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Note moyenne :4.2( 4.2/5 sur 111 avis )
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Tonyoh03/06/2005

L'avis de Tonyoh

Boss DS-1 Distortion
Alors une bonne pédale de Distortion, très solide et analogique a ce que j'ai lu. Il y a une entrée et une sortie pour jack plus une entrée pour l'alim. 3 boutons

UTILISATION

Alors très simple: il y a un bouton Tone, un Drive et un Level.
Si on tourne vers la droite le son crache plus tandis que si l'on tourne les Tone et Drive vers la gauche le son se raproche d'un Overdrive.
Il a un bouton Level qui d'après moi n'est pas assez puissant, car lorsque l'on passe de Clean à saturé le son est presque plus faible que le clean...Donc pour arrenger ça il faut tjs avoir le Level au maximum, avoir les tones de sa guitare au maximum et le volume de sa guitare baissé et bien mettre le volume assez fort.
On peut mettre une pile 9V mais je l'utilise tjs ac une alim. Ils ont marqué BOSS PSA ADAPTOR ONLY mais avec une alim du Brico ca va très bien !

QUALITÉ SONORE

Alors le son est super ! Si vous ne le trouvez pas assez polivalent il suffit de jongler avec la disto et son equalizer et on peut avoir de la disto Grunge, Metal, Heavy, Rock ou vieux Rock.

Bon je l'utilise avec une guitare de merde (Stagg avec 2 micro double bobinage) et un ampli Bogey.

Vraiment si on l'ajoute à une multi effet moyenne le son est super

AVIS GLOBAL

Je l'utilise depuis un an et je l'ajoute a ma multi effet (Korg) et c'est une des meilleur disto que j'ai entendu, seulement on devrai pouvoir la mettre un peu plus fort !!!!
Elle orange c'est funny ^^ voir assez laid :p TRES robuste! Je l'ai acheter dans un magasin allemand à 20€ ^^ chez moi le bouton level a été mis à la place du Tone et on a foutu un bouton a la con sur le Level mais elle fonctionne super bien! J'ai la Made in Taiwan mais je pense que la Japan est mieux donc si vous voulez une bonne disto c'est celle çi !
tiep13/01/2005

L'avis de tiep

Boss DS-1 Distortion
1 tone, 1 drive, 1 volume...

UTILISATION

Attention, bien que la configuration de la pédale soit extrèmement simple, l'action des potentiomètres, et essentiellement celui de tonalité, est réellement drastique!
2 milimètres dans la course du potard change réellement le son

QUALITÉ SONORE

Cette pédale, c'est du tout bon, à condition qu'on aime son grain, et que l'on prenne le temps de la règler
je l'utilise avec une vigier indus et un classic 30, et je dois dire que j'aime bcp le son qui en sort
combinée avec un compresseur mxr, c'est une tuerie pour les soli...
ça sonne assez années 80-début 90 (pour le hard rock genre ugly kid joe)
il faut absolument la réchauffer avec un ampli à lampes ou assimilé
par exemple, c'est une catastrophe sur un valvestate (j'en ai fait l'expérience jadis...)
seul inconvénient, cette pédale souffle à mort!
va falloir que j'achète un noise gate... (-2 pour le souffle)
sinon, j'adore simplement

AVIS GLOBAL

Utilisée depuis un moment
j'adore..
cette pédale est unique en son genre
surtout, ne pas la comparer à une pédale marshall ou autre ratt, big muff us ou distortion + (j'adore ces pédales, mais ça n'a rien à voir..)
elle sonne très transistor, mais avec un peu de patience, elle sonne du tonerre..
en tout état de cause, à essayer (de préférence sur son matos, par exemple en empruntant celle d'un pote) avant d'acheter
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tonmazz08/08/2012

L'avis de tonmazz (contenu en anglais)"Boss DS-1 Tried and True for basic Distortion tone"

Boss DS-1 Distortion
No rocket science in the features of the Boss DS-1, just straight ahead fizz when you need it. Three easy to use controls for tone level and distortion. That's as straight forward as it gets. Well made and instruction manual is more than sufficient.

