Boss MD-2 Mega Distortion Pedal

Distortion Pedal for Guitar
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Boss MD-2 Mega Distortion Pedal image 1
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There's a reason they called it the "Mega Distortion" pedal. . .

Every guitarist we've seen come in contact with the MD-2 has been blown away. Some go so far as to say it's BOSS's best distortion pedal ever. We know that's a bold statement, but just wait until you hear it! It delivers distortion so nasty, gnarly, and just plain vicious that it'll leave permanent psychological scars.

BOSS MD-2 Mega Distortion Pedal Features at a Glance:

  • Gain boost circuit creates huge distortion and sustain regardless of level

  • New bottom control for bottom-heavy distortion matched to 7 string guitars
  • Tonal control adjusts balance between high and low frequencies

Additional Media

BOSS MD-2 Owners Manual

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Distortion
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Batteries 1 x 9V
Height 2.4"
Width 2.9"
Depth 5.1"
Weight 1 lbs.
Power Supply Included No
Manufacturer Part Number MD-2

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Boss MD-2 mega distortion

This pedal has so much drive and pressure created inside it. that plugged into a fender amp I turn the level knob to like one. With the distortion and drive turned down to about one also. WIth my guitar on 3 I get so much power and sweet overdrive. I have owned the tube screamer and every other overdrive and distortion pedal out there. including the big muff which is a toy next to this pedal. With this pedal with it's potential turned almost all the way down blows away other distortion pedals no problem. And if I turn my guitar up to six or seven suddenly it sounds like zz top, turn up the drive and now it sounds like Steve Vai with overtones screaming then you can go over the top with this sonic futuristic Nuclear battle with overdrive and distortion over the top with screaming like a angry dragon. This pedal is one of the few pedals I have bought and kept. Most pedals are limiting and dirty. this one is amazing. I have found that often less is more with this pedal. And if you want to sound like a screaming dragon it is right at you fingertips.
Music background: Life long performing musician and studio musician.
5/5

Only Distortion Pedal I've liked

I've had this for nearly 10 years with heavy use and I'm only now buying a backup. So along with the incredible sound, its also very well constructed (at least it was 10 years ago). This is actually the first distortion pedal that I ever played and nothing has ever matched it since. This is: Thick. Punchy. Smooth. Warm. Modern. This is not: Noisy Thin Harsh Sharp
5/5

One of the best

This pedal is fantastic. Lots of versatility and warm, heavy distortion. I have tried most of the "usual suspects" and in my opinion this is one of the very best. When you consider the great price point I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better pedal. Highly recommended.
5/5

BOSS MD-2 MEGA DISTORTION

I'M IN THE MIDDLE OF RECORDING A DOUBLE ALBUM IN A MAJOR STUDIO, I'VE USED BOSS PEDALS FOR MANY YEARS AND NEVER HAD ONE FAIL. AS A DISTORTION THE METAL CORE WAS TOO BRASH UNTIL I COUPLED IT WITH A BOSS ACTIVE DISTORTION. THEN I NEEDED A TOTALLY DIFFERENT COLOR OF SOUND FOR WHAT I WAS DOING, AND SWAPPED OUT THE METAL CORE & PUT A BOSS MEGA DISTORTION BEFORE THE ADAPTIVE DISTORTION IN MY SIGNAL CHAIN FOLLOWED BY 450 MILLISECONDS OF DELAY & A TOUCH OF CHORUS FROM A LINE 6 FROM SWEETWATER AND I GOT THE TONE I WAS AFTER. YOU ALSO WANT TO PLAY MORE WHEN YOU SOUND GOOD ! I'M BACK IN THE STUDIO IN TWO DAYS AND BOSS WAY HUGE & CRY BABY IS THROUGHOUT MY PEDAL BOARD ALL FROM SWEETWATER.
Music background: PRO LEAD BASS PLAYER VOCALIST SONGWRITER FOR THRONE OF THUNDER.
5/5

Mega Distortion is runner up to the Big Muff Pi !

They say it's the DS-1 upgraded to give you that low bass punch so desired by metal players and man does it have a punch it can sound like or really close to the Big Muff Pi if queued right and you can get lots of other great sounds from the MD-2 such as blues by setting the distortion and gain all the way down very cool bluesy sound. The MD-2 is two pedals in one the distortion increases your high end sound for soaring notes in your lead solos and the gain gives you more low in sound that will thicken up your tone for heavy stuff and you can get anything from classic to modern tone by adjusting the tone and bottom controls way cool I love it.This is another great guitar effects pedal by Boss it's a keeper a must have for any serious guitar players arsenal go get you one or two of these awesome MD-2 distortion pedals and see for yourself it will be one of the best things you ever done.I'm shooting for the stars guys!!!!!
Music background: Home Recording,Live Sound Performer,Hobbyist,etc
See also: Distortion Pedals, Boss, Boss Distortion, Overdrive, Boost & Fuzz