Amped Bitesize Review: Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion

The DS-2 takes it up a notch   10-Mar-13

    MP4 3:52 mins    



We are reviewing a Boss pedal every day for a month in March, and today, on day ten, it's the turn of the Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion, the high gain bigger brother to the iconic DS-1.

We're looking at 30 pedals this month, and then on the final day of March, we'll be doing a round up of our favourites. The idea being that you can quickly watch our bitesize reviews and make a quick decision on whether you like what you hear for each of Boss' compact pedals.

The Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion is an amped up version of the DS-1, so in our Boss DS-2 bitesize review, we wanted to show the full spectrum of sounds available from the pedal.

Rich's verdict - "If the DS-1 just doesn't pack in enough distortion for you, and you don't want as much distortion as you could get out of something such like the MT-2 Metal Zone pedal, then you might be thinking about buying the DS-2. Personally, I prefer the quality of distortion on the DS-1, there's a bit of fuzziness in the high mids on the DS-2, and it sounds more synthetic than the DS-1. Some people like this sound, but I like distortion tones that sound like amplifiers, and I don't think this one does. Check out the video for yourself and see if it's up your street!"

RRP - £75

More info - Boss DS-2 info page

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