Boss OD-2 TURBO OverDrive
Boss OD-2 TURBO OverDrive
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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 11 reviews )
 9 reviews82 %
 1 user review9 %
 1 user review9 %
Value For Money:Excellent

tjon901's review"Workhorse pedal"

Boss OD-2 TURBO OverDrive
The Boss OD-2 is a real workhorse pedal. It has been around for many years and has been used in many applications. They have been made all over from Japan to Korea and they were still pretty much the same. The pedal is your basic OD/Distortion pedal. It has the typical Level Tone and Drive knobs but it also has a Turbo knob that lets you switch between two selections. The pedal is powered by a normal 9v jack.


Boss pedals are known for their durability. These pedals are time tested and can handle the worst you can dish out on tour. The chassis is super strong and it is very easy to set up the pedal. The knobs are nice and tight and offer a good amount of resistance when you turn so you get a really solid feel. The pedal does not have true bypass so you may want to watch out. It may make your rig sound different even when it is not on. I think every pedal should have true bypass


This pedal can do all sorts of tones very well. It combines overdrive and distortion via the turbo knob. It is seperate from the gain control. With these options you can really dial in the exact overdrive or high gain sound you are looking for with this pedal The sound is great. You can use it as a clean boost or a high gain channel on top of your clean sound. Using as a dirty boost can give you great results. On top of an amp with a bit of gain on it you can really get a crisp sound with some more sizzle from the pedal.


The OD-2 already has many fans around the world. This pedal is a workhorse and has been found in many rigs and on many tours. The sound they provide is very good and can really open your tone up to new sounds and possibilities. These pedals can be found for pretty cheap too since they have made them for so long. There is no problem with getting one used since they are so simple and durable. If you are looking for a good overdrive and distortion pedal to expand your tone this is a good choice.

iamqman's review"My Favorite Boss OD pedal!!"

Boss OD-2 TURBO OverDrive
The first thing I would say is that I'm a natural amp overdrive kind of guy. I do not like using pedals to get my main sound. That being said I love this pedal. I picked this pedal up a few years back on ebay for around $50. It was Japan made as apposed to Korean which I have no idea what the difference may be. Others say the Japanese version sounds better and maybe they are right because this pedal is fantastic for the price.

Back a few years ago I was in a band that sounded similar to Jimmy Eat World or U2. I was a big Edge fan and I did a ton of research on his former and current rig set ups. I found out he had used this pedal back in the 80's for a while. Well I was on a quest to sound like him and $50 bucks is a good price to sound like the Edge....joking!

The layout is as follows...

Level, Tone Drive, Turbo switch

It takes normal boss style input jack at 9v.


Extremely easy to use and anyone can figure out within minutes. I didn't have a manual when I bought it since I got it used on ebay.

It took me about 30 seconds to find out that this pedal was very usable and user friendly. I always kept the turbo in the ON position. I think I read somewhere that Edge always had it on. So therefore I did as well. However, the On position for the turbo is where this pedal shines anyway. I would have my Gain up to around 12:00 ad the tone around 11:00 and the Level at unity level to my amp tone.


I was going for a classic rock tone so I had my Les Paul Goldtop and my '74 Marshall JMP. I would jump the plexi channel with a jumper cable and run this pedal and I had almost identical Jimmy Paige tones. It was madening how close I could come to that tone with just a simple setup. The coolest part of it was that it sounded like natural amp OD without the amp being cranked. I would run the Marshall below 1 for a clean enough plexi tone and this pedal in front with my LP. Classic rock all day long. This pedal really works well with a Marshall plexi or JMP. They just work and sound fantastic together.

I also ran this pedal in front of a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe with a Line 6 delay in between. Same result as the Marshall....just sounded great! It did feel more like a pedal in this application than the Marshall did but it was a great simple OD. And the pedal really made my delays brilliant and out in front of the band mix.


