Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive

Effects Pedal

An overdrive pedal used by Prince from the 1999 era to the Diamonds and Pearls era. This pedal is a low-gain overdrive so it was almost certainly combined with his Mesa/Boogie Mark II amplifier to get the high gain sounds Prince is associated with. As Prince moved away from Mesa/Boogie amplifiers in the 1990s, he stopped using the SD-1. It can be heard on the guitar parts of Let's Go Crazy and Purple Rain and the drum parts of The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker and Hot Thing.

Suggested Settings

Level
12:30
Tone
12:30
Drive
4:00

Used By

  • Prince
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