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Since 1981, the BOSS SD-1 Super Overdrive Pedal has been the core gain pedal for generations of players. Now, celebrating 50 years of SD-1 production, BOSS is giving you the chance to own a limited edition version that will only be available through 2021. Delivering rich, smooth, and highly musical overdrive tones that will continue to inspire guitarists everywhere.
- Genre-defining BOSS overdrive sound
- Unique asymmetrical clipping circuit produces tube-like overdrive characteristics
- Mild-to-moderate drive tones with focused midrange and tight low end
- Ideal for use with clean and slightly driven amps
- Also works great for bringing tightness and definition to high-gain amp tones
- Stacks well with boost, overdrive, and distortion pedals
- BOSS five-year warranty
In 1977, BOSS created an entirely new stompbox category with the OD-1; bringing natural overdrive in pedal form to guitarists for the very first time. Boasting a unique asymmetric clipping circuit replicated by the pleasing sound and feel of a driven tube amp at controllable volume levels. Four years on, this breakthrough design evolved into the versatile SD-1; adding an active tone control for shaping the treble response and subtle enhancements to give you even more low-end body.
Whether you’re a beginner or pro, you’re able to get inspiring sounds right away. All thanks to the natural behaviour and subtle mid boost that it’s design is based on. Giving your tone a push where it matters most. While ensuring your guitar will always sit perfectly in the mix with warmth, clarity, and rich presence.
Lower drive settings are also great for rhythm parts. While higher settings are ideal for fat, singing leads. On top of that, the SD-1 is very sensitive to input gain; allowing you to dial in different shades of overdrive by adjusting your guitars volume control.
The One Pedal Every Player Needs
With organic character and responsive drive and control tones; the SD-1 delivers the right sound for nearly any style of music. Kick on the pedal with your favourite clean or slightly driven amp; then enjoy mild-to-moderate overdrive that’s ideal for anything from rock, pop, blues, jazz, and beyond. The SD-1 also shines as a booster for high-gain amps and other drive pedals. Providing you with mid focus, tight bass, and a smooth top end that will perfectly suit heavier sounds and solo playing.
The SD-1 also shines as a booster for high-gain amps and other drive pedals, providing mid focus, tight bass, and smooth top end that’s perfectly suited for heavier sounds and solo playing.
Limited Edition 40th Anniversary SD-1 Super Overdrive (SD-1-4A)
Finally, celebrating 40 years of production, this limited edition SD-1 is only available through 2021. Featuring a black body with yellow lettering, gold-capped knobs, as well as a vintage silver thumbscrew for the battery component. It also comes in a limited edition box with a special 40th Anniversary Logo.
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