Boss XT-2 Xtortion
Boss XT-2 Xtortion

XT-2 Xtortion, Distortion from Boss.

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Average Score:3.1( 3.1/5 based on 7 reviews )
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cky95's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Pedal rare, but not exceptional"

Boss XT-2 Xtortion
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That point of interest: and sound in all that?
Well it is not ba great, very synthetic, low dynamic is cold and loud, it takes a lot of time to find his drinking and even that is very limited.
Can be useful in some type of highly oriented music but otherwise it is not usable for most of the time.
Do not wait sound crazy or anything with this pedal, its still a Boss distortion, although rare.


I bought this pedal as much for its next "collector" in his thinking found a great and unique, and ba I sold, because the sound is certainly unique but far from great.
In short, if you find one to 50 € up his will, but spend no more for this pedal.

archtop's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Disto modern 15 years ago"

Boss XT-2 Xtortion
Disto modern late 90's, intended to give a nu-metal at the time, she stayed only two years on the market.
Setting strange distortion, volume, but only 1 knob contour for eq plus 1 knob punch that gives a mild acute autowah.
It is metallic red, very pretty.


Usage is very simple, the pedal is not versatile the contour control has a position that is quite instinctively with sufficient medium but not too dull. The punch can make the sound too cartoonish, so we avoid to use very much. You can put a lot of distortion without too much trouble, even with a fixed position ideal to 2am.


The sound is very clean, she throws up very little but with a level of distortion result. A special sound quite synthetic actually makes it interesting because it stands many other distos classic.

I use this pedal for the sound Deftones "My Own Summer (Shove It)" with a Bill Lawrence L500 XL-bridge guitar tone without adjustment, so very high that hits well in the XT2 with a twist phaser over


I've had 5 years, she has never impressed but I use it regularly because of its offbeat side.
This is the only distortion that can sound clean, but also give a lot of distortion playing on one string.
As she throws up she is still very little audible band.
Unknown, little used, as it was marketisée Xtreme distortion which frankly laugh when compared to her sister the Wicked MT2.
Dunsen Small07/18/2008

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

Boss XT-2 Xtortion
- What are the effects or types of effects available?
It's a distortion pedal, classic.
- What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...)


- The general configuration is it simple?
We can no longer.
- Publishing of sound effects or is it easy?
No problem: you can spend some time due to the addition of two knobs interesting punch and contour.
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
I tried to send a big "the toilet MANUAL !!!", yet it includes some examples of config that will guide the novice to classical sounds.


- Effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?
The distortion is more effective. This effect is suitable for the style of music I play (at the NIN distos). By playing Punch and contour, we get cool effects style Money for Nothing (yes, really), type of distos loud hard-rock 70's, or (and this is where I like) and rich in low distos NIN type.
- Which instruments do you use?
I play a Les Paul Standard and a Mesa Boogie Rectifier Dble. It hurts ...
- Which ones you prefer, you hate?
All is not good to take in this pedal and you have to spend a little time to adjust (it should be particularly wary of the amount of "punch" that is attributed to its sound. I put the knob 8 "punch" which the engineer's boss would deny access to more than 15 hours ...


- How long have you use it?
6 years now.
- What is so special that you like most and least?
Plus: big fat distos well. Cons: The distos the pedal can come by focusing too much "punch".
- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
I tested the Metal Zone, the Shredmasters, the Muffs, the TurboRats. Only with it I get this sound. Be careful with the hardware you use it. Good scratch, good amp a must!
- How would you rate the quality / price?
Exceptional purchased for less than 100 euros at the time.
- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
Without hesitation.

8oris's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" PDAL atypical test"

Boss XT-2 Xtortion
What are the effects or types of effects available?
Distortion limit fuzz clean but punchy trs!
What technology is used? (Analog, numrique, lamp ...)
Are ditables? Via an editor Mac / PC?
What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)
Classical guitar in and out, between power supply (Boss type)
Is this a rack or rack MODEL?

Does everything said is a typical Boss pedals: rsistant case, switch sound!
Remember it was released in the 90's, the DCEN gnration X, o his name.


The configuration is it simple?
4 buttons including one level, an adjustable contour, and an adjustable punch that can vary the dose of mdium! Rglages original enough for a Boss distortion. We forget the lack of adjustment "classic" type legalization.

