Hello all! I just today acquired a BOSS SD-1 Super Overdrive as part of payment for my computer services to a buddy of mine who owns a guitar shop. I decided I needed a pedal for travel that I could plug through any amp and get overdrive as it's a part of my style that I can't do without. So I told him to just put that pedal down as part of it. Now I am known for my BOSS hate and the fact I think they are super fizzy and digital sounding. Well, I had planned on just using this pedal for a pedal I could just throw in the bag and play when I couldn't have my boards with me. On the way home, I got to thinking about doing some mods to this pedal and trying to bring it up to boutique specs or rather just a good sounding natural overdrive. So I did some reading when I got home about a SIMPLE mod that involves clipping the "C6" capacitor and getting rid of it completely. I ended up doing just that and boy let me tell you, it was like another pedal after. It was a high pass filter cap that was a cap that tried to control the treble. This mod COMPLETELY removed that digital fizz I hate so much, fattened it up, and also added clarity at the same time. It made it sound like a Tubescreamer on steroids. Very fat and juicy without the mid hump (which I like in my Tubescreamers as I'm a TS lover). It made it sound like a completely different pedal that'd I'd pay a LOT more for had it been in a different enclosure. This mod also improved the sweep/taper of the tone pot/control. The tone control becomes very sensitive and has a lot of bass and treble depending where you set it. I set the tone straight in the middle, drive at 3 quarters, and level a little less than half for a nice juicy crunch. It became SO good, I decided to put it on my gigging board for good and it's going to stay there. I was blown away by how it completely fattened up my Strat and made it sound so Gibson-y yet retained that Strat quack. My favorite position (on a Strat ) is the middle+bridge combo. It made that position sound fat yet still quack and cluck just like a good Strat should. So now I need to find another overdrive for my gig bag overdrive since I've added the DIY modded SD-1 to my main board. I'm thinking the GC-exclusive MXR Classic Overdrive or a Digitech Bad Monkey. Both around the same price. I'm leaning towards the MXR because it has two modes on the inside, one emulating an MXR GT-OD and one emulating a Zakk Wylde OD. I love the GT-OD side. I prefer the MXR's non-active EQ for whatever reason. I like passive EQ's. Just had to share my success story. Looks like I'm going to have to eat my words about the Super Overdrive. I also love the OD-3 completely stock and hope to get one someday as I've played through them with great success.