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Boss SD-2 DUAL OverDrive

Overdrive pedal from Boss

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Boss SD-2 DUAL OverDrivePublished on 10/25/11 at 16:20
The Boss SD-2 Dual OverDrive is a two channel overdrive pedal for electric guitar. It actually has two different circuits for each of the channels, so it's really like having two pedals in one. The pedal is an analog one that has 1/4" inputs for input and output as well as for a remote if you wanted to be able to toggle between modes via foot. Like all Boss pedals of this size, you can power it with either a nine volt battery or power supply and it isn't rack mountable.

UTILIZATION

The make up of the Boss SD-2 Dual OverDrive is a bit more in depth when compared to some of the other Boss pedals out there, but still it's not hard to understand. The only real difference is that you...…
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The Boss SD-2 Dual OverDrive is a two channel overdrive pedal for electric guitar. It actually has two different circuits for each of the channels, so it's really like having two pedals in one. The pedal is an analog one that has 1/4" inputs for input and output as well as for a remote if you wanted to be able to toggle between modes via foot. Like all Boss pedals of this size, you can power it with either a nine volt battery or power supply and it isn't rack mountable.

UTILIZATION

The make up of the Boss SD-2 Dual OverDrive is a bit more in depth when compared to some of the other Boss pedals out there, but still it's not hard to understand. The only real difference is that you have both a 'lead' and 'crunch' mode to take into account, and each parameters is double tiered as to account for separate controls for each of the two channels. The first three knobs control level, tone, and drive separately for each channel and the last is so you can actually choose between the two of them. This is still a basic configuration for an overdrive pedal and a manual shouldn't be needed since none of the controls are out of the ordinary.

SOUND QUALITY

The overall sound of the Boss SD-2 Dual OverDrive is really nice as it's one of my favorite Boss made overdrives or distortions. I would say that in general I like that lead mode better as I think it's awesome for getting fat and juicy lead sounds. The crunch mode, which in my expeirence is best suited for rhythm parts, is cool but it doesn't have quite the same oomph as the lead does. The lead channel is pretty cool for rhythm parts, but definitely best for lead licks. I guess I just prefer more of a tube overdrive sound for my rhythm parts, but this mode on the SD-2 is still pretty good and still it's great to have it as an extra channel.

OVERALL OPINION

The Boss SD-2 Dual OverDrive is probably the best Boss distortion pedal out there, or at least in my experience it's up there. It's a nice a thick sounding pedal and can definitely add something to your sound in a variety of situations. I don't believe that they are still making the pedal, but it's probably easily found on the used market - for how much I do not know. I'd check it out for sure if you're into the idea of having two overdrive sounds in one, which you definitely should be!
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poriturporitur

Not bad

Boss SD-2 DUAL OverDrivePublished on 06/16/14 at 01:12
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This is a pedal crunch and distortion with knobs for two independent channels.

UTILIZATION

The configuration is simple. You can spend the crunch distortion mode by clicking on the pedal or switch between normal sound to crunch or distortion. The operation is rather well thought out and solid pedal.

SOUND QUALITY

The effects are real for a pedal of this price range. I find the crunch more "pretty" as the lead, but this is of course a matter of taste.

OVERALL OPINION

I had not tried other stuff before buying this pedal is especially having two effects in one that made me buy this model. …
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This is a pedal crunch and distortion with knobs for two independent channels.

UTILIZATION

The configuration is simple. You can spend the crunch distortion mode by clicking on the pedal or switch between normal sound to crunch or distortion. The operation is rather well thought out and solid pedal.

SOUND QUALITY

The effects are real for a pedal of this price range. I find the crunch more "pretty" as the lead, but this is of course a matter of taste.

OVERALL OPINION

I had not tried other stuff before buying this pedal is especially having two effects in one that made me buy this model.
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MessbelMessbel

A success.

Boss SD-2 DUAL OverDrivePublished on 04/16/14 at 15:44
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Fully analog overdrive pedal that offers two modes crunch and lead.

UTILIZATION

The switch is used to switch the bypass position to lead OR crunch, crunch or lead position is simple and well thought out and makes it very versatile pedal. Each mode has its parameters volume, tone and gain adjustable independently.

SOUND QUALITY

This is a great overdrive at Boss, may be the most successful because it allows a lot of different sounds, the overall sound is really good and responds very well to the guitar volume. Note that I have often seen as adopted by bassists because headroom is consistent. This is a very powerful pedal will light overdrive to raging distortion slightly fuzzy.
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Fully analog overdrive pedal that offers two modes crunch and lead.

UTILIZATION

The switch is used to switch the bypass position to lead OR crunch, crunch or lead position is simple and well thought out and makes it very versatile pedal. Each mode has its parameters volume, tone and gain adjustable independently.

SOUND QUALITY

This is a great overdrive at Boss, may be the most successful because it allows a lot of different sounds, the overall sound is really good and responds very well to the guitar volume. Note that I have often seen as adopted by bassists because headroom is consistent. This is a very powerful pedal will light overdrive to raging distortion slightly fuzzy.

OVERALL OPINION

Started by Boss there 21 years, it is a classic brand that has yet made that was for 5 years. If you have one in good condition, especially the keep.
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DlzDlz

correct

Boss SD-2 DUAL OverDrivePublished on 03/01/14 at 15:50
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Classic BOSS pedal RAS

UTILIZATION

The pedal has the advantage of providing separate settings for each channel (unlike the DS-2), which allows to refine the overdrive and distortion according to his tastes and his gear without compromise.

The pedal can either switch between: and bypass overdrive - bypass and distortion - overdrive and distortion.

I would have preferred to scroll bypass, overdrive and distortion but it's very hard for a single compact pedal.

SOUND QUALITY

The overdrive is very plain, it is all the more regrettable as it is called "SD-2" and the SD-1 offers a very good overdrive.

It's still usable but nothing folichon well.

The distortion is a bit more...…
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Classic BOSS pedal RAS

UTILIZATION

The pedal has the advantage of providing separate settings for each channel (unlike the DS-2), which allows to refine the overdrive and distortion according to his tastes and his gear without compromise.

The pedal can either switch between: and bypass overdrive - bypass and distortion - overdrive and distortion.

I would have preferred to scroll bypass, overdrive and distortion but it's very hard for a single compact pedal.

SOUND QUALITY

The overdrive is very plain, it is all the more regrettable as it is called "SD-2" and the SD-1 offers a very good overdrive.

It's still usable but nothing folichon well.

The distortion is a bit more successful, this is a kind of MD-2 (Mega Distortion) with a more soft sound a little less loaded with bass and gain more common, but not bad either.

OVERALL OPINION

This SD-2 is somewhat reminiscent of the Jeckyll & Hyde visual sound which also offers in the same OD and distortion pedal, but two different SD-2 does not accumulate OD and distortion, also if Jeckyll has a good overdrive and very any distortion there is a reverse since a distortion clearly above the overdrive.

The interest of this pedal lies in its versatility and its price (in secondhand 50 € is a pretty good deal), but the versatility at a cost that is an OD back, we are also faced with the impossibility scroll through all the modes (bypass - OD - Disto) foot which reduces the interest of concept "all in one".
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  • Manufacturer: Boss
  • Model: SD-2 DUAL OverDrive
  • Category: Overdrive pedals
  • Added in our database on: 04/18/2004

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