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Bought because I love the Ds-2 but found this abit disappointing
I bought this 2 years ago now, it's alright but I don't know, it sounds nowhere near as good as my DS-1 I like that ''Turbo'' switch which is basically a mid boost but, it's a good idea but honestly with my amp it sounds awful, heard it does from a few people actually so maybe not just me. Considering its basically a DS-1 it has abit of a different sound, its not quite so metallic sounding when you get past 12 o clock on the tone but it generally doesn't sound anywhere near as good as my DS-1. It is very loud though, very
Dead On Arival. A while back I bought a DS-2 and it never worked right, they light would turn on and that's about all, I figured it was a one-off problem so I later bought a DS-1 and it didn't even light up whereas the last one at least lit up, I know Boss pedals do work with my setup as I also have a BF-3 Flanger that works fine, after those two perchases I've lost some faith in Boss but I still love the sound they make, however that's still gonna be $160 I'll never get back.
Over all I might suggest these to a friend.
My DS-1 sounds better
Maybe I have a bad unit, or maybe my DS-1 is a unicorn pedal that just sounds amazing. But my DS-2 has never really impressed me. I tried it for months on my pedalboard, listening to others about how superior it is. But finally decided to try my DS-1 again and bang remember why I loved the DS-1 so much. This pedal is just so blah in comparison.
This is one of those pedals that should come with a "danger" warning stamp or something. It's a powerful, brutal, raw distortion pedal and if you like to plunge your music into heavy choruses, buy one. I use it for crunch and sound really fat.
Punch Punch Punch
I'm using the DS2 as my high gain option. This orange stompbox caught my intention due to Dani California's (The Red Hot Chili Peppers) sound.
It is a very easy to use pedal, with a very responsive tone knob, you can get a really huge amount of different sounds, especially when you factor in the turbo mode. The turbo mode it's something else! It gives you a mid frequency boost, and it makes it super easy to get a very sharp tone. When paired with an high gain level it almost sounds like a fuzz. Going back to it's DS1 mode, it does pretty much just that... a standard THICK distortion. Keep in mind that in either mode we are talking DISTORTION here, this baby really packs a punch
The pedal looks great and it feels great.
On a personal note, I think that it does not respond all that well to OD boosting... and that kinda bugs me.
Small error but otherwise a good pedal
A great distortion pedal - if you have a good amp. This pedal is great if your amp is quality. For a few months it was operating fine, but then the battery part stopped working. I tried many different 9v batteries, and even different companies of 9v batteries, but it would not work (the whole pedal.) A friend also suffered this problem. Now I have it plugged into a 9v cord.
I use this for anything Nirvana, and grungy, awesome sounding pedal!
The only thing that isn't too great is that when running it through my Mesa Boogie Preamp, there's quite a large volume drop between the clean and distorted channels when I'm playing at high volumes.
The DS-2 Turbo Distortion features twin modes for an expanded range of distortion--taking users from blues-rock rhythms to searing leads at the press of a pedal or twist of a knob.