Boss BD-2 Overdrive

Electric Guitar Effect Pedal

Tube amplifiers enable a wide range of awesome sounds: from soft jazz over the hardest rock all the way to melancholic blues. A tube amp enhances the power of expression of a guitar by highlighting the fine nuances of different guitars, pickups and playing styles. With this pedal, you come very close to the sound of a real tube amp. The BD-2 is also ideal for practising at home as it creates the necessary tube distortion even at lower volumes. That will be a relief for your neighbours.

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If a no-frills, earthy blues and rock sound is desired, you've come to the right place with the BD-2 Blues Driver. Slight distortion, fat overdrive and soft, silky sustain. The distortion levels can be set with Gain. The setting range covers slightly distorted to the hardest overdrive. Tone Control allows you to set a variety of classic sounds. Overall Level enables the adjustment of overall volume, regardless of the distortion.

  • Bluesy, natural, vintage tube amp sound
  • Reacts to every nuance and volume change
  • Controls: Level, Tone and Gain
  • Connections: Input and output
  • Current consumption: 13 mA
  • Power supply with a 9V battery or a 9V DC power supply (coaxial connection - negative pin inside - not included - for example, article 409939.)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 73 x 129 x 59 mm
  • Weight: 400 g
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  • Blues 2
  • Funk
  • Rock

Further Information

Overdrive Yes
Distortion No
Fuzz No
Metal No

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A worthy addition to your board!
The Tone Lounge, 01.01.2021
I test a lot of pedals on my YouTube channel, and this one was highly requested. I've always associated BOSS with a brand that everyone has on their board at some point. I've owned a few, and although never exceptional they are always great.

I bought the BD-2 without having much expectations. I plugged it in and was hit with a fantastic tone, although very bright. Now the brightness can be controlled and it isn't a bad thing. It's not ice picky, just a bit brighter than I expected. I keep the tone knob at around 9 o'clock to keep everything balanced.

I own some expensive, rare and boutique pedals, and this thing keeps up with all of them. So much so, in fact, that I am contemplating getting rid of some of my pedals and keeping this one as my "transparent" OD.

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- Vox AC15C1
- Vox AC4
- 1966 Gibson GA-15RVT
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Simple OD pedal
Peter WIld, 06.04.2021
For the price - its a really good deal for what you're getting in return.
It has 3 knobs - Level, tone and drive - and I must say - this pedal has some serious headroom.
Everything at 12 o'clock sounds good already - but when you start looking for your OD tone - this is where this shines.

Even with only 3 knobs you can really get different sounds out of this thing! I personally like to roll tone down and up the level and OD - but we're getting into subjective territory.

Overall a good investment for me personally.
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18 Can, 04.06.2021
For any type of guitarist this pedal is essential in my opinion. It is so flexible in terms of what it can work with and compliment. The clean boost alone adds great chunky weight to your tone and the overdrive is just fantastic for rock music. Highly recommend. One of boss's finest.
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JakubJames , 19.12.2019
If you're looking at the BD2 you already know what it sounds like.

My only recommendation would be that if your amp lacks mids or is very mid focused then consider a more mid heavy pedal like a tube screamer. I put the BD2 in front of my VOX AC15 and it is often difficult to get a mid-heavy sound. Can be done with some tweaking but it is not the best solution that I have to tweak the amp for this one pedal.
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