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BOSS DS-1W Distortion Pedal | Waza Craft


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BOSS is thrilled to introduce the DS-1W Distortion Waza Craft Effects Pedal. This reimagined stompbox fuses the iconic character of the legendary DS-1 Distortion with an all-analog circuit and discrete components for expanded tonal range. Since 1978, the DS-1 has been the go-to distortion pedal for guitarists seeking a hard-edged crunch and singing sustain. The DS-1W brings this classic effect into the modern era with a premium build and enhanced versatility for today's diverse styles.

All-Analog Circuitry Provides Premium Tone

At the heart of the DS-1W lies an all-analog audio path using discrete components selected for premium tone. This revised circuit provides a wider gain range and frequency spectrum compared to the original DS-1, delivering everything from mild overdrive to heavy distortion. Adjust the dedicated Tone control to cut through the mix with a sharp, treble-boosted sound or roll it back for a warmer, fuller tone. The DS-1W's analog design gives your tone an organic, responsive feel not found in digital effects.

Hard and Heavy Distortion Redefined

Since its introduction, the DS-1 has defined the sound of hard rock and heavy metal distortion. The DS-1W expands on this sonic legacy with a wider range of gain and an all-analog signal path. At moderate Distortion settings, the DS-1W produces a crunchy overdrive perfect for classic rock and blues. Dime the Distortion knob and you'll unleash the pedal's full fury—an aggressive distortion tone with rich harmonics, ideal for heavy riffing and searing leads. The DS-1W's premium components and discrete design give this high-gain sound a clarity and touch-sensitivity not found in the original DS-1.

Premium Design and Road-Ready Durability

The DS-1W features a premium design with a durable metal chassis, sturdy footswitches and knobs and a striking dark color scheme. It's built to withstand the rigors of the road while looking great on your pedalboard. The DS-1W runs on a 9V battery or optional PSA power supply.

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  • Special edition Waza Craft pedal for the ultimate BOSS tone experience
  • Improved two-stage gain circuit with discrete analog components
  • Standard mode delivers the legendary sound of the original DS-1   
  • Custom mode provides fatter distortion tones with focused midrange and increased touch response  
  • Versatile Tone knob provides wide-ranging frequency control fine-tuned for each mode
  • Two modes offer increased versatility when the pedal is used as a gain booster
  • Premium buffer for clean and clear tone when bypassed
  • BOSS five-year warranty

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Boss pedals - 5 year parts warranty
90 day labor warranty.
1 year warranty - Multitracks, Jamstations, etc.
Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.

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