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Authentic amp stack sounds from a compact stompbox!

From fat crunch to ultra high-gain distortion, the BOSS ST-2 Power Stack distortion pedal delivers famous BOSS distortion with a stunning amount of power that's akin to coveted tube amps and professional amp stacks. The Sound knob simultaneously blends gain amount and sound character, so you can quickly dial up anything from vintage crunch and punchy drive to full-assault distortion. To add further detail to your tone, simply tweak the onboard two-band EQ to taste.

The ST-2 is one very unique distortion pedal, calling on the years of amp-modeling research BOSS has done to bring you real stack sounds in a compact stompbox.

Tower of Power
The ST-2 Power Stack distortion pedal delivers the playing feel and power that are hallmarks of stack amps. It was derived from BOSS' extensive analysis of the sound and characteristics of a vast number of classic guitar amps. This distortion effect delivers authentic tone and expression that responds naturally to picking nuances and volume changes on your guitar. But emulation is only the beginning, as the ST-2 has the ability to go beyond the sound of real amps.

Crunch, Drive, Ultra High Gain
The ST-2 lets you enjoy a rich, clean tone when playing soft, and smoothly transition into a fat crunch as you play harder-great for rock ballads or songs that require dramatic tone shifts. Imagine the powerful, driving sound of a stack amplifier. An authentic classic-rock tone is here as well, with crisp overtones. Turn up the Sound knob for a heavy-metal tone. The ST-2 allows extreme high gain, but offers a powerful low-end and sharp edge at the same time.

Sound Knob
The SOUND knob is a controller that is uniquely BOSS. Simply set it to the tone type you're looking for. The SOUND knob not only changes gain but sound character as well, from brisk crunch and spectacular drive to earth-shaking ultrahigh gain.

Road-Tough BOSS construction
BOSS compact pedals are world-famous for their great sound as well as their road-tough construction, consistency, and reliability. The ST-2 Power Stack inherits this BOSS-proven design, offering guitarists a solidly constructed pedal that's built to withstand decades of demanding use.

FEATURES
  • Original distortion sound reminiscent of tube-based stack amplifiers
  • Provides a wide range of tones, from vintage crunch to ultra high-gain modern distortion
  • Faithful and accurate response to picking nuances and volume changes
  • Sound Knob controls both gain level and sound character
  • Two-band EQ with dedicated Bass and Treble knobs
  • Road-tough BOSS construction
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BossST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 36 reviews)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (9)
  • Responsive (8)
  • Compact (6)
  • Excellent sound quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (6)
  • Performances (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Professional recording (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Basically a good Marshall amp modeler

Let's not beat around the bush here - when we're talking "stack" amps, we're talking about the classic sense of the word - Marshall. Make no mistake about it. This isn't...Read complete review

Let's not beat around the bush here - when we're talking "stack" amps, we're talking about the classic sense of the word - Marshall. Make no mistake about it. This isn't another dirt pedal, this is a Marshall amp modeler. The models are more or less represented 3 general sound settings - Crunch (1959 Plexi), Drive (JCM800), and Ultra (JCM 2000 or some sort of modded high-gain Marshall), represent the range of Marshall tones that span decades.

Its really simple - as the sound knob is turned, not only does the gain increase, but the character of the tone changes a bit as well (the mids tighten as the gain is pushed into metal territory); hence it being a "sound" knob and not merely a gain knob.

What's great about this pedal is that if you're looking for something to give you that Marshall bite, its all right here and then some. Because this is designed as sort of an amp-within-a-pedal, whatever setting you have the sound knob at will respond to a boost or overdrive in a similar manner as the amp its emulating. In other words, if you have it on "Crunch", and put an boost in front of it, it will sound like a Plexi with a boost; it won't simply push the gain into Drive or Ultra settings. If you're familiar with amp models then you get what I'm saying.

Because of its versatility, this can get you a mild grit for blues or country, chunky drive for rock, or high gain for metal (it won't sound like a Mesa Dual Rec, however). "Crunch" at a high setting with a single coil Strat = Hendrix territory. "Drive" with a mid boost and humbucker = Slayer. You get the idea.

A slight disappointment for me is that this is still at the end of the day just a pedal/preamp type effect. It would be REALLY cool of there was a speaker cabinet-simulated stereo output to plug directly into a mixer or practice with headphones. Like a Tech 21 Sansamp, this could be a gigging musician's pocket powerhouse. Another issue that might be a deal breaker for some is that like with alot of amp modelers, the sound suffers from a bit of top end fizz in the higher gain settings. Not too much, but its there.

