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Reviews for the Boss DS-1 Distortion
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  • Diode Modded It

    Verified Purchase

    Good, classic distortion pedal. Not for everybody. I like the stock sound, but I got this one to do the ultra simple diode mod. Rolls off the fizziness and brings the output WAY up. I recommend this pedal stock and as a good, inexpensive way to get your feet wet tinkering and improving pedals.

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  • Verified Purchase

    Don’t sleep on the DS1! It’s one of the best pedals ever made.

  • Pedal

    Verified Purchase

    Great pedal and service.

  • Old school

    Verified Purchase

    Never had one, always wanted one. Now I've got one.

  • A Mandatory Pedal

    I tested this pedal using a 2010 Fender Stratocaster and a custom Hum/Single/Hum guitar loosely based off of the Dean Vendetta, going into a solid-state Fender 25R through the drive channel with all EQ Parameters at 12 o'clock, drive and reverb parameters at 0. But in reality, it's not something I'v…