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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 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...  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
  • Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP), realized with proprietary technology and custom DSP
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Boss pedals - 5 year parts warranty
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BossDS-1X Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
3.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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60%

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Pros

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

Cons

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  • Home studio (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
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3.0

Old roots still there..

By 1990

from NW USA

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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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4.0

Great heavy distortion for rock

By Richard

from undisclosed

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

Cray amounts of distortion available for power chords, but unlike the Metal Zone, very usable. I usually leave the gain knob on just a quarter at 9 o'clock, that's plenty for me. Much more volume available than the classic DS-1. I mainly use this pedal when playing rhythm on contemporary tunes with heavy bass distortion. For classic rock I prefer the MXR Davolo - great pedal! Funny thing though, the DS-1x can sound real heavy with chord work, but sounds kinda semi-clean when picking single notes. For lead playing I prefer a Super Crunch Box v2 by MI Effects.

 
5.0

Excellent and versatile distortion

By Justaguitarguy

from Woodbury, MN

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Pros

  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

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

    I have playing guitar for over 20 years. This is a totally new distortion for me. I have tried several others that were excellent, like some MXRs, this is even better I think. I have had the DS-1 in the past but then I upgraded to the Boss Metalzone MT2 and the Boss MetalCore ML2. Both excellent buy more metal. You can play rock, metal, blues, almost anything with the Boss DS-1X. The high and low have a wide range. The Distortion control changes the contour also adds more treble/high as it goes up. At lower values you can use it with split humbuckers or two single coils for very crunchy TS9 boosted over drive SRV type tones. This is what I like about this. Great sound with neck and brigde humbuckers and split coils. In my setup i use Evolution7, Deactivator pickups. As you play up to higher frets, the sound stays thick very smooth. On low strings it stays relevant, without being boomy. the sound morphs in sutbtle ways if you play to very low strings. it is a totally new effect, not just a distortion.

     
    1.0

    Good sound, poor quality

    By GS

    from San Francisco, CA

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

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

    Great sound but mine lasted a few months with minimum wear on my part. Boss' warranty program is a joke and they are hard to repair yourself so not sure the price coincides with the manufacturing quality.

     
    5.0

    Great product!!

    By Gus

    from Southeastern US of A

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    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:

      Been playing 38 yrs...love this pedal.

       
      5.0

      Is it significantly better than the DS1?

      By Mark

      from Lake Forest CA

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      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.

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