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Overdrive pedal from Boss .

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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…
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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
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    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 …
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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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  • Before_Before_

    The best distortion boss

    Boss SD-2 DUAL OverDrivePublished on 11/01/13 at 05:57
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    I do not notice because it is classic, jack in / out, a remote, battery or transformer for the power supply.
    Independent knobs for each channel: Level for volume, tone tone, drive / distortion and then a knob to select whether you prefer enchainer clean / drive, clean / distortion; drive / distortion

    UTILIZATION

    RAS

    SOUND QUALITY

    Namely, the knobs are "doubled" (a big and a little above) to independently adjust the volume, tone and saturation assay.


    I think the drive is less good than the sd1, but nevertheless good, pushing, we play good old rock n 'roll (like singing a cheesy).
    The distortion ... is great! Double overdrive is saying, but it pulls more than ds2…
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    I do not notice because it is classic, jack in / out, a remote, battery or transformer for the power supply.
    Independent knobs for each channel: Level for volume, tone tone, drive / distortion and then a knob to select whether you prefer enchainer clean / drive, clean / distortion; drive / distortion

    UTILIZATION

    RAS

    SOUND QUALITY

    Namely, the knobs are "doubled" (a big and a little above) to independently adjust the volume, tone and saturation assay.


    I think the drive is less good than the sd1, but nevertheless good, pushing, we play good old rock n 'roll (like singing a cheesy).
    The distortion ... is great! Double overdrive is saying, but it pulls more than ds2, sounds less synthetic.
    It is warmer, more dynamic, responsive, rich midrange and not screaming for a penny! She took off the carpet!
    It replaced the equally destructive duo sd1 / ds2 this on my pedalboard (that I care for a second PB).

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a few months, but I was immediately convinced.
    After reading numbers opinion, almost all positive, I bought used (as almost all my gear) in very good condition and very cheap.
    I played on a Screamer 50 and a Fender RockPro 100; amps with distortion of course, but I also like to add a different distortion, the SD2 is completely work.
    A very good investment, I'm not ready to part away from it.
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  • grozeilgrozeil

    My distortion pedal reference

    Boss SD-2 DUAL OverDrivePublished on 11/05/12 at 03:01
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    Yellow pedal a little rotten in the classic format Boss, 1 in / 1 out, and a standard power supply. Unexceptional. Oh yes! A row of 3 double potentiometers for volume, gain and tone (ie 6 settings total), another potentiometer to adjust the general behavior of the switch and jack Additional ... interesting stuff, but what all can this serve?

    UTILIZATION

    So, for once, yes, the configuration is very simple, requires Boss. It was actually a distortion pedal with two channels: a crunch and a p ..... true saturation of two large valseuses. The single knob that is not dual to choose the mode of selection of these two channels, depending on whether you choose to use the pedal switch or …
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    Yellow pedal a little rotten in the classic format Boss, 1 in / 1 out, and a standard power supply. Unexceptional. Oh yes! A row of 3 double potentiometers for volume, gain and tone (ie 6 settings total), another potentiometer to adjust the general behavior of the switch and jack Additional ... interesting stuff, but what all can this serve?

    UTILIZATION

    So, for once, yes, the configuration is very simple, requires Boss. It was actually a distortion pedal with two channels: a crunch and a p ..... true saturation of two large valseuses. The single knob that is not dual to choose the mode of selection of these two channels, depending on whether you choose to use the pedal switch or plug on the remote side. If we connect an external switch, you can switch a little extra crunch and between lead and use the general switch of the pedal to bypass it.

    SOUND QUALITY

    With regard to the crunch, I rather like. Boss was the grain that displeases many, this famous sound of bees I find this pedal not so embarrassing. It seems less present than on other overdrive pedals brand. We can use this channel to simply boost the signal of the instrument but also to reach a saturation level fairly consistent, and get her really dirty. For having other pedals in the same "vein" (a term taken with quotes huh), I do not mean to bump into mediums as we can meet on the TS-like type BB Preamp (I compared to her because I possess, but clearly was not at all the same grain). Personally, I love it, but it's very subjective.
    For the saturation channel, what about if it can really send the wood and the sound is very accurate. To my mind, but I have a very limited cultural distortion pedals, you can easily reach the metal sounds of the 80s, it's pretty trippy if you like it.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I love this pedal! I bought it by accident without really having tested or listened to, because I was looking for a two channel pedal Boss format for reasons of space on my pedalboard, and this is at least the only one I've found . It is one of the few pedals I already know that I can not separate myself because it covers a very wide range of sounds. For me, the price / quality ratio is very good, since it is found on the secondhand market at around 60 euros.
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  • moosersmoosers

