Boss DS-1X Distortion Special Edition Pedal

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  • Delivers Unmatched Performance & Superior Distortion
  • Provides Next-Generation Sound, Feel, & Response
  • Features Boss’ Multi-Dimensional Processing Technology
  • Real-Time Processing Adapts to Your Playing Style
  • Drive, High, & Lows Controls Offer Incredible Tone Shaping

Boss DS-1X Distortion Special Edition Pedal

The Boss DS-1X Distortion Special Edition Pedal transports the iconic distortion to a world of incredible clarity and dynamic response, providing players with modern expressions that never get muddy. Equipped with Boss' innovative MDP technology and real-time processing, the DS-1X adapts to your playing to deliver the perfect tone anywhere on the fingerboard, offering rich, crisp lows and singing highs. Also featuring controls for low, high, and distortion, players can dial in a wide variety of distorted soundscapes with an ultra-low noise and superior performance. Combining 35 years of pedal innovation with advanced technology, the Boss DS-1X Distortion Pedal delvers an unmatched and next-generation playing experience.

This Pedal is Eligible for Boss Collectors Club.

Product Ref: 42850

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Deliver New Levels of Distortion Clarity & Response

This Special Edition Pedal takes Boss’ iconic distortion into a whole new world of modern expression, clarity, and dynamic response. Combining 35 years of pedal innovation, advanced technology, and next-generation performance, the DS-1X delivers a superior playing experience compared to analogue distortion pedals. With its real-time processing, the Boss Distortion pedal adapts to your playing style, delivering the ideal distortion in every register for an incredibly balanced performance across the entire fingerboard. Create tight, crisp tones on low strings and singing soundscapes on high frets, with excellent clarity to ensure your tone never gets muddy. The DS-1X Distortion also offers an ultra-responsive performance which reacts to volume changes and picking dynamics, and a wide range of tone shaping capabilities.

Boss’ Unique Multi-Dimensional Processing

A unique feature of the DS-1X is Boss’ Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) technology, which works by analysing the studio signals in a variety of dimensions and then applying the perfect effect level to each stage. The end result is a bold, new sound with a previously unattainable range of expression and dynamic response, ensuring players receive the perfect sound anywhere on the fingerboard.


  • Special edition BOSS distortion pedal with next-generation sound, feel, and tonal response
  • All-new design provides a superior playing experience that?s unattainable with analog distortion pedals
  • Powerful real-time processing adapts to your playing to provide ideal distortion tones in every register
  • Enjoy perfect sounds over the entire fretboard, from tight, crisp tones on the low strings to fat, singing tones on the highest notes
  • High-clarity distortion sound that?s never muddy or boomy, even when playing two or more notes at the same time
  • Ultra-responsive to volume changes and picking dynamics
  • Very low noise, even with high-gain settings
  • Drive, High, and Low knobs offer a wide range of sound shaping not found in typical stompbox pedals
  • Striking appearance with exclusive chrome knobs and control plate, plus vintage silver knob for battery compartment access
  • Features BOSS' innovative Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP), realized with proprietary technology and custom DSP


  • Nominal Input Level: -20 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1 Mohm
  • Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 1 kohm
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10 kohms or Greater
  • Controls: Level, Low, High, Distortion, Pedal Switch
  • Indicator: Check Indicator
  • Connectors: Input Jack, Output Jack, AC Adaptor Jack
  • Power Supply:
    • Alkaline Battery (9V, 6LR61) or Carbon-Zinc Battery (9V, 6F22)
    • AC Adaptor (Sold Separately)
  • Current Draw: 45 mA
  • Expected Battery Life Under Continuous Use:
    • Carbon: Approx. 2.5 hours
    • Alkaline: Approx. 9 hours
  • Accessories: Owner's Manual, Leaflet, Alkaline Battery (9V, 6LR61)


  • Width: 2.875’’ (73 mm)
  • Depth: 5.125’’ (129 mm)
  • Height: 2.375’’ (59 mm)
  • Weight: 0.45kg (1 lbs)