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BOSS DS-1-4A, celebrating 40 years of dirt.  ·  Source: Boss


Boss are releasing the DS-1-4A Distortion for 2017, a limited-edition stompbox that commemorates the 40th anniversary of Boss compact pedals. Launched at NAMM in a sleek black finish, it will only be available for a limited time.


40 compact years

This limited run version of the normally orange-coloured DS-1 Distortion pedal will only be made during 2017 and after that, it will cease to be sold.


BOSS DS-1-4A    1977-2017


Boss have chosen to make it in black and given it gold lettering, gold knobs and a vintage style silver thumbscrew (modern Boss pedals use a black plastic one). The Boss website states they will be launching more ‘anniversary’ releases in 2017, as it’s been 40 years for a few of their products, so expect more of the same.

The DS-4A comes in a special box with the Boss 40th anniversary logo, just so you don’t forget it is celebrating something…

Probably a good idea to buy a few and put them on Ebay next year and double your Money – or maybe not!I have never been a fan of modern DS-1 pedals, but I bet a lot of people will buy them to flip them for a profit once Boss stops making them.


RRP $59

Boss DS-1-4A site

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