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Boss BD-2 Blues Driver
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  • pixedelismepixedelisme

    Boss BD-2 Blues DriverPublished on 09/29/14 at 02:56
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    pedal analog overdrive / distortion

    UTILIZATION

    typical configuration 3 knobs (tone, volume output volume effect)

    SOUND QUALITY

    used with a Fender mexican classic 60 (neck pickup fender wide range), several fender amps (25 field, twin reverb, deville) RPET and studio recording

    I kept this pedal a few weeks I did not like the sound supposed to be hot and blues. I find the sound too acidic ... far from a TS9 or TS808. I made a small modification very easy on the condo tone but not convinced.

    again, I do not know if this is standard but I think it is a little too much buzz engagement (quality of electronics?) yet I bcp pedal overdrive / fuzz and it happens mostly on old 70's /......
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    pedal analog overdrive / distortion

    UTILIZATION

    typical configuration 3 knobs (tone, volume output volume effect)

    SOUND QUALITY

    used with a Fender mexican classic 60 (neck pickup fender wide range), several fender amps (25 field, twin reverb, deville) RPET and studio recording

    I kept this pedal a few weeks I did not like the sound supposed to be hot and blues. I find the sound too acidic ... far from a TS9 or TS808. I made a small modification very easy on the condo tone but not convinced.

    again, I do not know if this is standard but I think it is a little too much buzz engagement (quality of electronics?) yet I bcp pedal overdrive / fuzz and it happens mostly on old 70's / 80's.

    pushing the gain a background you come to a saturation / fuzz, not bad but also not its primary use it seems to me;-) (again the buzz is even more important)

    OVERALL OPINION

    I bought it used for 50 euros and sold it three weeks later to 60 euros ... I much prefer a TS9 / TS808. In the end it will just served me a recording of a song on a pretty chorus "grunge" sound is for use cleaner than what I had on hand at the time studio (big muff / boss ds1 / Ibanez MT10)

    a listen here https://andellipsis.bandcamp.com/track/be (on the chorus so)

    but I do not have that choice, I really do buy secondhand ^^
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  • Coco65Coco65

    Very good pedal!

    Boss BD-2 Blues DriverPublished on 06/25/14 at 12:32
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    This pedal is to play, as the name suggests, Blues or Blues / Rock. It performs these functions perfectly, since pressing it gets Bluesy sound very good and the years 1970-1980.
    It has 2 inputs (like all), 1 volume, 1 tone and 1 Gain.

    UTILIZATION

    I find this pedal very easy to use and very easy to adjust.
    I will not hide (like wah), I did not even cast a glance at the manual before I use it ..!

    SOUND QUALITY

    The effect is effective, Bluesy and quite realistic.
    I use this pedal with all my guitars, but especially with the Fender Stratocaster (better for his Blues and Blues / Rock).
    I prefer to put the issue in the middle, the middle and Tone Gain three quarters: it looks......
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    This pedal is to play, as the name suggests, Blues or Blues / Rock. It performs these functions perfectly, since pressing it gets Bluesy sound very good and the years 1970-1980.
    It has 2 inputs (like all), 1 volume, 1 tone and 1 Gain.

    UTILIZATION

    I find this pedal very easy to use and very easy to adjust.
    I will not hide (like wah), I did not even cast a glance at the manual before I use it ..!

    SOUND QUALITY

    The effect is effective, Bluesy and quite realistic.
    I use this pedal with all my guitars, but especially with the Fender Stratocaster (better for his Blues and Blues / Rock).
    I prefer to put the issue in the middle, the middle and Tone Gain three quarters: it looks like that sound both Bluesy, but if you scratch the ropes course, a sound a little more rock.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use this pedal for 3 years now, and I am quite satisfied with its sound and its effect. I bought this to really get his Blues and Bluesy, but would also produce a sound more Rock.
    Ideal for clear sound to a sound Blues, just by pressing the foot (set the settings before pressing ..)!
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  • fcalasfcalas

    She's got the blues ...

    Boss BD-2 Blues DriverPublished on 06/19/14 at 13:57
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    I take risks may be saying this, but I think this is one of the best pedal in Boss! Not even scared! Those who do not share my view will move to the next, yet listen to what I have to say about this pedal. Except that it looks like a DS or SD 1 1 except the color (blue, normal, talking blues ...) and has as its frangines potentiometers gain, tone and volume, BD 2 brings us a multitude of sounds from clear sound with this little je ne sais quoi mini crunch to overdriven typed lamps.

