The Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal is a compact and iconic guitar effects pedal that delivers powerful distortion tones for electric guitar players.
The DS-1 is known for its classic distortion sound, which provides a full-bodied and aggressive tone that is often associated with rock and metal music. It can add grit and drive to your guitar’s signal, creating a heavier and more saturated sound.
The pedal features three control knobs:
- Level: Adjusts the overall output volume of the distorted signal.
- Tone: Controls the tonal characteristics of the distortion, allowing you to shape the frequency response.
- Dist.: Sets the amount of distortion or gain applied to the guitar signal.
The DS-1 offers a wide dynamic range, meaning it responds well to variations in playing dynamics. It can go from a mild overdrive to a heavily distorted sound depending on how hard you play.