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Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion Pedal with Remote Jack

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The Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion with Remote features twin Turbo modes! Mode One produces warm and mellow distortion with flat frequency response. Mode Two provides a biting distortion with a midrange b... Read More

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The Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion with Remote features twin Turbo modes! Mode One produces warm and mellow distortion with flat frequency response. Mode Two provides a biting distortion with a midrange boost that's great for leads. The built-in remote jack on the Boss DS-2 Turbo pedal allows you to connect to an external footswitch such as the FS-5L for instant, handsfree mode switches.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Nothing Distorted About This Pedal At ALL!!!


from Los Angeles, CA

Huge fan of John Frusciante's solo work as well as his work with the RHCP. This pedal is great for getting that vintage tone John uses, but that's not it! If you mess around with it enough you can get somewhat of a fuzz type pedal sound as well. Great to use for leads/solos and if you want to go straight from clean to a distortion chorus the pedal is awesome. If you want a vintage type sound as you increase the level the tone should be decreased. All in all I'm more than happy with this purchase.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


If I only had an MK2 i'd love this thing

By Gregoire

from benos aries, argentina

This is a really nice sounding pedal. I usually go to rehearse with a simple rig, my Jackson DK2 Pro and a compressor, i usually use the distortion coming from any amp. It came a day we changed spaces to a new rehearsing room that had really cool stuff, incluiding a Marshall MK-2 from the late 70s. Problem is it had no gain control, and would crank up just to a bluesy overdrive, so the guy from the place lent me this nice pedal and man, i was blown away, really vintage tone, very transparent sounding. Great for playing classic heavy rock - metal. My only complaint is that it is not very responsive to pinch harmonics (which I love doing). just one thing to add: BUY IT!

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(17 of 23 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome for solos!

By solodude59

from Tulsa, OK

This pedal was the best distortion ive ever bought. With an expression pedal, this thing kicks BUTT for my solos! It has everything from a grungy type tone, to blues, to close to metal (with the right eq....). I highly recommend this pedal to everyone!

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)



By tritone

from fremont ca

is not something any one can jus dail in immedietly......it actually takes some messing around with the amp and pedal so it sounds good....like others have mentioned not for metal at all really.......John Frusiante does use this pedal but who knows if his is japanese or not???myabe its a small difference but none the less.....needless to say this pedal also sounds well combined with other distortions/overdrives/fuzzez.....buy after you try it for yourself

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(32 of 58 customers found this review helpful)


Only good for one tone

By JohnFruRHCPfan

from Dallas, TX

I only use this because I am obsessed with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It is great for nailing John Frusciante's distortion because he actually uses the pedal. Only one of the remote settings sounds good. But I can't complain because what little it offers is really awesome. If you arent obsessed with nailing John Frusciante's tone, don't bother with this one.

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(3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Looks great, allot of Features, sounds Terrible.

By Stinger

from Jonesboro AR

When I fist saw this boss DS-2, I was like, wow, it has allot of features. But it sounds way to bright, tiny and brassy. It's built like a rock though. If you play Lo-fi garage punk, then get this pedal.

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(5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


Not so Cool :(

By Ramon

from San Diego California

his feature packed pedal takes off where the classic Boss DS-1 left off. It seems Boss designed the DS-2 for tighter more focused crunch by adding the useful "Turbo" mode. The distortion runs the gamut from the mild grit of the Red Hot Chili Peppers all the way to the wall of sound of Nirvana and beyond. Mode one was so close to our old Japanese DS-1 that didn't spend tons of time with it. Mode two is what makes the DS-2 really stand out. It's mean and thick with just enough open valveyness to keep it from treading into the tone-less realm of white noise. It's right on the edge of falling apart. Combine this chaos with a great tube amp like a Marshall or Boogie and the effect is pure nirvana. On the other hand, if your mucking about with a puny solid state practice amp you'll hear a small fraction of the mighty power of the Boss DS-2.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Distortion squared

By the81charge

from Columbus, OH

I started by picking up the Boss TU-2 Tuner pedal and linking it up with this distortion pedal with a daisy chain. But this pedal is the where you start when you are looking to build a pedal board. Even if your combo/amp head contains distortion this unit will allow you to either add to (for heavier sonics) or create your own distorted sound. The pedal comes with two distoriton modes which allow you choose between regular and turbo (it's obvious you gotta go turbo bro!) Overall, a versitile pedal that gets you started in a big way.

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