DS-2 Turbo Distortion review by Boss

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Ease of Use: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.4 (170 votes)
Boss: DS-2 Turbo Distortion

Price paid: $ 69.3

Purchased from: eBay

Sound — 9
I think it is me but this thing is a bit noisy when I use it with my little amp at home and my Yamaha Pacifica 112. This little thing as a great range of distortion sounds. I can get a light crunch a Vintage style distortion for rhythm playing and a heavy sound for leads with the first mode. I don't use the turbo mode rly often because I don't like it so much. It gives you a lot of mids that might be good for soloing but I think it sounds to thin.

Overall Impression — 9
Blabla this thing is good for a range like: Chili Peppers, Incubus, Clapton/Cream, Hendrix, etc. Well that's what I use it for. It rocks. That means it's not so good for really heavy metal, you should try a Jackhammer for that stuff but since I don't play metal. Great.

Reliability & Durability — 10
Boss pedals are indestructible and so is this one. You can't brake it even if you wanted to. I'd use it without a backup (Who the hell has a backup for his pedals). Man, UG forces me to write a bit more so I can supply this review. What else should I write? Indestructible!

Ease of Use — 9
Well, what should I write? This thing has 4 knobs: one for to switch between the two modes, one for treble, another one for the level of the distortion and a fourth one to adjust the volume. If you know what kind of sound you want, you will get it. The manual gives you some examples for various setups.

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    im either going to buy this or a marshall Guv'nor Plus , any suggestions?
    i like metallica can i get will this pedal suit me i want the kind of master of pupets sound help me help me