Boss DS-1 Distortion

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Boss DS-1 Distortion

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  • SKU: out-029
  • Brand: Boss
  • Type: Outboard
  • Availability: In Stock



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.

The Boss DS-1 is a distortion guitar pedal released in 1978 by Boss. It was the first distortion pedal made by Boss with a distinctive hard-clipping sound perfect for high gain rock and metal still keeping the character of the original guitar. The Boss DS-1 together with the TubeScreamer and the ProCo Rat cover almost all the spectrum of tastes for vintage classic rock/hard rock guitar distortion.


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

TONE knob

LEVEL knob

DIST 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: Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61) or Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22), AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)

Current Draw: 10 mA


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