Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal

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  • Classic Boss Distortion For Guitar & Keyboard
  • Reproduces Dynamics of Playing, From Soft To Hard
  • Simple 3-Knob Layout With Distortion, Level & Tone
  • Roadworthy Chassis Is Perfect For Gigging Musicians
  • Non Slip Stomp Switch For Reliable Performance

Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal

The Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal is a classic distortion pedal that's been put through its paces on countless records across the years. Use the DS-1 for rich, dynamic and controllable tone. The intuitive three knob layout gives you access to a wealth of distortion types whilst the pedal faithfully reproduces every subtle nuance of your playing. Its roadworthy design is perfect for gigging musicians, and its vibrant chassis will make it stand out on any pedalboard.

This Pedal is Eligible for Boss Collectors Club.

Product Ref: 9965

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Classic Rock Tone

The Boss DS-1 was first introduced in 1987 and ever since rock guitarists everywhere have had this orange box on their pedalboards. Ideal for all types of rock from indie to grunge, the DS-1 is an affordable and versatile investment.

Simple Three Control Layout

The DS-1 has an intuitive three knob control panel including Tone, Level and Distortion. The combination of these three controls gives you access to a full range of tone, from subtle snarl to all-out fuzz. The midrange is scooped which gives a distinct tonal flavour made famous in songs such as Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit".

Trusted Boss Quality

Boss pedals are built like tanks to withstand life on the road. These stomp ready boxes have a rubber stomp area and base to help safeguard against slipping. You can depend on Boss pedals to help you craft your perfect tone.


  • Classic BOSS Distortion tones for guitar and keyboard
  • Reproduces dynamics of playing, from soft to hard
  • Distortion, Level and Tone control to tailor overall sound as desired


  • Nominal Input Level: -20 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 470 ohms
  • Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 1 k ohms
  • Equivalent Input Noise Level: -122 dBu (IHF-A, Typ.)
  • Connectors: INPUT Jack, OUTPUT Jack, AC Adaptor Jack (9 V DC)
  • Power Supply: 9 V DC: Dry Battery 9 V type, AC Adaptor
  • Current Draw: 4 mA (9 V DC)
  • Accessories: Dry Battery 9 V type (6F22/9 V)
  • Dimensions: (W) 73 mm, 2-7/8 inches (D) 129 mm, 5-1/8 inches (H) 59 mm, 2-3/8 inches
  • Weight (incl. battery): 0.4 kg, 0 lbs. 15 oz.