Boss CS-1 1980 Blue Compression Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal - Made In Japan

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  • Regular price $189.05

Boss CS-1 Vintage 1980 Blue Compression Sustainer Guitar Pedal - Made In Japan  

The CS-1 was built from 1978 till 1982 and was the first Compression/Sustainer pedal released from Boss. It features intuitive controls and a two-way switch for normal or treble focus in the compression, Boss CS-1 Compression Sustainer is an originator of the effect. Like all compression pedals it reduces the output of sounds over a set threshold relative to the strength of the input signal, making levels consistent and improving sustain. In the CS-1 this is done by means of photocouplers. The later CS-2 and CS-3 used VCA’s (Voltage Controlled Amplifier) to create the same effect. The sound of the CS-1 is thus very different from its successors. It is Capable of serving bright, punchy attack that barrels through a mix.

This sale is for a vintage blue CS-1. It has the Made In Japan black label and the silver screw. Its serial number can be found in the battery compartment. It is #9300. This unit was built in April 1980. 

  • This is a used unit. 

  • This unit is in good condition for its age. You can see obvious signs of use and age like nicks, scratches and scuffs. Nothing major, nor anything that detracts from the use or functions of this pedal. Please see photos. 

  • This unit is 100% functional. All controls work as they should. 

  • This unit can power off a 9V battery or 9V negative centre power supply. A power supply will be included for Australian buyers only. 

  • This sale is for the CS-1 only. Nothing else is included in this sale. 

If you are in a remote area you may incur extra fees. 

International import tax, duty, vat, custom fees or any other charges are not covered by us, nor included in the shipping fees. These are the responsibility of the buyer. 

Return Policy:

We do not accept returns for incorrect purchase or change of mind. 

Returns will only be accepted for manufacture defects / faulty items. Please contact us if you have any problems with your purchase and we will strive to work it out with you.