Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive Pedal

Knobs: Level, Tone, Drive

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 4 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SD-1
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
(115 ratings)
Submitted March 22, 2011 by a customer from
"It is what is...perfectly"
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all guitarists need an od at some point. So its nothing special, and these types of pedals arent supposed to be. Its job is usually done well no matter how much you spend.
I equate overdrives like wasabi or cayenne pepper...its got no real flavor of its own until added on top of something. Although, id say the sd 1 adds a nice high mid to your tone. Lots of extra grit on tap sure out there would be curious to know that. Just remember..its overdrive, not distotion. Overdrives are transparent and sit on top of a sound, thus if you play clean channels with an od on, youll still hear the clean signal clucking under it. a distortion is for masking or creating a channel. If you play a clean channel then kick on a distortion, you basically just created a dirty channel.
Just perfect actually
Ease of Use
a caveman can do it
Its a boss...their stuff has always seen the worst and managed to keep working.
Considering how many idiots will spend 200 and up for something as simple and plain as an od, this is an absolute steal. It does exactly what an overdrive is meant to do. Od pedals have no business in the boutique world.its like people trying to make a gourmet french fry and charging a premium for it. at the end of the day, its still a classless french fry. An od is still an od.
Manufacturer Support
Never needed it
The Wow Factor
Lets say this again...its just an overdrive. It has no character on its own. Its sole purpose is simply pushing an amp
Musical Background:
Active musician
Musical Style:
all types of rock
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