DS-1 (Vintage)

You Had One … Didn’t You!

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 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.
Compare this vintage version against the others too hear if you can tell any difference!?

DS-1 (Vintage) technical specifications

Manufacturer BOSS
Made In Japan
Series Compact
Year 1979
FX Distortion
Type Pedal
Jacks mounted on Sides
Bypass Buffered Bypass
Battery? Yes
Voltage 9
Polarity Center Negative
Circuit Analog
Tube equipped? No
Weight (in kg) 0.4
Famous Users John Frusciante, Kurt Cobain, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Billie Joe Armstrong
Width (in cm) 7.3
Height (in cm) 5.9
Depth (in cm) 12.9
GTIN 14 00761294008522, 04957054008529

DS-1 (Vintage) reviews & comparison videos

DS-1 (Vintage) reviews & comparison

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