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Boss ML-2 Metal Core Distortion Pedal   

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With its extreme gain, the Boss ML-2 guitar effects pedal is one of the most potent and heavy distortion pedals ever created by BOSS. It easily deliv...Read More

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As heavy as you want it.

With its extreme gain, the Boss ML-2 guitar effects pedal is one of the most potent and heavy distortion pedals ever created by BOSS. It easily delivers massive distortion and gain with heavy lows for playing Nu Metal, Grind Core, Industrial, Hard Core, or any genre that requires crushing sound. The ML-2's ferocious and biting tone will complement and cut through any blast beats your rhythm section can create.

FEATURES
  • Ultra-heavy distortion with sharp-edged attack for crushing metal riffs
  • LOW control for heavy, low frequency sound a la 7-string guitar or dropped tuning
  • HIGH control for screaming, metallic tone

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BossML-2 Metal Core Distortion Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 100 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (4)
  • Responsive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Performances (4)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

unbelieveable

From my own band to the bands I'm in at church, this pedal is perfect. Killswitch Engage to Chris Tomlin, this thing crushes. I play a Jackson dinky with duncans and a Schecter...Read complete review

From my own band to the bands I'm in at church, this pedal is perfect. Killswitch Engage to Chris Tomlin, this thing crushes. I play a Jackson dinky with duncans and a Schecter blackjack with duncan blackouts through a randall RT50C. Through abuse from me, my drummer, other guitarist, singer, and other musicians i play with, I've had no complaints. Metalheads will love this pedal, and so will everyone else. I'm going to get a noise gate or something to quiet hum down, but it's hardly noticable; I'm just a tone freak.

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metalcore

It's very good for a small 1x10 or 1x8 amp combo. Gives a full stack metal sound for a small amp. I would not use this for a live setup. It has a...Read complete review

It's very good for a small 1x10 or 1x8 amp combo. Gives a full stack metal sound for a small amp. I would not use this for a live setup. It has a very lose metal sound. I like my metal riffs tight. I think this pedal sounds like the digitech grunge pedal. I was disappointed with the sound, but im keeping it because i like collecting pedals.I own over 30 effect pedals. Metal is a matter of preference. Rock on Dudes!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Turn Your Weak Amp into a HighGain FREAK

By eXe_3J

from Columbia, MD

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Vey High Gain

Cons

  • No Mids
  • Only For Metal
  • Too Strong For Recording
  • Unless Using A Mic

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Live Show
  • Performances
  • Practice

Comments about Boss ML-2 Metal Core Distortion Pedal:

It DJ0NTs first of all. An extremely high gain pedal. I plugged this thing into a Roland Keyboard amp with no effects and my tone was KILLER. Add mids on the amp, that's all you need. Honestly running this throguh any amp with a decent speaker at any tuning is helpful. Also it's a durable little box, left her out in the rain after a show, she still runs fine. You can't a get a lighter distortion from this thing to be honest. You get metal, not classic rock. Handles drop tunings VERY WELL. Almost models a tube amp disto when cranked. Doesn't make excess noise, and I recommend using a cable instead of a 9v, that gives it the power it needs.

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

metalcore

By djsammy

from New Mexico

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Metal Sound

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Tweakable

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about Boss ML-2 Metal Core Distortion Pedal:

It's very good for a small 1x10 or 1x8 amp combo. Gives a full stack metal sound for a small amp. I would not use this for a live setup. It has a very lose metal sound. I like my metal riffs tight. I think this pedal sounds like the digitech grunge pedal. I was disappointed with the sound, but im keeping it because i like collecting pedals.I own over 30 effect pedals. Metal is a matter of preference. Rock on Dudes!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cheesy name, great pedal

By drakken

from Gotham City, Somewhere

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Boss ML-2 Metal Core Distortion Pedal:

