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Touchstone and DS-1
« on: September 11, 2020, 05:05:30 PM »
Going back to 91 for some Nevermind tones lol The touchstone sounds great. Sockets for the early 80s values scruffie gave and I did the vibrato switch like Bio77. Easy build and love Brian's new board layouts for jacks, so clean. I like the values scruffie gave as it gives it a little more wiggle and that's always a plus in my book, makes my CE-2 seem so boring and bland.

Aion DS-1 because I had a late 80s boss back in the day but ended up lending it to a friend in highschool who moved and never gave it back. My replacement didn't sound as good and I moved it on. This one is  vintage stock, no mods and it reminds me of my old 80s unit. Sounds craptastic, lofi warts and all.

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Re: Touchstone and DS-1
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2020, 05:21:21 PM »
Love Spidey dropping off the tone knob on the DS-1!

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Re: Touchstone and DS-1
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2020, 05:27:38 PM »
That DS-1 is on point! Love the graphics and the Ds-1 is a great pedal, everyone has to own one at some point in there life.

Using a skrull for a small clone, brilliant! So cool, nice job.

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Re: Touchstone and DS-1
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2020, 05:57:53 PM »
Love Spidey dropping off the tone knob on the DS-1!
I was between a couple different graphics but i thought this was classic spidey with peter hanging awkwardly. Besides, I got to use his head in Distortion!

That DS-1 is on point! Love the graphics and the Ds-1 is a great pedal, everyone has to own one at some point in there life.

Using a skrull for a small clone, brilliant! So cool, nice job.

Thanks Dan, My process is like the opposite of yours. I do the graphics before I build the board. So When the build doc gets released I do my design and then when I build it its all ready to roll. Finding a skrull image I liked was a challenge. I almost used this for my clone theory but opted for mystique on that. I'm going back and doing old builds so I have an opportunity to start over again.
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Re: Touchstone and DS-1
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2020, 06:56:25 PM »
Love it, youíre killing it


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Re: Touchstone and DS-1
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2020, 11:38:41 PM »
Bad ass!  Love them both, that spidey graphic is sooo.. cool! 

Do you like the TA7136P?  I couldn't believe the difference. 

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Re: Touchstone and DS-1
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2020, 10:16:27 AM »
Love it, youíre killing it


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thanks Jimi, I feel like Im kinda not building as much cause school is back in, madness at work and home with online school for the kids and getting things ready outside for the impending detroit winter that will be here before you know it.

Bad ass!  Love them both, that spidey graphic is sooo.. cool! 

Do you like the TA7136P?  I couldn't believe the difference. 
thanks John, the TA7136P is a big step above and I would say its the key to the original sound. I have played the reissues and a keeley modded one and dont think the more hifi nature of the mods do anything for me. I always thought of the ds-1 as an opamp fuzz more than distortion.
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Touchstone and DS-1
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2020, 10:21:04 AM »
Love it, youíre killing it


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thanks Jimi, I feel like Im kinda not building as much cause school is back in, madness at work and home with online school for the kids and getting things ready outside for the impending detroit winter that will be here before you know it.

Donít I know it. 200 classes are way more involved in 100 classes ;)


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