TL-2 (discontinued)

Metal Distortion

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Unleash raw gain with the HardWire TL-2 Metal Distortion. The TL-2 Metal Distortion has two high-gain amp tone circuits at your disposal. Tight Mode gives you a responsive, percussive low end with smooth high frequencies. Loose Mode features a low EQ that best suits detuned guitars and produces a massive amount of low end grind. As with all HardWire pedals, the TL-2 is crafted from premium all-metal components to perform night after night, tour after tour.


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2 Modes of operation: Tight and Loose

  • Tight Mode has a tight, percussive low end
  • Loose Mode creates a thick grinding low end

True Bypass circuitry preserves your tone in bypass

Constant high-voltage operation for tonal quality and noise reduction

HardWire Pedals include the following stage accessories

  • Stomplock™ knob guard locks your tone in place and prevent tampering or accidental knob adjustments onstage
  • Pedal Switch Glow Sticker helps you locate the pedal in adverse stage lighting
  • Custom-cut Hook and Loop Pedalboard Pad to attach and lock your pedals to your pedalboard


Input 1/4" Unbalanced (Tip-Sleeve)
Input Impedance 500 kOhms -- effect on
Output 1/4" Unbalanced (Tip-Sleeve)
Output Impedance 1 kOhm -- effect on
Controls Level, Low, High, Mid Frequency, Mid Level, Gain
Switches Tight/Loose switch, On/Off foot switch
Power Supply 9 VDC, 220mW consumption, 25mA draw
Battery Type Single 9 VDC
Battery Life 14 Hours
Power Supply (US and Canada) 120 VAC, 60 Hz Adapter: PS200R - 120
Power Supply (Japan) 100 VAC, 50/60 Hz Adapter: PS200R - 100
Power Supply (Europe) 230 VAC, 50 Hz Adapter: PS200R - 230
Power Supply (UK) 240 VAC, 50 Hz Adapter: PS200R - 240
Dimensions 3.5" Width x 5.5" Length x 2.25" Height
Unit Weight 3.5" Width x 5.5" Length x 2.25" Height


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Also available from worldwide distributors.