Boss DS1 Distortion Guitar Pedal
Everyone from Joe Satriani to Kurt Cobain have been staunch advocates for the rock-star-igniting powers of the BOSS DS-1 distortion pedal. Its bright orange design makes it easy to spot, and the fact that it’s a BOSS means that it is built to take a beating and still keep on fighting the good fight, thanks to its rugged metal enclosure. Three simple knobs are all you need to get cooking with the DS-1; the Tone knob allows you to brighten or darken the signal, while the Distortion adjusts just how much overdrive your signal gets. Level, meanwhile, adjusts the output volume of the signal; playing around with all three of these controls will give you an idea of just how this pedal can be used. Whether you want to add a little bit of grit to your rhythm parts, crank your solos out to jaw-dropping, soaring levels, or use the pedal to kick an already ramped up amp signal to the next level, the BOSS DS-1 is the little pedal that’s there to get the job done.