Boss BD-2 Blues Driver Overdrive Pedal
Boss BD-2 Product Overview by GAK
The BD-2 is Boss' fantastic blues overdrive pedal, providing tone from overdriven vintage warmth to explosive distortion.
There are three knobs for you to adjust on the unit, Level, Tone and Gain, allowing to colour the sound to your specific taste.
Boss Product Overview
The Boss BD2 is the king of blues overdrive. Whether you're looking for a gently overdriven vintage warmth to colour your sound or explosive distortion you can dial the blues tone that's right for you.
Part of the compact and tough BD2's beauty lies in its simplicity, with just 3 knobs for LEVEL, TONE and GAIN and power from a 9v battery/mains adaptor. This means you can spend less time adjusting the pedal and more time playing.
*Boss PSA series power adaptor sold separately. You can purchase by clicking here.
- Classic "blues" guitar tones with tube amp simulation
- Warm distortion and overdrive
- Responds to nuance and volume changes
- AC adaptor or 9V battery operation
- BOSS five-year warranty
- Nominal Input Level:
- - -20 dBu
- Input Impedance:
- - 1M ohm
- Nominal Output Level:
- - -20 dBu
- Output Impedance:
- - 1k ohm
- Recommended Load Impedance:
- - 10k ohms or greater
- - Pedal switch
- - GAIN knob
- - TONE knob
- - LEVEL knob
- - CHECK indicator (Used for indication of check battery)
- - INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- - OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- - DC IN jack
- Power Supply:
- - Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22) or Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
- - AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)
- Current Draw:
- - 20 mA
- Expected battery life under continuous use:
- - Carbon: Approx. 24.5 hours
- - Alkaline: Approx. 44 hours
- *These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
- - Owner's manual
- - Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
- - Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22)
- Option (sold separately):
- - AC adaptor (PSA series)
- SIZE AND WEIGHT ( INCL. BATTERY )
- - Width 73mm, 2-7/8 inches
- - Depth 129mm, 5-1/8 inches
- - Height 59mm, 2-3/8 inches
- - Weight 360g, 13oz
- * 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
- *The specifications are subject to change without notice.
A classic sounding overdrive as I would expect from Boss. After reviewing a number of overdrive pedals on line, I picked this one and I am not disappointed. Less harsh sounding and more 'creamy' than many overdrives. And of course great for blues.
An excellent value for money pedal
Delivers beautiful and smooth overdrive, reminiscent of tube amp sounds, but don't let the blues name fool you, this can provide enough crunch for heavier rock.
Huge range of tones from a fairly affordable pedal, from a clean boost to a low gain distortion, excellent pedal