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Boss BD-2 Blues Driver Pedal  

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The Boss BD-2 Blues Driver Pedal gives you the classic, bluesy sound of an overdriven vintage tube amp in a compact pedal. The BD-2 gives you all the textures you need to scream, sing, or cry. Can als... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Boss BD-2 Blues Driver Pedal gives you the classic, bluesy sound of an overdriven vintage tube amp in a compact pedal. The BD-2 gives you all the textures you need to scream, sing, or cry. Can also be used for warm distortion with a higher level of responsiveness than most distortion boxes. Controls for Gain, Tone, and overall Level. Great for blues and rock. Expect subtle overdrive to ripping amp tones from your Boss BD-2 Blues Driver Pedal.

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  • Sound of an overdriven vintage tube amp
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BossBD-2 Blues Driver Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 51 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Excellent sound quality (3)
  • Good selection of effects (3)
  • Responsive (3)

Cons

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  • Home studio (3)
  • Performances (3)
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Great Pedal For Blues

This pedal is great for blues and classic rock hence the name Boss Blues Driver. This pedal works realy well for pushing an already overdriven amp off the edge or for boosting your amp...Read complete review

This pedal is great for blues and classic rock hence the name Boss Blues Driver. This pedal works realy well for pushing an already overdriven amp off the edge or for boosting your amp as is. It gives a very good SRV tone and also many other artists that you can emulate. The pedal is also built like a tank, I doubt it will ever break from a heavy stomp or even a fall. So if you want a great pedal thats great for blues get the BOSS Blues Driver.

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Drove It Out the Door

Used it with Les Pauls and teles through the 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb. It's buzzy and thin sounding. I could not get a useful sound out of it and took it back and went...Read complete review

Used it with Les Pauls and teles through the 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb. It's buzzy and thin sounding. I could not get a useful sound out of it and took it back and went with Ibanez Turbo Tube Screamer.

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5.0

Great Pedal!

By Brent

from Folsom, CA

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  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

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      Comments about Boss BD-2 Blues Driver Pedal:

      This pedal is awesome. I play a Les Paul through a Vox AC15. I had been using another pedal for a clean boost, but wanted something that sounded more overdriven. The Blues Driver fits the bill! It is really simple with just three knobs, but I can dial in just the right amount of crunch. It has a nice low-end sound which pairs well with the Top Boost channel on my Vox.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Drove It Out the Door

      By Keith

      from NY

      About Me Professional Musician

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        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality

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          Comments about Boss BD-2 Blues Driver Pedal:

          Used it with Les Pauls and teles through the 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb. It's buzzy and thin sounding. I could not get a useful sound out of it and took it back and went with Ibanez Turbo Tube Screamer.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Not my most used pedal but I wouldn't want to not have it.

          By Alex

          from Buffalo NY

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

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            • Amateur Recording
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            Comments about Boss BD-2 Blues Driver Pedal:

            As stated in the title this is not my most used pedal, however I wouldn't want to be without it. This pedal serves a certain nitch in my selection of effect. Depending on where things are dialed in on the Tone and Gain, it has a wide range. I use this pedal to add a little bit of a blues kick to some quieter solo work, pentatonic scales sound great through this pedal. Give it a try first this isn't the pedal for everyone, most people will be fine with an overdrive pedal or the Boss Super Overdrive pedal, which when engaged with this pedal does have a great Tone in and of itself. Give it a shot, I like it and have use for it but dont want people to waste the money if they are not going to fit it into their sound.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Boss BD2

            By DD

            from Cleveland Ohio

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            • Compact Design
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Versatile

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              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Boss BD-2 Blues Driver Pedal:

              Great pedal!!

