Another “Effect-ive!”-article by Bernd Meiser: this (5th-) one concentrating on the Boss DS-1. By now, I feel that over the almost 50 years I have been concerned with playing and investigating the guitar, I have missed out in too much guitar stuff, because – again – I have actually never tried the DS-1! It seems me and my buddies for a long stretch of time were way too swallowed up in the “I ain’t usin’ no transistor distortion pedal stuff!”-movement,… had I known then what setup I was (and am) using later, I may have been much more open-minded already then, and checked out the DS-1. Anyway, here’s the discussion of that device …

T.Z., May 2019

The Boss DS-1: distortion in three degrees!