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Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal - 40th Anniversary

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Your Price: $69.99 CDN

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To commemorate 40 years of pedal innovation, Boss has released a special version of the DS-1 that features a black body with gold lettering, gold-capped knobs, and a vintage silver thumbscrew for the battery compartment.

The DS-1 Distortion was introduced in 1978 as part of the second wave of compact pedal releases. Its hard-edged attack and smooth sustain was an instant success among guitarists, going on to fuel the signature sounds of numerous rock legends. The DS-1 has enjoyed such enduring popularity thats its remained in the lineup to this day, outselling every other BOSS pedal to date.

• 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
• Doesnt mask the unique sound characteristics of different guitars, pickups, and styles
• Turning down the guitars volume cleans up the tone without introducing muddiness

• Nominal Input Level: -20 dBu
• Input Impedance: 470 kOhm
• Nominal Output Level-20 dBu
• Output Impedance: 1 kOhm
• Recommended Load Impedance: 10 kOhm or greater
• Controls: Pedal switch, TONE knob, LEVEL knob, DIST knob
• Indicator: CHECK indicator (Used for indication of check battery)
• Connectors: INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type, OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type, DC IN jack
• Power Supply: Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61) or Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22), AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)
• Current Draw: 10 mA
• Expected battery life under continuous use: Carbon: Approx. 50 hours, Alkaline: Approx. 80 hours
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