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Not worth the $$

I tested this pedal out at [@] before buying it from MF. It sounded pretty good at [@]. However once I hooked it up to my amp and effects chain, it...Read complete review

I tested this pedal out at [@] before buying it from MF. It sounded pretty good at [@]. However once I hooked it up to my amp and effects chain, it sounded really terrible. I use a Fender Deville 2x12 and play an Epiphone SG. This pedal is really, really noisy in the signal path. I was hoping to get a nice Mesa/Marshall high-gain tone from it. Unfortunatelty to get anywhere near this tone you have to crank up the gain to the point where's there very audible static when the effect is turned on. Somehow I'm getting a better high-gain sound from my amp's distortion than from this pedal, which is weird considering the Fender Hot Rod series aren't really known for high-gain tone. The noise in the signal chain is a deal-breaker for me. I only have 3 other pedals, an Way Huge Aqua Puss, Boss Super-Chorus and a Dunlop standard Wah. There shouldn't be that much noise in the chain with only 4 pedals. Honestly I kind of feel like this pedal is a rip-off. For the price Boss is asking, there should be much better and quieter circutry in this box. I also feel like for the above-average cost for distortion units, there should be more EQ filters than just one bass knob and one treble. Overall, I'm really disaapointed with this unit. At this price point you should at least get a quiet pedal that you can tweak to your liking. Not a one-trick pony that's pretty much useless on stage and in studio due to the ridiculous amount of noise it generates.

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Basically a good Marshall amp modeler

By Guitar Guy

from NC

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Durable Boss Design
  • Good tone
  • Versatile

Cons

  • A Little Noisy
  • No Cab-simulated Output

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Boss ST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

Let's not beat around the bush here - when we're talking "stack" amps, we're talking about the classic sense of the word - Marshall. Make no mistake about it. This isn't another dirt pedal, this is a Marshall amp modeler. The models are more or less represented 3 general sound settings - Crunch (1959 Plexi), Drive (JCM800), and Ultra (JCM 2000 or some sort of modded high-gain Marshall), represent the range of Marshall tones that span decades.

Its really simple - as the sound knob is turned, not only does the gain increase, but the character of the tone changes a bit as well (the mids tighten as the gain is pushed into metal territory); hence it being a "sound" knob and not merely a gain knob.

What's great about this pedal is that if you're looking for something to give you that Marshall bite, its all right here and then some. Because this is designed as sort of an amp-within-a-pedal, whatever setting you have the sound knob at will respond to a boost or overdrive in a similar manner as the amp its emulating. In other words, if you have it on "Crunch", and put an boost in front of it, it will sound like a Plexi with a boost; it won't simply push the gain into Drive or Ultra settings. If you're familiar with amp models then you get what I'm saying.

Because of its versatility, this can get you a mild grit for blues or country, chunky drive for rock, or high gain for metal (it won't sound like a Mesa Dual Rec, however). "Crunch" at a high setting with a single coil Strat = Hendrix territory. "Drive" with a mid boost and humbucker = Slayer. You get the idea.

A slight disappointment for me is that this is still at the end of the day just a pedal/preamp type effect. It would be REALLY cool of there was a speaker cabinet-simulated stereo output to plug directly into a mixer or practice with headphones. Like a Tech 21 Sansamp, this could be a gigging musician's pocket powerhouse. Another issue that might be a deal breaker for some is that like with alot of amp modelers, the sound suffers from a bit of top end fizz in the higher gain settings. Not too much, but its there.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good, natural sound, but not with volume down

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Boss ST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

The online videos do a decent job of demonstrating how this thing sounds, both alone and in ensemble. At bucks, I figured it was worth a shot. Since I still have the original GP 100 and it does a great job of imitating a stack, I assumed Roland ( Boss) should know how to do that, right? Well. almost.It's true, this thing sounds like a recording of a stack and it can emulate several different levels of high-gain amps.It even cleans up when you turn the guitar-volume down, so it behaves like a real amp.... almost... but not quite.When you turn the guitar down too low, say below four, the digital pedal does not have enough signal to process, so it starts to crap out and sound weak.I know that for many modern players, this is not a huge problem, since they almost always have their volume higher and rely on electronics to get the sound they want.For old school players who are used to operating the volume knob for different tones and dynamic control, this doesn't quite cut it. Other than that, it is a valuable and affordable addition to your arsenal of tones.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All the Sweet Spots of Crunch, Drive and Hi-Gain

By MarlonMM

from Singapore

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Comments about Boss ST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

Power Stack has all the sweet spots of your distortion needs. This is very usable during gigs when the house amp is crap. It creates a "big" sound and a very good presence.For me it's a 3 in 1 pedal. By having ST-2, I don't need OD-3(for Crunch), Crunchbox(for raspy dirt) and Metal Zone(for heavier stuffs) during gigs. Now, my OD-3 is to give boost in front of ST-2 during those scarce solos. I recommend this pedal if you are using a 15-watt (tube) amp like me. It makes small amp sound huge. With some tweaking on the EQ of a solid state amp, it also does the job very well.

