Stompbox Blog: Boss DS-1 Distortion

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Welcome to the guitar effects virtual museum. I have been collecting stompboxes for the past few years and wanted to share some thoughts. I will continually add more pics and opinions. Any comments or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Boss DS-1 Distortion

Of all the effects out on the market there is one that has outsold all of them .... the DS-1. It was only a year after the success of the Boss OD-1 when musicians craved something with a bit more distortion. It still utilized the asymmetrical sound wave but this time offered a clipped rectangular top and bottom for a sharper distorted edge. There is a reason that Steve Vai and Joe Satriani still have their original Japanese models on their pedal board despite all the boutique pedals they could afford. It's no wonder that ProCo's Rat is so similar to the DS-1 circuit board and it shows. Over 10 million units have been sold and still counting since 1978. For more info please visit or see this cool website...

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