Boss is celebrating 50 years as a company with three brand new anniversary editions of their classic pedals. Boss has just introduced their special 50th anniversary versions of the DS-1 Distortion, SD-1 Super Overdrive, and BD-2 Blues Driver, three of the most popular and influential models from the legendary Boss compact pedal lineup. These versions have been produced in strictly limited numbers, with only 7,000 units available worldwide.
Each pedal features a bold metallic finish, a silver battery-compartment thumb screw, gold-capped knobs, and a commemorative 50th anniversary emblem. They are:
After the Boss compact pedal series debuted with its first three models in 1977, the DS-1 Distortion was introduced the following year to wide acclaim. Prized for its edgy attack and smooth sustain, this multi-million seller has remained in the lineup ever since and can be heard on countless hit records. Get it here for $82.99.
SD-1 Super Overdrive
Boss released the SD-1 Super Overdrive in 1981, improving on the groundbreaking OD-1 model by introducing a tone control and other subtle circuit enhancements. This workhorse gain machine has stood the test of time and continues to grace the pedalboards of beginners and pros alike. Get it here for $82.99.
BD-2 Blues Driver
For guitarists seeking delicate, nuanced gain tones that allow their feel and technique to shine through, it’s hard to beat the BD-2 Blues Driver. Introduced in 1995, this acclaimed drive pedal is revered for its broad sound palette, touch sensitivity, and articulate tube-like response. Get it here for $109.