Boss DS-1 50th Anniversary Distortion Pedal

Unveiled in 1977 and celebrated the world over, Boss' DS-1 distortion pedal celebrates 50 years of Boss with a metallic finish and gold capped knobs.

The Boss 50th Anniversary DS-1-B50A Distortion
Since 1973, BOSS has pioneered the development of unique and innovative guitar gear for players of all styles. The iconic compact pedal design was unveiled in 1977, and BOSS released the multimillion-selling DS-1 Distortion the following year to wide acclaim. Prized for its edgy attack and smooth sustain, this classic stompbox can be heard on countless hit records.

Marking the celebration of BOSS's 50th anniversary, the limited-edition DS-1-B50A Distortion sports a metallic finish; silver thumb screw; gold-capped knobs; and commemorative 50-year anniversary emblem. Appearing in exclusive livery with a dedicated 4-digit serial number and bespoke packaging, the DS-1-B50A features the same beloved circuitry as the standard production DS-1 Distortion. This collectible version is available in strictly limited numbers of no more than 7,000 units worldwide.


- Limited Edition Metallic Finish with gold-capped knobs
- The same beloved circuitry as the iconic pedal you know and love
- Simple & intuitive controls
- Buffered Bypass
- Ergonomic, pedalboard friendly design

-Nominal Input Level: -20 dBu
-Input Impedance: 1 M ohm
-Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu
-Output Impedance: 1 k ohm
-Recommended Load Impedance: 10 k ohms or greater
- Pedal switch
- DIST knob
- TONE knob
- LEVEL knob
-Indicator: CHECK indicator (Used for indication of check battery)
- INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- DC IN jack
-Power Supply:
- Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22) or Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
- AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)
-Current Draw: 10 mA
-Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.):
- Carbon: Approx. 50 hours
- Alkaline: Approx. 80 hours
- 73 (W) x 129 (D) x 59 (H) mm
- 2-7/8 (W) x 5-1/8 (D) x 2-3/8 (H) inches
-Weight (including battery): 360 g (13 oz)

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.19 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DS-1-B50A

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-890-3700


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