Boss DS-1 Distortion



  • Tone
  • Level
  • Dist



1978 - DS-1 Distortion

This is the classic distortion pedal launched a million guitar solos. Known by professional guitarists the world over as "that orange BOSS distortion," the DS-1 Distortion is still in production to this day, thanks to its distinct growling-yet-warm tone and bite. Plug it into your favorite stack and see what we mean.

Boss Japan

A classic! Add some hard-edged distortion while preserving the subtle nuances of your playing dynamics. A Tone control is provided for easy sound shaping.

Boss USA

The classic DS-1 Distortion pedal provides a harder distortion effect for guitar and keyboard sounds. Instead of toneless, fuzzy distortion, the DS-1 faithfully reproduces all the subtle nuances of playing dynamics--at any volume.

  • Classic BOSS Distortion tones for guitar and keyboard
  • Reproduces dynamics of playing, from soft to hard
  • Distortion, Level and Tone control to tailor overall sound as desired




myFXDB user reviews

9 reviews, average score of 7.5 / 10

2016-06-21Blues mod8/10  Great bluesy distortionsLittle muffled
2016-03-067/10  ......
2015-06-135/10  Classic distortion.Difficult to dial in a good setting without mods.
2015-02-231984 MIJ + 2008 MIT8/10  Good all around workhorse distortion.Can be kind of spikey or shrill with single coil pickups.
2014-10-19Keeley Ultra Mod8/10  ......
2014-03-07Keeley Ultra Mod7/10  cheap, straightforward, trustworthy, easy to uselittle tone shaping options
2014-01-19MIJ10/10  ......
2014-01-158/10  ......
2013-11-016.5/10  ......

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