Do you get a good sound easy?
Yes, learning level of each rglages because it is sensitive enough.

The manual is clear and sufficient?

I put 8 / 10 because rglages are original and very simple to use.


The effects are they effective, suitable and adequate ralistes?

Effective yes.
Adaptations of this style really dpend jou. It is versatile and trs forcment axis is "big rock" without being able to go into his "mtal" or overdrive in the "blues" either.
Raliste: Boss distortion is not forcment trs trs warm "sound." It's screaming fast, and honeycombs are not far trs.

Which instruments do you use?
In an era Ibanez RG370 plugs into a valbee.

What are those you prfrez, you dtest?
A small demo I made ​​quickly ... This can give a small ide: <a title="" href=""></a>

It's okay but some will find them is empty. I put 6 / 10.


How long have you use it?
I possd for a little over 2 years.

Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
In Distortion, Overdrive, fuzz: yes! This is particularly MODEL is empty. APRS, it will not please everybody. Note that the distortion sound is trs CHARACTERISTICS what is in Boss (or was this era).

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
- The rglages
- The sound that is original

- Reduces Gain Range
- The Boss CHARACTERISTICS distortions.

How do you report qualitprix?
As she is no longer on the market opportunity, hard to say.
Let's say a price of 60 parat me be a maximum wholesale level report qualitprix / rarity.
Unfortunately, the scarcity argument is sometimes seen MODELS who go over 100 on Ebay. Except for collectors, this is not what it's worth.

Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ...
No, in fact, I sold it after a while. But not why it is bad.

Well, in brief: trs particulire pedals because of its setting, the resulting sound, the possible use, versatile enough to register Reduces rock / FM. In any case, not so "extreme" than that.

I put 6 / 10.

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

Boss XT-2 Xtortion
4 rglages: level, punch, distortion, contour
It is unclear what these rglages. It should cost from itself to even realize it.


Plutt the simple trs trs trs rglages are effective. This application PDAL be tried because the nominations ASSIGNED TO DIFFERENT knobs are quite bizarre.


The sound is truly unique. The PDAL is typ trs m. .. nan nan hard ... I know ... not really but this is very nice to use pedals, the sound is good even when not violent and plenty of bite but it lacks all the same something, I think prsence. I use it occasionally when I play anything spcial. It has the PCHE is his strength is unquestionable!


I use Fawn occasional group but not for fun alone. Just try to get an IDE because the sound is quite difficult dcrire. Considering the price that has to sell is worth the cot! It's funny, it's violent but it's nothing transcendent. It's not a distortion pedals like the other one pedals it's more fun also force it saola ...

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

Boss XT-2 Xtortion
It's a BOSS pedal, I say more: Robustness, reliability, .... It is quite nice: a scary blood red.

Taiwanese manufacture dates from the mid 90's. It costs in the FRCS 650 at the time. It is no longer manufactured today (collector?).


It is quite easy to use. The knob PUNCH is quite original.

LEVEL: noise output of the pedal
CONTOUR: Tone sound, a sound is scrambling to sound sharper.
PUNCH: Adds a special dynamic to the sound envelope. This is similar to a filtering WahWah.
DISTORTION: Distortion and Gain View Add


This is a pedal made for modern rock. 90's sound to Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nail ...

The sound is very noisy, lots of gain, a thicker and less garish than a BOSS DS1 distortion conventional type. It does not offer the huge potato with a disto type Grasse BOSS MT2, but it helps to have some momentum without excessive gain.

I would say it is halfway between a fuzz pedal and a Disto oriented Metal. Suddenly, the sound palette is broad, contrary to what was stated in a previous post. By playing on the knob you get to find varied and interesting sounds.


It's a pedal to try. It has a sound and a particular grain, which will not please everyone but aficionados will find these.
sorgen  :shoot:04/29/2004

sorgen :shoot:'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss XT-2 Xtortion
It's an old distortion pedal of (analog)
it looks like all the Boss


She has a Level, Contour for a medium and a Punch for acute as well as managing the Dist saturation


Frankly, awful, not at all like the grain, it pete's head in the high ... it is not versatile and the gain is frankly pathetic


I've had one or two months
I want for that matter I do not already serves more ...
but hey I pay 30 so I will not cry because I'll tried to resell the same price ...

in any case I made a mistake by buying it (I fuck double for a Big Muff)