(7 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good pedal... Not for DUMB people though

By Jackson lover

from Georgia

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Comments about Boss ST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

Some of these reviews I have seen for this pedal are completely worthless and invalid. This is a distortion pedal and NOT AN OVERDRIVE PEDAL. Some of these people think that a distortion pedal is used on a distortion channel on the amp. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! You must use a clean channel for a distortion pedal. Set yourself a good clean channel to the best of your ability and then turn the distortion pedal on. If you have to use a distortion pedal on a tube amp, then you obviously did something wrong. I can't understand why someone would buy a tube amp and use a distortion on the clean channel. Just doesn't make any since. This is why some of you are experiencing really thin sounds through a tube amp. IT'S NOT AN OVERDRIVE PEDAL! You can use an OD pedal with the distortion channel engaged. Also, don't use an overdrive pedal on a solid state amp. WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?? There are no tube to overdrive! Do you plan on overdriving the AC/DC in your wall. I mean, c'mon. Know the gear you use for once.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for me

By Kelly James-yD8T8

from McAllen TX

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Comments about Boss ST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

Nothing much more to say. If you use a humbucker and want a great heavy old school sound that cleans up very, very well, then you should be happy.
I'm into classic Van Halen/AC/DC tone and I really like this. I use a medium output dimarzio humbucker. I set the output and about 10 o'clock which is somewhat louder than going clean.
I set the bass, treble, and "sound" (gain) at 2 o'clock. I am 56 and covered Led Zeppelin, Foghat, ZZ Top, Black Sabbath in the 70's (to my great amusement!) and have lots of tube amps and pedals and this pedal makes it quick to get what I consider a classic hard rock/old metal sound from a humbucker. What clinches it for for is that when I roll off the guitar volumes I get a wonderful, clean and bright spanky tone like EVH used to get when he rolled the volume down. So I really can go in my opinion from very bright and clean to total distortion and I don't have to endlessly tweak the thing to do it.

(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not worth the $$

By jakeyrotten

from VA

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Pros

  • Compact Design

Cons

  • Noisy in effect Chain
  • Not Responsive
  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about Boss ST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I tested this pedal out at [@] before buying it from MF. It sounded pretty good at [@]. However once I hooked it up to my amp and effects chain, it sounded really terrible. I use a Fender Deville 2x12 and play an Epiphone SG. This pedal is really, really noisy in the signal path. I was hoping to get a nice Mesa/Marshall high-gain tone from it. Unfortunatelty to get anywhere near this tone you have to crank up the gain to the point where's there very audible static when the effect is turned on. Somehow I'm getting a better high-gain sound from my amp's distortion than from this pedal, which is weird considering the Fender Hot Rod series aren't really known for high-gain tone. The noise in the signal chain is a deal-breaker for me. I only have 3 other pedals, an Way Huge Aqua Puss, Boss Super-Chorus and a Dunlop standard Wah. There shouldn't be that much noise in the chain with only 4 pedals. Honestly I kind of feel like this pedal is a rip-off. For the price Boss is asking, there should be much better and quieter circutry in this box. I also feel like for the above-average cost for distortion units, there should be more EQ filters than just one bass knob and one treble. Overall, I'm really disaapointed with this unit. At this price point you should at least get a quiet pedal that you can tweak to your liking. Not a one-trick pony that's pretty much useless on stage and in studio due to the ridiculous amount of noise it generates.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Boss is onto something

