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Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview
  • Next-generation BOSS compact pedal with innovative Multi-Dimensional Processing, realized with proprietary technology and custom DSP
  • Distortion that adapts to create the ideal sound in every register
  • Ultra-responsive to volume changes and playing dynamics
Description & Specs
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    $210.50
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A compact pedal that delivers perfect distortion tones in every register.

Powered by Multi-Dimensional Processing technology (MDP), the DA-2 Adaptive Distortion delivers ideal distortion tones wherever you play on the guitar neck.

Multi-Dimensional Processing for Superior Tone
Roland’s innovative Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) analyzes audio signals in many dimensions and applies ideal effects to each. By giving different dynamic changes relative to the input signal in real time, MDP can create bold, all-new sounds with a previously unattainable range of expression.

DA-2: Ideal Distortion Across Your Guitar’s Entire Range
Unlike standard distortion pedals that process the entire guitar signal with one effect, the DA-2’s Multi-Dimensional Processing employs multiple distortion processors to seamlessly adapt the sound in real time and create the ideal tone for every register. As a result, the DA-2 delivers a rich, musical distortion that plays well all over the neck, from tight, edgy low-string tones to fat, smooth highs for lead playing. With the power of MDP, the DA-2’s distortion is dramatically responsive to your playing dynamics, and every note is heard with clarity and definition.

Features
  • Next-generation BOSS compact pedal with innovative Multi-Dimensional Processing, realized with proprietary technology and custom DSP
  • Distortion that adapts to create the ideal sound in every register
  • Ultra-responsive to volume changes and playing dynamics
  • High-clarity sound, even when playing two or more notes at the same time
  • Very low noise, even with high-gain settings

A new dimension in effects. Own it today.

 

DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal Specifications:

  • Nominal Input Level: 20 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1 M ohm
  • Nominal Output Level: 20 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 1 k ohm
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10 k ohms or greater
  • Controls: Pedal switch LEVEL knob LOW knob HIGH knob A-DIST (Adaptive Distortion) knob
  • Indicator: CHECK indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)
  • Connectors: INPUT jack OUTPUT jack AC adaptor jack (DC 9 V)
  • Power Supply: Alkaline battery (9V, 6LR61) or Carbon-zinc battery (9V, 6F22) AC adaptor (sold separately)
  • Current Draw: 45 mA * Expected battery life under continuous use Alkaline: Approx. 9 hours Carbon: Approx. 2.5 hours These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
  • Accessories: Owner's Manual Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTE," and "Information") Alkaline battery (9V, 6LR61)
  • Option (sold separately): AC adaptor (PSA series)
  • Dimensions(W x H x D): 2-7/8" x 2-6/16" x 5-1/8"
  • Weight: 15 oz.
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BossDA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (9)
  • Compact (7)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (7)
    • Home studio (6)
    • Professional recording (6)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

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    5.0

    Clearly MEAN!

    By Axeman61

    from Boise, Idaho

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        This DA2 is so good it's causing me to re-think my entire pedalboard. All the reviews regarding the incredible clarity are true. I thought I was getting a good sound with my TC Nova Drive/ Zoom G92tt /Sonic Maximizer/ Mesa Boogie 50/50. But side by side, the Boss DA2 DESTROYS my Nova Drive! I've already mentioned the clarity, but the gritty, mean dirt of the DA2 has to be heard to be believed! It seems like humbuckers and heavy gauge strings (and of course, tube amplification) bring out the best in this pedal. It grabs quite a lot of hum when using single coils. Some have mentioned the "fizzy" sustain, and its is there on more extreme distortion settings, but it does'nt deter me from using it, especially in a live setting, the fizz wont matter much. People will be commenting about the clarity, not the fizz.

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        5.0

        Finally.

        By Isogyre

        from Castle Valley Ranch, Colorado

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

            This is it. It's hard to put this pedal into words. It is almost like the pedal is intuitive and knows when and how to respond to what you play. For the money this is a no brainer.

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            5.0

            VERSATILE!

            By Marcus0

            from Chicago

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Blues
              • Heavy Metal
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Cleanest sounding mid-level gain distortion pedal I've encountered. If a metal song has some clean parts in it you don't need to switch this baby off, like its namesake it literally adapts to what you play. I played with this pedal for hours with an Ibanez Destroyer in guitar center and even with gain maxed out the clarity is amazing, definitely rivals my OKKO Dominator in some ways.

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              5.0

              Priced for the working musician

              By Guitarnut

              from Phillips Wisconsin

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Roadworthy From Boss

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                This pedal to me rivals some boutique pedals which I own, is very quiet and responds so well to picking dynamics. I also like the fact that it doesn't take up so much real estate on my pedal board. Nice match for a strat or humbucker equipped guitar, impressive.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best distortion pedal from BOSS.

                By Mr. Ken

                from Laurinburg N.C.

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I love this pedal.Every note rings clear even at high gain settings.I play a Les Paul with high output pickups which makes this thing scream at almost any setting.Great buy.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good stuff Maynard

                  By Kinagree

                  from Philly

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    Amazing sound. everything from mild break up to full on Armageddon(well perhaps a bit shy of full on Armageddon,perhaps Ragnarok). The adaptive technology really is impressive. Full on distortion and complex chords really SHINE with this device. It's the only distortion pedal I need.

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                    5.0

                    Great product, great service

                    By Jenkinss65

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

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                      Cons

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                          Comments about Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                          Great distortion pedal. Every individual note is distinguishable.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Good Pedal, Finally!

                          By Ratmonger

                          from So Cal

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Ask me a question

                          Pros

                          • Excellent Sound Quality
                          • Good Selection Of Effects
                          • Responsive
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Events
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                            I have bought dozens of pedals and effects. Most of them are useless. I find this pedal to have good overdrive and heavy distortion tones. It is clear, with low noise. Even at high gain, chords and notes are distinguishable and not muddy. I will be using this pedal in my gear set up.

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                            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Classic dirt, groundbreaking technology

                            By CreepingSeth

                            from Northwest PA

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Articulate
                            • Compact Design
                            • Excellent Sound Quality
                            • Responsive

                            Cons

                            • Limited Selection Of Effects

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                            First of all, "Responsive," is a complete understatement. For years, I've looked for a distortion pedal, that I could use with all my guitars (including a 7 string). This isn't an high gain metal pedal, but this is the best pedal for those who drop/down tune or used an extended range guitar. This is the only dirt pedal in existence, that can make even the lowest registered chords sound clear. This is the future of pedals. I can't wait till Boss make a high gain version.

                            Before you buy this, keep in mind this doesn't sound like a Boss MT-2 Metal Zone.

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                            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            DA-2 Pedal From Boss

                            By JB

                            from Simi Valley Ca

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Excellent Sound Quality
                            • Responsive

                            Cons

                            • Limited Selection Of Effects

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

                            Great overdrive sounds. Great string articulation. Full chords don't mush out. Not as drawback.....to me its a one trick pony.....but its a good trick. For me a no-brainer.

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