The thing I loved most about this pedal was that it did not sound like a pedal but rather natural amp least the way I had it set up. And really for only $50 it was a no brainer to pick this puppy up.

I love this pedal. I think I would like to pick up another Japan made version someday. I would recommend this pedal to anyone who uses cleaner amps or now overdriven amps who want a lower volume distortion or even slamming the front of your dirty amp. Great pedal!!!

Amok_'s review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good overdrive"

Boss OD-2 TURBO OverDrive
Overdrive pedal, ie the effect of the drive can be heard on the clean channel pushed donf a tube amp. It is a softer distortion that
Button volume / tone / drive and turbo
The effect multiplies the effect turbo drive


This pedal is very easy to use and pay
No need for manual ;)


If the effect is not quite natural: it colors nicely and turbo mode is even more colorful
The effect is still very reasonable drive and can be used for pop / jazz / blues and rock not angry
When the drive is pushed (even in normal mode), we obtain a very interesting sustain


I have this pedal for over 14 years and if I used that from time to time, I will not abandon it for the world. It really is happening everywhere and I love the color
(For this synth pedal is too high because the saturation happens very quickly)

Marty62100's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" I could go and not so good!"

Boss OD-2 TURBO OverDrive
4 Controls the classics more: Turbo mode.


Extremely simple, its uniqueness lies in its turbo.


I tried at length to be owned, has just about every overdrive Boss.

I must say that this one is my favorite. This is a cropped OD-1.
By comparing the sound is quite equivalent but OD1 is medium / medium low and it can sometimes be unclear. She does not necessarily mix.

Corrected bug on the second version, in this case OD2.

I used to and almost as Mode 1. It offers a natural overdrive. The most natural of all bosses. It is now biting. A very good response to the attacks.
The volume pot has an excellent tone, I think that we can do much better. It removes the "acid" to the sound required. Inversemetn for solo you push it a bit and nickel.

The turbo mode I use it only slightly. I find it too rich for the same gain and the next spring without acid can be treated by the pot 'tonalite. He will put his back rather than just cut acute. Damage.

Moreover, this model can not switch between normal and turbo for AC: Moving towards the OD2-R.

In this regard a lack of OD2 is the lack of output level: corrected on the template "R".

To choose, you rather turn to the second model that offers substantially the same sound but with that little extra.


A very good pedal overdirve, yet unknown who would delight in more than one.

To have tried cases, it is really by far the best model from Boss to sound natural in front of the amp. Her sisters sd1, os2, OD1, 3 .. ect ... Have a color property to her. Here is his respect for the original.

However: As well take the model OD2-R prpose the same thing with the small default output level in less remote and can be useful for who uses it.

fromagedechevre's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss OD-2 TURBO OverDrive
To give my contribution without rpter, I would say that I fully agree with the opinion below (and not at all with the acocrd of curd cheese, even lower).


Very simple


Fender FMT tlcaster, split or not
Marshall JCM2000 DLS 401 (all lamps) ... it sends wood!


1 year, bought on ebay for nothing (25th I think :-)

KyssBlitz's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss OD-2 TURBO OverDrive
C an overdrive, it's easy to use, Gain, tone, volume, and turbo.


All that is easier to use ... As before jlai di ....
I do not know if it is still produced ...


The sound is really good, in my opinion.
By putting the turbo can not have a good sound type Blues (without pushing the gain in depth, of course), by pushing its results in a very nice, not too violent, yet not too serious, by putting cons the turbo, the sound becomes very big and fat, it's really a sound that I like.
I use a hybrid amp (lights + power transistor) which has already by itself a low tone.) And with all my little blonde strat ...(^_^) And that's really the foot !
There's pa I do not like this pedal a vector. I find it makes my happiness.
According to my desires, there is always a need!


