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Boss BD2 Blues Driver Overdrive Distortion Pedal

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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.

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Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  323-890-3700 Warranty:  BOSS Compact and Twin Pedals: 5 years parts, 2 years labor; BOSS (other): 1 year parts, 90 days labor

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


Customer Reviews

Review: Marty Submitted: 6/20/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Great basic drive pedal
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I like that this doesn’t get muddy like a lot of drive pedals do, but it can get shrill if the tone is up too high. I’m using this as a basic drive pedal to add just a touch of grit to an otherwiise clean sound. The gain is all the way down, the level is at noon, and tone is at 11. There’s is an EP booster hitting the front of the chain, and the BD-2 is right after the wah. It gets pretty close to the sound of an amp just barely breaking up, and even kind of responds like it too. I don’t know if it’s the best drive pedal for what I’m using it for, but it’s working for me right now

Review: Ken Submitted: 3/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Best Blues pedal for the money

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I definately recommend this product

Review: Papa Midnight Blues Submitted: 3/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Beyond all my expectations

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This pedal has graced my music abilities farther over the top of where I had expected it to take me. Slow mild Blues tone to the more distorted jungle rage fast on the edge of oblivion of what seems like metal tones with a push of my overdriven sustain solo's, man I cannot tell you enough about the versatility of this Boss pedal.

Review: Frank Lowhorn Submitted: 1/9/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Boss RULES!

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Moving back to the original stomp box style pedal. I have been a Boss fan for a very long time and will continue. Purchased this actually for travel with the compact 3 pedal case. This just might be part of my full time set up. Amazing sound and simplicity of use. I recommend this stomp box and all their other items. Always the best from AMS.

Review: Devin Vaughn Submitted: 12/18/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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love it

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Very good sound and tone for blues

Review: PGH Submitted: 12/9/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Great sounding pedal.

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Works great. Worth the money

Review: Tommy Submitted: 11/12/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Good enough 4 a PRINCE

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Truth be told I got this thing because I heard Prince use it during the 21 nights aftershow. Besides that it is very bluesy and I can go feom mellow tone to all out overdrive. Response to picking and all. This stays in my collection.

Review: Adam Gravedoni Submitted: 9/26/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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I love this thing

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I love the range it has you wanna play blues? You can play blues. You wanna play metal you can play metal

Review: Lance Black Submitted: 9/21/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Great blues and hard rock overdrive pedal

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This sounds great for boosting the amp and overdriving.

Review: Linda craven Submitted: 9/8/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Love it

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Great product

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Manuals & Docs

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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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