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Boss OD-1X Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

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The OD-1X launches the famous BOSS overdrive into a modern era of expression, delivering an unmatched level of performance for guitarists with an ear...Click To Read More About This Product

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BOSS's flagship overdrive has gotten a makeover.

The OD-1X launches the famous BOSS overdrive 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 OD-1X will change your thinking about overdrive pedals forever

The OD-1X delivers overdrive unlike any pedal ever made, with an all-new dimension of sound quality, clarity and tonal range. Thanks to BOSS' magical MDP technology, every note on the fretboard sounds flawless, with fat tones when riffing leads and a smooth, transparent grind when playing chords. At every setting, you're welcomed with wide-range sounds and a complex, refined presence that's both cutting and smooth. The sound character and overdrive amount naturally follow your picking dynamics, putting a world of subtle tonal changes under your fingers. When playing through the OD-1X, the tone is so big, bold, and responsive that you'll soon forget you're plugged into a compact overdrive pedal.

FEATURES
  • Next-generation sound, feel and response
  • All-new design provides a superior playing experience
  • 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
  • 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
  • Innovative Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP), realized with proprietary technology and custom DSP

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BossOD-1X Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.1

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (6)
  • Compact (3)
  • Responsive (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Performances (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Different, but good !

I bought the OD 1-X to replace a 1980 MIJ Super Overdrive that I thought was emitting a low level hum (which turned out to be a bad Boss power adaptor)
Guitar...Read complete review

I bought the OD 1-X to replace a 1980 MIJ Super Overdrive that I thought was emitting a low level hum (which turned out to be a bad Boss power adaptor)
Guitar Player magazine was correct, the OD 1-X may look similar, and both are called overdrive, but they are different beasts. The OD 1-X is clearer, with less midrange, better EQ control and higher output, but slightly less gain and sustain, which can be compensated for by turning up the gain.
I use an overdrive as my crunch and lead sound, as opposed to using it to goose an already overdriven amp. The OD 1-X would work really well for those seeking a boost.
Overall I am happy with the OD 1-X, who knows maybe both will end up on my pedal board.
It is nice to have a bass control, because my SD1 seems to lose bass response compared to when it is turned off.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Terrible pedal

terrible effect...nothing like video ad. I've been performing over 50 years now and used dozens of different BOSS effects.... this one is very disappointing to the max..... newer...Read complete review

terrible effect...nothing like video ad. I've been performing over 50 years now and used dozens of different BOSS effects.... this one is very disappointing to the max..... newer isn't always better.....

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Different, but good !

By Phil the Kill Bill V 2 guy

from Raynham, MA

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Better Control Of Eq
  • Clearer Than Older Overdr
  • Strong Output

Cons

  • Less Gain Sustain

Best Uses

  • Live gigs

Comments about Boss OD-1X Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I bought the OD 1-X to replace a 1980 MIJ Super Overdrive that I thought was emitting a low level hum (which turned out to be a bad Boss power adaptor)
Guitar Player magazine was correct, the OD 1-X may look similar, and both are called overdrive, but they are different beasts. The OD 1-X is clearer, with less midrange, better EQ control and higher output, but slightly less gain and sustain, which can be compensated for by turning up the gain.
I use an overdrive as my crunch and lead sound, as opposed to using it to goose an already overdriven amp. The OD 1-X would work really well for those seeking a boost.
Overall I am happy with the OD 1-X, who knows maybe both will end up on my pedal board.
It is nice to have a bass control, because my SD1 seems to lose bass response compared to when it is turned off.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best overdrive made!

By Mike

from Illinois

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Boss OD-1X Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I have them all from Fulltone to MXR. This pedal is all class from looks to quality of parts and sound. Don't confuse this with a distortion pedal, it's an overdrive. It's very nature sounding and brings out the quality of your amp and guitar. The better your rig the better this sounds. I use an Orange amp, a Fender twin and a Blackstar. I also use Presonus studio with Allen & Heath. I play PRS custom 24s and a Musicman JP15. This pedal is as good as it gets. It's virtually silent when you engage it, zero line sound. It work perfectly with all my pedals. I never turn things up all the way, you shouldn't have to. If you need to blast the level and the gain then your not looking for an overdrive pedal your looking for a distortion pedal. This is the greatest OD pedal I've ever had and I've been playing almost 42 years. Best OD I've ever owned!! Hope you all find the sound your looking for!!

    (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Meh, I shelved it.

    By JoelBrett

    from BFE Oklahoma

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    Comments about Boss OD-1X Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I didn't find the sound I was looking for with this. Anything past 12 o'clock and it goes into garbage tone. Disappointed and wasted money. Should have just got the super overdrive.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    EXCELLENT

    By Hatake

    from Lindenhurst, NY

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Boss OD-1X Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I got this pedal like a week ago and I'm in love with this pedal already!. It has an amazing sound. Clean distortion is what I was looking and I got it! Happy with the buy it was worth it.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bass....lots of bass - bottom end - lows

        By TheStratman

        from Canada

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Sweetest Tone Ever

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Boss OD-1X Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I have never experienced an overdrive FX that could do so much and sound like a match-made-in-heaven with a variety of guitare and amps. I have tried this with a Strat, ES-335, flying V metal guitar through Fender princeton reverb, small solid state marshall and even through a PA. They all sounded FANTASTIC !

            The market for OD pedals has exploded even more in these last 5 years. The reason for this is simply besace of the explosion of cheap guitare and amp gears. All thèse million of OD pedals really do is tweak the EQ differently, and add more options. This one has not only done this, but for whatever reason it sounds just great throough this variety of amps and guitare.

            What I like the most about it is that I no longer have to change the settings for different style / songs. All I do is switch pickups, pick atatcked, volume control on the guitare and I get this wide range fo sweet OD to fit all my styles.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Terrible pedal

            By Blue Jack

            from Ft. Myers, FL

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Sound Quality

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Boss OD-1X Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

              terrible effect...nothing like video ad. I've been performing over 50 years now and used dozens of different BOSS effects.... this one is very disappointing to the max..... newer isn't always better.....

               
              5.0

              Really A Good Sound!

              By Riffjiff

              from Springfield MO

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Boss OD-1X Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                Yes, I could have bought the standard version Overdrive from Boss, But compared to the OD-X I thought it sounded "thinner" in sound, My advice? Just buy this pedal if you're a player, I was not disappointed at all once I got past the new list price, Musician's friend was the lowest price on the web, I checked them all too, Thumbs up on the Pedal! My Stevie Ray Licks never sounded so good!!!!

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I like this OD-1X effects pedal for enhancing the sound!!

                By Ancient of Days

                from South Arkansas

                About Me Experienced

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Selection Of Effects

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Boss OD-1X Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I use this OD with my guitar playing in a praise & worship team at church.

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I like this OD-1X effects pedal for enhancing the sound!!

                  By Ancient of Days

                  from South Arkansas

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Good Selection Of Effects

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Boss OD-1X Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    I use this OD with my guitar playing in a praise & worship team at church.

                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Good sound but on the mild side

                    By Tulsa Guitar Man

                    from Tulsa, Ok

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Sound Is Not Very Strong

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording

                    Comments about Boss OD-1X Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    I'm a little disappointed, when I viewed the video this pedal I thought would be the one I was looking for. However, I'll need another OD pedal as a mixer. The sound is good if driven through your amp at a high gain, but if you play through a studio device such as a Jam Hub, then it just won't perform as promised in the Boss video's.

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