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BOSS MD-2 Mega Distortion Best Guitar Effects Pedal for Extreme, Low-end Distortion Modern Metal and Hard Rock


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The MD-2 Mega distortion takes the bottom-heavy distortion sounds heard in today's new-school metal and pushes it to the extreme. The secret is a special dual-stage distortion circuit with an added gain boost-plus new Bottom and Tone controls--for crushing distortion with massive low end. Take your distortion into the future with the MD-2.

- Produces extreme, low-end distortion for modern metal and hard rock
- Gain Boost circuit creates huge distortion and sustain regardless of level
- New Bottom control for bottom-heavy distortion matched to 6- or 7-string guitars
- Tone control adjusts balance between high and low frequencies



1. Does the BOSS MD-2 work with the Crate GX 212 plus?

  • Yes!

2. Is the BOSS MD-2 a good pedal?

  • Yes. The BOSS MD-2 is a distortion pedal that has a wide EQ range. It could make a great pre-amp. The knobs are so useful and allow you to get some interesting sounds.

3. What is the difference between the BOSS MD-2 and the BOSS DS-1?

  • The BOSS MD-2 has a lot more tone options and a gain knob, unlike the DS-1.

4. How much distortion can I get with the BOSS MD-2?

  • A LOT! The BOSS MD-2 is called Mega Distortion for a reason. It has a built-in boost for it.

5. Is the BOSS MD-2 a good pedal for metal?

  • Yes.

6. Is the BOSS MD-2 and DS-2 the same pedal?

  • No.

7. Is the BOSS MD-2 analog?

  • Yes. The BOSS MD-2 has an analog circuit.

8. Does the BOSS MD-2 need batteries?

  • Yes. You can also use a power adapter.

9. Can I use the BOSS MD-2 to play SOAD songs?

  • Yes.

10. Can I use the BOSS MD-2 to get a similar tone to Nirvana’s songs?

  • Yes. The BOSS MD-2 has great control over the tone and is very versatile.

11. Does the BOSS MD-2 do chainsaw?

  • Yes.


  • 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
  • Bypass: Buffered bypass
  • Controls: GAIN BOOST knob, DIST knob, TONE/BOTTOM knob, LEVEL knob, Pedal switch
  • Indicator: CHECK Indicator (Used for indication of check battery)
  • Connectors: INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type, OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type, DC IN jack
  • Power Supply: Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22) or Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61), AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)
  • Current Draw: 20 mA
  • Expected battery life under continuous use: Carbon: Approx. 16 hours, Alkaline: Approx. 30 hours * These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
  • Accessory: Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information"), Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22)
  • Options (sold separately): AC Adaptor: PSA series

Size & Weight

  • Width: 73 mm, 2-7/8 inches
  • Depth: 129 mm, 5-1/8 inches
  • Height: 59 mm, 2-3/8 inches
  • Weight (including battery): 395 g, 14 oz

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.


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