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1984 Boss DS-1 Distortion Vintage Guitar Effects Pedal Black Label Japan


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Up for sale, a 1984 Boss DS-1 Distortion effects pedal in excellent condition and in perfect working order. The DS-1 Distortion is a true icon in the world of guitar effects. Introduced in 1978, Boss’s first distortion pedal defined a bold new sound, delivering hard-edged attack and smooth sustain that’s been a staple of players for generations. And this Japanese-made black label iteration has a notably thicker, smoother, and more dynamic tone than later versions.

The DS-1 is the top-selling Boss compact pedal ever, and its original design continues to inspire the creation of great music everywhere. The classic DS-1 tone is behind the signature sounds of numerous rock legends, and is ready to fuel your own signature sound today.

Cosmetic wear is limited to tiny scattered chips in the orange finish, with minty black graphics. The pedal retains the original trio of knobs, Japanese black label on the back, and white serialization sticker in the battery compartment.