               
              5.0

              Bluestastic

              By JamesC

              from Bloomsburg, Pa

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

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                Comments about Boss BD-2 Blues Driver Pedal:

                Love the rich sound. Now I really want to try the waza.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Boss BD2 Drives My Blues Sound

                By BRUCE

                from Cleveland, TN

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                Comments about Boss BD-2 Blues Driver Pedal:

                Buying the BD2 is one of the best decisions I've ever made! For only $99, this thing does a great job. I started playing guitar circa 1973. Adding the BD2 after my DigiTech RP250, but before my SansAmp GT2 adds the right amount of bluesy tube tone. I have the volume at max, tone just past 12 o'clock, and the drive off. This adds just enough grit for my taste. In the past few years, I've performed across the country from DC to CA and I gig in Nashville every month.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Boss BD-2 Blues Driver sings the blues

                By Gary

                from Salt Lake Valley, UT

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                Comments about Boss BD-2 Blues Driver Pedal:

                This pedal really sings the blues. It is one of the most used overdrive pedals out there and with good reason. Just go to YouTube and there are countless demos of this great pedal showing its capabilities and versatility. It is perfect for the bluesy sound which blues players seek out and love. Since I perform and travel with my equipment regularly I decided I wanted a backup BD-2 but didn't necessarily need a new one and certainly was looking for a bargain. I found a used one online from Guitar Center for only $49.00 The photo made it look a bit rough and had been heavily gigged but I wasn't deterred, I just needed a backup that might never even get used. When it arrived I was pleased to find the box and original docs were included, and the pedal looked as if it was barely used and even looked almost new. Best of all the pedal works flawlessly. There are no scratching sounds when turning the knobs, and no static when played, nor any volume drops. Perfect! Thank you Guitar Center.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                nice sound, adds some flavor without overly distorting original sound

                By Russ N

                from Denver, CO

                Comments about Boss BD-2 Blues Driver Pedal:

                I like the sound from the BD-2. Its certainly much different than the Boss BD-1 and not like the Tube Screamer either. I think it does add some nice tone to the sound without discoloring it too much. I still can't seem to quite get the real bluesy sound I would like so still working on that part.

                (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Robs volume too much

                By Geoffrey Davis

                from Virginia

                Comments about Boss BD-2 Blues Driver Pedal:

                No electrician here, and I've only owned this thing about one week, but I can't get decent volume from the amp without this unit turned up at a distortion level that is too high. I am very disappointed with the performance of this unit, as this is the first unit I've tried to add to the chain. Sounds like the amp is turned off when the level and gain are set at less than 12 o'clock. I'll probably be returning this and just getting a straight compressor since it seems fairly useless for playing blues that do not sound like heavy metal at a volume that outperforms the string's volume level with everything turned off. I'm not into playing acoustic with an electric guitar. And the compressor won't be made by Boss, given my negative experience using a BD-2.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Gets the job done

                By Luc Kisling

                from Princeton, New Jersey

                Comments about Boss BD-2 Blues Driver Pedal:

                I bought this pedal to supplement my DS-1. I was playing a Modern Player Jaguar through a Fender Frontman and had sold some pedals, so I only had an EHX Memory Boy and a Boss DS-1. The DS-1 is ok, but it is so thin sounding alone. Anyway, The BD-2 was great. It made my solid state amp sound great. It had soft and subtle cleans with some crazy distortion on the higher settings. I eventually bought a Vox ac30c2. Playing the BD-2 over an already cooked amp sounds really lame. The distortion on the pedal thins out the nice tubey sound of the amp. When I put this pedal on with the amp set to clean, it does it's job well. I mostly use it on higher gain settings with the tone knob at about 2 o' clock with the amp set to clean for some Mogwai-ish fuzzy-distortion sounds. It does that great. It also stacks with the DS-1 really well. It still sounds thin, but on the clean channel it is bearable. An issue I have with it is that it is noisy. My Jaguar has p90s, so some noise is expected, but this thing feedbacks like crazy. I use feedback a lot, but sometimes I don't want it around. Other than the feedback and the thin sound (which is more obvious when the amp is overdriven), this pedal does a really good job. It is much better for a solid state setup than for a tube amp, but whatever. It is a little more expensive than it should be too. Whatever. It get's the job done.

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