BOSS SD-1- Overdrive Pedal
The SD-1 allows players from beginner to pro to get inspiring sounds right away, thanks to its natural behavior and the subtle mid boost that’s part of its design. It gives your tone a push where it matters most, ensuring your guitar always sits perfectly in the mix with warmth, clarity, and rich presence. Lower drive settings are great for rhythm parts, while higher settings are ideal for fat, singing leads. The SD-1 is also very sensitive to input gain, letting you dial in different shades of overdrive simply by adjusting your guitar’s volume control.
- 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
Introduced in 1981, the SD-1 Super Overdrive is beloved by guitarists across genres and certainly impressed more than a few guitar heroes.
Notable users include Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, John 5, Mark Knopfler, Josh Homme, Richie Sambora, Reb Beach, and Warren DeMartini. Not to mention, Jason Becker, Kirk Hammett, Robert Smith, Jonny Greenwood, Bruce Kulick, Lindsey Buckingham, Brad Whitford, Tracii Guns, and even bassist John Paul Jones. Jimmy Page had an SD-1 during his tenure in The Firm, and David Gilmour plugged into one for his second solo album, About Face, in 1984.