The Boss DS1 distortion pedal is perfect for giving your guitar and keyboard sounds a biting edge without losing the subtleties of your tone to overly-washed fuzz.
It’s this pedal in particular that has found its way to the feet of amateur and professional players alike, and is very often found on pedal boards, in studios and on the stage. Because it has so many potential uses, it therefore makes sense that the chassis is built in a rugged metal design – a stomp box that you really can genuinely stomp on!
The Boss DS1 has tone, level and distortion controls that allow you to dial in exactly the right amount of wet signal without compromising the sound of the guitar you’re running through it – adding a tiny amount will simply give your tone a bit of a push, but dialling the distortion control around to the right will result in a searing, hard and harsh change that you’ll be used to hearing on punk and rock records.
As a nice touch, and one that proves how much faith Boss has in its own pedals, the DS1 distortion pedal comes complete with a 5-year warranty. That said, the company is renowned for making stomp boxes tough enough to withstand even the most rigorous of tours – it’s a perfect touring companion that can take a beating and still pump out a mean edge every time.
Boss DS1 main features include:
- Classic BOSS Distortion tones for guitar and keyboard
- Reproduces dynamics of playing, from soft to hard
- DS-1 Controls - Distortion, Level and Tone control to tailor overall sound as desired
- BOSS 5-year warranty