BOSS DS-1X Distortion

The next generation of distortion pedals.

One of the most common guitar pedal effects, if not the most common, is the distortion pedal. We guitar players simply love that roaring shredding sound and can’t get enough of it. But every guitar player knows, while the distortion pedal sounds great on singular notes and some chords or specific pickup settings, it may sound non-satisfying on other combinations of notes and different pickup settings. We lived with that happily so far since we knew no better, but now there is a way to enjoy it all, it’s called the BOSS DS-1X.

Unlike a traditional gain pedal, the DS-1X is a digital pedal, powered by BOSS’ innovative Multi-Dimensional Processor (MDP). In other words, the pedal analyses your playing in real-time and shapes the distortion sound to fit it. The result is a clear and tight distortion across the entire guitar scale that works with whatever you play, chords or single notes. Thanks to being a digital pedal, the BOSS DS-1X also has a lower ground noise which isn’t the case with most distortion pedals. As to how good it sounds in comparison to analog distortions we leave the judging up to you. Just put it against any of the analog pedals offered on TonePedia, set both to ‘blind mode’ and make your call. 

BOSS DS-1X Distortion technical specifications

Manufacturer BOSS
Made In Taiwan
FX Distortion
Type Pedal
Jacks mounted on Sides
Bypass Buffered Bypass
Battery? Yes
Voltage 9
Polarity Center Negative
Circuit Digital
Tube equipped? No
Weight (in kg) 0.45
Special Features MDP
Width (in cm) 7.2
Height (in cm) 5.9
Depth (in cm) 12.9
GTIN 14 00761294506073, 04957054506070

BOSS DS-1X Distortion reviews & comparison videos

DS-1X Distortion reviews & comparison

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