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BOSS DS-1X DISTORTION PEDAL


Controls: Pedal switch, TONE knob, LEVEL knob, DIST knob


BOSS

192.00

Controls: Pedal switch, TONE knob, LEVEL knob, DIST knob

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Description

The DS-1 Distortion is a true icon in the world of guitar effects. Introduced in 1978, BOSS’s first distortion pedal defined a bold new sound, delivering hard-edged attack and smooth sustain that’s been a staple of players for generations. The DS-1 is the top-selling BOSS compact pedal ever, and its original, unchanged design continues to inspire the creation of great music everywhere. The classic DS-1 tone is behind the signature sounds of numerous rock legends, and is ready to fuel your own signature sound today.

 

Unlike typical tone controls that only cut highs, the DS-1’s tone circuit features an innovative design that offers far more range. Turning the knob clockwise increases highs and decreases lows, while going counter-clockwise has the opposite effect. This lets you dial in everything from tight, cutting rhythm sounds to smooth, fat lead voices. The tone control is particularly effective for maintaining low-end definition when using the DS-1 as a booster with vintage-style amps, which often sound muddy when driven with other distortion pedals.

 

From its modest three-knob interface, many different sound colors can be coaxed from the DS-1. Its pioneering two-stage circuit incorporates both transistor and op-amp gain stages. This approach is critical to the DS-1’s characteristic low-frequency fullness, which is loved by guitarists that play heavy music genres. The distortion knob offers an extremely wide range, from a mild boost for driving amps and pedals to full-throttle gain for monster rock riffs.

 

 

 

  • Legendary distortion used by guitarists everywhere since 1978
  • Classic tones for all types of music
  • Hard-edged attack remains clear even at maximum distortion settings, ideal for heavy rhythms and cutting solos
  • Works great as a booster at low distortion settings
  • Unique tone control offers a wide range of sound shaping
  • Doesn’t mask the unique sound characteristics of different guitars, pickups, and styles
  • Turning down the guitar’s volume cleans up the tone without introducing muddiness

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

Controls: Pedal switch
TONE knob
LEVEL knob
DIST knob

Indicator: CHECK indicator (Used for indication of check battery)Connectors

INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type

OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type

DC IN jack Power Supply: Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61) or Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22)

Expected battery life under continuous useCarbon: Approx. 50 hours
Alkaline: Approx. 80 hours

Width: 73 mm, 2-7/8 inches

Depth129 mm, 5-1/8 inches

Height: 59 mm, 2-3/8 inches

Weight: 360 g, 13 oz

Additional information

Color

Orange