Boss XT-2 Xtortion
Boss XT-2 Xtortion

XT-2 Xtortion, Distortion from Boss.

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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.

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.