Classic distortion sound. Must have pedal. Personally, I prefer overdrive, but sometimes you have to make this sound. This anniversary edition is black instead of yellow/orange.
Not exactly a new contender, but it's very solid. The tone knob takes it between bass-friendly and shrilling, knife-in-your-ears distortion. The distortion itself can of course go between pretty subtle and "is that even a guitar". I was surprised it was so cheap given that it's an anniversary edition, and the gold on black is gorgeous. That said, it doesn't fit my style of music a lot, but I like it nevertheless.
This pedal is superb. All you need to do is set the tone at noon and put the distortion full on. You can control the amount of distortion via the volume control on your guitar. AMAZING PEDAL!
This is the classic DS-1 with a great and limited edition finish! Amazing classic distortion sound. Paid the same as the original orange version (CAD$70 + tax). Came with a battery inside the pedal, manual and warranty printed.