When I got the pedal, the first thing I remembered was the gated feedback mod I saw on Casperelectronics' website, so I decided I'd install that.
This mod is extremely easy, and you only need three things: the DS-1, an SPST toggle switch, and a 2N3904 NPN transistor.
The point of this mod is to add some cool feedback to the distortion without having it squealing when you're not playing anything.
I had these laying around from a couple failed projects, that's why they're not in the prettiest of shape, but who cares?
Here's how you should be hooking up your transistor, and remember to throw the switch on the collector.
And here's the whole thing soldered up:
To make sure the transistor doesn't short anything out, wrap that S.O.B. in electrical tape or heat shrink tubing. Then you can feel safe cramming it all into the pedal.
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Now that I've added this neat effect, I think I better fix that dim dull LED Boss put in this thing.