Boss is continuing to release their new line of Waza Craft pedals, this time touching on the DS-1 in the form of the new DS-1W. The new DS-1W offers a newly revised two-stage gain circuit with discrete analog components, custom modes for fatter distortion tones with a focused midrange and increased touch response, and a versatile Tone knob to provide wide-ranging frequency control fine-tuned for each mode.
“Introduced in 1978 among the earliest models in the BOSS compact series, the orange DS-1 redefined the sound of distortion and remains as influential today as ever,” said Boss of the pedal.
“Its hard-edged attack and smooth sustain have made it the best-selling compact effect to date, and its distinctive tone is behind the signature sounds of a long list of rock and alternative icons. With the DS-1W, this legendary stomp joins other BOSS classics in the Waza Craft series, fusing the look and character of the original with a newly revised discrete all-analog circuit for expanded range and versatility.”