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#1 pauliejay


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Posted 02 March 2004 - 02:04 PM

Boss DS-1 Distortion

#2 nyymouse

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 02:42 PM

How much did you purchase this item for? $50
Where did you purchase this item? Local music store - Advanecd Music
Is this item new or used? Brand Spankin' New

Features: It's a distortion pedal. 3 knobs, Tone, Level, and Distortion. Beautiful orange color.

Construction: It's made by Boss. You could drop it off the edge of the Grand Canyon, and chances are it will still work.

Sound: Beautiful Distortion to Grungy Distortion. It sounds like whatever you want it to.

Ease of Use:

Reliability: Very reliable. One of the first things I bought, hasn't had a problem.

Overall: 10/10

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#3 Holy-Edge

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Posted 05 March 2004 - 11:50 AM

How much did you purchase this item for? 60€ ... around 60$ !
Where did you purchase this item? Local guitar store ("Guitare center")
Is this item new or used? New one.

Features: Beautiful orange colour, useful for finding it in the night (whatever ...), 3 switches, great range of sound ...

Construction: As said before, your could smash it with a base ball bat, it would be no use ...

Sound: From crunch to fuzzy, with normal or soft distortion too, great quality.

Ease of Use: Learn how to use it in 2 minutes.

Reliability: Very good ... but also buy an ac adaptor, cause batteries won't last long with that one.

Overall: 4/5, not 5 because of the price and those batteries.

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Posted 08 March 2004 - 01:44 PM

How much did you purchase this item for? 39.99
Where did you purchase this item? Skips Music in Sacramento
Is this item new or used? Was new about 3 years ago

Features: Tone, level, distortion

Construction: Its a goddamn tank

Sound: Very good distortion. It might not satisfy you tone snobs but its just a really good sounding distortion for pretty much any kind of music. you can get whatever sound you want out of it in about 30 seconds.

Ease of Use:
3 knobs, cant get any easier

Reliability: Really reliable I geuss, just dont use 9v batteries or else they'll run out in about 1 night of playing. Get the adapter

Overall: Very good distortion. its pretty much the norm when it comes to distortion pedals.

#5 matt_mrozinski

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 12:51 PM

How much did you purchase this item for? I paid 40 dollah american

Where did you purchase this item?
at the gee-tar center

Is this item new or used?

Features: A tone, level, distortion, foot switch. its pretty. orange, ohhh yeah.

Construction: Built like a friggin tank. cant break it.

Sound: You can make it go as loud as f**k.
Ease of Use: Easier than wiping your ass. Set the controls, click button and rock out.

Reliability: used it onstage 3xs it is really good.

Overall: This thing plays like a ###### and I give it a 6 out of 5 stars

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Posted 29 May 2004 - 11:08 PM

How much did you purchase this item for? AU$100
Where did you purchase this item? Allans Music, Sydney, AUS
Is this item new or used? New

Features: Distortion pedal, 1 tone 1 volume 1 distortion knob.

Construction: You could kill a dog with it.....built like a brick..

Sound: Very verstatile...from crunching heavy metal to punk...I can get any kind of distortion I need. A llot more effective with a quality amp.

Ease of Use: Simple....takes seconds to change. Just a tone and distortion knob are all you need to use to get a whole range of different sounds. Then you just change the volume accordingly to how much affect you want the sound to have through your amp.

Reliability: None whatsoever... I cant see myself ever breaking it.

Overall: Good buy, does all that I need it to.

#7 Basic90

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 06:51 PM

How much did you purchase this item for? I think 40 bucks
Where did you purchase this item? Local store
Is this item new or used? New

Features: Tone, level, disortion

Construction: Good

Sound: It has a really good sound to it actually, especially through my all tube fender amp, I can get from a sweet bluesy tone to a pretty decent metal tone, depending on the guitar I'm using.

Ease of Use: Extremely easy, 3 knobs.

Reliability: Really reliable if you have an adapter, but with a 9v you're gonna lose the battery in a matter of hours

Overall: Great pedal, especially for the price tag, very versatile

#8 mantic6t9

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 09:08 AM

How much did you purchase this item for? $40
Where did you purchase this item? Guitar Center
Is this item new or used? New

Features: Tone, Level, and distortion knobs. Chassis is painted bright orange.

Construction: Built very solid. BOSS makes great pedals.

Sound: From Blues, Alternative, Grunge, Rock, and light metal. You may need the metal zone for real metal especially if you're playing a guitar like a strat with single coil or mini humbuckers.

Ease of Use: Very easy! You plug everything in, adjust the 3 knobs to your taste, and play.

Reliability: I imagine this pedal will last a lifetime if not abused. Like I mentined it's a very solid piece of equipment. Definatly buy the power supply, the 9v batteries don't last long.

Overall: It's a great pedal and for the price it's an awesome value as well. Out of a 5 I give it a 4.5 just because I can't quite get the tone I want out of it.

#9 Less Paul

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Posted 27 December 2004 - 07:26 PM

How much did you purchase this item for? I don't know! It was a Christmas gift!
Where did you purchase this item? I'm pretty sure it was from Musician's Friend.
Is this item new or used? New.

Features: Comes in a lovely shade of orange has a tone, volume and distortion level control.

Construction: Great

Sound: Anywhere from light kind of bluesy distortion to thrashing distortion.

Ease of Use: For my band and just for fun sometimes.

Reliability: Let's just say you could accidently knock it off Mt. Everest and like someone said before''chances are it would probably work still.''


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Posted 11 July 2005 - 03:03 PM

How much did you purchase this item for?$40

Where did you purchase this item?Guitar center

Is this item new or used?new

Features: tone, Dist. and level

Construction: Its a tank

Sound: Pretty good sound. Good level of dist.

Ease of Use:3 knobs. Couldn't be easier

Reliability: never broken down

Overall:Very good unit, Espeicially if you have a tiny pratice amp with the worse overdrive. 9/10
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#11 supercow1993

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 11:57 AM

How much did you purchase this item for?

Where did you purchase this item? the only guitar shop!!! cuz they rock cool.gif

Is this item new or used? new

Features: tone, level, distortion, knobs

Construction: hard

Sound: pretty good but if u want a metallic sound u might want to get the mt2 or md2.

Ease of Use: very easy.

Reliability: all boss pedals r reliable

Overall: 9/10

Experience Level: 1 1/2 years goin on 2 years

#12 matamobster

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 11:04 AM

i own a boss peddle exept ming is a super feedbacker and distortion peddle it has 4 nobs each one says level tone distortion and over tone over tone is for feed back the res are for destortion and it is a boss
it is a boss DF-2 not the old version

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 09:52 AM

If you've never owned a DS-1 Go ahead and get one because this is a classic

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