I use it for almost two years ...
What I like most: the sound with the turbo!
The least: nothing ....
I doubt even one often, in fact I know nothing ... I have never seen other than mine ... I just know she is old enough que'elle no longer seen on the official website.
the kwarks02/20/2006

the kwarks's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss OD-2 TURBO OverDrive
Djas said below


Editing sounds is easy.
turbo function, beh, I still looking for the diffrence between it and off.
the legalization is too sharp it is on sound numrique, vintage on your way


Cot's is not the foot.
not to a light amplifier, there is a loss of quality tural sound of the amp.
over the pedals, like many of Boss, ate the volume, it must then push the knob bottom, and the sound is dirty ...


I no longer use the pedals, because with my new scratch I think the sound is dnatur.
Now I have deleted this type of pedals in my set.
it is now constituted: guitar gibson LP or Gretch - Marchall ED1 (compression, replacing the Boss) - Rocktron short time (delay) - Maxon PH 350 (rotary) - Boss TR2 (trmolo, trs correct) - Roctron Tsunami chorus - JCM900 amp and Fender Performer 1000.

so it's an opinion that is only my opinion and especially in relation budget and style of music.
forgiveness for having pro Boss offense ...

AlbiniRabbit's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss OD-2 TURBO OverDrive
Turbo overdrive Off
Turbo is in fuzzy distortion


4 knobs: Gain Output, Input Gain (distortion), Tone (low-pass filter), Turbo On / Off
Not difficult to use. Fawn any home, this is all background pedals.


So I'm a fan of the ultra-turbo mode, although it must be filthy, with a Les Paul in micro acute. I could not find the sound with no fuzz, and even less with a distortion (except the DS-2 Turbo in one perhaps?).

I put 5 because it has a big problem pedals well known in turbo mode, it is useless without pramp derrire because the output volume, same background, is always weaker than the clear. Galre in BPS. However no pb I think the Turbo off.
I'm building a preamp pedals in order to remdier because I like the turbo mode.

I know less than the Turbo mode off, but I seem to be a good crunch. The bass is trs cuts, however, but it is common in trs of distortion pedals, and sometimes not so bad in RPET with a low cot.


I use the pedals for 1 year.
So I like Turbo Mode On, Off Turbo and I look not bad either.
The problem is the lack of volume that makes Turbo is eventually I did not even use as a group. Apparently some are less than I gns, whether they use it as a group and Turbo mode.

A purchase I would do again (35), with a little boost should run APRS nickel.

brui2fon's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss OD-2 TURBO OverDrive
Nothing to add. made in Japan.


There's no easier, obviously, as any apparatus having a function of pre-amplification of the signal, the more you put desortie level, the better the sound is ...
Note: 15 years and no failures, the solid c


A grain of super overdrive, ideal for cruncher and driver, especially on tube amps, of course.
person I really like the normal mode, we get easily crunch SRV Start with a lamp and an amp
blues or rock, the OD really the grain!
I am not a fan of turbo, not top, the grain is too tight for my taste ...
nanmoins it is not comparable to the ultimate in the Contents, BJF, MJM blues devil, Jacques, is in the process ... c'estr not the same price more pon
but the fact trs well


Report quality unbeatable price
value sre

Bougniaf's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss OD-2 TURBO OverDrive
- Boss yellow, four knobs, Level 1, 1 tone, 1 Drive, 1 to enable a boost.


- Simple setup, just turn the knobs to have rglages trsractifs and prcis.


- Adverse effects are the best boss invoice.
- I use it in my chaining of effects: Guitar> Wha> Turbo Overdrive> Tube screamer> Rocktron Prampli> Volume> multi-effects> Amp. In this configuration the cell activating allows me to have more sustain and potato-style hard rock and metal. This is an application that pedals really be pushing for that it dlivre all its capabilities.


- I use it for 8 years and I'm not prt of m 'in spare, it is an integral part of my game to boost my solos.
- Today, that is one with pedals trs good value quality / price, and for all those seeking pedals that can play a note and that it takes (depending on your Other well rglages sr), that is a good investment.