In celebration of their milestone 50th anniversary, BOSS has unveiled a trio of collectible, limited-edition versions of our most popular and influential compact pedals. The DS-1 Distortion (DS-1-B50A), SD-1 Super Overdrive (SD-1-B50A), and BD-2 Blues Driver (BD-2-B50A) offer a host of unique commemorative features and have been produced in strictly limited numbers, with just 7,000 units available worldwide.
The DS-1 Distortion is a true icon in the world of guitar effects, with well over one million sold and counting. Introduced in 1978, BOSS’s first distortion pedal defined a bold new sound, delivering a hard-edged attack and smooth sustain that’s been a staple of players for generations. The DS-1 is the top-selling BOSS compact pedal ever, and its original, unchanged design continues to inspire the creation of great music everywhere.
The BOSS 50th-anniversary DS-1 Distortion arms you with the same twin-diode attack and high-octane grind favored by countless guitarists since 1978. The DS-1 continues to be a pedalboard staple to this day, thanks to a hard-edged, aggressive sound that somehow remains clear — even at max distortion settings. This stompbox is a sure fit for any genre of music, fuels heavy rhythms and cutting solos with equal assurance, and performs admirably as a boost in front of an already distorted amp.
The BOSS limited-edition 50th-anniversary DS-1 Distortion pays tribute to this five-decade milestone with a metallic finish, a "50th" logo and limited-edition serial on the side of the pedal, and an additional logo printed on the lid of the box.