Boss is a famous guitar effects pedal manufacturer, featuring an extremely wide range of releases both for electric and bass guitars. They’re known for producing some of the best pedals on the market, period.
They are a sub-division of Roland Corporation, which occasionally has a part in their manufacturing process for even more enhancement.In line for introduction and review is the simple, yet breathtaking Boss DS1 Distortion Guitar Pedal. You might like this manufacturer immediately as they don’t go overboard when naming their products.
This pedal is a certified classic, it’s been on the market for over 30 years and has remained firmly in the manufacturing process as one of the best-selling pedals of all time. It has helped the likes of Kurt Cobain and Joe Satriani bring life to their sounds that have amazed crowds all around the globe. The pedal is very tough and will take anything you throw at it, despite its tiny compact design, the manufacturer specializes in packing top quality in light-weight boxes.
Because of this, you might think to yourself, how am I going to use it to reach the remarkable sound output of this pedal that made it famous? You shouldn’t worry though, the pedal is very simple to use and even comes with an instruction manual covering its basics and a few preset options to help you get started.
The Level, Distortion and Tone control knobs featured on the pedal will tune and shape your sound whichever way you desire. But it’s not the controls that are the highlight here, it’s the sheer brilliance of the sound output it delivers what made this bad boy famous. You can even use it for bass and keyboard, if you own any of those besides your guitar.
You can get anywhere from low-ends to high gains, pick your favorite artists, pick a favorite song to recreate or build your own from scratch. You will amaze yourself, and whoever else has tuned in to listen. This classic is featured as a distortion pedal, but it can also do what an overdrive does, you might need a little of experience with it to achieve that, but that’s the beauty of it, it will never cease to amaze you.
If you ever decide you need more out of this pedal, you can choose to modify it and take it levels unheard of before, with even more widening and depth of your sound sparkling with harmony.
If you’re looking to add a best-selling distortion pedal to your collection, or take it as your first pedal, this genuine classic is definitely the choice for you. Simple to use, thrilling to master.