The BOSS DS-1X Special Edition distortion pedal gets its tonal lineage from the classic orange BOSS stompbox almost every guitarist has owned, the DS1, which came out in 1978. But the BOSS DS-1X is not a reissue or modification of an older pedal, but a pedal built from scratch with new technology.
This new BOSS distortion pedal even looks cool, with its high gloss hot-rod look, chrome knobs, and faceplate, and the silver battery compartment screw from the early BOSS pedals.
One thing that sets the DS-1X apart from most distortion pedals, is that it's very responsive to changes in volume and picking style and gives you dynamic control of your sound. Even at low volumes, you get incredible sustain and clarity on every string, with low noise, even at high gain settings.
We could talk all day about the sound of the new BOSS DS-1X, but there's no substitute for hearing it "live in person". So let's stop the talk, add it to your cart and get ready for a new tonal experience and expression in the world of guitar distortion.