Boss DS-1 Distortion
40th Anniversary Limited Edition Distortion Pedal

OUR PART #:  DS-1-4A

For 40 years the DS-1 Distortion has brought hard-edged attack and smooth sustain to guitarists around the world.
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For 40 years the DS-1 Distortion has brought hard-edged attack and smooth sustain to guitarists around the world.

Now, inspired by the original, this limited edition 40th Anniversary DS-1 features the same design and classic tone as the original created back in 1978. BOSS has taken the classic design it pioneered years ago and added modern, eye-catching style with gold lettering and gold-capped knobs upon a sleek black body along with a vintage silver thumbscrew for the battery compartment.

Includes a special edition 40th Anniversary packaging.

BOSS DS-1 Distortion Features:

  • Legendary distortion used by guitarists everywhere since 1978
  • Classic tones for all types of music
  • Hard-edged attack remains clear even at maximum distortion settings, ideal for heavy rhythms and cutting solos
  • Works great as a booster at low distortion settings
  • Unique tone control offers a wide range of sound shaping
  • Doesn’t mask the unique sound characteristics of different guitars, pickups, and styles
  • Turning down the guitar’s volume cleans up the tone without introducing muddiness
  • BOSS five-year warranty

BOSS DS-1 Distortion Specifications:

  • Nominal Input Level: -20 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 470 k Ohms
  • Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 1 k Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10 k Ohms or greater
  • Controls
    • Pedal switch
    • TONE knob
    • LEVEL knob
    • DIST knob
  • Indicator: CHECK indicator (Used for indication of check battery)
  • 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 adapter (PSA series: sold separately)
  • Current Draw: 10 mA
  • Expected battery life under continuous use
    • Carbon: Approx. 50 hours
    • Alkaline: Approx. 80 hours
    • * These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
  • Accessories
    • Owner's manual
    • Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
    • Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22)
  • Size and Weight (Including Battery)
    • Size (WxDxH): 2-7/8" x 5-1/8" x 2-3/8" (73 x 129 x 59 mm)
    • Weight: 15 oz (400 g)

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