#1
There are a LOT of of boss pedals and i was thinking: what's the difference between
an AC-2, an AC-3 or a DS-1 and a DS-2, ....
please help me out cuz i don't see any difference
#2
i've got both so i can help out. AC-3 has an extra effect model over the AC-2, it's the newer version. Same with DS-1 and DS-2.
#3
the ds-2 has some turbo mode or someshit, dont buy it if u're a gain addict, cos it's only good if u play nirvana and other shit stuff, (yes i found out the the hard way, then switched back to amp overdrive lol) if u want gain get a metal zone!!!
#4
don't listen to this guy. Yes the DS-2 isn't good for metal, but the Metalzone isn't good for anything.
#5
wot? i thought the metal zone was good! but dont buy the ds-2 unless u wanna look like a noob lol its shit!!! i regret wasting £51 on it!, should got a tube screamer or something, damn bonners people, recommended it to me!!!!
#6
Get a tubescreamer if you've got a tube amp, otherwise you're wasting money. The DS-2 is very versatile, but i'm not suggesting it's the best, just 10x the pedal that the metal zone is.
#8
Not necessarliy. What i was trying to say is, i believe both are the same, but with something a little extra. DS-1 is a very popular pedal and the AC-2 is pretty much identical to the AC-3. The extra mode on the AC-3 i don't even use.
#9
and whats the difference between the DS-1 an the DS-2 then ?
is it that the ds-2 has a turbo mode ? but are there any differences between those 2 sound-wise ?
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#10
the DS2 sounds just like the DS1 but with added turbo mode, which just changes the tone frequencies slightly. I'd go for the DS2 if I were you. Im considering getting one just for rhythm guitar, as I have a big muff for leads
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#12
I love my MD-2 Its got killer gain, huge bass, lots of treble, the only problem is its a little nosiy with the high gain but thats going to happen in any pedal
#13
the ac-2 is a good pedal. only if you have a single PU at the mid position. otherwise, humbuckers at bridge or at neck only makes your sound pretty much just a clean tone.. the ac-3 has a built in reverb.
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#14
There are some audio demos of the pedals on the internet. Hearing how they sound will benefit you much more than an explanation. You could also try them out at a local guitar store since most shops have boss pedals in stock! Most Boss pedals do have a bit of 'thin' sound to them though, so it's best to use them combined with other pedals. The Boss DS-1 for example is best used to give some more boost an colour to your amp distortion, as a stand-alone distortion pedal its sound isn't all that great.
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#15
Usually when Boss gives you new versions of a pedal, they just give you more control over it rather than giving it a different sound.
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#16
but if the newer versions have more options why would anyone buy the old version ??
and whats the difference between the DS-2 and the MD-2?
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#17
The DS-1 costs about half as much as the DS-2. That's why.

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but if the newer versions have more options why would anyone buy the old version ??
and whats the difference between the DS-2 and the MD-2?


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The DS-1 costs about half as much as the DS-2. That's why.

yeah that explains
and what's the difference between the OD-3 and the SD-1 ?
( i know, i have a lot of questions )