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Boss DS-1X Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal   

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The DS-1X launches the famous BOSS distortion into a modern era of expression, delivering an unmatched level of performance for guitarists with an ea...Read More

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OVERVIEW

BOSS's flagship distortion has gotten a makeover.

The DS-1X launches the famous BOSS distortion into a modern era of expression, delivering an unmatched level of performance for guitarists with an ear for tone. This next-generation stomp combines over 35 years of innovation in pedal design with the most advanced technologies, bringing you a completely new tonal experience that's only possible with the legendary expertise of BOSS. Prepare to be amazed-the inspiring and ultra-responsive DS-1X will change your thinking about distortion pedals forever.

The DS-1X completely redefines the distortion stomp, kicking it into a new universe of dynamic response and clarity. Powered by BOSS' MDP technology, this amazing pedal delivers distortion that sounds perfect no matter where you play on the neck, even at the highest gain settings. You'll enjoy tight response on the low strings and fat, singing tones on the highest notes, plus exceptional definition when playing two or more notes at a time. At every setting, 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, providing a rich, satisfying playing experience that's both effortless and inspiring.

FEATURES
  • Next-generation sound, feel and tonal response
  • All-new design provides a superior playing experience
  • Powerful real-time processing adapts to your playing to provide ideal distortion tones in every register
  • Tight, crisp tones on the low strings to fat, singing tones on the highest notes
  • High-clarity distortion sound that's never muddy or boomy
  • Ultra-responsive to volume changes and picking dynamics
  • Very low noise, even with high-gain settings
  • Drive, High, and Low knobs offer a wide range of sound shaping
  • Exclusive chrome knobs and control plate
  • Vintage silver knob for battery compartment access

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BossDS-1X Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (4)
  • Responsive (4)
  • Excellent sound quality (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Home studio (3)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
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5.0

i would buy again

By happy

from marz

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Boss DS-1X Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    if you like the ds-1 and the ds-2,you will love the ds-1x. It cost more, but it has a clarity that the ds-1 and the ds-2 is lacking. They are all great pedals, and sound very close to each other, but if ur in the market for a new boss distortion and have the money to spare, try this. All 3 pedals have that classic boss distortion that's so famous, but this one sounds a little clearer.

     
    4.0

    Much better than the DS-1

    By kirikintha

    from Denver, CO

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    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Plug In And Go
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Still Some Line Noise

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Boss DS-1X Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I am not a fan of most standalone distortion pedals, but this pedal is not too bad! I use an Egnater Rebel 30, through the Egnater stock cab on a PRS Santana SE on Lindy Fralin PAFs.

    What I like the most about this pedal is you just plug it in - I barely had to play with the knobs. Has pretty descent tone for the price. I have tried so many different pedals, but this has a clarity to it I really like.

    Going from pedal off to pedal on, is very smooth - you don't feel like you've just overwhelmed the channel you are on. EQ is reasonable, and the roll off is very acceptable. Also, unlike some other pedals I have tried, there is sustain for days on it.

    My first love is a Marshall DSL 100 watt head - but I do have to say that this is just fine! No complaints really at all.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    awsome VERY CLEAN, HARD DISTORTION!! worth 3 times the price

    By JC

    from NYC

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Boss DS-1X Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      i never review but this pedal was worthy. i was first blown away by the price compaired to the og ds1 but this pedal is amazing!! its the clearest fullest distortion ive owned. hard to think its coming from a pedal. my styles range from nirvana to metallica and it does it all very clear !!!

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Insane!

      By Fivestrings

      from Plano, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Boss DS-1X Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Had high expectations from this pedal, and it didn't let me down. This box is INSANE! Great tone even with everything set to noon. I have barely scratched the surface with tonal controls but so far so GREAT!

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