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Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal with Power Supply – New Boss Distortion Guitar Effect Pedal

£85.00

The Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal with Power Supply is all you need to inject your tone with massive amounts of gain. Included with a Boss PSA-230 power supply youve got all you need to start dominating the stage with stunningly bright articulated sonics. No messing around with batteries this cable has plenty of length to…

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The Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal with Power Supply is in New condition and made by Boss , it is a great Distortion Guitar Effect Pedal – The Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal with Power Supply is all you need to inject your tone with massive amounts of gain. Included with a Boss PSA-230 power supply youve got all you need to start dominating the stage with stunningly bright articulated sonics. No messing around with batteries this cable has plenty of length to ensure freedom of placement for the DS-1. And thats good because this bright orange beast has been a mainstay on countless pedalboards since its introduction in 1978 and the fact the design has yet to be improved upon more than 40 years later shows its reputation is well-earned. If you need a pedal to take your sound up several gears theres nothing better than the DS-1. . Available from Just Pedals for only £ 85 PSU included No hassle. With this bundle you dont need to purchase anything else the DS-1 bring the tones and the included Boss PSA-230 provides the power. Its the perfect PSU to power your Boss effects. With this new improved model the power cable length is increased to almost 10 feet giving you plenty of room to move around. An LED indicator is also included for quick visual verification of on/off status. Mid scoop The distinctive distorted tones of the Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal are defined by a few clever design features. With its pioneering two stage circuit the unique tone control offers sculpted EQ to a prominent mid-scoop in stark contrast to most other overdrive pedals. This is a big factor in the DS-1s unique sound signature. The DS-1 achieves this by using a passive Big Muff Pi style tone control which also attenuates treble or bass depending on which way you turn the tone knob. This control consists of a simple fixed low-pass filter and a high-pass filter with a pot to mix the two signals these two filters have cut-offs that create the mid-scoop at around 500Hz. Indulge in excess Another of the DS-1s tonal secrets is the transistor boosting stage of the circuit amplifying the incoming signal 56 times! This drives the signal from the early stages and gives the characteristic hot sound the DS-1 is known for. This heavily driven high gain sound combines well with the symmetrical clipping design which generates additional harmonic content giving you a richer sound. Symmetrical clipping produces even-order harmonics which are more sonically pleasing than odd-order. Boss double down on this powerful design by connecting the diodes to the AC ground in the clipping stage this makes the signal clip even harder adding to the aggressive character of this timeless pedal. All this with the robust build quality you expect from Boss pedals. Get the distorted sound that guitarists everywhere since 1978 have been raving about: maximum distortion settings ideal! Specifications Nominal Input Level: -20 dBu Input Impedance: 470 ohms Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu Output Impedance: 1 k ohms Equivalent Input Noise Level: -122 dBu (IHF-A Typ.) Connectors: INPUT Jack OUTPUT Jack AC Adaptor Jack (9 V DC) Power Supply: 9 V DC: Dry Battery 9 V type AC Adaptor Current Draw: 10 mA (9 V DC) Accessories: Dry Battery 9 V type (6F22/9 V) Boss PSA-230 Power Supply Dimensions: (W) 73 mm 2-7/8 inches (D) 129 mm 5-1/8 inches (H) 59 mm 2-3/8 inches Weight: 0.4 kg 0 lbs. 15 oz.

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About Boss

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Boss is a prominent manufacturer of guitar effects pedals, multi-effects units, and related musical equipment, known for their durability, reliability, and wide range of effects. Founded in 1973 as a division of the Roland Corporation, Boss quickly became synonymous with high-quality effects pedals that are popular among guitarists and musicians worldwide.

Boss pedals are renowned for their rugged construction, intuitive controls, and signature sound quality. The company offers a comprehensive lineup of effects pedals covering various categories, including distortion, overdrive, delay, modulation, and more. Iconic pedals like the DS-1 Distortion, the DS-2 Turbo Distortion, the DD-3 Digital Delay, and the MT-2 Metal Zone have become staples on countless pedalboards due to their versatility and reliability.

In addition to individual pedals, Boss also produces multi-effects units, loopers, tuners, and accessories designed to meet the needs of modern guitarists and musicians. Their multi-effects units, such as the GT-1000 series, offer a wide range of effects and amp modeling capabilities in a single unit, providing players with a compact and convenient solution for achieving a variety of tones.

With a legacy of innovation and a commitment to quality, Boss continues to be a trusted name in the world of guitar effects, inspiring musicians to explore new sonic possibilities and express themselves creatively.

  • Distortion
  • A distortion pedal is a type of guitar effects pedal used to add gain, saturation, and harmonic distortion to the guitar signal, resulting in a more aggressive and gritty tone. Distortion pedals are widely used across various music genres, particularly in rock, metal, punk, and alternative styles, to achieve heavier and more intense guitar tones.

    Here are the key features and functions of a distortion pedal:

    1. **Gain (or Drive)**: The gain control adjusts the amount of distortion applied to the guitar signal. Increasing the gain setting increases the level of saturation and overdrive, resulting in a more distorted and aggressive tone. Lower gain settings produce a cleaner sound with less distortion.

    2. **Tone**: The tone control adjusts the frequency response of the distorted signal, allowing you to tailor the tonal characteristics of the distortion effect. Depending on the pedal, the tone control may boost or cut specific frequency ranges, such as bass, midrange, or treble, to shape the overall sound.

    3. **Level (or Output)**: The level control adjusts the overall output volume of the distorted signal. This allows you to match the level of the distorted signal with the rest of your effects chain or amplifier, ensuring consistent volume levels when engaging the pedal.

    4. **Mode (or Voice)**: Some distortion pedals feature multiple modes or voicings that offer different types of distortion or gain characteristics. These modes may include options such as “Vintage,” “Modern,” or “High Gain,” each providing a distinct tonal flavor and level of saturation.

    Distortion pedals offer several benefits and creative uses for guitarists:

    – **Increased Gain and Sustain**: By adding gain and saturation to the guitar signal, distortion pedals increase the overall volume and sustain of the instrument, allowing notes and chords to ring out longer and with more intensity.

    – **Tonal Shaping**: Distortion pedals often include tone controls that allow you to shape the frequency response of the distorted signal. This allows you to dial in the desired amount of bass, midrange, and treble to suit your playing style and musical preferences.

    – **Emphasis of Harmonics**: Distortion pedals emphasize the harmonics and overtones present in the guitar signal, resulting in a richer, more complex tone with added depth and character. This can make lead lines and solos stand out and cut through the mix more effectively.

    – **Versatility and Flexibility**: Distortion pedals come in a wide range of styles and voicings, from mild overdrive to high-gain distortion. This versatility allows you to choose a pedal that best suits your playing style, musical genre, and tonal preferences.

    Overall, distortion pedals are essential tools for guitarists seeking to achieve heavier, more aggressive, and saturated tones. Whether used subtly to add warmth and edge to clean tones or used more aggressively to create crushing distortion, distortion pedals can enhance your guitar tone and bring new dimensions to your playing.

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