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Rating and Reviews: Boss DS-2 Distortion

Go from a Blues drive to soaring leads with ease with this distortion pedal. With its twin modes, you get a wide range of distorted tones to work with.

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"Great Distortion Worth The Money" submitted July 6, 2008

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Music Style: Progressive Psychedelic Hard ROCK!
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Sound: If you are looking for warm distortion and kick ass lead sounds then this is the pedal you want. The I setting is a little weak and would be equal to the Boss ds-1 but is alright and i could see use in it if i was using the remote feature. The II setting is the money setting, gives a mid-range punch that really helps with smooth rhythm parts and mostly leads with great sustain on each note. Listen to RHCP Live @ Slane castle INTRO for a perfect example of the great warm smooth lead sound Feature: Its got what it needs in the sound category, so accesories are kinda pointless. The Remote feature i guess would be the best accessory feature. but the II setting is what the pedal is all about. Ease of Use: To the trained musician that knows what they are doing with every knob its extremely easy. To someone that this is the first pedal it'd be moderately hard. My theory if is you know the sound you're looking for then it easy, if you don't then damn. Quality: Boss pedals are built like tanks i own 16 of them and only two dont work anymore because of pluging in the wrong power source and one being dropped. Value: for 80$ you can't go wrong, way better than almost all distortions in my personal opinion Manufacturer Support: N/a The Wow Factor: If you like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, or Nirvana then this is right up your alley. But with sounds like this you dont have to be a fan of these bands to have this pedal appeal to you with such an awesome distortion sound i'd think everyone would wand it. Overall: Forever just as i am with all Boss pedals!
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Boss DS-2 Distortion Customer Review submitted December 21, 2007

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Sound: I have to say, the sounds you can get out of this pedal are many. Its two distortion "channels", both giving you two complete different sounds on either setting. Completely versatile, distortion levels range from mild distortion sounds all the way up to immense, heavy distortion sounds. Definately better than my Marshall amp overdrive. Feature: Comes with 4 knobs, level, tone, distortion and the two turbo mode settings. The instruction manual comes with 4 example setting while a further 3 can be found online in one of Boss's product manuals. Ease of Use: Definately an easy pedal to use, all you just need is basically what each knob does and that can be easily found in the manual. Easy to get the sound you want, just tweak the knobs and you can get an awsome distortion setting for solos and chord work. Quality: A true Boss product, I can see myself stomping on this product for many, many years to come. Value: A good product, good value for money, for £45 I believe it was slightly expensive, but was definately worth the price. Manufacturer Support: Haven't needed to contact Boss about the product. Overall: I am very satisfied with this product, it gives me many distortion settings which are fun to explore. Good levels of distortion although it can lead to some background noise, but isnt very much. If this pedal was stolen or I lost it I would definately get another one. Definately worth it, I would definately reccomend this product. I can see myself using this little pedal instead of my amps overdrive.
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