On our latest edition of Find of the Week, we’ve stumbled across this golden BOSS DS-1 Distortion pedal from 1998. An incredibly limited line of only six of these pedals was launched in 1998 to celebrate BOSS shipping six million effect units over the world by February 28th of that very same year. The pedal is currently at a bid of over $7000 USD at the time of this article, but will most likely continue to keep climbing. You can read more about this incredible find over on Reverb.com.
The description of the pedal is as follows:
”This super-special-version DS-1 has a visual impact, with a dazzling gold finish. This commemorative model celebrates the achievement of six million BOSS compact effects shipped worldwide and was produced in a special limited edition in February 1998. Among ordinary users, there’s probably no one who has actually seen the real article. That’s as it should be because this DS-1 is the rarest of the rare, and was only presented to overseas joint venture firms, in honor of their great contribution to BOSS sales. In general, replicas of this model often lack the function of the original, but the insides of this DS-1 are exactly the same as the original. In other words, if you plug in a guitar, it’ll give you distortion. The inscriptions on the input and output jack also enhance the box’s elegance.”