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 1
  • Blues 2
  • Funk
  • Rock

Further Information

Overdrive Yes
Distortion No
Fuzz No
Metal No

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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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Jamez999, 01.02.2020
Bought this for a bit more tone from my Epiphone SG and it works very well with everything set to about a third. It's actually quite versatile and will give you more overdrive if you increase the knob settings. Works fine inline with other pedals too. Comes with a battery but can be used with a 9v transformer which I do. Only thing is, if you use a transformer and there is a battery installed it can behave unpredictably so use one or the other but not both. Pedal is well made and easy to use. Recommended.
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Best mid gain mid/cheap overdrive
14.07.2016
Well, yeh its great for blues, not as humped and retains more bass than a TS, I would say it has more character in its break up than a TS, the BD2 is transparent but much better for core tone than a TS, in fact aTS stacked into the front of this and you can get metal tone. TS is better for boosting an already driven sound but this can still do that. Iwanted one of these for 20 years, but never got around to it, until now and I must say I love it. I use it on 75% - 100% gain as a midgain sound in a prog metal band, I have lots of mid gain pedal and out of the 9 i have the only 2 i prefer cost 150-200 euro each and they are only better due to more eq options, but dont be fooled this pedal can do many styles especially stacked with other good pedal. Quality is usual Boss standard, I am not usually a fan of Boss drive pedal, they seem a bit sterile to me, but this has a very natural amp like sound and response best Boss drive and one of the best for stacking be it as pre gain boost, post volume boost , or core tone being boosted by another OD pedal in the front.

EDIT: my pedal has recently started to die randomly while playing, volume drops out sometimes suddenly, sometimes gradually, i am certain it is just my pedal, but not so sure i trust bosses mega robust reputation now, shame i love the sound of this pedal, marked quality to 3 as result
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fabrizioperria, 02.08.2019
cool as clean boost as well as pure overdrive.
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