    By Merkinfighter

    from Michigan

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    Comments about Boss ST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I must admit that I am a recovering tone snob and own/have had a good collection of boutique dirt pedals. I've also never been a big fan of boss dirt pedals as a whole. I do have several boss boxes a ce-2, bf-2, rv-5 and a dd-7 and they all get the job done and fit my budget. Well, I sold off some of my dirt pedals to fund Santa and was in need of distortion pedal to get me thru until my next boutique acquisition... after seeing a few videos, I figured the ST-2 would get me thru and I must say, I'm quite impressed. It is bonehead simple to use offers more dirt than I'll ever need, cleans up like my amp and boutique pedals do and even does a nice jazzy scofield/rat low gain thing. The tone and dynamics are much more than I was expecting in this price range and this pedal may be on my board much longer than anticipated. The ST-2 should be in the boss lineup, at least in some capacity for years to come and should get tone snobs taking notice and icing their wallets. A guality dirt pedal that covers smooth jazz, blues, classic and hair rock and then gets into modern mesa-ish territory. High gain settings may not be tight enough for some serious medal heads. Hope this helped you out! Enjoy!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Boss Pedal By Far

    By Patt

    from Ocala, Fl.

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None What So Ever

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Boss ST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    The problem with a lot of distortion, overdrives or fuzz pedals is that they are either too weak or have too much saturation. This pedal's controls are dynamic to each other, similar to the way a Mesa-Boogie amp's controls operate. Great stack tones from a little edge, "Pete Townsend" sound to a "Priest / Accept" Balls to the wall thick Marshall scream. There is very little feedback when you turn up the gain, which is a big plus. Also it does not reduce the tone quality of your amp, the way that some pedals can make a fine tube amp sound like a low end low watt practice amp. I have used this on several amps,(trans & tube), different brands, and it sounds awesome through each one. I may order another one for my pedal board just to have two different O/D settings.Get this pedal!!!!! Great job Boss.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    One of the best "new" BOSS pedals

    By StormJH1

    from Twin Cities, MN

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    Pros

    • Responsive
    • Sounds Like Amp Channel
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • High-gain Gets Sloppy
    • No Mids Control

    Best Uses

      Comments about Boss ST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      A lot of people are negative on BOSS distortion pedals and digital modeling in stompboxes, so it's not surprising that the BOSS Power Stack has some doubters. Don't believe the "noise", though, try it for yourself.

      If you already have a Marshall half-stack, this pedal probably wasn't meant for you anyway. For the rest of us, it does a very nice job mimicking both clean and distorted sounds of a large Marshall cabinet. Really excels for lead guitar work. If you desire even more low end, check out the Marshall Jackhammer, but this an excellent pedal.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Boss OD/Dist Pedal I Ever Used.

      By KTP

      from Chicago

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      Comments about Boss ST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      As another below has stated, this is the best Boss OD / Dist pedal I've ever tried. I am not crazy about Boss pedals in the first place. They always sound "Bossy" to me and not in a good way. Sure they are durable, reliable, and reasonably priced but they never really did it for me. I was intrigued by this one because I wanted to add a Marshall tone to my rig without throwing down $200 to $250 for a Zvex pedal or a Carl Martin pedal. This did it. I now get harmonically rich overdrive and musical feedback on demand, especially with a boost after this pedal. It is a lively pedal and the controls are noticably responsive and adjustable. I rarely review gear but this one is definitely a keeper. Treat yourself and pick one up.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent pedal!

      By ChipShank67

      from MI

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      Comments about Boss ST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I've been playing guitar and using Boss effects since the early 80's....and honest to God, this THE 1st Boss distortion pedal that I really, really like. It's the only one so far, that gives me the feeling that I really want to use it.Over the years I've owned the DS-1, OD-1, BD-2, MT-2, SD-1...The old Heavy Metal...The Hyper Metal....& none of them stayed with me for long. Typically Boss OD/Dist pedal seem to either lack any personality or lively-ness...or they seem to have overly synthetic/harsh sounding upper mids. Their high gain models always seemed to have a weird, hollow..almost chorus/flange sounding quality to them that I hated.The Power Stack still has a slight trace of harshness in those same upper-mids...but it is so much better than anything I've tried from them in that past. It may be a strange thing to say, but it seems like Boss has found a way to use that to create a bit of a tube like "glassyness" this time around. It's still minutely there, but it works with the WITH the tone and adds to the overall feel, vs. being annoying and grating as I felt it was in older models.Also it has a great range of distortion/usable tones and it cleans up nicely using the guitar's volume, something that I don't ever recall finding in a Boss unit before...at least no one with this much potential gain. It seems to get a hair undefined at the highest distortion setting, but if you keep it at or under the 2-3:00 position it seems to give you the best combo of grit & dynamics. I use an overdrive pedal (set w/Level high & Gain low) in front of it to boost it in solo situations. Awesome pedal...suffice it to say, if I lost mine...I would definitely buy another. Right away! LOL

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Hey its the Distortion I have been waiting for!