    I was a bit skeptical on getting this because the name was a bit cheesy and I thought it would be a try-hard pedal and just suck, but no. This pedal is amazing. It's more of a buzz than an overdrive pedal, but it's not supposed to be an overdrive now is it? You can get a very good metalcore, post-hardcore, or even deathcore sound out of this. I love it.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing distortion

    By Carl Howey

    from Michigan

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Boss ML-2 Metal Core Distortion Pedal:

      I love this pedal. It sounds amazing. You can get those really distorted tones you hear from early Bring Me The Horizon and Whitechapel, but you can also get a small amount of distortion if you want. I saw the review that says it sounds digital. It must be an amp issue, because this sounds spectacular.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Extreme tone

      By AndyB1968

      from Memphis, TN

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Boss ML-2 Metal Core Distortion Pedal:

        I went through about a dozen distortion pedals and this one had what sounded perfect to me. Lots of drive if you are looking for heavy metal that will knock you down, but it is crystal clear when soloing. When compared to the Metal Zone, the sound is thicker with no feedback that is so common with the Metal Zone.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Absolute Metal

        By Dallas Shatel

        from New Jersey

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Really Heavy Metal

            Comments about Boss ML-2 Metal Core Distortion Pedal:

            This pedal is for people that play REALLY heavy stuff. Not like Judas Priest metal, but like early Bring me the Horizon and Parkway Drive metal. While it is not versatile, if you are in need of something with brutal bass and screaming highs, this is the pedal. Pinch harmonics are incredible out of this thing, controls are easy to use, and the design is compact and sturdy. My only complaint is a low-end feedback when playing breakdowns. This may be because of the environment around my amp, or my amp itself. However, if you need bone-crushing distortion, I would not discourage you from buying this.

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            (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Fake sounding distortion

            By BODE

            from MI

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Sound Quality

              Best Uses

              • Not Reccomended

              Comments about Boss ML-2 Metal Core Distortion Pedal:

              I like alot of distortion, but this one sounds very unnatural. It just sounds like a bunch of buzz. Having bass & treble help tweak your tone, but the buzz is always the same timbre. All you'll hear is BZZZZZZ. Even the DS-1 is better sounding. Get something else.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Boss ML-2

              By Andrew Wegner

              from Chicago, IL

              Comments about Boss ML-2 Metal Core Distortion Pedal:

              This pedal is absolutely amazing. I bought the pedal to use with an old tube head and this pedal covers everything from Pantera-esque sounds, to classic rock. The tone is so versatile. I can make my tube amp sound like a JCM800 with a bit of fine tuning. This is a must have for anyone who wants a heavy guitar tone. However, you must use an AC with proper polarity or this pedal will produce terrible huming sounds. With the right AC, it provides wonderful distortion and gives no feedback. My rig is a Gibson SG>volume pedal>crybaby>ML-2>Roland GP-16>120 watt head>Line 6 cabs.

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              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Boss ML-2 "Metal Core" Distortion

              By Seth Zink

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Boss ML-2 Metal Core Distortion Pedal:

              I give it a 9 because its not the sexiest thing in the world. To be totaly honest Bosses are kinda ugly, however if you're just looking for asthetic then you're probably not worrying about what is important. Great sound to unleash the artist within for reasonable prices.
              Nothing short of plugging into a Krank and letting it rip. Tune it to the Gothenburg preset and you'll crunch out like a true swedish Black Metalist.
              Boss' diecast stomp boxes are legendary for the abuse they can withstand and this is no acception.
              Worth every penny, this is the only distortion pedal you will ever need for modern Metal.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              You Want Blood?

              By Dren

              from Beaumont Texas

              Comments about Boss ML-2 Metal Core Distortion Pedal:

              I tried out this pedal in a local Guitar Center and here is what I say: This pedal is so extreme until it hurts. If you're into metal and want a chainsaw-like distortion, then this is the pedal for you. If you buy it, keep in mind that not only is it durable, but worth the price.

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