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Boss ML-2 Metal Core Distortion Pedal   (Used)

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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

Get the pedal that's as hard core as you are! Order today.

 
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BossML-2 Metal Core Distortion Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 99 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (76)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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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    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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    5.0

    Cheesy name, great pedal

    By AlligatorBlood666

    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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      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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Extreme tone

        By AndyB1968

        from Memphis, TN

        About Me Experienced

        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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          (1 of 2 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

              About Me Experienced

              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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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Pedal's Got Ball's

                Comments about Boss ML-2 Metal Core Distortion Pedal:

                If you want a pedal to make your guitar sound heavy?Buy this one and you will never look back.You will not getter better heavy riffs out of any other pedal!!!!

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