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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 1:56 pm    Post subject: Boss Mega Distortion... Reply with quote

...They seem to go for super cheap on ebay, just wondering what's wrong with them?

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Boss Mega Distortion... Reply with quote

johnnyseven wrote:
...The se seem to go for super cheap on ebay, just wondering what's wrong with them?

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No other Boss pedal has as much gain as the MD-2..........7 string players have been targeted by advertising campaigns

Maybe people just associate it with the uber passe Nu-Metal genre?
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Boss Mega Distortion... Reply with quote

johnnyseven wrote:
...They seem to go for super cheap on ebay, just wondering what's wrong with them?


Nothing, they're good pedals. Tim from Part Chimp uses one.
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like mine. You can adjust treble and bass which gives you a nice wide amound of tonal sounds.
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's a fairly decent pedal, but the resale is arse.
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks chaps. With this feedback and the used cost I may have to try one.
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen one on Simon Neil from Biffy's board as well if that helps.
It's a nice fat heavy distortion. I have one, and will probably hang onto it for my heavy distortion needs.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're like the middle ground between a DS-2 and a Metal Zone to me. Can sound good but depends massively on your amp.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't this model replace the Hyper Metal?
Never tried one, be interested to hear your thoughts J7.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:24 am    Post subject: Re: Boss Mega Distortion... Reply with quote

wwrrss wrote:
Tim from Part Chimp uses one.


This post makes it sound as though Part Chimp haven't broken up. But I'm pretty sure Part Chimp broke up. Please tell me Part Chimp didn't break up?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Missed one on ebay by less than a pound. I'll keep my eye out for another.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

think there's one with a 30 BIN, only 4 quid more than the one that ended today.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Stewart. I found one on Gumtree that I can get for 30, I just have to work out when I can pick it up.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before I buy can anyone confirm whether these have scooped mids? I don't want to get lost in the mix when rocking with my band.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lolz, go go Johnny Reseeeeeeearch!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnnyseven wrote:
Before I buy can anyone confirm whether these have scooped mids? I don't want to get lost in the mix when rocking with my band.


They have a separate bass and treble control so I wouldn't think it would be scooped mids unless you set it that way.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been reading up on these on the web and nowhere mentioned an issue with getting lost in the mix.

So, I bought one from a guy on Gumtree. I tried it out briefly tonight, please bare in mind that it was at bedroom level, and it sounded good. It has less of an obvious distorted metal tone like the Metal Zone has and more of a bottom heavy fierce overdrive tone. It's been a while since i've played one, but the sound did remind me a bit of a muff. The sound is nice and thick too which is what I was after. I'll have to report back once I have played it at proper volume though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried my MD2 at rehearsal last night. I wasn't using my amp (a Fender Bassman 50 from 1975) but a house Laney 50 watt head and cab. The pedal seemed to have the same issue that i've had with Big Muffs in the past in the the amp doesn't have enough headroom to handle the sound from the pedal. The pedal sounded really quite through it no matter where I had the volume, turning the bottom control down helped a bit but it was still pretty quiet. No wonder this pedal gets bad reviews. I'll have to try it through my Bassman, I think it'll probably be able to handle it a bit better.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember having issues with Boss distortions never being loud enough (check out ANY live Nirvana show for proof of this); possibly down to amp impedance but also due to pickup output. Try lowering your pickups a little to bring them more in-line with the conservative amount of volume Boss make available on their dirt boxes.

This isn't just down to amp headroom if your clean sound is loud enough; the hottest pickup in the world will still be the same volume once a distortion pedal has compressed it to baaaaaaaalls, so reign that clean output back a little.
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