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Boss BD2 Blues Driver Overdrive Distortion Pedal

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Product Description

The Boss BD2 Blues Driver Guitar Overdrive Distortion Pedal delivers the creamy, yet crunchy sound associated with great blues guitar.
Instant access to the kind of warm overdrive and emotive distortion usually reserved for 30 year-old tube amps. BOSS knows the sound that guitarists want and has the technological expertise to provide it, thanks to decades of experience in guitar-oriented products like the popular OD1 and DS1 compact pedals. The BD2 Blues Driver is a compact pedal that gives you the classic, bluesy sound of a vintage tube amp.

Whether it's on-stage, in the studio or practicing at home, the BD2 Blues Driver gives you that classic tube amp sound.

Boss BD2 Features

  • Classic blues guitar tones with tube amp simulation
  • Warm distortion and overdrive
  • Responds to nuance and volume changes
  • AC adaptor or 9V battery operation
  • Five year warranty
The roots of great sound
The tube amp has given the guitar a rich history of great sounds, from smooth jazz to screaming rock to crying blues. And while the guitar is a naturally expressive instrument, the tube amp makes it even more expressive, bringing out the subtle nuances of different types of guitars, pickups and playing styles. The tube amp has shared center stage with some of history's greatest guitarists and that same classic sound remains popular today. But with the BD2 Blues Driver, you don't have to own a vintage tube amplifier -- now you can get that same great sound and expressiveness in a compact pedal.

Back to basics with the BD2
When the situation calls for straight-ahead, down-home blues/rock, the BD2 Blues Driver lives up to its name. Light distortion, fat overdrive or smooth, warm sustain -- the BD2 gives you all the textures you need to sing, cry or scream. These classic sounds are available for the first time in a compact pedal. So when it's time to get back to basics, just stomp on your trusty blue pedal -- the BD2 Blues Driver. All the warmth and sustain of a tube amp is at your command.

The BD2 Blues Driver drives it home
From the rehearsal studio to the concert stage, the BD2 delivers the goods, even when playing through a solid-state amp. So you don't have to invest big bucks in a vintage tube amp to get that vintage sound. Even when practicing at home at low volume, you can still get the sound of a cranked tube amplifier without tormenting neighbors.

Fingertip control
As for the controls there's nothing fancy here, just a Gain and Tone control like your favorite amp, along with an overall Level control. These simple controls give you a full range of possibilities. Crank the Gain for hard-driving distortion or pull it back for a smooth sound with a mild edge. The Tone control lets you get a variety of classic guitar sounds from blues-breakin' British to American tweed. And like a fine amplifier, the BD2 sound varies with your choice of guitar and pickups and it responds to the unique feel of your playing style.

Product Specifications
Boss BD2 Blues Driver Guitar Overdrive Distortion Pedal Specifications
  • Nominal Input Level: -20 dBm
  • Input Impedance: 1 MOhm
  • Nominal Output Level: -20 dBm
  • Output Impedance: 1 KOhm
  • Controls:
    • Pedal Switch
    • LEVEL Knob
    • TONE Knob
    • GAIN Knob
  • Indicator: CHECK Indicator (also battery check indicator)
  • Connectors:
    • INPUT Jack
    • OUTPUT Jack
    • AC Adaptor Jack (9V DC)
  • Power Supply: 9V Battery or AC Adaptor
  • Current Draw: 13 mA (9V DC)
  • Included Accessories:
    • Owner's Manual
    • 9V Battery
  • Optional: AC Adaptor (PSA Series)
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 2 3/4 x 4 15/16 x 2 3/16 inches (70 x 125 x 55 mm)
  • Weight: 14 oz (400 g) including battery


Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  323-890-3700 Warranty:  BOSS Compact Pedals: 5 years parts, 90 days labor; BOSS (other): 1 year parts, 90 days labor
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Video and Audio Demos
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Mild Overdrive 378 KB
Here the BD2 brings out every nuance of your picking dynamics and responds differently to your guitar's control settings. Set the TONE any way you want!
Hard overdrive 378 KB
Perfect for hard rock with a bluesy touch. GAIN is set to just about max. with TONE set lower (at about 30%).
As a booster 418 KB
GAIN is set low and LEVEL is set high. Set tone to match your amp's characteristics for the cleanest boost.
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