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Boss Waza DS-1W Distortion Pedal

Boss Waza DS-1W Distortion Pedal

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Waza DS-1W Distortion Pedal

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. 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.


Special edition Waza Craft pedal for the ultimate BOSS tone experience

Newly revised two-stage gain circuit with discrete analog components

Standard mode delivers the legendary sound of the original DS-1

Custom mode provides fatter distortion tones with focused midrange and increased touch response

Versatile Tone knob provides wide-ranging frequency control fine-tuned for each mode

Two modes offer increased versatility when the pedal is used as a gain booster

Premium buffer for clean and clear tone when bypassed

BOSS five-year warranty

Nominal Input Level: -20 dBu

Input Impedance: 1 M ohms

Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu

Output Impedance: 1 k ohms

Recommended Load Impedance: 10 k ohms or greater

Bypass: Buffered bypass


Pedal switch

Mode switch

DIST knob

LEVEL knob

TONE knob

Indicator: CHECK indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)


INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type

OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type

DC IN jack

Power Supply:

Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61 or 6LF22) or Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22)

AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)

Current Draw: 15 mA

Expected battery life under continuous use:

Alkaline: Approx. 50 hours

Carbon: Approx. 25 hours

*These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.


Leaflet (“USING THE UNIT SAFELY,” “IMPORTANT NOTES,” and “Information”)

Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61 or 6LF22)

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