and distortion. It only has two control knobs and there really isn't much to dial in to get a very usable tone from this thing. You have level for your overall volumes and level and then there is overdrive which is your gain and distortion. There is no tone control knob as you would see in later pedals.

    This pedal sound best in front of an already overdriven amp. It is great for getting that extra sizzle and sustain. The pedal also works well if you need a light drive for some bluesy tones with the neck pickup of a Fender Strat.

    OVERALL OPINION

    These pedals would be manufactured all the way up until 1985. They are obviously discontinued and the use market it the only way to go at this point. They have more revisions on this pedal and four of them are floating out there. They all sound pretty much the same and all were made in Japan. Boss would then replace this pedal with the Boss OD-2 and then more versions after that.
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  • The SD-1's older brother

    Boss OD-1 OverDrivePublished on 04/07/11 at 11:34
    The Boss OD-1 was the predecessor to the now famous SD-1. It's a very similar pedal in many ways, except this pedal only has a level and gain knob. There is no tone knob like there is on the SD-1.

    UTILIZATION

    The Boss OD-1 is housed inside of the famous Boss enclosure that has basically become synonymous with the Boss name. It's an extremely sturdy and reliable pedal that'll withstand decades of abuse without a problem. It uses a FET boost which kinda sucks some tone and leaks a bit when it's off, but given its age, it's somewhat forgivable. Just keep that in mind if you're using this in your chain. You might want to get a true bypass looper or get in there and start soldering. ......
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    The Boss OD-1 was the predecessor to the now famous SD-1. It's a very similar pedal in many ways, except this pedal only has a level and gain knob. There is no tone knob like there is on the SD-1.

    UTILIZATION

    The Boss OD-1 is housed inside of the famous Boss enclosure that has basically become synonymous with the Boss name. It's an extremely sturdy and reliable pedal that'll withstand decades of abuse without a problem. It uses a FET boost which kinda sucks some tone and leaks a bit when it's off, but given its age, it's somewhat forgivable. Just keep that in mind if you're using this in your chain. You might want to get a true bypass looper or get in there and start soldering. I haven't read the manual on this particular item, but there really is no need for one. I mean, there are only two knobs...

    SOUND QUALITY

    This pedal is a great overdrive that works awesome with Marshalls. With the gain off and the level cranked, you get this wonderful overdriven sound on amps such as the JCM800. It gives it this really angry character but still sounds fairly natural. The same can't be said for the DS-1. When you start cranking the gain, you can really get into some pretty high gain territory, but you want to be careful as there's no tone knob. You'll want to watch the brightness as it might get too harsh for some people.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Since the SD-1 is around, this pedal is losing its relevance fast. It's also not as easy to find on the used market as the SD-1 is, and there's actually a good reason for that. The SD-1 is fairly close in tone, and the SD-1 is more versatile, so this pedal is mainly reserved for people who need "that" sound when trying to mimic some old school sound. If you're looking for an overdrive pedal, I recommend getting the SD-1 or the TS-9 instead of this.
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  • Boss OD-1 OverDrivePublished on 07/04/10 at 14:21
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    Analog overdrive pedal, apparently one of the first releases on the market.

    Level and drive, no tone.

    9v, classic anything.

    UTILIZATION

    Very simple. More intuitive, there are only two buttons so you must be ...

    SOUND QUALITY

    Then, Terrible! Simply.

    Overdrives I have seen past the green and not ripe ... see my review. And I can tell you which one it's quite addictive!

    Touefois attention, she deposits with: its register.
    Oriented medium, it offers a "fleshy", detailed sound, very light.
    I use it full time OverDrive. The walls of his little acute lack of presence. It is very typical. Vnintage is enough for once.

    For me, I say good for me, it sounds a little different,......
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    Analog overdrive pedal, apparently one of the first releases on the market.

    Level and drive, no tone.

    9v, classic anything.

    UTILIZATION

    Very simple. More intuitive, there are only two buttons so you must be ...

    SOUND QUALITY

    Then, Terrible! Simply.

    Overdrives I have seen past the green and not ripe ... see my review. And I can tell you which one it's quite addictive!

    Touefois attention, she deposits with: its register.
    Oriented medium, it offers a "fleshy", detailed sound, very light.
    I use it full time OverDrive. The walls of his little acute lack of presence. It is very typical. Vnintage is enough for once.

    For me, I say good for me, it sounds a little different, but better than a TS9. Many more "transparent", gasping. It fits perfectly to the amp. jcm 900 and angus young gibson sg microphone.

    A marvel that deserves to be known and recognized. The drive is gradual but it lacks some bass. Be sure to give settings to the amplifier. Beyond that, it is pure bliss blues and rock if you want a vintage sounding stuff: Go for it!



    OVERALL OPINION

    Simple and effective. It's perfect.
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