Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion Pedal

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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.

The Boss DS-2 Features twin modes for an expanded range of distortion. Taking you from blues-rock rhythms to searing leads at the press of a pedal or twist of a knob.

The DS-2 features twin Turbo modes. Turbo Mode I produces warm and mellow distortion with flat frequency response. Turbo Mode II provides biting distortion with a midrange boost that's great for leads. The built-in remote jack allows you to connect an external footswitch such as the FS-5L for instant, hands-free switching between modes.


Input Impedance: 1 M ohms

Output Impedance: 10 k ohms or greater

Equivalent Input Noise Level: -120 dBu or less (IHF-A, Typ.)

Connectors: INPUT Jack, OUTPUT Jack, REMOTE Jack, AC Adaptor Jack

Power Supply: DC 9 V: Dry Battery 9 V type, AC Adaptor

Current Draw: 12 mA (DC 9 V)

Accessories: Dry Battery 9 V type (6F22/9 V)

Option: AC Adaptor (PSA-Series)

Size and Weight (including battery)

Dimensions (W x H x D): 73 x 59 x 129 mm, 2-7/8 x 5-1/8 x 2-3/8 in.

Weight: 0.4 kg, 0 lbs. 15 oz.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-890-3700

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (17 ratings)
Submitted July 6, 2008 by a customer from
"Great Distortion Worth The Money"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Forever just as i am with all Boss pedals!

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

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.

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.

for 80$ you can't go wrong, way better than almost all distortions in my personal opinion

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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.

Musical Background:
Professional musician

Musical Style:
Progressive Psychedelic Hard ROCK!
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