Go big or go home. The Boss MD-2 is one of the most unique and captivatingly distinctive distortion pedals currently available. Designed with heavier styles in mind than either the DS-1 or DS-2, the MD-2 is here to cater to those wanting chunkier, sludgier distortion, with all the tonal versatility you expect from Boss. With its special dual-stage distortion circuit, gain boost circuit, bottom control, and tone control, the MD-2 gives you the tools to create high levels of crushing distortion and sustain with ease. If you need to go heavier, go with the MD-2
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The Boss MD-2 Mega Distortion is somewhat of an odd beast in that it has no clipping section, all the distortion comes from a two-stage distortion circuit. Its heavy sound is all thanks to ingenious design features in place of a traditional clipping stage. The capacitors at the input and output of the transistor stage are not polarised enough to function properly with the input/output AC signal so this will likely add distortion, along with the emitter follower follower at the output of the stage due to the high level of the signal and its own slight asymmetrical bias. This is on top of the fact that this entire section itself adds some asymmetric distortion thanks to using both PNP and NPN transistors. All these factors combine to generate crossover distortion and give the MD-2 it's totally unique sound and distorted tones.