Looking at some of the best values at Musician’s Friend, I found three Boss pedals that are selling below $70 and are 57% to 60% below MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price). If you’re into Boss.. or know someone that is into Boss pedals, there might be a good deal here.
Boss DS-1 Distortion. Here is a classic Boss distortion. Something I see on lots of boards out there. This pedal is currently on sale for $39.00. That’s 60% off MSRP! Here is the official description:
From screaming loud to whisper soft, the Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal can faithfully reproduce the dynamics of your playing style. Level and distortion controls give you complete command of the amount of signal processing. Tone knob lets you tailor EQ right on the unit. The Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal is a tough stompbox that can take whatever your boot can dish out. Includes 5-year warranty.
Boss SD-1 Super Distortion. Here is another classic distortion box. Beyond that, these are great pedals to do clipping diode mods. Check out this article by Cubist Effects – “Mod.It.Yourself (M.I.Y) Part 2 – Diode Clipping” where the article discusses modifying the Boss SD-1. You hackers out there, might be interested in this! Just like the Boss DS-1 deal, this pedal is currently on sale for $39.00 (60% below MSRP). Here is the official description:
The Boss SUPER OverDrive SD-1 gives you the warm, smooth distortion of an overdriven tube amp without blurring the nuances of your picking technique. The unique symmetric drive circuit delivers a more rich, authentic-sounding overdrive effect. Here’s an overdrive pedal that has Level, Drive, and Tone controls that make it easy to go from mild to hard, or even use the SD-1 as a signal booster.
Boss DN-2 Dyna Drive Overdrive. This one I don’t know too much about. It’s currently on sale for $69.95. It was normally selling for $79.00 and is now 57% below MSRP. Here is the official description:
The Boss DN-2 is an exciting new type of overdrive pedal that reacts to the intensity of your performance. This unique BOSS pedal comes equipped with the acclaimed Dyna Amp technology introduced in Roland’s popular CUBE-60 amp, letting you create unique tone transitions based on picking dynamics. It’s possible to get a transparent clean output sound by playing softly, or a powerful heavy overdrive sound by picking aggressively.