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Digitech Hardwire TL-2 Metal Distortion

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  • 2 Modes of operation: Tight and Loose
  • True Bypass circuitry preserves your tone in bypass
  • Constant high-voltage operation for tonal quality and noise reduction
  • Includes Stomplock, Custom-cut Velcro pad and glow-in-the-dark pedal top
  • Crafted from premium all-metal components
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Technical Details
Item Weight454 g
Product Dimensions18.1 x 6.4 x 10.8 cm
Batteries:1 9V batteries required. (included)
Item model numberTL-2
Battery TypeAlkaline
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 6,663 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight699 g
Date First Available14 Aug. 2008
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Box Contains

  • Digitech TL2
  • Owner's Manual
  • Registration Card
  • Stomplock
  • Glow-in-the-dark sticker top

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    Amazon.com: 28 reviews
    17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    Maximal distortion and sustain 19 Dec. 2010
    By Victor - Published on Amazon.com
    Verified Purchase
    If you want more distortion than this, please see a psychiatrist right away. The TL-2 delivers massive distortion with seemingly endless sustain. This is weapons-grade distortion. It has very useful tone controls that allow you to get just the right tone; even minor adjustments of the tone knobs create very different tones; they're extremely sensitive. This is NOT for people who just want the overdrive or distortion that's delivered by a traditional overdrive or distortion pedal (such as BOSS's DS-1). On the LOWEST possible distortion setting, the TL-2's sound is still severely distorted. The highly sensitive tone controls allow you to get the right sound with various guitar/amp combinations. If you want ultra-distortion, this is it. The sustain is amazing. The device is also extremely rugged and can be used as a weapon. Finally, it comes with a cover for the knobs to prevent your settings from being altered when you step on the pedal.
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    Versatile Metal Pedal 23 Sept. 2009
    By T. Thompson - Published on Amazon.com
    Verified Purchase
    Digitech's Extreme Metal Distortion is built like a tank, about the same size as the old DOD Death Metal Pedal. It has metal knobs that are tight so you don't have to worry too much about accidentally hitting one and losing that dialed in tone. A switch that cuts from loose to tight, a very bright Blue LED. It's true bypass and on top of that, the pedal is super quiet. At first I thought it might have an internal noise gate because it's so quiet. Most distortion or overdrive pedals, when you turn the gain up, almost always have a hiss that runs through your amp. Most of the time I end up having to use a gate in the signal chain, but there is no need for one with this pedal.

    There are four knobs, a Level, a High knob with a Low ring, a Mid knob with a Frequency ring, and a gain knob. There is a switch to choose between tight and loose. This really affects the tone of the pedal. It's a very versatile pedal, I was able to dial in tones from Masters of Puppets with a really tight response and cut mids, to a Bark at the Moon with a loose feel and boosted mids to even some Pantera from Vulgar Display of Power. I'm sure if I fiddled around with this pedal I could just about get nearly any metal sound I wanted. Before I bought this I thought the best distortion pedal out there was Line 6's Uber Metal Pedal, which is still a great pedal, but the construction of this pedal alone beats that pedal.

    Digitech's New line of Hardwire pedals are a welcome change from the company's past. Digitech of course used to be called DOD, which means Division of Digitech. And nowhere on this pedal can you find the name Digitech on it, and I believe they did this for a reason, to try to get players to give it a try before they found out who it was made by. It's not that Digitech(DOD) didn't have any good products, its just the reputation of the company more or less put a stigma on all its related products that they were cheap. If you were looking for high end pedals, you looked at Maxon, MXR, Electro-Harmonix, etc.. You definitely looked past most Digitech products.

    If your looking for a well built pedal with lots of tone, look no further.
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    Quality construction, mean tone! 4 Nov. 2013
    By StormJH1 - Published on Amazon.com
    I struggled a bit with whether I considered this a 4-star or 5-star pedal. For now, I'm rating it 5 stars, even though I feel like I need to do some work with it to fully connect. But the fact remains that it happens to be very good at what it does, which is offering a variety of bottom-heavy metal distortion sounds.

    The construction of the Hardwire pedals is top-notch. The knobs have metal tops and have micro-notches built in as you turn them (well, at least on the gain). It's a good, reliable feel to dial them in. That being said, one of the challenges of this (or most) metal distortion pedals is that it can be quite intimidating to dial in the right sound. High and Low EQ settings are self-explanatory, but add on top of that a midrange knob AND a mid frequency shifter, and you can mess things up pretty quickly by switching just a setting or two. There's also a Tight/Loose mod switch that makes a noticeable difference on how "messy" the distortion effect sounds. "Loose" gives you a sloppier, more saturated tone, while "Tight" is punchier and more percussive.

    Overall, the pedal sounds great. The output isn't absurdly high, but it will get plenty loud enough. Unity gain really varies depending on the mids setting (more mids make it quite a bit "louder" sounding), but is usually around 55 to 65% of the Level. Some "metal" pedals do an 80's Marshall tone that has plenty of gain, but not a tone of low end. This pedal can offer all the bass your amp can handle. It's also quite versatile given the variety of EQ settings.

    Like I said, I need more time with it, and so far, I've had better luck finding rhythm tones than lead tones. But it might also benefit from being paired with a Tubescreamer or other overdrive. Think of the TL-2 as a more modern-sounding, improved version of the BOSS Metal Zone. It's readily available to try out, and if you like Metal, there's a good chance it will do the job.
    6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    Monster 3 May 2011
    By Ronald L. Jones - Published on Amazon.com
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    Back in the mid eighties there was a movie that came out called "Hardware". It was about a military killing machine that was accidentally discovered and put back online. And of course it kills a dozen people before they deactivate it. Anyways, I think whoever developed the Digitech TL-2 watched that movie for inspiration because this pedal is a monster. I had bought a small practice amp the week before the Hardwire pedal arrived. I tried out the amps own integral distortion and thought maybe I'd jumped the gun getting the digitech. Because the amps distortion was pretty decent. Then I got my baby and hooked it up. When I seen that bright blue indicator light burn brightly to life I almost felt like the Hardware monster was looking at me. Like I was in trouble. The TL-2 blew the amps distortion away. It was precise and fierce. And I barely had this thing cranked. I heard the amps distortion as more of a fuzz sound as opposed to the Digitech's intense metal attack. It took me inside half an hour to find the exact tone I wanted and I stuck the included stomplock over the knobs to preserve my settings. I feel like a dehydrated metalhead that has crossed the desert to finally get a real drink of killer distortion after settling for a cactus here and there. The only thing I think I need now is probably delay for lead work.
    So if you want a monster distortion pedal that will have you sleeping with one eye open, get the TL-2 and don't say I didn't warn you.
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    AWESOME PEDAL EVER !!!! 8 Feb. 2015
    By M. barone - Published on Amazon.com
    Verified Purchase
    this is the greatest distortion pedal I ever owned . everything with this pedal is perfect. I also have the tube overdrive with this pedal and the sound is amazing.
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