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Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal

Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal


  • Legendary distortion used by guitarists everywhere since 1978

  • Classic tones for all types of music

  • Hard-edged attack remains clear even at maximum distortion settings, ideal for heavy rhythms and cutting solos

  • Works great as a booster at low distortion settings

  • Unique tone control offers a wide range of sound shaping

  • Doesn’t mask the unique sound characteristics of different guitars, pickups, and styles

  • Turning down the guitar’s volume cleans up the tone without introducing muddiness

  • BOSS five-year warranty


Nominal Input Level:


-20 dBu


Input Impedance:


1 M ohm


Nominal Output Level:


-20 dBu


Output Impedance:


1 k ohm


Recommended Load Impedance:


10 k ohms or greater




Pedal switch
GAIN knob
TONE knob
LEVEL knob




CHECK indicator (Used for indication of check battery)




INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
DC IN jack


Power Supply:


Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22) or Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)


Current Draw:


20 mA


Expected battery life under continuous use:


Carbon: Approx. 24.5 hours
Alkaline: Approx. 44 hours
*These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.




Owner's manual
Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22)