Boss DS-1 (distortion pedal)

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This is a distortion pedal. It's probably mostly used by guitarists.

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Tripecac (Travis Emmitt)

I bought the Boss DS-1 distortion pedal on 2000-05-27 for $65.

The day I got my Triton, I whimsically decided to get a guitar (Ibanez StageStar) too. The salesman said I needed something to amp the guitar to line-level, and recommended this distortion pedal.

I used it a couple times, but once I got the Pod Pro I had no need for it anymore.

It sounded okay, but I didn't like the fact that it didn't have a convenient power switch. I had to unplug its power supply after each time I played it (since I didn't want to use up batteries). I also wished it had more sound-changing options. I think I was hoping for a multi-effects box, and this distortion pedal wasn't weird enough to cover up my pathetic guitar playing.

The Pod Pro completely blew it away.