Boss DS1 40th Anniversary Distorion Pedal

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    Product Description

    Boss announces the Limited Edition DS-1 Distortion to commemorate 40 years of BOSS pedal innovation. The special version of the DS-1 features a black body with gold lettering, gold-capped knobs, and a vintage silver thumbscrew for the battery compartment. The pedal comes in a special box with the BOSS 40th anniversary logo, and will be available in 2017 only!

    Limited Edition DS-1 Distortion
    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 that’s it’s remained in the lineup to this day, outselling every other BOSS pedal to date.

    Celebrating 40 Years of Pedal Innovation
    In 1977, BOSS launched the iconic compact series with the OD-1 Overdrive, PH-1 Phaser, and SP-1 Spectrum pedals. In the 40 years since that introduction, the colorful line has been adopted by generations of musicians, with 119 unique pedal models produced to date and well over 15 million units sold. Our pedals are used by players of all levels, from famous touring pros to bedroom hobbyists. In fact, it’s hard to find an experienced guitarist who hasn’t used one or more BOSS pedals at some point throughout their playing career.

    BOSS stompboxes are renowned for their great sound, rugged durability, and a unique practical design that remains vital four decades on. But while these primary factors haven’t changed, the technology that goes inside the pedals has continually evolved.

    From the beginning, we’ve maintained a passionate spirit as a sound innovator. Leveraging knowledge gained through persistent research and experimentation, our pedals incorporate everything from old-school analog circuits to high-tech DSP. But while the design approaches differ, there has always been just one goal in mind: to achieve the very best sound possible.

    The current BOSS compact lineup includes over 50 models that cover the effects needs of guitarists, bassists, and other musicians around the world. We are extremely proud that our pedals continue to inspire creativity in all types of genres, and remain dedicated to leadership in pedal innovation for many decades to come.

    Product Specifications
    Boss DS1 40th Anniversary Distorion Pedal Specifications
    • Nominal Input Level: 20 dBu
    • Input Impedance: 470 k ohms
    • Nominal Output Level: 20 dBu
    • Output Impedance: 1 k ohm
    • Recommended Load Impedance: 10 k ohms 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 (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
      • Carbon: Approx. 50 hours
      • Alkaline: Approx. 80 hours
    • Dimensions:
      • 73 (W) x 129 (D) x 59 (H) mm
      • 2-7/8 (W) x 5-1/8 (D) x 2-3/8 (H) inches
    • Weight (including battery):
      • 400 g
      • 15 oz
    • Accessories:
      • Owner's manual
      • Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
      • Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22)
    • Options (sold separately): AC adaptor: PSA series * 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  323-890-3700 Warranty:  BOSS Compact Pedals: 5 years parts, 90 days labor; BOSS (other): 1 year parts, 90 days labor
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