#1
Hey!

I am the lead guitarist in a hard rock metal band.

I use a Boss MD-2 distortion and the thing is, when I need to solo I never have enough volume to be heard!

What should I do?

As in what equipment to buy
#4
I'm hardly going to go over to my amp and turn up the volume when I need to solo!

Isn't there a volume boost pedal?
#6
Turn your guitar down, and turn your amp up.

Then when its time to solo just crank the volume on your guitar.
It's girls and spaghetti... We love girls and spaghetti!
#8
If you cut your mids you'll have this problem. Most of the time you can just eq your current set up to boost the mids and highs a little more. That will help you cut through the rest of the band. Adding a volume pedal or a boost pedal will just be extra crap you need to screw with.
Imagination is more important than knowledge...
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
- Albert Einstein -
#9
That's what I do, I turn the volume down on my guitar for rhythm parts so that I blend in to the background, plus it gives more of a percussive, less gainy sound and then crank it up for lead parts, this also means I don't have to stop in one spot at a pedal board all the time.