#1
Hey everybody, with my spare b-day money I have decided i'll get a distortion pedal. I was looking at the BOSS MD-2 Mega Distortion. Is it capable of lead sounds, or just rhythm? I tried it out at a store about a year ago when I didn't play solos or anything, so I know it's good for a heavy rhythm.
#2
Amp?
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#4
I think what he means.. is that is the MD-2 capable of giving a good lead guitar sound?

For example.. in a band where you need to produce the "lead", nasally guitar sound that most guitars have whilst playing a lead.

Maybe, I'm right.. maybe I'm wrong.
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#5
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I think what he means.. is that is the MD-2 capable of giving a good lead guitar sound?

For example.. in a band where you need to produce the "lead", nasally guitar sound that most guitars have whilst playing a lead.

Maybe, I'm right.. maybe I'm wrong.


That's what I mean. Does it have a good lead tone?
#6
I have a pretty good tone and i play lead in my band(not really just two guitarists at the moment) but i run if with and EQ. More rythmy than lead though. Try it out at the store and palysome solos
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#7
To be honest, no distortion pedal like that will give you a real good lead tone. Hell, they really don't give any kind of good tone at all, especially at high volumes.
#8
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To be honest, no distortion pedal like that will give you a real good lead tone. Hell, they really don't give any kind of good tone at all, especially at high volumes.


Than what will?
#9
A good amp... In all my experiances those kinds of distortion pedals will give you a harsh, thin, tinny and ear piercing lead tone. That said, you probably won't mind it since you're even considering a distortion pedal in a first place. But later on you'll probably realize.
#11
I know. So I'm saying, yeah, its capable, but nothing like that is going to sound all that great.
#12
Whatever you buy now, you will like for now but while your ears get used to guitar tone more and more, your tastes will become more expensive.
#13
My gear is as follows:

Squier Strat (Getting a job and saving for an Ibanez RG2570)
Peavey Rage 158 (Also saving every penny for a Carvin Legacy 212 combo)
Dunlop 535Q ( )
Zoom 505II (I just use this for crappy distortion, it's what i'm looking to replace)