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Boss JB2 Angry Driver Dual Overdrive Pedal

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MSRP: $299.99


Product Description

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Boss compact pedals, Boss and JHS Pedals have come together in a historic creative collaboration between the two industry leaders. Housed in the classic Boss compact design, the JB-2 Angry Driver pairs the tones of the iconic Boss BD-2 Blues Driver with JHS Pedals’ popular Angry Charlie. Working closely together, the two pedal innovators have developed an all-new combined circuit with refined sound and performance perfectly tuned for dual-mode drive operation.

Boss JB2 Angry Driver Dual Overdrive Pedal Features

  • All-new overdrive pedal with massive tonal range, jointly developed by BOSS and JHS Pedals
  • Combines the voices of the BD-2 Blues Driver from BOSS and Angry Charlie from JHS Pedals
  • Three dual-concentric knobs provide independent drive, tone, and level control for each overdrive type
  • Mode selector for choosing individual overdrive types, two series connections for stacking, or parallel connection for unique new sounds
  • Also includes a mode for toggling between BOSS and JHS overdrives with the built-in pedal switch 
  • Remote switch jack for controlling pedal modes and bypass from an optional footswitch or effects switching system
  • Multi-color LED indicator shows BOSS mode (blue), JHS mode (red), and both together (purple)
  • BOSS five-year warranty 
The JB-2 Angry Driver features three dual-concentric knobs that provide independent drive, tone, and level control for each overdrive type. Via a six-position mode selector, you can use each overdrive independently, or combine them together in series and parallel configurations. With the ability to blend the Blues Driver’s famously expressive low-to-mid gain tones with the Angry Charlie’s aggressive rock voice in any combination, the JB-2 Angry Driver delivers unmatched range and versatility from a single overdrive pedal.

Two Industry Leaders Unite for the 40th Anniversary of BOSS Compact Pedals
The idea to develop the JB-2 pedal was born of the friendship between BOSS President Yoshi Ikegami and JHS Pedals founder Josh Scott, and their shared passion for innovative pedal design. The Blues Driver has long been a favorite pedal for Josh, and he credits it for leading him into designing his own pedals and starting his own company. “I got into pedals because, as a player, I used two Blues Drivers together for years and years. One day, one of them broke. I opened it up and realized it was just a simple soldering fix. It really sparked my curiosity and that just took over my life, and JHS pedals came into existence out of repairing that pedal.”

Yoshi and Josh regularly visit with each other at the yearly NAMM shows, and they had discussed the idea of a collaboration a number of times. With BOSS celebrating the 40th anniversary of the introduction of the compact pedal design throughout 2017, Yoshi felt the time was right to develop a new pedal together. “In the 40 years of BOSS compact pedal history, this is a first,” Yoshi said. “I think it's a wonderful thing that two companies have collaborated based on a great mutual respect for each other.”

“We’re very excited to collaborate with BOSS, one of our heroes, with the JB-2,” Josh relates. “I've said for years and years that BOSS pedals are my favorite pedals. For JHS to jump into the story of what BOSS has done for 40 years is a real honor, and really beyond anything I would have ever imagined.”

Partners in Tone
After discussing a number of ideas, BOSS and JHS Pedals ultimately felt that combining the Blues Driver and Angry Charlie would be the ideal match.

“When this plan came up, we used the ES-8 switching system to try numerous combinations of our pedals with the JHS Angry Charlie,” Yoshi relates. “I thought a combination allowing each pedal to complement the other would be interesting to try. The sound of the Angry Charlie is exactly what BOSS didn't have.”

“It stacks amazingly with the Blues Driver,” Josh adds. “What's great about the Blues Driver is it covers low gain phenomenally, and it does boost really well, and that accents what the Angry Charlie is. The Angry Charlie is always angry, so the Blues Driver helps mellow it out and do different things.

“To experience working on a product with a company that has done this thing so well for so long has been really inspiring,” Josh continues. It’s just amazing to see such talented people that love what they do.” Josh is very pleased with the way the JB-2 turned out, saying, “I am 150-percent satisfied. I love it.”

“For several years, we have been continuing to take on new challenges with the keyword “Breakthrough,” Yoshi said. “I think it's very refreshing and thought-provoking for our engineers to work with such an up-and-coming company and get inspired.”