      By Charles Bermani

      from Salem, MA

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      Comments about Boss ST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Alright, first off, I don't play metal, or heavy music. I like just a tad of distortion, and I've tried so many pedals over the years. Everything sounds like mud to me. I like to turn up the gain on my Marshall and use that as my distortion, thats the best sound. But I play mostly clean into a looper and out to the Marshall; so I need something that would give me a slight grainyness before the my Delays, Reverbs, and Tremolo into my looper. I can't switch to the B channel and have everything on the looper phrase distorted, right? I'm not saying this sounds like my Marshall's dirty channel, but its as close as I have come in a footswitch.
      Two thumbs up!
      I don't think I've like a pedal this much out of the box!
      Very standard distortion settings, nothing new.
      Yes! Sounds great
      I paid full retail price. Ouch! but worth it. no regrets.

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      aaaahhh its okay!

      By Wbbrowntone

      from Undisclosed

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      Comments about Boss ST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I had one of these to try out! going to the front of my fender FM212(clean channel) all EQ's on the amp are set to middle except for the bass, its on maxx.The pedal EQ's,level,gain are all middle except the bass is about 3'oclock. After 3 gigs and 3 rehearsals I notice its got kinda of a hi/mids nasaly sound to it no matter what I did to re-EQ everything,funny cause by itself it sounds great! but when the whole band is crankin it sound like its got a cold or something.other guys might dig that sound but I dont! so I returned it. thats how I judge my equiptments its when the band is crankin is it gonna cut it or not. The band I gig with on a regular bases require warmth and clarity and this did not make it on the list. at least for my situation, but for others it might be acceptable.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not for all amps

      By Racer

      from Osceola Iowa

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      Comments about Boss ST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Got one of these awhile back and it didn't play well in my setup. I use a tube amp and 412 cab. When I tried it at low gain settings it thinned my sound down and at higher gain settings it buzzed so bad I couldn't use it. I loaned it to two friends to see if it was just me, one with a tube amp also a JSX (tube head) and a Marshall solid state, the JSX produced almost the same results as mine and through the Marshall solid state amp it worked fine. So I'm not saying it was a bad pedal, just not for me.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Powerstack

      By Fenderplayer95

      from Rutherfordton,NC

      Comments about Boss ST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      this pedal is great for the money! the sound and quality of the distortion sounds excatly like the discription says it should. i recommend this for everyone that wants the sound from a stack but dont have the $3,000 to get one!

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great pedal

      By RockSockEmRobot

      from Dallas, TX

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      Comments about Boss ST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I bought this while looking for a pedal to supplement/switch out my other death metal distortion pedal because I couldn't adjust the crunc or tone on the other. I was very surprised when playing at home. I can go from clean all the way to full metal. Everything from 80s rock like Def Leppard and Cutting Crew to Christian Rock to Megadeth - it matches the tone and sounds like a full tube stack.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      try it first

      By Mr. Magoo

      from THe Great Northwest

      Comments about Boss ST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I have 2 amps, a tube and a solid-state. The tube amp didn't get the best results and I was going to take it back, but I tried it in a solid-state amp and it sounded great...really great. So I guess it really depends on what amp you are using and what guitar and what other pedals. In a word i would say that this pedal is "fussy" or "finicky". But when it's good, it's really good!

      (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice and versatile

      By Keyboard J

      from N. California

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      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 ST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Great little pedal which delivers distortion of all sorts. Great for Rock, Blues, Hard Rock, Metal, etc.

        Also great to use as a tone control...which is done by turning down the gain and just using the on board equalizers.

        I am a tone-snob to say the least, so I did my research before purchasing this product. Many professionals are using this pedal - Boss is a huge company for a reason.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        nice job boss

        By zwig

        from SoCal

        Comments about Boss ST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        versatile od pedal that can do blues crunch all the way past where I would want to go. cleans up well when you back off the vol, too. best boss od pedal ever

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        I didn't like....not one bit

        By Framulox

        from Newport News, VA

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        Comments about Boss ST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I got this expecting a cheap and portable way to get a classic plexi-style crunch but all I got was icky mud heated to 273. The highs on this thing are super distorted, even near the lowest 'crunch' setting. I played a Strat through a Super Champ on the clean channel. The resulting sonic assault was horrible. I backed the highs off both this and the amp and it still sounded nasty. In theory, it is a great pedal. maybe mine was a fluke but I will be sending it back.

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