The Boss DS-1 Distortion stands as a legendary guitar effect, renowned for its bold sound characterized by a crisp attack and smooth sustain adored by generations of musicians. As BOSS’s top-selling compact pedal, its timeless design continues to inspire musicians worldwide. The iconic DS-1 tone has left an indelible mark on the sounds of rock legends and is poised to ignite your musical creativity.
Nominal Input Level:
-20 dBu
Input Impedance:
1 M ohm
Nominal Output Level:
-20 dBu
Output Impedance:
1 k ohm
Recommended Load Impedance:
10 k ohms or greater
Pedal switch
TONE knob
LEVEL knob
DIST knob
CHECK indicator (Used for indication of check battery)
INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
DC IN jack
Power Supply:
Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61) or Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22)
AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)
Current Draw:
10 mA
Expected battery life under continuous use:
Carbon: Approx. 50 hours
Alkaline: Approx. 80 hours
* These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Leaflet (“USING THE UNIT SAFELY,” “IMPORTANT NOTES,” and “Information”)
Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22)
Option (sold separately)
AC adaptor (PSA series)
Size and Weight ( incl. battery )
73 mm
2-7/8 inches
129 mm
5-1/8 inches
59 mm
2-3/8 inches
360 g
13 oz
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.