BOSS DS-1 Distortion

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BOSS DS-1 Distortion

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Manufacturer's ID: BOSSDS1

What we say:

BOSS’s colourful stomp boxes are the most recognisable pedal range in existence. For over 40 years, guitarists from bedrooms to stadiums have put their boot down on a BOSS effect to transform their sound. Several models have passed into guitar legend and early examples can fetch extremely high prices. Happily, BOSS have maintained their stellar reputation for world-class effects in bomb-proof casing with their current range and have fended off the imitators for decades to remain the pre-eminent single pedal effects manufacturer in the business. If there’s an effect for guitar (or bass, vocals, keys…be creative!) then you can bet BOSS have a pedal of it in their range or even invented it outright! Every guitar player should get to experience the joy of selecting a pedal from BOSS’s exhaustive roster, plugging it in and unleashing their wildest sonic dreams.

Without doubt BOSS's most popular compact effect, the DS-1 has been the One Pedal To Rule Them All since it's inception in 1978. From it's distinctive orange box form to it's abrasive clipping and gain structure, the DS-1 is an undisputed classic.

With just three simple controls - Tone, Level and Distortion - you can dial up a multitude of dirty sounds from tight and grainy right through to smooth sizzle with a heap of sustain. It's also one of the most affordable BOSS pedals on the market and with that you still get all of the build quality and reliability that millions of players have come to expect from BOSS. Legendary!


The classic DS-1 Distortion pedal provides a harder distortion effect for guitar and keyboard sounds. Instead of toneless, fuzzy distortion, the DS-1 faithfully reproduces all the subtle nuances of playing dynamics--at any volume.
  • 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

Customer reviews

Overall Rating 4.9/5 (53 reviews)

Iconic distortion pedal, its a boss. Great build quality &b sounds. Even included a battery,

Dino G. - 16/3/2023

anthony m. - 21/2/2023

I love my new boss pedal can't stop using it

Alex . - 5/2/2023

J M. - 30/1/2023

Brilliant little pedal. Classic for a reason, does exactly what it needs to.

James M. - 18/9/2022

Heather H. - 17/8/2022

Keith B. - 2/8/2022

It's a classic for a reason but yet again don't run through a clean amp and watch having the tone much past 1pm on the knob or you start having those sharp sounds that don't like your ears, other than that great tones to be had and as usual Boss has built a tank of a pedal, so should last a long time.

Ronald O. - 13/2/2022

Chris C. - 10/1/2022

It’s just what we need and the staff gave great advice on how to use it

Deborah P. - 2/12/2021

Gregory S. - 13/10/2021

Jan B. - 9/10/2021

Marius H. - 23/7/2021

Steven N. - 19/5/2021

Neil b. - 10/5/2021

Sharon M. - 7/4/2021

Felicity Y. - 20/2/2021

Richard N. - 9/2/2021

Not used it much as of yet, but from the little I've used it so far it seems to work exactly as I thought it would when I bought it - really satisfying sounds, especially when taking account of the purchase price.

Stuart W. - 5/1/2021

Just the sound I was after, at a great price

Paul B. - 28/12/2020

Great pedal, great tone!!

Nico B. - 13/10/2020

Natasha R. - 30/8/2020

The iconic sound of the DS-1 is perfect for my style of play, and I wouldn?t have gotten it unless the good staff at GuitarGuitar glasgow had recommended it, thanks guys!

Ryan . - 14/7/2020

Does exactly what it says on box

Alan B. - 29/4/2020

Absolutely brilliant pedal, the boss ds1 gives me a range of distortion sounds, it?s just want you needed.

adam h. - 12/1/2020

Good quality goods that I know will serve me well in the future.

Jim W. - 29/11/2019

andrew b. - 29/11/2019

Very good product, perfect for all players

Marcel-Doru B. - 19/7/2019

edmond p. - 5/2/2019

Great sound and easy to use.

derek d. - 8/1/2019

Great sound and easy to use.

derek d. - 8/1/2019

massimo n. - 19/12/2018

Great! Really awesome sound.

IAN H. - 8/11/2018

AJ M. - 12/10/2018

Great product - superb delivery service!

Andree H. - 7/4/2018

Boss always delivers on quality and tone regardless...this pedal is the basic distortion model and does what it says on the tin. Doesn't suck tone or signal loss.

Dave P. - 11/3/2018

Himanshu M. - 22/2/2018

Nicholas H. - 20/2/2018

Brilliant, highly recommend :)

B.K. - 21/7/2015

Great product

P.T. - 21/7/2015

Very good pedal. Will be buying more boss products.

M.R. - 2/12/2014

Quality service all round.

C.E. - 14/1/2014

Really good, solid for the price

J.R. - 2/12/2013

Excellent service

D.M. - 5/11/2013

Pretty #dece

S.W. - 13/8/2013

It works as expected and hasnt yet failed me, i am thouroughly enjoying this product

L.E. - 13/8/2013

Service and advice was awesome, thanks guys

S.H. - 20/12/2012

I will contact them personally for their fast efficient service

S.A. - 19/11/2012

Exactly as I expected.

D.P. - 2/11/2012

The boss pedal was a gift for my grandson ,he described the item and company to order the boss pedal from he is very happy and rates the item very GOOD as he is very keen on his Guitar playing.

T.W. - 24/10/2012

was efficient

N.W. - 24/5/2012

Works brilliantly, great effect!

J.J. - 14/5/2012

Does what it says on the tin.

I.S. - 14/5/2012

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