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DigiTech Hardwire Series TL-2 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview
  • True Hardwire bypass
  • Constant high-voltage rails
  • 2-position Tight/Loose voicing switch
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Blazing metal distortion with true bypass.

The DigiTech HardWire Series TL-2 is a metal distortion pedal that lets you pick your poison. Metal can come at you fast with tight low-end and a crunching top—or stalk you slowly with a low, throaty roar that sizzles on the high end. The TL-2 distortion pedal's Tight/Loose switch controls the "tightness" of the low end and adjusts the midrange frequency to provide the best overall tone. Level, Gain, and Low, Mid and High tone controls with sweepable midrange allow you to dial in any tone with ease.

The HardWire pedals series represents the DigiTech commitment to quality and attention to subtle details. In addition to technical enhancements like true bypass and high voltage operation, all HardWire pedals feature rugged, all-metal construction; a wide, stage-stable footprint; durable, custom-machined metal knobs for a sure grip; and precision potentiometers that guarantee knob positions will stay intact.

The rugged, durable construction of Extreme Performance Pedals is just the beginning. Inside each HardWire pedal are technological features that serious players require—all updated and improved to their utmost capacity. True bypass preserves the purity of your original tone as signal passes through the pedal, and high voltage operation further protects your sound by eliminating clipping and other signal degradation caused by power drain.

With the high-output pickups found on some electric guitars, it's not unusual to hear clipping when playing through an effects pedal. This occurs when the voltage range produced by a guitar's pickup is greater than the operating voltage of the effects pedal—normally limited to the voltage supplied by the effect's battery or power supply. HardWire pedals incorporate circuitry that increases the operating voltage headroom above that of the typical pedal. As such, HardWire pedals benefit a wider range of guitars and are also at home in an amplifier's effects loop.

HardWire Pedals include the following stage accessories:
Stomplock™ knob guard locks your tone in place and prevent tampering or accidental knob adjustments onstage
Pedal Switch Glow Sticker helps you locate the pedal in adverse stage lighting
Custom-cut Hook and Loop Pedalboard Pad to attach and lock your pedals to your pedalboard

Features
  • True Hardwire bypass
  • Constant high-voltage rails
  • 2-position Tight/Loose voicing switch
  • 1/4" input and output
  • Level, gain, low, mid, and high tone controls
  • 9V DC battery operation
  • Optional PS200R adapter compatible
HardWire Pedals include the following stage accessories:
  • Stomplock™ knob guard locks your tone in place and prevent tampering or accidental knob adjustments onstage
  • Pedal Switch Glow Sticker helps you locate the pedal in adverse stage lighting
 
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DigiTechHardwire Series TL-2 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Metal magic

    This pedal has really good controls how ever the only issue I have with it is the gain even turned all the way off never turns off.

    Not a deal breaker...Read complete review

    This pedal has really good controls how ever the only issue I have with it is the gain even turned all the way off never turns off.

    Not a deal breaker just a flaw for me...

    I own a Death Metal pedal by Digitech and ironically the gain is said to be on all the time yet when the gain dial is turned down (not off) the tone sounds less thrashy compared to the Hardwire.

    I have only had the Hardwire a short time and really like the controls and switch between tight and loose...The tight selection works for me vs the loose which seems a little too muddy for my tastes.

    This pedal sounds great just doing appegio note picking vs the chunky bass drop D notes.
    Hardwire has much better tone sculting vs the Death Metal pedal but both are great for playing modern metal or lead solo boost.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    no sir I don't like it

    I got this on a whim at a guitar shop, and immediately hated it. I've played an RG, and Exit 22, a dean vmnt, and a jackson KE3 through it with both...Read complete review

    I got this on a whim at a guitar shop, and immediately hated it. I've played an RG, and Exit 22, a dean vmnt, and a jackson KE3 through it with both a crate flexwave 212 and a tech 21 tm30 amp, and I can't find any good sound with it. It also adds a LOT of volume to the guitar, which is really annoying because I live in an apartment.

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    5.0

    Great for metal and hard rock

    By distratman

    from Hamburg, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Barg-a-loon
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series TL-2 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This pedal is IS YOUR FACE!! Very responsive knobs. Bass/treble really work. Sweep mid gets lots of cool sounds. Gain at 0 is like some other pedals on 10. Gain at 10 is more than enough for anything I can think of. Really nice for metal stuff...I wouldn't use it for Blues if ya know what I mean!!! Built really tough and easy battery replacement. The rubber tone loc thing is a good idea too, so you don't knock the knobs with your big feet in the heat of the moment!! We'll see if that thing becomes a nuisance or not.

