Boss DS-2 TURBO Distortion
Boss DS-2 TURBO Distortion

DS-2 TURBO Distortion, Distortion from Boss.

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MGR/Name you would like in the author line:11/21/2004

MGR/Name you would like in the author line:'s review"Boss DS-2 TURBO Distortion"

Boss DS-2 TURBO Distortion
I bought this pedal like 5 or 6 years ago for a rip-off price of alittle over $90. It is still around the same price, but is a piece of crap! Total waste of money! It's perfect for all you "cool" kids in "punk" or grunge bands, cause you all suck and have no clue what tone is! So a perfect match for you if you fit under that description. If you are reading this, looking to buy the DS-2, that description is probably accurate for you. Or if you are a serious guitarist looking to see if this pedal truly is worth buying, DO NOT BUY IT!

Nothing at all...

First off, this pedal is nowhere near as good as the DS-1, it can't even come close to how good the DS-1 is! The DS-1 is the best Boss distortion pedal ever made, you just need a quality guitar and amp to have it go to use to its full potential. Most reviewers say it is bad because the reviewers usually are the idiot musicians of today, I don't even want to call them musicians. They buy a cheap little Ibanez, BC Rich, or ESP guitar, play it through a little crappy 10 watt Crate amp, and expect to get a good sound. The DS-2 sounds terrible with a crap guitar and amp, even when using a quality guitar and amp this pedal still sounds like garbage. The distortion is really bad, Mode I is just a muddy, low tones distortion, not good for anything, and Mode II is a trebly, buzzing distortion. It literally sounds like Zzzzzz when trying to use it with the distortion anywhere after 12 o'clock. It's kind of like a very crappy fuzz pedal when the dist. is past 12 o'clock. Don't believe me, waste your time trying one out. This pedal is no good for soloing at all, it only works for baby power chords. Try to play a solo when using this pedal, it just doesn't work at all, sounds terrible when playing single notes, arpegios, solos, etc...

It is a Boss pedal, they are one of the best made pedals around. Last for years.

Everyone thinks since Kurt Cobain used this pedal, I will get his sound. I say, yes you can. He sucked on guitar, and his tone sucked. Luckily he had decent lyrics to back him up, but he was a pathetic guitar player. If you are looking to be in a punk band or grunge band, I do think this pedal will work out fine for you. But, if you are a serious musician who cares about your tone, go with something else. The DS-1 is a better choice than this pedal, no lie, get a DS-1 and get it modified by Keeley, you will have one of the best distortion pedals around.

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hugo280's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss DS-2 TURBO Distortion
The solid


Very simple


I put 2 because c is a little better than ds1.
if c is not FOID metal music at all the years I keep one When I was a teenager.
if you want the sound Nivan c is not even certain of having this crap with it's best to invest in a big muff.
but the top must remain for me the one great master of dramatic shred.
find a friends in it becomes increasingly hard to find