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.
Since its release in 1981, the workhorse SD-1 Super Overdrive has been the core gain pedal for generations of players across every musical genre. Based around the revolutionary asymmetrical clipping circuit from the OD-1 Overdrive—one of the three original BOSS compact pedals—the SD-1 delivers rich, smooth, and highly musical overdrive tones that continue to inspire guitarists everywhere.
The BOSS 50th-anniversary SD-1 Super Overdrive serves up the same asymmetrical clipping and midrange-forward grind that's graced a quadrillion pedalboards since the original unit was unveiled in 1981. The SD-1 is beloved by bedroom musicians and arena-playing guitar heroes alike, thanks to its natural tube-like growl, which has a magical way of making everything you play sound better. Want to improve the sound of your high-gain amplifier? If so, just park an SD-1 in front of it and use it as a dirty boost.
The BOSS limited-edition 50th-anniversary SD-1 Super Overdrive 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.