Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal

Uses 9-volt battery or PSA-120 adapter (not included).
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 3 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DS-1
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
(498 ratings)
Submitted January 10, 2011 by a customer from
"A Distortion Dream"
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This is great, i'd buy another one without a thought. Looking at the overdrive pedal as the next pedal. well done.
I use this with a zoom g2 and a bugera 1960 head. i can get plenty of distortion with this unit. I crank the distortion to near full back off the tone a little past half way and put level at half way. I gig a lot and every musician I've talked to has told me they love the sound I get from that set up. Sustain is unbelievable.
basic pedal easy to operate solid metal chassis
Ease of Use
set the three knobs where you want it and let it rip. This unit will make a bad amp sound great.
I've be around the block with pedals. Multi-effects units leave the distortion empty and very digital sounding. If you are looking for a great distortion don't let this pass you by.
Here's the best part. I'm a part time musician. When I do play I don't make thousands more like hundreds. that being said 40 for a boss pedal that kick this much A$$ is outrageous. They should lock someone up for that.
Manufacturer Support
I've never dealt with them before.
The Wow Factor
most of the musicians can't believe the sound i'm getting from this thing. I have people asking me about the pedal and the amp.
Musical Background:
active musician
Musical Style:
rock, blues, etc
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