DS-1 Distortion

From small venues to the biggest stadium stages, the BOSS DS-1 Distortion saw it all! 

Kurt Cobain had it, Satriani has it, and probably your neighbour too. The BOSS DS-1 is without a doubt one of the most famous distortion pedals out there. Since the late ’70s and until today, this little orange pedal offers a compressed, British stack style distortion sound with an easy control layout – Distortion, Tone and Level. The BOSS DS-1 is not a subtle pedal but not brutal either, it retains its characteristics with most type of pickups and it is really a great pedal for beginners and pros alike.

DS-1 Distortion technical specifications

Manufacturer BOSS
Made In Taiwan
GTIN 14 00761294008522, 04957054008529
Manufacturer Part Number 0000000650-9901, 008520099, 008523A99, 13519, 144116, 3000201, 4957054008529, 80014371, DS 1, DS-1, DS-1-4A, DS1, ROLAND-DS-1
Serial Number B3I7315 / B3I7316
FX Acoustic Simulator
Additional FX Acoustic Simulator
Type Pedal
Jacks mounted on One side
Bypass Buffered Bypass
Battery? No
Polarity Center Positive
Circuit Digital
Tube equipped? No
Colour Black

DS-1 Distortion reviews & comparison videos

DS-1 Distortion reviews & comparison

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