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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
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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 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (10)
  • Responsive (8)
  • Compact (7)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (8)
    • Home studio (7)
    • Professional recording (7)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Professional musician (4)

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    5.0

    The ONLY Distortion Pedal You Will Need

    By MadPiper

    from Nashua, New Hampshire

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Outdoor Concerts
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording
      • Single Coil Or Humbucker

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

      I've had many distortion pedals over the years (40, to be exact) and I've found the only one I'll ever need - how I wish it was available 40 years ago! Whether I am playing softly or hammering on the strings with this pedal, I get very clear, crisp, perfectly blended tones, even at very high volume. There simply is no muddiness or "noise" with this pedal. I play both single coil guitars and guitars with humbuckers, and these both sound fantastic - nothing get's lost in over modulation, which is more common with other distortion pedals. The construction is the same super-high quality I expect from Boss effects pedals, and the separate Low and High control knobs permit a very wide swath of low subterranean growling, to warm mid-tones, all the way to teeth-shattering highs. Combine this with a good Overdrive pedal and an Echo/Delay Pedal, and the otherworldly, ambient sounds you can achieve are unlimited.

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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

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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

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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

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                            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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