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BOSS DS-1 Review

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This Iconic pedal is legendary for a reason, lots of musicians have used this pedal in the studio, and on stage. But why is it so iconic and why do many crave for it’s tone and versatility? In this article, you’ll see the specs, the origin, and my thoughts on the Boss Distortion Pedal.


Controls: Pedal Switch, Tone knob, Level knob, Distortion knob

Power Supply: AC adapter (Sold separately), Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61) or Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22)

Width: 2-7/8 inches

Height: 2-3/8 inches

Weight: 13 Oz

For more info about the specs, check out the official boss website:


First introduced in 1978, it was a bold and unique sound. Soon enough, it led to it being the most popular pedal in the BOSS catalogue.


I LOVE this pedal. The BOSS DS-1’s sound is versatile and unique. Amazing tone and a variety of sounds. Guitarist like Kurt Cobain, Joe Satriani, and Steve Vai. I would consider this pedal an essential pedal for your pedal collection.

If you want to check out the pedal itself, check out the BOSS website for more info:

If you want to know others pedals that’ll be for your collection, check out another article on Guitarglow:

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