Boss SD-1 Super OverDrive Guitar Effects Pedal

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4.3

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The SD-1 Super OverDrive Pedal gives your guitar an smooth overdrive that respond to your playing dynamics.

The SD-1 Super OverDrive pedal produces the warm, natural distortion of an overdriven tube amplifier while maintaining the subtle nuances of a players picking technique. The one of a kind asymmetric overdrive circuitry allows for that classic tube overdriven sound. This is one of Boss' more subtle and smooth overdrive pedals,  which is perfect for playing blues and rock. The SD-1 features level, tone and drive controls to give you a variety overdriven sounds.

Order your Boss SD-1 Super OverDrive Pedal from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

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  • Effect Pedal
  • Dry Battery 9 V
  • Manual
Model SD1 Distortion Pedal

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BossSD-1 Super OverDrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.3

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1.0

Enticing price, terrible quality control

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from Cincinnati, OH

About Me Novice

Pros

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Not Responsive
    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Boss SD-1 Super OverDrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I'm a beginning adult guitarist and wanted to play around with the different sounds that I could get from using a pedal. Not wanting to spend a ton of money I found the SD-1 came highly rated and at a good price. The pedal came and I plugged it into my small tube amp and began noodling around. At first the unit was great. Again, I'm a beginner so I'm sure that I wasn't using this thing to it's potential but it was still fun to hear the different sounds I could get. I used the pedal maybe 5 times in my basement, never out of the house, no gigs, nothing like that. Around the fifth time I used the pedal it started acting up. With the pedal hooked up but not activated I had no problems. When I activated the overdrive I would get static coming through the amp. Thinking it was either a cable gone bad or a tube possibly going out I swapped all that out for new items. The problem persisted.

      I contacted the customer support by email and got a reply saying that the pedal sounded defective and would need to go in for repair. Remember, this is a brand new pedal that has been used a total of two weeks at this point. I called the customer support number included in the email to talk with a representative. They agreed that the pedal needed to come in for repair and that I would need to pay for return shipping on the item.

      As the product was brand new, for me to pay to ship back a clearly defective item was inane. I told the representative this and was told that's the way it was, take it or leave it, then I was hung up on. I called back, different representative but same answer, this time I wasn't hung up on though.

      I would understand if the pedal had been used longer but this pedal was two weeks old. I refused to spend any more money on a product of a company that completely fails to cover a defective product. In the future I will take my purchases to other manufacturers that will actually back their products. The low price of this pedal is enticing but indicative of the quality to be expected.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      boss did it again!!

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      from somewhere in florida

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Tone
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Loud

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Boss SD-1 Super OverDrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This pedal should be worth more money. Its an amazing pedal!! unlike other distortions, this distortion has tone. The sound is clean, but edgy and not too muddy.

       
      5.0

      Awesome Pedal

      By 

      from Pikeville, NC

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Boss SD-1 Super OverDrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        This pedal had just the right tone I was looking for. I would recommend this for anyone. It also has a great price for what you get from it.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        drive your heart out!

        By 

        from philippines

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Advanced Players
          • Beginners
          • Jamming
          • Performance

          Comments about Boss SD-1 Super OverDrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          dont be intimidated by those green pedals.this pedal does its work loud and proud!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          TS808?

          By 

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Boss SD-1 Super OverDrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I tested this pedal against TS808 Ibanez on Fender Twin Reberb through overdriven channel and sounds were very close using one american fender guitar. I think that I saved a lot money on it since I love this kind of tone.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing!!!

          By 

          from Undisclosed

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Boss SD-1 Super OverDrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          "I heard this pedal on records played by Zakk Wylde and I immedietly fell in love with that sound. I just had to have that pedal. I went [...] and played it for the first time, bought it same day. That simple. Whether on clean amp, or overdriven amp, it sounds amazing. GET IT!!!"

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          SD-1 Super OverDrive Guitar Effects Pedal

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