Boss SD-1 SUPER OverDrive - Tubescreamer on steroids mod
Boss SD-1 SUPER OverDrive - Tubescreamer on steroids mod

SD-1 SUPER OverDrive - Tubescreamer on steroids mod, Overdrive pedal from Boss.

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 43 reviews )
 27 reviews63 %
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Audience: Beginners Value For Money : Excellent

frankyp's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" we always come back!"

Boss SD-1 SUPER OverDrive - Tubescreamer on steroids mod
The Overdrive's most famous market!
cheap reliable light!


The battery is easy to access, without screws! this is not always the case. The knobs are effective without being ultra sensitive (thus tolerance)
no need for manual huh?


Ben is the typical OD since .... 35 years? this is my 3rd! Whenever I sold I realized afterwards that I needed!
Can be used as ODrive with vintage drive to 14h, 10h to the volume and tone according to taste (this is knob which is less efficient)
or you can pair it with a distortion amp or another pedal for the hard (even the metal muff: it makes a sound very personal ... ;-) )
It can be used as a boost by putting less drive, more treble and volume up! we have a few more decibels for a solo ;-)
I use it with my gibsons or Jackson or strat! respect the instrument sounds ...


I swear I tried to pass me but I must be addicted, this is my 3rd!
There must be one or two other OD or distortion, but this one is a plus!
beautiful tone color, beautiful warmth, sustain good enough!
that happiness for 50 roros ....

coolzapp's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss SD-1 SUPER OverDrive - Tubescreamer on steroids mod
3 knobs: Volume, Tone and Drive


use could not be more simple, 3 knobs is not very complicated ^ _ ^ '


Then, j love it! Not only as an overdrive pedal it stands up very well and we get a good sound easy but what's more it takes on the role very well boost! It was in itself that I use and coupled with the overdrive of my amp Marshall MG50 DFX or my Boss OS-2 is a real treat, a boost clean and efficient, just what need (with the right settings of course).
FYI, I use a Fender Telecaster Highway One;)


I have for a week but I had already tested previously and different amplifiers.
I tried several models before, but one that is my favorite by far!
What I like most is when I use it as a boost or coupled with another pedal, I find that the result is great and I love the tone produced.
The price / quality ratio is very good, especially compared to the astronomical price overdrive and finally are no better than this small SD-1!
I do it again without hesitation that choice =)

nico21120's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss SD-1 SUPER OverDrive - Tubescreamer on steroids mod
I use it between my Highway One Start and my Marshall JTM 30 combo any lamp.
What I love is that it fully respects the tone of my guitar-amp pair that suits me perfectly.
This is my first pedal overdrive in 17 years of practice! I simply compared with the TS9 with a friend, I prefer the BOSS for grain neutral (which may correspond to a quality defect or otherwise according to what is desired!). Otherwise a small comparison, just for laughs with the simulation equivalent of my little multi-purpose, obviously nothing to do!


Well, me I agree completely. But beware, my advice is worth what it is, that I never used many different overdrives: ie that of my amp, my multi-effect, or plugins, and computer I use this relatively rarely, or rather that I'm starting to get serious especially after having played clean.
Not disappointed at all, and fair price, I would.

Padovania's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss SD-1 SUPER OverDrive - Tubescreamer on steroids mod
How long have you use it?

I use it for a year.

What is the particular feature you like best and least?

BOSS solidity quality, easy to use, but many possibilities thanks to the three knobs.

Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

Almost all models of overdrive available on the market. I prfr a BOSS BluesDriver but it costs 70 more for a slightly more bluesy sound.

How do you report qualitprix?

Excellent, LA Overdrive pedals trs good quality of the least CHRE the march.

Ptosh's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss SD-1 SUPER OverDrive - Tubescreamer on steroids mod
What are the effects or types of effects available? What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...) Are they edited? Via an editor Mac / PC? What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI) Is this a rack or rack model? *

overdrive pedal with three knobs
volume / tone / Drive
immedia sector or cell


The general configuration is it simple? Edition sound effects or is it easy? The manual is clear and sufficient? * ...

simple configuration knobs effective. can be precisely its afinné grain.manuel short but ample.


The effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough? Which instruments do you use? Which ones you prefer, you hate? *

I find that this pedal is perfect boost in saturation or very low or even just a slight crunch.

Start with a> good for blues / rock while we're going easy on the Drive as it passes quickly for something "heavy" and "fuzz" if you put in the bottom but it is not very good, it becomes rough for my taste ...

with lp> interaissant enough because the pedal can move towards several different grains from mild to loud playing with the 3 knobs ....

the good will that she eats too serious

* H & k amp on 60dfx


How long have you use it? What is so special that you like most and least? Have you tried many other models before buying it? How would you rate the quality / price? With experience, you do again this choice? * ...

I've had 3 weeks
in my previous notes I take into account the price.
It will be naive to believe that a pedal at 60 euros gives her an equal to pedal to 300 euros ...... <img class="smiley" src="" alt="wink" /> This pedal and vice versa has not changed my amp transistor lamp ... <img class="smiley" src="" alt="wink" />

However ...

I got my money or a pedal very correct for a great price, both simple and effective.


blaez_minkoff's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss SD-1 SUPER OverDrive - Tubescreamer on steroids mod
Overdrive is to say not too straight forward.
Like all BOSS is not a true bypass, but I heard no sound altration when the pedals are class without an effect is triggered.


Sturdy is the Boss.


I made some modifications on it: I changed a silicon diode clipping of a FET (the hottest), I have a TL072 storage piles on the first PDO (more gain) and I changed the condo of a higher value (more serious).
It's better, the sound is more EHJV, more gain and a higher sound lev.
We can say also that it is less dry, it loses its nasal winning cot particularly serious.

Any takers, the change is simple for those who can weld.


Without pedals is a nice mod with the mod is a good trs pedals.

Marty62100's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss SD-1 SUPER OverDrive - Tubescreamer on steroids mod
GOOD without more detail, there assé mind to know the utility of three buttons.

Mine is a JAPAN.
I did that fly over the other opinions but I did not see anyone saying that theirs was a ...

I put 10 for the legendary quality of boss boxes, never bothered with that, the knobs are screwed for me and not just laid down on the knob or .. What is nickel.
Access "facilissime" a battery, in short: Top.

---------------------------------------- --------- EDIT -----------------------------------
Tested with:
Marsahll vs 100w / Marshall JCM900
Peavy Delta blues all-tube so 30w

Epiphone g400, an equipped epi Lp EMG !! / SG Special Faded Gibon


In terms of use, what could be simpler especially once plugged this pedal sounds, whatever the settings !!


In terms of sound quality, I would not make a comparison to another model sd1 because the only one I've tried in my life it is this japan. in all seriousness, here's what comes out of this pedal:

As soon as I plugged in (epiphone g 400) I already knew things would sound hard it is accurate, clear and flawless! immediately we feel it !!

The gain knob lets go of a clean up I say, not even saturated, has a beginning distortion. And sound and TERRIBLE for me anyway. For those who know I compare AC has a rat half its gain race and not orait the side, "schhhh" small burr less what. This is to tell you!

Accuracy is falling down, then, and a tone knob that goes: deaf hyper has ds1 I say! So very garish! lol! Which allows plenty of opportunity but that does not demand a precision skill, we find that we want and fast. It is therefore very square, CA responds perfectly to blow medio, a lot of heat I do not recognize my marshall with this pedal .. !!


In short I gives 10 because it's the sound I was looking for quite some time. Very precise flawless, that 'frankly extra! ca not overflow a hair.

Try it also with a compressor the result is frankly stunning !! It farts well is saturated and it's still accurate and clear !!

Pedal styles perfect for a small saturation blues, rock, rock forward. Use it for metal fodra take something else or compression ect .. but this is just the hack!

fabthecat's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss SD-1 SUPER OverDrive - Tubescreamer on steroids mod
Boss Overdrive simualnt analog distortion of a tube amp.