    UTILIZATION

    Capricious, it is not a pedal that excels on all the amps in the world. I have 3 tube amps, a champion 600, a blues junior and a hot rod deluxe (yes, I like Fender) and BD 2 rings only on the......
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    I take risks may be saying this, but I think this is one of the best pedal in Boss! Not even scared! Those who do not share my view will move to the next, yet listen to what I have to say about this pedal. Except that it looks like a DS or SD 1 1 except the color (blue, normal, talking blues ...) and has as its frangines potentiometers gain, tone and volume, BD 2 brings us a multitude of sounds from clear sound with this little je ne sais quoi mini crunch to overdriven typed lamps.

    UTILIZATION

    Capricious, it is not a pedal that excels on all the amps in the world. I have 3 tube amps, a champion 600, a blues junior and a hot rod deluxe (yes, I like Fender) and BD 2 rings only on the hot rod. With others, it seems insignificant overdrive and soulless nasal limit. On my Hot Rod is insured heat, round, velvety and parameterizable wish to gain through and tone that brings any color you like (except nasty metal).

    SOUND QUALITY

    No metal of course, but still meaty ... I use it as a non-nasal distortion, and I boost with a 1 SD for solos. There can be metal. But generally, it is used for rock, with good gain pushed yields the sound of Gary Moore. With a little low on the neck pickup of a Strat or a Les Paul which means shining lamps. Its sound specificity is nonetheless gain below half for the slight color saturation that comes your arpeggios and nuances of your pick. It is very reactive with the guitar volume without losing the treble, and you will notice that the race of the gain is very impressive. That is why I say this is the best pedal in Boss.

    OVERALL OPINION

    As I am inherently unstable, one day I bought and resold, then bought a few years after to resell again. And then I decided to acquire a third time, and for life. I think it is essential in my pedalboard, and I use it everywhere, in the studio and in concert, she said exactly what I'm looking for sound. Try one and see for yourself ...
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  • fatfingerfatfinger

    Super pedal

    Boss BD-2 Blues DriverPublished on 05/10/14 at 15:53
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Pedal Type "Over Drive" but with more of "testosterone" as classic as OD Ibanez TS. "Mine" is located between Over Drive and distortion. Clearly, we can "cruncher" slightly to downright!

    UTILIZATION

    Easy adjustment and fully detailed on the form provided with when buying.
    In my opinion, this book is a good start to get a real idea of ​​the potential of the contraption.

    SOUND QUALITY

    For me it is not the best overdrive pedal, but it is my favorite. It sounds more "chemical" that Ibanez TS9 (which I also, hence the comparison), but it has more bass and punch. Crunch is delicious and whatever volume level of the amp. This is not the case with "ma" TS9, expressed much better......
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    Pedal Type "Over Drive" but with more of "testosterone" as classic as OD Ibanez TS. "Mine" is located between Over Drive and distortion. Clearly, we can "cruncher" slightly to downright!

    UTILIZATION

    Easy adjustment and fully detailed on the form provided with when buying.
    In my opinion, this book is a good start to get a real idea of ​​the potential of the contraption.

    SOUND QUALITY

    For me it is not the best overdrive pedal, but it is my favorite. It sounds more "chemical" that Ibanez TS9 (which I also, hence the comparison), but it has more bass and punch. Crunch is delicious and whatever volume level of the amp. This is not the case with "ma" TS9, expressed much better when the receiver reaches a certain volume level. So, when I work at home, I only starts the BD2.Notez it goes very well with other OD pedals or distortion. Mine is silent, so RAS at this level.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I waited a long time before I offer. But I do not regret the purchase. As mentioned above, this is not perhaps not the best pedal in its class but it is very versatile and potentiometers are very effective. Can sculpt 5 or 6 different sounds and usable dice the first hours of operation ... This is a very good pedal for me, very comfortable in blues, R & B and even rock.
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  • goldorockgoldorock

    superb sound

    Boss BD-2 Blues DriverPublished on 07/27/13 at 10:43
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    gain
    level
    tone

    UTILIZATION

    Very simple and multiple uses:
    Treble-boost (improve a solo)
    -overdrive/disto blues to rock: stevie ray trend (in its lighter than the TS9)
    -Have a clean sound (strat) as if it is plugged into a Fender amp
    3 good points!
    I put 9/10 because for the booster, it's great
    for the more clean, kind Fender is great too
    and the way TS9 overdrive, the sound is nice and warm bcp, pt be less natural, but in the end I prefer the pedal to the TS9 cold
    very good pedal to have in his pedals! the sound is just magical, beautiful, sharp but not so garish set
    For overdrive (acdc trend) may be preferred pedal lamp or TS9 but the blues driver has a very......
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    gain
    level
    tone

