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Jakes OD pedals.

Postby MetalHead » Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:29 am

I have forgotten this and since the old forum wasn't archived
I might as well ask again ;)

What's differs Jakes BOSS OD-1 pedal(the jap.made) from
all the other OD-1's ? I'm browsing eBay to see if I can find
another one, although they are a bit pricey.
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Re: Jakes OD pedals.

Postby jefnel1 » Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:16 pm

All Japan-made Boss pedals are better. The older OD-1's have the sought-after JRC chip that changed to cheaper electronics over the years. The black-label, metal screw models are the best.

Simply put, this is the best sounding Boss pedal ever made. They discontinued it in the late 1980's. That's why its so expensive.
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Re: Jakes OD pedals.

Postby MetalHead » Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:21 pm

so which timeperiod should I be aiming at ?

This one ... or this one ?
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Re: Jakes OD pedals.

Postby Hell_Tanner » Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:36 pm

Actually, there are about 4 different batches of OD-1 from 1977 to 1985 and they were all made in Japan. It's pretty complicated:

The very first batch has a silver screw with a RC3403ADB chip.

A second batch still has the silver screw but has the uPC4741C chip.

These are pretty rare.

A third batch has the silver screw with the JRC4558D and then a black screw with the NEC4558C chip.

And the last batch has a black screw with various JRC4558.

They basically all have the 4558 (the SD-1 too for instance) but the first two batches are the rarest and the most sought after, then it's the silver screw models.

There's also a little trick to know if the pedal is from the first batch or the last.
Look at the "O" of OD-1, in the first batch it is placed under the "R" of "Drive", in the last batch it is placed under the "I".

From the two, you should take this one.

But those with the silver screw are amongst the rarest, here's my OD-1 and what the silver screw looks like:
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Re: Jakes OD pedals.

Postby Deansolo » Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:43 pm

Like I've said before I'm not here to pimp...But if you guys are looking to retro-fit your OD-1's and need an original JRC4558......I have some. New Old Stock....Prime. PM me. :)
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Re: Jakes OD pedals.

Postby Deansolo » Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:52 pm

Oh yeah just for the record, the "D" after JRC4558 designates the package material, i.e. D= sealed plastic, C= ceramic etc., etc.

The silicon chip and wire bonds inside the IC are EXACTLY the same.
There's a fair bit of misinformation on the web about this. I assure you my info is accurate. I've worked in the semiconductor industry, both in fabrication and engineering semiconductor assembly equipment since 1994. Pedals are my "fun" business.

just an FYI....thanks
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Re: Jakes OD pedals.

Postby MetalHead » Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:55 pm

... or I could get an EQ to handle the basscut :)
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Re: Jakes OD pedals.

Postby Deansolo » Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:12 pm

LOL! :lol:

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Re: Jakes OD pedals.

Postby MetalHead » Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:16 pm

so Deansolo ...

let's say you were to create a replica of Jakes OD-1(with a different casing),
how much would it cost? :)

I have some designs ideas again :D
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Re: Jakes OD pedals.

Postby Hell_Tanner » Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:43 pm

A few posts and you're set on something else? Wow!
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Re: Jakes OD pedals.

Postby Deansolo » Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:04 pm

MetalHead wrote:so Deansolo ...

let's say you were to create a replica of Jakes OD-1(with a different casing),
how much would it cost? :)

I have some designs ideas again :D


Not that much actually...I have the circuit. If its in a standard Cat's-Eye casing....about $150 USD.

if its in a custom "metalhead" design casing......Well,,,then probably more. What do you have in mind?

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Re: Jakes OD pedals.

Postby Rock » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:06 am

Thats exactly what I use....had mine since about 85..and it was way 2nd hand when I got it, the rubber too is also smoother on the earleir models, something else I thought I would point out.

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Re: Jakes OD pedals.

Postby MetalHead » Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:35 am

Deansolo wrote:if its in a custom "metalhead" design casing......Well,,,then probably more. What do you have in mind?


I was thinking white casing :)
One button to push, one button to turn.
I'd dub it "White Noise"
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Correct me if I'm wrong but Jake had the Level on full
and the OD on none ... So could it be possible to actually
lock the Level at full and have one knob for the OD only ?! :)

I have an idea about the function of the one knob as well :D

Let's say it would be divided from 1 to 12 :!:
1-3 could be Fuzz
4-6 could be overdrive
7-12 could be mean, pure distortion.

that way, you could have 3 sounds in one pedal with just
a little turn on the knob :)

Hell_Tanner wrote:A few posts and you're set on something else? Wow!


I was never set on an OD-1, just curious ;)
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Re: Jakes OD pedals.

Postby Rock » Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:55 pm

Reffering to Metalheads comments.....I mainly only use mine during solos for a more of an overdrive sustain effect, hard to say what I mean.. :)

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Re: Jakes OD pedals.

Postby stratattack » Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:21 am

Those are very rare Now on Ebay they sell at a very high price if you can find them.
Hell_Tanner wrote:Actually, there are about 4 different batches of OD-1 from 1977 to 1985 and they were all made in Japan. It's pretty complicated:

The very first batch has a silver screw with a RC3403ADB chip.

A second batch still has the silver screw but has the uPC4741C chip.

These are pretty rare.

A third batch has the silver screw with the JRC4558D and then a black screw with the NEC4558C chip.

And the last batch has a black screw with various JRC4558.

They basically all have the 4558 (the SD-1 too for instance) but the first two batches are the rarest and the most sought after, then it's the silver screw models.

There's also a little trick to know if the pedal is from the first batch or the last.
Look at the "O" of OD-1, in the first batch it is placed under the "R" of "Drive", in the last batch it is placed under the "I".

From the two, you should take this one.

But those with the silver screw are amongst the rarest, here's my OD-1 and what the silver screw looks like:
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