Scan code: LN82770 Manufacturer code: DS-1

BOSS - 'DS-1' Distortion Guitar Pedal

BOSS - 'DS-1' Distortion Effect Stompbox, Classic Tones For All Types of Music, Unique Tone Control

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Scan code: LN82770 Manufacturer code: DS-1
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Distortion Pedal
BOSS - 'DS-1'

boss ds-1

A BENCHMARK IN DISTORTIONThe BOSS DS-1 Distortion is a true legend in the world of guitar effects. First released in 1978, BOSS’s first distortion pedal defined an entirely new sound, offering hard-edged attack and smooth sustain that’s been a constant addition for players over generations, the DS-1 is the best-selling BOSS compact pedal ever. Its original, unchanged design still inspires the creation of great music across the world to this day. The classic DS-1 tone is what made the signature sounds of numerous rock and metal icons, and is ready to help you with your own signature sound.

At A Glance • Legendary distortion used by guitarists everywhere since 1978
• Doesn’t mask the unique sound characteristics of different guitars, pickups, and styles
• Unique tone control offers a wide range of sound shaping
• Works great as a booster at low distortion settings

Genre-Defining Distortion

boss ds-1

Powerful Tone ShapingBefore the DS-1, most distortion pedals were harsh and muddy sounding at high gain settings. In 1978, BOSS engineers changed all that by designing a unique distortion circuit for the DS-1 that produces tight, hard-edged gain with rich harmonics whilst maintaining the unique characteristics of different guitars and playing techniques.

Hard rock, metal, and punk styles began to take off in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and the DS-1’s tone had a huge impact on these genres. That trend has continued through multiple generations, and players around the world continue to use the classic DS-1 sound.

DS-1 Distortion

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Nominal Input Level -20 dBu
Input Impedance 470 k Ω
Nominal Output Level -20 dBu
Output Impedance 1 k Ω
Recommended Load Impedance 10 k Ω or greater
Controls Pedal switch
TONE knob
LEVEL knob
DIST knob
Indicator CHECK Indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)
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)
AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)
Current Draw 10 mA
Expected battery life under continuous use Carbon: Approx. 50 hours
Alkaline: Approx. 80 hours
Accessories Owner's manual
Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22)
Options AC Adaptor (PSA-Series)
Dimensions Width: 73 mm
Depth: 129 mm
Height: 59 mm
Weight 400 g
15 oz
Voltage 9 Volts
Current 10 mA
Battery Compartment Yes
Output Channels Mono
Dimensions 73 x 59 x 129 mm (W x H x L)
Passive Pedal No
Additional Information
Scan Code LN82770
Model Number DS-1
GTIN 4957054008529

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BOSS - 'DS-1' Distortion Guitar Pedal
BOSS - 'DS-1' Distortion Guitar Pedal