Inspired by DS-1 Distortion, a true icon in the world of guitar effects and a paradigm shift in the history of distortion pedals. Enjoy this classic circuit that offers tight, hard-edged gain with rich harmonics while retaining the unique characteristics of your guitar and playing techniques.
Before 1978, most distortion pedals could only deliver harsh, dirty, and buzzy tones. That same year, everything changed when BOSS engineers developed a unique distortion circuit. Hard rock, metal, and punk genres thrived in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and there is no doubt that the DS-1’s tone greatly influenced them.
Typical tone controls only cut highs, but the Chief-D1 circuit features an innovative design that offers far more range. When turning the knob clockwise, the highs increases and lows decrease, while going counterclockwise acts vice-versa. This increases the spectrum and lets you dial in everything from tight, cutting rhythm sounds to smooth, fat lead tones.
Try this top-selling pedal whose unchanged design continues to inspire great music everywhere and do your bit. The world is ready to hear your own signature sound, go for it!
This pedal is a great modding platform. In this board, we included an additional Diode toggle switch and a comprehensive mod list for customizing your drive at will!