The founding pedal of the great Boss dynasty, the Boss OD-1 Overdrive is not only the first Boss pedal produced in their signature Compact Effector chassis, but also one of the very first overdrives ever made. The OD-1, in addition to all the warm...
According to [this page](http://www.billyduffy.com/gear/boss-sd-1w-super-overdrive-pedal/) of Billy Duffy's website, Billy originally used an OD-1. "Another pedal that [Cult bassist] Jamie passed onto me when he joined Death Cult (and swapped guitar for Bass) was his BOSS OD-1. I used that as Overdrive in the early years of the band...”more
"Yep. Over my span of playing, I can’t count how many different ones I’ve run across. I used the [GE-7] graphic EQ pedal a lot. You’d turn the thing up and it’d give you the perfect overdrive, if you needed an extra boost. I [also] used the yellow OD-1 Overdrive. The DS-1 [Distortion], I have one of the original ones. It’s interesting…in 2007, I got to re-team up with Paul and go on a G3 tour. For me, that was pretty phenomenal, because it’s a Holy Grail tour for guitar, and I was just coming off of 10 years of not playing."more
The founding pedal of the great Boss dynasty, the Boss OD-1 Overdrive is not only the first Boss pedal produced in their signature Compact Effector chassis, but also one of the very first overdrives ever made. The OD-1, in addition to all the warm, vintage, tube-like overdrive tones the pedal is known for, is built on a quad op-amp chip and features a simple two-knob interface.
I've always found old, two-knob Boss stuff as a better sounding units. This also refers to OD-1 which I've aquired few days ago. As most pedals like these, OD-1 works best in front of an already cranked amp to tighten your tone up. It's quite gritty, has tons of mids and sounds very warm and natural (NOT transparent). In my opinion best dirt pedal Boss ever made. However we have one problem here - price. Better look in a pawn shops, unless you are ready to spend some serious dollar.