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Boss DS-1 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

The DS-1 Disortion Pedal provides you with a classic distortion without the loss of your playing dynamics and tone.

 
4.5

(32 reviews)

SKU: RDS1-P

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The DS-1, Boss' very first distortion unit, will provide you with a hard-edged distortion effect for guitar and keyboard sounds. Unlike other distortion pedals, the DS-1 maintains its tone while still providing you with a deep and crispy distortion. The DS-1 accurately responds to all the subtle nuances of your picking and playing dynamics, from a quiet whisper to ear-spitting loud. The onboard TONE control allows you to tailor the overall sound to your liking.

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Things You Will Get:

  • Effect Pedal
  • Dry Battery 9 V
  • Manual

This is the most historical important distortion pedal !

5

Scotty was the greatest salesman ever !! Professional Courteous and enthusiastic !

JERRY

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Way too maligned, but a solid and tested distortion pedal

5

I have been eyeing a dedicated Distortion pedal for quite some time and went with the tried and true Boss DS-1; solidly built with clean, impactful distortion that doesn't sound overly muddled. Recommended...

JEFF

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I would buy this product again

4

I use this Distortion when I need a little extra kick on my distortion, I mostly use a Super Overdrive which is a lighter version of distortion, great combination.

MANNY

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I would buy this again and will recommend this to my friends

5

I lost my first one during one of our gig. I'm kind off an old school dude that never relies on many guitar effects. This BOSS DS-1 Distortion really works well for me. I owned a Gibson Les Paul Studio, two Rickenbackers, Tele, Strato, PRS SE 24 and three acoustic/electric guitars. I only used this DS-1 Distortion to all my electric guitars. Kudos to BOSS.

DAMY

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DS-1 review

5

When I play guitar live, I like a simple classic rock distortion. This was the first and only distortion pedal I've ever bought, and fell zero need whatsoever to buy or use another one. The tone is perfect for what I want out of a distorted guitar...not overly processed sounding like many digital effect pedals. Just a pure crunchy powerful distortion.

Preston Nash LC Indy

Indianapolis IN

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CLASSIC DISTORTION PEDAL

5

if YOU WANT GOOD CLASSIC DISTORTION AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE, YOU WANT THIS PEDAL.

APESZYNS

LAS VEGAS, NV

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Great

5

I use it mostly at home and in studios. Great quality and great sound. One of the best distortion pedals I've ever used. Don't be afraid to buy one. Low price for a great distortion.

Maxx

Rio de Janeiro, RJ

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Distortion!

4

This product is very good if you want to do 90's metal and grunge like Nirvana, Metallica, etc. Only con is the distortion doesn't sound to good on solid state/hybrid or modeling amps. It also helps if you have a guitar with humbucking pickups, as distortion doesn't sound too great with single-coil pickups in general. So if you want a great distortion pedal, this is it. (Just make sure you have a tube amp to get the most out of it).

Rob

Hialeah, FL

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Back to basics

4

This was my first of many boss pedals, and I would recommend it to anyone needing a solid stomp box. The pedal itself is very VERY basic with just Tone Volume and Distortion. But thats all you need if you have a solid amp. This is great for early hard rock all the way to punk and even early metal/thrash metal. And can even be used as a O.D. pedal when you cut the distortion way back. For [$] it wont hurt you to at least try it out. Boss is the Boss!

TSMF

Oregon

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Great!

5

Overall, this is a great pedal for the price and it can get some real good sounding distrtion out of it.

JBoughter

Kennesaw, GA

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DS-1 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

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Model DS1 Distortion Pedal

Boss DS-1 Distortion




Warranty Info:

DS-1 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

Effects pedals: 5 years parts, 3 years labor All other products: 1 year parts, 90 days labor