You Can Now Buy One of Boss' Rarest Pedals

A gold DS-1 Distortion pedal, of which only six were ever produced, is available for purchase on Reverb.
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The 1998 gold Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal

The 1998 gold Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal

One of Boss' rarest pedals of all time, the 1998 gold DS-1 Distortion unit, has gone up for sale on Reverb.

Produced to commemorate the shipment of 6,000,000 Boss compact effect units by February 28, 1998, only six of the golden pedals were produced. This milestone was engraved into each of the gold pedals, in addition to "Oct 1977" and "Feb 1998" replacing the usual input and output labels.

The listing, from Portuguese retailer Rui’s Gear Bazaar, says “In general, replicas of this model often lack the function of the original, but the insides of this DS-1 are exactly the same as the original.

“In other words, if you plug in a guitar, it'll give you distortion.”

Despite the lack of sonic enhancements, this gold DS-1 will set you back juuuuuuussstttt a bit more than a standard DS-1. Around $7,000 more to be exact. The current list price of the gold DS-1 is $7,025.86.

You can check out the full listing right here.