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Boss DS-2 Distortion

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Guitar Effects Pedal

The BOSS DS 2 is an enhanced version of the already classic of the genre, the DS 1. It delivers this time - in comparison to the legendary overdrive pedals from BOSS - a considerably rougher and more aggressive distortion, which is clearly oriented towards the British amp stack sound, yet still far away from the earlier rather toneless fuzz distortion of the past. In addition, the DS-2 has a second mode that enables yet more aggressive sounds. You can use both options live, as there is an extra jack for a foot switch with which to switch between modes. Extremely flexible!

  • Distortion
  • 2 Sound modes for a wide spectrum for distortion
  • From distorted riff-rock via earthy rock sounds, up to to singing lead sounds
  • Turbo mode can also be activated via an additional footswitch on the remote jack (Foot switch not included)
  • Power consumption: 12 mA
  • Powered with a 9V battery or a 9V DC power supply (coaxial connector - negative terminal inside - not included in delivery, e.g. Article Nr 409939)
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 73 x 129 x 59 mm
  • Weight: 400 g
Item number 103959
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Overdrive No
Distortion Yes
Fuzz No
Metal No

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My favorite distortion pedal
Hoodoo 11.07.2017
Of course, I cannot argue about personal preferences, but I just can't imagine why someone wouldn't give this pedal 5 stars.

It has just the right amount of features: two modes - regular and super distortion which in essence is just a switch between two types of tones. The volume and the tone knobs really help a lot with balancing its sound with the final tone of your complete setup.

This pedal is in fact so versatile, that I use it as distortion, overdrive, and fuzz. Super distortion mode, max distortion, and 3 o'clock tone makes it a perfect John Frusciante distortion for me, lowering the tone knob and adding a little bit extra gain in your pedal chain makes it sound like a fuzz. Regular distortion mode and distortion knob all the way down sounds like blues overdrive.

Recommend!
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What a beast!
Howl Jenkins 29.05.2023
The Boss DS-2 is a perfect distortion pedal for the money for my use. While it may not be as instantly recognizable as the DS-1, it has a lovely warm tone at lower drive levels and can produce some of the boldest lead tones when driven hard.

It's a Boss pedal, so the build quality is outstanding, Boss produce some of the best-made pedals in the world, so no complaints there.

It looks great, I wasn't a huge fan of the orange colour scheme at first, but I have to say it's grown on me and now I think it's a really cool looking pedal.

The controls are easy to use and navigate, it doesn't take that much tinkering to get it to sound how you might want.

The turbo function is cool, however I don't find myself using it too often as the regular drive sounds so great. I do use the turbo function sometimes, but only when I'm playing some dirty drop D Metal riffs, which isn't all the time since I'm more of a soul / blues kind of axeman. However, I actually bought this pedal because it has the turbo setting as that adds extra dynamics. It can produce subtle blues drive tones, all the way to screaming Metal leads - Very versatile.

I can't find any cons to be perfectly honest, this little beast of a pedal does everything I need it to very very well.

Conclusion: If you're in the market for a distortion pedal that can produce awesome drive dynamics, buy it. You won't be disappointed.
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A classic
OOJP 16.08.2019
I’ve used this pedal for well over a year and I can’t really see it ever leaving my board. I’ve never really used the first mode as I just prefer the tone of the second. This is subjective and it never hurts to have the option though. The pedal definitely has a bit fuzzy sound to it – which is a good thing. Like other Boss pedals, it has a durable chassis with pedal-wide switch. Compared to a button style this is much easier to toggle. I’ve used it with humbuckers, single coils and filtertrons and it pairs great with all.
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Powerful
Marco AT Garcia 07.08.2023
First distortion I've used and is amazing. The sound is full, strong. Exactly what I was looking for.
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