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      4.0

      Great pedal.....needs the power adapter.

      By JesseRay

      from NY/FL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series TL-2 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Loved the pedal...got some great effects... Made like a tank... But a power adapter should be included, particularly since it requires a specific type which can run more then you might imagine.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Metal magic

        By Jeff

        from RI

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Good Selection Of Effects

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series TL-2 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This pedal has really good controls how ever the only issue I have with it is the gain even turned all the way off never turns off.

          Not a deal breaker just a flaw for me...

          I own a Death Metal pedal by Digitech and ironically the gain is said to be on all the time yet when the gain dial is turned down (not off) the tone sounds less thrashy compared to the Hardwire.

          I have only had the Hardwire a short time and really like the controls and switch between tight and loose...The tight selection works for me vs the loose which seems a little too muddy for my tastes.

          This pedal sounds great just doing appegio note picking vs the chunky bass drop D notes.
          Hardwire has much better tone sculting vs the Death Metal pedal but both are great for playing modern metal or lead solo boost.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AWESOME

          By JAMSESH

          from Boston, Mass.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Durable Construction
          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Hard Rock
          • Metal

          Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series TL-2 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This thing sounds amazing right out of the box. It took me a little fidgeting to get my tone down (there are like six knobs and a switch) but since then WOW. I own a stock Metal Zone MT-2 also and this thing makes the MT-2 sound like rubbish. The Digi has better pinch harmonics, sounds more "real", and just rocks way harder.

          Buy it! Anyway, at least don't buy the MT-2 over it. Sorry, but I haven't tried many other metal boxes to compare it to.

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          5.0

          Hardwire TL-2 Metal Distortion

          By Charlie Simmons

          from Bowling Green.Ky

          Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series TL-2 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This Pedal has amazing features.It has a very wide spectrum of tones that can be produced. It has a high,low, and mid range that you can mess with.You can control the level(volume).You can also control the gain(or how much distortion is in your tone).You can also go as far with the tone as to go back and forth between a tight or a loose tone by simply flipping a switch on the pedal. It comes with a glow in the dark sticker that you can put on it.Also provided my Hardwire is a velcrow pad, just in case your going to put it on a pedal board or something like that.
          Its a very well build pedal....very strong aswell
          With all the options you get with this pedal, compared to others its a great value.

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          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Decent... for a day

          Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series TL-2 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          if it didnt break, id love it.
          it has GREAT features and i loved the tones it pumped out
          I ordered this pedal a while back, and it broke in two days. i returned it, got a new one, and it broke again two days later. someting is wrong. dont buy it.
          good fr the price, but broke on me. i looked on yahoo to see if any other people had this problem, and its not just me

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          5.0

          frikken awesome

          By lisa smith

          from alabama, united states

          Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series TL-2 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          if your looking for something that you can play metal and blues with this is the pedal you need
          has alot of them you can get so many different sound ive found about 9 or 10 i like best
          very good quality i use it through a fender reverb amp 38 watts and its got a beast sound quality to it its heavy and is awesome for metal my friend tried it with blues and it worked better than great
          its definately worth every penny this is one fo the best pedals ive used

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love This Pedal

          By Dick G!!!

          from Louisville, KY

          Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series TL-2 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I bought mine at a music store down the road. The guy told me about Hardwire n talked really highly of the brand. I had been using my Boss Heavy Metal Pedal. A good pedal in it's own right but pales in comparrison to the Hardwire. It's settings are amazing. The tight loose switch gives you big fat tone or higher mid range tone. A lot of thought went into the design of this pedal. From the knobs to the stomp lock ( rubber guard for the knobs) this thing was drawn up rite. This is the real deal.
          You can get so many sounds out of this thing. It is unreal. The features on this pedal are second to none. Tight loose switch, 3 band eq ( mid set-up and distortion tuning), stomp lock which I love, and is a little wider than some other pedals out there. So that makes it little easier to access.
          It is a good sounding rugged pedal.
          Paying this price for this pedal is WELL worth it.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing sound!

          By Bcshredder

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series TL-2 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          If your searching for the perfect petal for metal.STOP! This is it. Any sound sound you want can be had with this bad boy.

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          5.0

          Great pedals don't have to break the bank

          By zapkat

          from Arizona deserts

          Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series TL-2 Metal Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I purchased Hardwire TL-2 Metal Distortion pedal. After playing with all the setings I found this pedal to be very versital. Minor adjustments make major changes. the rubber cover fits nicely over all the switches and knobs, this will avoide unwanted changes after you spend the time setting where you like. This pedal will pull tones from your guitar you never knew where there! Hardwire pedals are made by Digitech a name you can trust.

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