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You have got to be f***ing kidding me.

2/16/2005 7:44 AM
regis You have got to be f***ing kidding me.
Does madness have no bounds?
2/16/2005 8:03 AM
I like this:  
"I have had the opportunity to try out just about every pedal, etc. made over the last 40 years."
Yea, me too. Unfortunately, I didn't take advantage of ALL of those oppotunities.
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2/24/2005 9:16 AM

Damn, to think I only got $25 off ebay for my "vintage" SD-1 ;-) I need to learn how to lie....
2/25/2005 12:05 AM
I email that guy I saw thar bid on ebay I bid $10.I just wrote him that I had aSD-1 from Gozo for sale $1000. poor vodoship the winner.
2/27/2005 5:38 PM
Not kidding
Nope, not kidding.  
There are crappy sounding new boss SD-1 pedals (~$30), and there are old, good sounding boss SD-1 pedals.  
You get what you pay for. Crack open a new one and you will not find the old capacitors or the old JRC 4558 chip. Both are well-known among tone freaks.  
Also, collectors prefer the black label, MIJ versions, and one that is mint with a box.  
This one had it all - I honestly thought it would go for over a $100 easily.
2/28/2005 10:07 PM
I just bought one with the JRC4458 chip for $60 on ebay. Overpriced, but I needed a backup for the one I already had.
3/5/2005 11:23 AM
Steve Dallman

If I had $60 to spend on this pedal, I'd only give $59, so I would have a buck left to buy a decent bifet op amp to replace that cheap JRC4558.  
(I've got a stock of "NOS" JRC4558s. I've modded many Tube Screamers and Boss overdrives. In each one, I put in a socket and give the owner a TL072 and a JRC4558. In the feedback I've gotten in the last 15 years or so, not one preferred the JRC4558.)
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