UTILIZATION

The tone control takes the DS-1 into bright to bassy territory depending on the setting. Level sets your level of the pedal tone in comparision to your amp tone. FInally the Distortion dial gives you more or less distortion depending on your preference. As I said, very straight forward and easy to use configuration with few bells and whistles. Typical Boss battery configuration for easy changing of the 9 volt. Can take a power adapter as well.

SOUND QUALITY

This is a tough one for me because before I recently became a tone snob, I used the DS-1 through a Fender Twin Reverb for many years and loved it. It served its purpose which was to make a clean toned amp sound dirty and hairy. I have to say back then I loved it and it was all I needed to gig with. To my more picky ears these days, it can be a little harsh and fizzy but that is what it's supposed to do so I don't mean that in a negative way. We all have preferences for what we'd like to hear and to my ears these days, I prefer a warmer distortion less abrasive and more compressed. This is not it if that is the goal. It creates an open, fizzy gain that works for most hard rock songs and in a mix who can really tell anyway.

OVERALL OPINION

I like the simplicity of this unit and when I gigged with it years ago I really like it a lot. While I have one now as a back up, I don't actively use it anymore but I think it is perfect for what it is and it is truly an old standby. Hard to find anyone in my group that hasn't used this at one point or another. Yes there are better units out there but for simplicity and price this one is tried and true and works well.
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MountAnDewMe21/07/2012

L'avis de MountAnDewMe (contenu en anglais)

Boss DS-1 Distortion
The Boss DS-1 is a distortion based effect. It is used to add an analog type distortion to a guitar signal before use in an amplifier. This distortion has been around for many years and has remained unchanged though it's production life. The unit has three user definable controls to allow for configuration of the sound. There are two ¼ inch jacks, one for the guitar input and one to send to an amplifier. There is also a 9 volt adapter jack available so the unit can be powered from an external AC source (sold separately).

This distortion effect pedal can be tailored through three user controls. These consist of level, tone, and distortion. The level control is responsible for the overall output of the unit that will feed the amplifier. As this knob is turned clockwise the overall volume will increase. The distortion dial allows the user to control the amount of clipping, or distortion the unit will produce. As this control is turned clockwise the amount of gain will increase producing a more distorted signal. The tone control will affect the how much high or low signal is processed through the unit. As the dial travels clockwise the tone will alter from a thick, bass heavy sound to a cutting, high treble sound.


UTILIZATION

The Boss DS-1 is one of the easier effects to tailor in your pedal board. This effect should be one of the first in your signal chain, before all time based effects but after and compressor or envelope type effect, like a wha. As with any distortion based effect you will want to add or decrease levels so they are most complimentary to your amplifier. The effect is engaged when the red LED is lit, always be sure the light is bright as a dimly lit LED will indicate a weak battery that will affect the quality of your sound. The manual is very basic but it does get its point across.

SOUND QUALITY

The Boss DS-1 is one of the easier effects to tailor in your pedal board. This effect should be one of the first in your signal chain, before all time based effects but after and compressor or envelope type effect, like a wha. As with any distortion based effect you will want to add or decrease levels so they are most complimentary to your amplifier. The effect is engaged when the red LED is lit, always be sure the light is bright as a dimly lit LED will indicate a weak battery that will affect the quality of your sound. The manual is very basic but it does get its point across.

OVERALL OPINION

The Boss DS-1 is one of the easier effects to tailor in your pedal board. This effect should be one of the first in your signal chain, before all time based effects but after and compressor or envelope type effect, like a wha. As with any distortion based effect you will want to add or decrease levels so they are most complimentary to your amplifier. The effect is engaged when the red LED is lit, always be sure the light is bright as a dimly lit LED will indicate a weak battery that will affect the quality of your sound. The manual is very basic but it does get its point across.
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Hatsubai07/04/2011

L'avis de Hatsubai (contenu en anglais)"The #1 go-to distortion pedal"

Boss DS-1 Distortion
The Boss DS-1 is one of the most iconic distortion pedals out there. It has been used by nearly ever major artist at one point in time including Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. It features three knobs -- a distortion knob, a level knob and a tone knob.

