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Boss DS-1X Distortion Pedal



  • Description

The BOSS DS-1X Distortion pedal completely redefines the distortion stompbox with new levels of dynamic response and clarity. Get tight response on the low strings and fat, singing tones on the highest notes—no matter where you play on the neck, even at the highest gain settings—plus exceptional definition when playing two or more notes at a time. The sound is never muddy or boomy, while the smooth, natural presence ensures that you always cut through without harshness or nasal overtones. 


With the DS-1X, your distortion tone feels and sounds “dialed in” the instant you turn it on, for a  playing experience that’s both effortless and inspiring.



  • Powerful real-time processing delivers rich, wide-range sounds with natural compression
  • Bold, high-definition tone that’s also smooth and refined
  • Preserves the unique tonal characteristics of different guitars and pickup types
  • Very low noise, even with high-gain settings
  • Distortion, High, and Low knobs offer a wide range of sound shaping 
  • Striking appearance with exclusive chrome knobs and control plate, plus vintage silver knob for battery compartment access
  • 2-7/8” (W) x 5-1/8” (D) x 2-3/8” (H) 
  • 16 oz. including battery


NOTE: Because tone is so subjective, we limit our printed descriptions of pedals. Descriptions here are largely edited from manufacturers’ sites. Your ears and your budget are the best guide. We recommend everything we carry and encourage you to come take ‘em for a spin.