Celebrate 40 years of one of the most-played distortion pedals ever made, with the BOSS DS-1-4A 40th Anniversary Distortion Pedal. Instead of the familiar orange casing, this special edition pedal features a black body with gold lettering, gold-capped knobs, and a vintage silver thumbscrew for the battery compartment. Inside, it packs the same circuit that has made this pedal a hit for so long, with Distortion, Tone and Level controls to explore everything from subtle grit to raging lead tones. Only available in 2017, the BOSS DS-1-4A pays homage to a truly worthy distortion pedal.
Simply put, the BOSS DS-1 distortion pedal is a modern classic. You've heard this orange box put through its paces on countless top rock recordings — from Nirvana-era grunge to the renowned distorted tones of Steve Vai. The DS-1 is affordable, it sounds great, and it's a rock pedalboard staple — the perfect first distortion stompbox and one that may well be your last. While there are countless distortion pedals on the market, the DS-1 has consistently been one of the most popular options at Music Experience.
"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."
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