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Helix currently supports 72 amplifier models, 194 effects, 37 speaker cab models, and 16 microphones. On top of all that you also have the ability to load Impulse Responses (IRs) that you can grab from free or paid sources. Go have fun.

Deez One Vintage (BOSS® DS-1 Distortion (Made-in-Japan))

Deez One Vintage, the Helix model of a BOSS® DS-1 Distortion (Made-in-Japan)

This model is based on the classic Made-in-Japan version of the BOSS© DS-1 distortion pedal. Kurt Cobain from Nirvana was a big fan of this pedal.

There is also a modded version of this pedal, Deez One Mod available here.

The DS-1 Distortion is a true icon in the world of guitar effects. Introduced in 1978, BOSS’s first distortion pedal defined a bold new sound, delivering hard-edged attack and smooth sustain that’s been a staple of players for generations. The DS-1 is the top-selling BOSS compact pedal ever, and its original, unchanged design continues to inspire the creation of great music everywhere. The classic DS-1 tone is behind the signature sounds of numerous rock legends, and is ready to fuel your own signature sound today.

Before the DS-1, most distortion pedals produced harsh, buzzy tones and muddy sound at high gain settings. In 1978, BOSS engineers changed all that by developing a unique distortion circuit for the DS-1 that produces tight, hard-edged gain with rich harmonics while retaining the unique characteristics of different guitars and playing techniques. Hard rock, metal, and punk styles began to flourish in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and the DS-1’s tone had a defining influence on these genres. That trend has endured through multiple generations, and players around the world continue to seek out the classic DS-1 sound.

"This is truly a classic distortion pedal. It produces a distortion sound with a hard edge and is known to have a very low noise level compared to other distortion pedals. Many people swear that the older “Made in Japan” models sounds better than the newer “Made in Taiwan” models. The DS-1 has over the years been used by a lot of great guitar players. Steve Vai and Joe Satriani are two players who has voiced their praise over this pedal. The DS-1 is also a favorite among modifiers. Keeley, Analogman and Stinkfoot all provide their own versions of this icon among distortion makers." - bossarea.com

View the Boss DS-1 product page on Amazon.

Description source: Boss


Tim Henson - Blood Moon

This tone was made to replicate Tim Henson's tone on his track Blood Moon. I personally use this preset with coil splitted neck humbucker on my PRS CE 24 and it sounds great :)Guitarist: Tim HensonBand: PolyphiaGuitar I used: PRS CE 24

  • 👇 Downloads: 280
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  • Member: Omer
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


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Tim Henson - Blood Moon Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) This tone was made to replicate Tim Henson's tone on his track Blood Moon. I personally use this preset with coil splitted neck humbucker on my PRS CE 24 and it sounds great :)Guitarist: Tim HensonBand: PolyphiaGuitar I used: PRS CE 24 Omer 280 5
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