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Aion Comet DS1
« on: November 20, 2017, 10:17:47 AM »
I've never actually owned a DS-1 so thought I'd check the circuit out.  Really easy build on an Aion pcb i added the suggested mods and I'm a bit meh about this one.  It sounds fine but I have a load of other drives which either suit me better or just work better with my amp I'm not sure which.  I only have the Fender these days I sold my vox and marshall a few months ago and suspect it would have worked better with those.  It does look nice though  ;D




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Re: Aion Comet DS1
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 11:08:34 AM »
Nice build, both inside and outside! I see you used the SIP opamp, cool ... mojo points! I also built one some time ago (with a dual opamp), and for me it's also a bit meh-ish. I liked it for super hard-edged chording, but I don't do much of that anymore these days  ;D. I think this is one of those niche pedals that only sound well with a particular amp/guitar/player/setting ...

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Re: Aion Comet DS1
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 04:50:53 PM »
it does look nice indeed and it's clean as hell too
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Re: Aion Comet DS1
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 05:50:55 PM »
Thanks gents it was a fun build but wont knock any of my other drives off the board.  I really wish I still had my ac30 I think it would have played much nicer with the ds1.

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Re: Aion Comet DS1
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 08:57:02 PM »
Nice build 

Careful I hear womp rats like to chew wires.

Did you remember to leave a couple thermal exhaust vents.

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Re: Aion Comet DS1
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 11:00:34 PM »
Love the name.

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Re: Aion Comet DS1
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2017, 11:13:37 PM »
Looks great. That illustration is crisp.

The DS-1 was the only standalone distortion that I had for many years. It definitely has a distinct sound that I think has fallen out of favor nowadays. My church’s praise team never knew what hit them!
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Re: Aion Comet DS1
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2017, 04:01:39 AM »
Nice build 

Careful I hear womp rats like to chew wires.

Did you remember to leave a couple thermal exhaust vents.

Dammit an exhaust port would have been excellent I really wish I’d thought of that.

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Re: Aion Comet DS1
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2017, 04:03:39 AM »
Looks great. That illustration is crisp.

The DS-1 was the only standalone distortion that I had for many years. It definitely has a distinct sound that I think has fallen out of favor nowadays. My church’s praise team never knew what hit them!

Lol did you also use a BC Rich  ;D

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Re: Aion Comet DS1
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2017, 04:43:00 AM »
Looks great. That illustration is crisp.

The DS-1 was the only standalone distortion that I had for many years. It definitely has a distinct sound that I think has fallen out of favor nowadays. My church’s praise team never knew what hit them!

Lol did you also use a BC Rich  ;D

I do wonder what the old warlock would look like in a church setting.... my brain is confused.