Simplified Deployment:
- Drive: saturation intensity.
- Tone: tone color saturation (dosage bass / treble).
- Level: level of output.


Very good dynamic rendering.
Very versatile pedal.
I use it mainly mild boost and overdrive in addition to the overdrive of my Marshall Valvestate for warm distortion, efficient, doing well out harmonics.
I play an Ovation Breadwinner. In clear channel, the crunch is superb. In overdrive, by adjusting the knob at the bottom, the rhythm is clear and dynamic. By increasing the knob, the sound is warm and well saturated round.
Only problem (met with any overdrive pedals a bit too far): the breath .... With an adequate noise gate (ie. the decimator) is perfect.


I use it for 1 month. I had used before in a DS-1 boost and a TS-9 overdrive classic. I bought the TS9 after long hesitation between it and the SD-1. I was quite disappointed with the TS9. This is a great overdrive pedal but too oriented blues. She excels in clean (especially with microphones Texas), but with distortion or boost, I found the sound too "loud" and too cold. The SD1 gives me what I wanted from an overdrive pedal with distortion: the sound is warm and round as I want. Dynamic rendering stays true despite the high volume distortion. This is the perfect overdrive for rock (the slight crunch to the big heavy rhythm).
The value for money is excellent (especially compared to a TS9). This choice I would do without hesitation.

elchookas's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss SD-1 SUPER OverDrive - Tubescreamer on steroids mod
Here is a simple analog overdrive pedal type!
ente a guitar, amplifier and an output connector for supplying 9 volts.
Strong case for a ganda Resistors Autes jet and shoot ...


It has a gain, a tone and volume of output that's it!
The rglage is very simple to do when you know what you want.
The manual is in French, it is clear and prcis!


The effects are good, especially in the first part of the gain, I use it as a booster, with a LTD MH 40, a BLACK STAR HT dual tube amp and a 60 EVAN!
Respect for the character of the guitar is perfect and gives a little more aggressiveness is already heavily distorted sound at the base. It does not boil or the acidity as the boss ds 2.
Only one can IT CAN BE USED to blues, pop and rock of old.
The Tone knob is trs of effective, he gives this versatility to the pedals.
Personally, I use it with the gain at 10 o'clock, the tone and the level at noon was 14 hours on a signal already distorted I Rapel!


I have been using the 12/01/2007, and for me without problems!
It respects the sound of my gear and add a grain of folly for breaks or furious riff mlodique on a string.
I had a bunch of distortion for the boost and I'll stop I think the!
A 40 is a case like the pedals friends !!!!!!! I ressignes c'tait YES if a remake!
Have a look on , you will find a small glimpse on Inros songs 2 and 4: WARNING, this is tt with Vox ToneLab SE and multieffect The LTD MH 400. It possesses an accumulation pdalier trs succeeded in this and I rgler pedals for a Marshall JCM 800 in a 4 x 12 marshall.
I think it was worth a prciser!

Edit of 02/07/2008: I forget to pressiser the battery is provided for use immediatly! This is important, it was a good edit!

victhebig's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss SD-1 SUPER OverDrive - Tubescreamer on steroids mod
Overdrive serious, solid, realistic and dynamic
Mine is made in Taiwan 2002

knobs: drive, volume, tone (and yeah, like the RAT, which are very close to the dynamics of vintage rat!)


C that happiness, because the little animal is very versatile ..
Tone to the max, drive at 8 <<harmonics boosted!
Drive to the max, half tone race>> disto lamp type!


Excellent effect, only be used for anything blues, jazz, rock and even punk.
It can also boost a marshall amp for sound metal.
Sustain huge, with dynamic response well suited to the game (it crieeeeeeeeeeee)
Low: fully only when the drive is fully, if they are somewhat narrowed, but nothing serious. Fishing remains genial!


I should buy it for years (I play for 16 years ...).
By far the best BOSS pedal, with an unbeatable price (bought in Japan for 50 euros), if you want to make music is a must!

Bonus: in the mix, it fits perfectly with no compression or EQ! A JEWEL! FINALLY A REALISTIC SOUND! yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah