The Boss DS-1 is a distortion pedal for guitar, manufactured by the Roland Corporation under the brand name Boss since 1978. The first distortion effects unit made by Boss, it has become a classic effect, used by many notable guitar players.
Boss released a successor, the DS-2. The DS-2, "Turbo Distortion" was released in 1987, and is very similar to the DS-1 except that it features a "turbo" setting, which produces a sharper midrange tone. Boss released a black limited edition 40th Anniversary model of the DS-1 in 2017.
- Kurt Cobain
- Joe Satriani
- Mike Stern
- Steve Vai (Modded by Robert Keeley)
- Steve Rothery
- Glenn Frey
- Doug Aldrich
- Josh Klinghoffer
- Kim Deal
- Luca Bob Gotti
- Chuck Schuldiner
- John Frusciante
- Prince (DS-2)
- Niall Robb
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