    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 yo…
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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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  • x_libertyx_liberty

    Boss SD-2 DUAL OverDrivePublished on 03/28/05 at 13:39
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    Oula vla the kestion: s pa mi connai enough.
    6 + pots setting the mod.
    gain - lvl - tone for distortion or overdrive

    UTILIZATION

    OF USE very simple, there is a fast ki's we wound, and it is possible dobtenir sound very personal. It's going to sound a superb overdrive crunch. I have to pui little and very happy jen sui

    SOUND QUALITY

    I use it with a guitar and an amp stagg. and his faith set his nikel.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I like to pui I disai, jadore overdrive sound I find it more warmly ke the distortion.
    I buy it back again if cta
  • wildiefwildief

    Boss SD-2 DUAL OverDrivePublished on 09/25/05 at 10:03
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    As the name implies a c overdrive pedals ... she has two overdrive diffrent
    each of its features overdrive knobs pratik to change between two els while having rglages DIFFERENT volume tone and gain
    I put 9 instead of 10 because if we do not want to use spile o ets required to have a boss adapter that is not the most common

    UTILIZATION

    Usage is simple enough that even beginners will be looking for a few wonders in more gain more tone .... but still quite simple and made it part of his (well, almost )

    SOUND QUALITY

    Noise level can be achieved fairly wide pannel of overdrive from its saturated lgrement to ska until reaching a casiment its metal
    I use it with a copy …
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    As the name implies a c overdrive pedals ... she has two overdrive diffrent
    each of its features overdrive knobs pratik to change between two els while having rglages DIFFERENT volume tone and gain
    I put 9 instead of 10 because if we do not want to use spile o ets required to have a boss adapter that is not the most common

    UTILIZATION

    Usage is simple enough that even beginners will be looking for a few wonders in more gain more tone .... but still quite simple and made it part of his (well, almost )

    SOUND QUALITY

    Noise level can be achieved fairly wide pannel of overdrive from its saturated lgrement to ska until reaching a casiment its metal
    I use it with a copy of a Stratocaster and Laney 15 watts (the disto plsu as rotten as I DCID over the purchase of the pedals) the sound is still perfect aps Obviously it is a aps Grat low-end and low end amp that will sound perfect ...
    but I had the opportunity to try out the pedals with HK 30 watts (trs a good amp I found for the RPIX) and a Yamaha Pacifica and one gets a more than adequate

    OVERALL OPINION

    I do not regret the purchase (I apyyer 60 euros OCCAZ There's little prs 6 months) has allowed me to play something like that be good or jonhy trampled underfoot or blac betty morecau I will not dare Player Characters with the distortion of my amp
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  • guitarvocalsguitarvocals

    Boss SD-2 DUAL OverDrivePublished on 07/19/06 at 06:23
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    This is one that has two pedals overdrive (a crunch and overdrive (lead) to the well pais trs rich perfect medium to be heard when it comes to the solo or any Riffer only.)
    Obviously it's a analogique.Je pedals have bought ten years ago is no longer ans.Elle fabrique.En any case I do not see it in the catalog current Boss.
    There are 4 knobs: one for the level (volume), one for tone, a troisime for saturation and the last to choose between crunch and lead.
    In fact it's double knobs, so that your rglages for the crunch will not affect those for the overdrive (lead)
    There are in addition to the usual jack input, output, making a Remote to connect to another pedals to switch between cru…
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    This is one that has two pedals overdrive (a crunch and overdrive (lead) to the well pais trs rich perfect medium to be heard when it comes to the solo or any Riffer only.)
    Obviously it's a analogique.Je pedals have bought ten years ago is no longer ans.Elle fabrique.En any case I do not see it in the catalog current Boss.
    There are 4 knobs: one for the level (volume), one for tone, a troisime for saturation and the last to choose between crunch and lead.
    In fact it's double knobs, so that your rglages for the crunch will not affect those for the overdrive (lead)
    There are in addition to the usual jack input, output, making a Remote to connect to another pedals to switch between crunch and lead.

