In pictures: Boss OD-1X & DS-1X unboxed

19th Feb 2014 | 12:13

In pictures: Boss OD-1X & DS-1X unboxed
Boss OD-1X & DS-1X

The OD- series and DS-1 have been pedalboard staples for decades, and Boss has recently seen fit to update their classic designs with the OD-1X and DS-1X.

We have a pair of these shiny, well-boxed stompers lying around the office, so we thought we’d share a few shots with you…

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In pictures: Boss OD-1X & DS-1X unboxed
Boss OD-1X & DS-1X

Open up the OD-1X’s classy black box and you’ll find the classic Boss chassis, with a couple of tweaks – for one, both of these new pedals feature Boss’s Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP), which promises a smooth, refined overdrive tone

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In pictures: Boss OD-1X & DS-1X unboxed
Boss OD-1X & DS-1X

Visually, Boss has given these stompers a once-over, with a classy mirrored control plate, plus ergonomic chrome knobs

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In pictures: Boss OD-1X & DS-1X unboxed
Boss OD-1X & DS-1X

The DS-1X aims to provide responsive distortion sounds across the entire fretboard, without getting noisy

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In pictures: Boss OD-1X & DS-1X unboxed
Boss OD-1X & DS-1X

Both pedals have a standard array of level, low, high and drive/distortion knobs

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In pictures: Boss OD-1X & DS-1X unboxed
Boss OD-1X & DS-1X

These special-edition pedals also pay homage to Boss’s heritage, with the return of the silver screw – sure, it doesn’t affect the tone, but it’s a nice touch all the same

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In pictures: Boss OD-1X & DS-1X unboxed
Boss OD-1X & DS-1X

Boss’s latest offerings may look familiar on the outside, but it’s a brave new world inside

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