    UTILIZATION

    Very simple and multiple uses:
    Treble-boost (improve a solo)
    -overdrive/disto blues to rock: stevie ray trend (in its lighter than the TS9)
    -Have a clean sound (strat) as if it is plugged into a Fender amp
    3 good points!
    I put 9/10 because for the booster, it's great
    for the more clean, kind Fender is great too
    and the way TS9 overdrive, the sound is nice and warm bcp, pt be less natural, but in the end I prefer the pedal to the TS9 cold
    very good pedal to have in his pedals! the sound is just magical, beautiful, sharp but not so garish set
    For overdrive (acdc trend) may be preferred pedal lamp or TS9 but the blues driver has a very good sound for a pedal that is not light

    SOUND QUALITY

    Very good even if the pedals have a light sound more realistic, but will not have the SUPER CLEAN it gives

    OVERALL OPINION

    I compared to the TS9 and vox COOLTRON (sound + light, beautiful, + overdrive acdc trend, but it is less sturdy than other pedals lamps)
    For now, I use that to get a clean sound, more blues, more strat
    or as a treble boost
    and it is great for all that
    I even wanted to put in my two pedals!

    The TS9 is beautiful but cold: less digital sound pt be

    I think you can get tired of the distortion of the blues driver but no sound great clean sound
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  • jeff 7 adore.jeff 7 adore.

    Boss BD-2 Blues DriverPublished on 01/02/13 at 01:22
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Effect distortion pedal mild (relatively). Editable No, not rackable, analog connections jack.Electronique high quality, very strong, very well done!

    UTILIZATION

    Config ultra simple, three boutons.Manuel always useful and simple in Boss, in his ptite boite.Les are very simple to obtain.

    SOUND QUALITY

    The effects are very effective adapted blues and mild saturation, it is more suitable when pushed too my avis.Je uses a tv and strats fender.Je prefer this pedal in saturation but not too extensive thoroughly it sounds good even qd.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I sold it cheap a bluesman, one evening concert who needed but I'll racheter.Si you find secondhand: jump on it must have been, it......
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    Effect distortion pedal mild (relatively). Editable No, not rackable, analog connections jack.Electronique high quality, very strong, very well done!

    UTILIZATION

    Config ultra simple, three boutons.Manuel always useful and simple in Boss, in his ptite boite.Les are very simple to obtain.

    SOUND QUALITY

    The effects are very effective adapted blues and mild saturation, it is more suitable when pushed too my avis.Je uses a tv and strats fender.Je prefer this pedal in saturation but not too extensive thoroughly it sounds good even qd.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I sold it cheap a bluesman, one evening concert who needed but I'll racheter.Si you find secondhand: jump on it must have been, it makes service all the time if you don 'have no saturation but also for DS1 will Biern blues, I trouve.Rapport money, not given but given the Boss pedals I've never been dropped, they are hyper fiables.Oui I would do this choice also I have a lot of pedals Boss.
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  • Ph1lbyPh1lby

    Very satisfactory

    Boss BD-2 Blues DriverPublished on 07/15/12 at 13:16
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    See description

    UTILIZATION

    The pedal could not be more simple and easy to use

    SOUND QUALITY

    I tried other home boss overdrive and distortion MXR, and they all had less gain, and its Beacoup less fat and rich as this. Do not rely too has its name because if it is of course perfect for the blues, it is more than enough to play rock, and (probably thanks to my Dimarzio SD), I use it to play hard rock 70s ( Montrose, led zep, scorpions:
    ...) and even the Heavy metal has the randy Rhoads: here is one of his solo with the pedal: http://www .youtube.com / watch? v = vnKrNyZJJk0

    on the other hand, do not expect distortion worthy of the name, the sound will not you typed and vintage......
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    UTILIZATION

    The pedal could not be more simple and easy to use

    SOUND QUALITY

    I tried other home boss overdrive and distortion MXR, and they all had less gain, and its Beacoup less fat and rich as this. Do not rely too has its name because if it is of course perfect for the blues, it is more than enough to play rock, and (probably thanks to my Dimarzio SD), I use it to play hard rock 70s ( Montrose, led zep, scorpions:
    ...) and even the Heavy metal has the randy Rhoads: here is one of his solo with the pedal: http://www .youtube.com / watch? v = vnKrNyZJJk0

    on the other hand, do not expect distortion worthy of the name, the sound will not you typed and vintage aps offer tons of sustain and feedback. The sound loses as a background with the gain, must not exceed 4 hours too, with 13 h volume. I also keep the knob "tone" at 10am.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for over a year and I'm happy, the sound is very airy, natural, more fat than its competitors, and curiously enough generous on the gain, without ever being aggressive.
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  • MGR/fenelonMGR/fenelon

    Boss BD-2 Blues Driver

    Boss BD-2 Blues DriverPublished on 10/14/04 at 15:00
    Purchased at Kayes Music Scene, Canoga Park, CA for $79.99.
    After consulting with numerous fellow musicians on the best and worst of overdrives. Weighing out the money factors against quality factors and playing with the 2 finalist I settled on the Boss BD2.