    UTILIZATION

    Ultra-simple configuration with or without manual ditions sounds very easy

    SOUND QUALITY

    With regard to the crunch I find it good, but without forgetting an OD808 or SD-1, but with original grain and medium pais to be heard.
    For his lead, I prfre, the output level of an amp is really impressionnant.Le the lamp is pais, said the grain Metallica parfois.Mme without putting the drive back, the Sound is easily exploitable.Blues, rock, metal.
    Used with the microwave or double fait.A try if you can find one since it is no longer in the catalog Boss.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had ten ans.C is true that I do not use any more, because the sound is quite aggressive and for now I prfre "softness" of the Boss SD-1.Cependant I rutiliserai composed for one day in need of a new sound.
    The day I bought it, I told the salesman that his fatigue j'tais prampli-rack and I was looking for a PDAL the opposite of what type of sound. He advised me that SD-2 and frankly I do not regret my Boss achat.Dommage that the factory does more.
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  • Dish1Dish1

    Boss SD-2 DUAL OverDrivePublished on 06/12/08 at 13:39
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    Well ... I went to this weekend in a flea market instruments and bought a SERIES of overdrive pedals: Maxon 808, dady Danelectro, Marshall Guv'nor, Nobels overdrive + and a Boss SD-2 .
    So I can compare each other and to refine my opinion.
    The Boss - it is no longer manufactured and I imagine it will go up hill on occasion (at least for me it is only 60 euros +!) Has two channels with rglage Difference : we can therefore prampli Whereas such a small channel with a crunch and a lead (Enorme!).
    Everything is simple Usage requirements.
    Of course 10/10 for 2 channels!

    UTILIZATION

    Trs simple.

    SOUND QUALITY

    In my comparison, it stands out as OverDrive:

    - I use the …
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    Well ... I went to this weekend in a flea market instruments and bought a SERIES of overdrive pedals: Maxon 808, dady Danelectro, Marshall Guv'nor, Nobels overdrive + and a Boss SD-2 .
    So I can compare each other and to refine my opinion.
    The Boss - it is no longer manufactured and I imagine it will go up hill on occasion (at least for me it is only 60 euros +!) Has two channels with rglage Difference : we can therefore prampli Whereas such a small channel with a crunch and a lead (Enorme!).
    Everything is simple Usage requirements.
    Of course 10/10 for 2 channels!

    UTILIZATION

    Trs simple.

    SOUND QUALITY

    In my comparison, it stands out as OverDrive:

    - I use the channel 1 (Crunch) to swell the clear sound of my amp. Your exact is excellent, the bass are Submitted, many prsence, the sound is magnificent. I push the gain too much (between 1 / 4 and 1 / 2). Frankly, in the same register, I like it as much as the Maxon (pushing gives everything else).
    - Channel 2 is amazing! Trs big sound, prcis, incisive size to play rock seventies! Tests with my strat's way but the bridge pickup of my tlcaster is huge! If you push the big lead it insured!

    It is distinguished by its versatility of other deficits overdrive. I class 2 behind the Maxon, the Nobels nearby.

    Live testing on a table (Mackie) in stud is just as good as the others (except the Nobels!) Have dcroches.

    Otherwise this is the chain I cre: I go in my tl Boss, in a crunch but just to reinforce its presence in light of my amp - it is still engages and suddenly I can also use channel 2 for a big distortion compresses well and fawn Paisse seventies rock - I go too the drive about half. Then I go into my Maxon, gain 12 hours - fantastic overdrive - then in a old tube I scram for ages, low gain pure blues sound and finally the Nobel gives a fairly modern color clarity ( question of filters) that prcdantes gain 1 / 4 as a APRS least I drool lgrement. Of course I do not use these pedals at the same time but the Boss in crunch position (gain trs low) remains the cornerstone of Systm, lights permanently. So I have a SERIES of overdrive available which allows me to play different sound environments.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Trs's good stuff, probably the best overdrive pedals at Boss.
    The versatile 2-channel amplifier equipped with a good clean sound to create opportunities.
    A little breath of qqs dpart Larcen qq both - control everything - but any good at all.
    I would just add that each has an identity particulire pedals and it sounds different depending trs guitar. For example my tl is nickel with the overdrive while my average remaining strata. We must also find the right combination between guitar and microphone pedals.
    If I have to keep three, it will be the Maxon, the Boss and the Nobels!
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