Boss ST-2 Power Stack Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal provides guitarists with the sound and feel of playing through a large, cranked-up, stack-style tube amplifier. The SOUND knob of the ST-2 allows players to dial in three distinct stack tones, from fat crunch to punchy drive to ultra-high gain distortion, and every color in between. BASS and TREBLE knobs let the user add detail, while LEVEL controls the effect’s overall volume.
The ST-2 has an extremely versatile range of distortion tones and authentic stack-amp feel. The ST-2 also is ideal for guitarists of all playing styles, from classic rock to metal. It’s perfect for players looking for a wide range of distortion sounds from a single stompbox, and for combo-amp and multi-effects users who want to add some real tube-stack sound to their rig.
- Boss ST-2
- Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
- Owner’s Manual
Tower of Power
The ST-2 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.
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 ultra high gain.
BOSS compact pedals are world-famous for their great sound as well as their road-tough construction, consistency, and reliability. The ST-2 inherits this BOSS-proven design, offering guitarists a solidly constructed pedal that’s built to withstand decades of demanding use.
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 ohm or greater
DC 9 V: Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22)
Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
AC Adaptor (optional)
36 mA (DC 9 V)
* Expected battery life under continuous use:
Carbon: 3 hours
Alkaline: 10 hours
These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Option: AC adaptor (PSA series)
Base Dimensions (WxHxD): 2.87 x 2.32 x 5.07″ (73 x 59 x 129mm)
Weight: 1 lbs (440g)