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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 ear for tone. This next-generation stomp combines ove... Click To Read More About This Product

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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 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
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Boss pedals - 5 year parts warranty
90 day labor warranty.
1 year warranty - Multitracks, Jamstations, etc.
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BossDS-1X Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

    About Me Experienced

    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.

     
    5.0

    Is it significantly better than the DS1?

    By Mark

    from Lake Forest CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

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

      To those who are curious if this new revision of the venerable DS1 is better, the answer is yes.

      I have both, and plenty of amps and guitars to hear how these boxes compare. The DS1X has a greater frequency range, more precise adjustability in each (hi-low, as opposed to a single tone control) section and a tighter, more modern feel to the higher gain settings. It still incorporates the nice gritty lower gain of the older DS, behaves well when you need to back off the volume on your guitar and is a little more articulate on leads throughout. Take all this with your own grain of audio salt though. Every amp, and where you place these pedals in your chain makes a difference. Some guitarists just like gain structure the DS1, and rightfully so. It's been the standard for decades. Keep in mind, this is a distortion pedal, not really able to approach the extreme high gain needed for metal on a clean channel. For hard rock it will complement just about any combination of guitar/amp out there. It's well worth testing out for your own ears.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Old roots still there..

      By 1990

      from NW USA

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

      So never liking the original DS-1, I thought I would try the DS1X. It was supposed to be a whole new pedal. It is firmer/hotter then the DS1, but when you push the gain that old DS1 tone starts to creep through. Also more gain starts to really add highs, roll it back and the highs start to muffle. Its ok, but not for the price.

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      (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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