A Diverse Range of Drive Sounds in a Compact Footprint
With its two drive types, dual-concentric knobs, and six modes, the JB-2 packs an enormous amount of overdrive range in a single-space pedal. The Blues Driver is the lower-gain side, carrying everything from boost to overdrive, and the Angry Charlie carries the medium-high overdrive all the way to distortion.

The six-position mode selector provides flexibility to use the overdrives in numerous creative ways, from individual operation to series stacking and even parallel operation. In series mode, one overdrive works as a booster for the other, while in parallel mode, the overdrive character expressively changes in response to picking nuance. A remote jack extends the pedal’s versatility even further with control from an external footswitch or pedal switcher.

“In this small format, you get this amazing switching system that is out of this world with series and parallel,” Josh relates. “You have six controls for two pedals, but the six controls in parallel become six controls for one new pedal, and that is very, very cool. So you have the Angry Charlie that people know, and the Blues Driver that people know. But when you put them together, the six controls all interact and there are hundreds of sounds. I think that's a fantastic product.”

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Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Boss JB2 Angry Driver Dual Overdrive Pedal Specifications
  • Nominal Input Level: -20 dBu 
  • Input Impedance: 1 M ohm 
  • Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu 
  • Output Impedance: 1 k ohm 
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10 k ohms or greater 
  • Controls:
    • Pedal switch
    • MODE knob, DRIVE knob, TONE knob, LEVEL knob
  • Indicator: CHECK indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator) 
  • Connectors: INPUT jack, OUTPUT jack, REMOTE jack, AC adaptor jack (DC 9 V) 
  • Power Supply:
    • Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61) or Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22)
    • AC adaptor (sold separately)
  • Current Draw: 50 mA 
  • Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.):
    • Alkaline: Approx. 9.5 hours
    • Carbon: Approx. 2.5 hours 
  • Dimensions:
    • 73 (W) x 129 (D) x 59 (H) mm
    • 2-7/8 (W) x 5-1/8 (D) x 2-3/8 (H) inches
  • Weight (including battery):
    • 440 g
    • 1 lb 
  • Accessories:
    • Owner's Manual, Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTE," and "Information")
    • Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61) 
  • Option (sold separately):
    • AC adaptor (PSA series)
    • Foot switch: FS-5L, FS-6, FS-7

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

Customer Reviews

Review: Dan Janssen Submitted: 7/14/2018

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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Great sound, performs exactly as expected.
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Combines two types of pedals into one.

Review: Peter B. Submitted: 3/19/2018

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer


Good sounding well built drive pedal.

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It is nice to having two different gain pedals in one housing.

Review: Javier Morris, Submitted: 1/8/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer


Best of Both Worlds

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The JHS and boss merger of the angry Charlie and blues driver is a phenomenal piece to add to your set up. The way you can isolate or blend these two pedals is amazing. There is no pedal on the market like this and it is a must have for all electric players.

Review: Rick Underwood Submitted: 11/23/2017

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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The pedal of pedals!!!

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“The waiting is the hardest part”...(RIP Tom Petty) This pedal was back ordered when I ordered it and man, I couldn’t wait to get it! When it did arrive, it was everything I hoped it would be. It’s a brilliant collaboration of two great pedals and being able to control both either independently or together is a beautiful thing. This thing rocks!!!

Review: Cloud Meinhold, Submitted: 11/17/2017

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Wow, now that's my kind of Road Rage, if you haven't guessed the Angry Driver Rocks

Product Review

Boss and JHS have combined a couple of their most popular pedals to form one giant robot, wait that's not right! This being the very first collaboration of these two well known pedal makers, guitar pedal history has been made. The Angry Driver isn't your average Overdrive, it's the king of them all, and then some. Many different tones can be dialed in, especially with the addition of any of the two Boss dual footswitches. I am a huge fan of the Blues Driver, and now the Angry Charlie, but both together are unstoppable. The Angry Charlie adds brightness, and gain to the darker, warmer Blues Driver circuit. Being able to switch between the two is a major plus. Considering the money, and pedal board space saved, it's a win, win situation. Definitely worth the pre-order wait, and the $200.
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