    The pure quality of tone I get with the equipment I use was the deciding factor. The price being twenty dollars less than my next option wasn't bad either. The contagious tone from the BD2 is round, expressive, smooth, and sultry. The controls make it easy to dial-up that sound you've been hearing in the back of your head.

    Nothing, it's just what I wanted.

    Brawn and beauty combined--it's built to last with aesthetics to boot.

    I......
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    Purchased at Kayes Music Scene, Canoga Park, CA for $79.99.
    After consulting with numerous fellow musicians on the best and worst of overdrives. Weighing out the money factors against quality factors and playing with the 2 finalist I settled on the Boss BD2.

    The pure quality of tone I get with the equipment I use was the deciding factor. The price being twenty dollars less than my next option wasn't bad either. The contagious tone from the BD2 is round, expressive, smooth, and sultry. The controls make it easy to dial-up that sound you've been hearing in the back of your head.

    Nothing, it's just what I wanted.

    Brawn and beauty combined--it's built to last with aesthetics to boot.

    I would get it again in an instant. Great tone and durability at a great price!

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/Tim B.MGR/Tim B.

    Boss BD-2 Blues Driver

    Boss BD-2 Blues DriverPublished on 08/18/04 at 15:00
    I bought this pedal from Sam Ash for $80 and it was worth every penny!

    This pedal is so versatile! It blows me away how sensative the knobs are! The slightest twist of a tone or overdrive knob brings about a totally new sound! I could easily gig with just this pedal and have a great amount of versatility. You can go anywhere from the slightest overdrive to a nice, tube amp overdriven tone, to a heavy, loud, grunge overdrive that sounds so impressive. Although the name implies "Blues", you could easily use this pedal for anything from jazz to Rock. I like the color too. and of course, the Boss name guarantees that this thing will outlast me!

    There is only one thing about this......
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    I bought this pedal from Sam Ash for $80 and it was worth every penny!

    This pedal is so versatile! It blows me away how sensative the knobs are! The slightest twist of a tone or overdrive knob brings about a totally new sound! I could easily gig with just this pedal and have a great amount of versatility. You can go anywhere from the slightest overdrive to a nice, tube amp overdriven tone, to a heavy, loud, grunge overdrive that sounds so impressive. Although the name implies "Blues", you could easily use this pedal for anything from jazz to Rock. I like the color too. and of course, the Boss name guarantees that this thing will outlast me!

    There is only one thing about this pedal that could pose a problem - it sucks up 9V batteries like there's no tomorrow! This problem doesn't affect me, however, because I also have the Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner and I plug that into the wall with an adapter and then attach my other pedals to my tuner with a daisy chain. So, because I don't use batteries, this doesn't pose a problem for me. I would highly suggest getting the adapter for this pedal, though, because it does use up the battery power pretty quickly. That's my only gripe, even though it doesn't affect me.

    What can I say besides, "It's a Boss!" That says plenty on it's own. This pedal is solid metal construction and is made to outlast the owner. I'll probably be selling this thing on ebay on my bed and it'll be as good as new, due to the infamous Boss quality! :)

    For anything from Jazz to Blues to Rock, this is the pedal for you! Get it! (But get the adapter too!)

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/ScottMGR/Scott

    Boss BD-2 Blues Driver

    Boss BD-2 Blues DriverPublished on 07/07/04 at 15:00
    I got my blues driver off ebay. I wanted something that had a little gain for soloing and I did a lot of reading before I got it and I liked it so I got it. I paid 50 dollar's for it and I'm happy I did.

    You can use it with blues or rock or jazz or country. Its small and takes up no room you can take it any where. If you get one it will last you your whole life. You can get a lot of sounds out of it. It sounds some like a tube amp. Goes great with all amps and guitars. I like every thing about it.

    Nothing. I like it all but it eats up 9 volt batteries. You will wan adapter. I like it all.

    made of metal caseing and will last you for the rest of your life.

    It gives you any thing you......
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    I got my blues driver off ebay. I wanted something that had a little gain for soloing and I did a lot of reading before I got it and I liked it so I got it. I paid 50 dollar's for it and I'm happy I did.

    You can use it with blues or rock or jazz or country. Its small and takes up no room you can take it any where. If you get one it will last you your whole life. You can get a lot of sounds out of it. It sounds some like a tube amp. Goes great with all amps and guitars. I like every thing about it.

    Nothing. I like it all but it eats up 9 volt batteries. You will wan adapter. I like it all.

    made of metal caseing and will last you for the rest of your life.

    It gives you any thing you need I think most people that have one will say the same thing.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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