This year, Boss has been releasing new stompboxes at a prodigious pace: two at Winter NAMM and three at Summer NAMM. All are reinventions of older Boss pedals. The DS-1X, released along with the OD-1X in January, is a revamped digital version of the DS-1. How does it compare to its predecessor? We tested them head to head as part of this review.
Absolute loved the before and after comparison! I've had the DS-1 forever and was debating if I should upgrade. Short Answer: Yes. The DS-1 is about a basic at it gets for distortion and it has served me well, but the electronics are 20 years old. I figured it might be time for an update.