UTILIZATION

Boss uses their infamous enclosure to house this pedal. It's one of the most sturdy pedal enclosures on the market, and it'll withstand a drop from a skyscraper. That said, it uses a FET bypass. This can be good or bad, depending on how it's implemented. The Boss DS-1 doesn't exactly have the greatest bypass. I notice that it sucks tone compared to when it's out of the circuit. The manual describes what every knob does, but it's not really needed considering there are only three knobs.

SOUND QUALITY

This pedal sounds like the definition of a distortion pedal to me. It sounds very disconnected to the amp when you start to crank it, and it kinda sounds weak when it's trying to be used to boost the amp into overdrive. I find it best to leave it on moderate settings with a mostly clean amp and go from there. It can work at delivering some decent tones, but I find the RAT to sound a little better, personally.

OVERALL OPINION

The pedal is cheap on the used market, and there are tons of them out there. The sound, however, is fairly mediocre. I usually prefer using something like an overdrive to boost my amp. Back in the old days, amps didn't have that much gain. Instead, they had to rely on super high output pickups and distortion boxes like these. Today, amps have so much gain on tap that things like these aren't really needed anymore. I can't really recommend it, but given how iconic it is and how people have gotten some good tones with it, I can't really dismiss it, either.
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moosers16/12/2010

L'avis de moosers (contenu en anglais)

Boss DS-1 Distortion
The Boss DS-1 Distortion is a simple guitar pedal that's basically the cheapest way to get some quality distortion. It's an analog pedal that has 1/4" jacks for input and output and requires power from a 9 volt battery or power supply. It isn't going to be rackable since it's a stomp box.

UTILIZATION

You really don't need to have any experience with distortion pedals in order to manipulate the Boss DS-1 Distortion. It's going to be a lot of beginner's first pedal at this price, so I'm sure Boss has kept this in mind and kept it simple for this reason. It's also got a pretty standard make up, as you'll find that a lot distortion and overdrive pedals share the same controls of gain, level, and tone as you'll find here. You definitely don't need the manual for use with the DS-1.

SOUND QUALITY

The Boss DS-1 Distortion is a pretty solid pedal for what it can do, but it's certainly not the most versatile distortion out there. For me, it's great for thick and heavy rhythm guitar parts or for piercing leads, as there's not much room for in between sounds in my opinion. It can of does what it does and you leave it at that. It's definitely more of a traditional distortion than anything else, as it's hard to get it to sound good while being subtle.

OVERALL OPINION

The Boss DS-1 Distortion is probably the best way for beginners to get involved with using distortion. The super cheap price will attract players of all kinds however, as it's definitely the cheapest quality distortion pedal out there. It's not going to give you a plethora of sounds, but is great at what it does. It's not the best distortion out there, but it's definitely not the worst and is at least worth a shot at this incredibly cheap price. This is going to be the pedal to get most players into using Boss gear, as it seems like almost everyone has one when they start playing. I'd definitely recommend picking one up if you're distortion-less and are looking for a cheap one.
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soccerplayer2525/03/2008

L'avis de soccerplayer25 (contenu en anglais)

Boss DS-1 Distortion
The Boss DS-1 is a distortion pedal, with adjustable tone, level and distortion. It is an analog pedal and has a 1/4'' input and output. It is not a rackable unit.

UTILIZATION

Like most of the Boss pedals, you can pretty much just plug this thing in and let it rip. All you have to do is plug in your guitar in the input and the amp to the output. I had no need to look at the manual as I just adjusted my tone by ear with the 3 knobs and had no troubles setting it up.

SOUND QUALITY

This produces a great heavy distortion sound. Its really thick and great for sustaining a power chord. The distortion can range from just a light overdrive to all out heavy metal. However, I am unable to get a real tube sounding overdrive with this. I have only used it with guitar, and it sounds great with my amp that has no built-in distortion.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had this pedal for about 5 years, it was my first pedal. I like this pedal for the specific heavier distortion in produces. I use it mostly for rhythm guitar but doesn't sound bad for lead. I also have a BK Butler overdrive pedal to satisfy that sort of overdriven sound. However, the reason this pedal is so popular is the price. Since it is so cheap, even the most beginner level guitar players should have it in their set up. While there are certainly a slew of better distortion pedals out there with more versatility, for the price this pedal cannot be beat.