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We Mod Your Boss DS-1 Distortion Mod: PepTone Box of Tone (B.O.T.) Modification

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Product Description

***This purchase is for the Modification only.  You supply the pedal for us to Modify.


 The idea behind the mod:

The PepTone Boss DS-1 Mod is a Distortion/Gain pedal that produces an astounding tone with great detail and versatility that can be tailored and customized to fit your desired setup and gain tone. This is a Gain/Distortion pedal modified to produce the sought after Classic gain amp tones of the greats while offering a large canvas to tailor to your setup and sound. Now when comparing the DS-1 Modification to the PepTone Boss BD-2 Mod, the DS-1 Modification is more of the British Stack tones and the BD-2 is tailored to channel the American Amp/Gain tones. The two DS-1 Mod toggles offer the ability to choose between three gain/clipping setting and choose between two Mid frequency settings. The results derived from the two toggles are astounding and give the user a template to create and tailor the pedal – we wanted the gain toggle to not just provide low-medium-high gain options, we wanted to provide different gain textures: you can choose from the likes of boosted, standard and silky gain textures. The EQ toggle gives you scooped Mids to Pushed “hump” Mids. The PepTone DS-1 Mod is NOT for the Lo-Fi lovers. This is a pedal that stands up against and power over them all. You will turn heads and people will look in disbelief when they see that ever so common orange box produce such a sweet, detailed and pure distortion tone.  


The Mod:

*Complete tonal/EQ overhaul. The DS-1 has a poorly balanced EQ being distorted (this causes the stock pedal to have flabby lows and ice pick highs the more gain you add). We modify how and when the EQ is impacted in the gain/distortion which allows a balanced signal to be distorted. This removes the flabby lows and piercing highs which gives the Distortion a higher quality, aka “Boutique”, distortion sound.

*1st toggle: 3-position Gain toggle:

  • Tube Crunch/Classic mode
  • Boosted mode
  • Smooth and silky "rectifier"

 *2nd toggle: 2-position Mids/EQ toggle:

  • Scooped Mids
  • Pushed "Humped" Mids

*Gain range mod: Better gain control using the Distortion knob

*Upgraded knobs: Yes, Boss made the knob placement really weird compared to the “normal”. The tone is where the volume would be and so on and so forth. So we made the Tone knob a different shaped knob so it sticks out and when you make an "on the fly" adjustment.

*Clear Ultra Bright LED: Color of your choice.


Pedal Tips:

Great pedal when used as a push your amp pedal. Use for solos, leave on all the time or use it to drive your single coils more like your humbuckers...an extremely versatile pedal.

 One of those pedals that works well with all types of amps. Low wattage, high wattage, British made, American made...put it in ANY test.

This pedal is AMAZING on Humbuckers and P-90 type in any gain setting in my opinion. I feel that the single coils really shine mainly with the medium to higher gains. Well, the best way to put it, see the Mod name B.O.T. - Box Of Tone!


Product Videos

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Warranty Information

Full 5 year warranty

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Return Policy:
No returns for "Mod Only" products (see Guarantee tab for further info).

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  1. Great pedal

    Posted by Lane Garrett on 28th Apr 2013

    What they write in the description is true, this really is a Box Of Tone. You can dial in anything you want, depending on what you are looking for. Think Jimmy Page, Tony Iommi, Leslie West, Fast Eddie Clarke, Van Halen, they're all there. Back it off a bit and you can get some really nice chiming tones like Keith Richards or Eric Clapton. Single Coils and Humbuckers both keep their character really well even at pushed levels, and the added switches really give it personality, and the knobs all have an incredible wide sweep.
    Long story short, this is the one to have. Get it and you won't be sorry.

  2. Drastic Improvement!

    Posted by Dan on 18th Dec 2012

    I bought the DS-1 when I was 15 and had no idea what a good guitar pedal sounded like. What can I say, it was so cheap and I loved the color. It didn't take me long to realize that the thing was pretty useless.

    This Mod is awesome. My DS-1 was just sitting in a closest collecting dust but now thanks to the B.O.T. Mod. it is on my pedalboard. It has so many tone options. Well worth the money.

    I think I need to pick up that Fuzzolux pedal now. These guys know what they are doing!

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