Unfollow boss blues driver pedal to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. This one has worked with me in number of gigs, as it is always reliable. Ive got most of the boss drivesdistortions and the od. The bd2 blues driver delivers the creamy, yet crunchy sound associated with great blues guitar. The boss is on at all times for crispy, tubey, cleans. Boss od3 vs bd2 discussion in the stomp box started by jdo, sep 19, 2012. A longtime favorite for its creamy, subtle crunch, the boss bd2 blues driver has found its way onto the pedalboards of famous artists like john mayer and brad paisley as well as bedroom players. It was a modification that i did in response to brent masons request for better tone from his blues driver. Boss bd2 blues driver modifications fromel electronics. The bd2 has a fuller range response without that prominent uppermid bump, so it is more transparent. Slight distortion, fat overdrive and soft, silky sustain.
If they do a waza craft od3, my head might explode. Boss od20 vs boss blues driver keeley fender stratocaster vox ac30. The custom mode adds a beefy lowend and increased sustain ideal for blues, stoner rock and metal. Apr 07, 20 vintage ibanez ts9 vs boss blues driver bd2 duration.
Oct, 2008 the blues driver mod that i probably do most often is the brent mason modification. The ocd might be a slightly better pedal but for the value i think the blues driver is the better option. The boss blues driver is one of those pedals that everybody has owned or at least played through once. Boss blues driver bd2 vs boss overdrive od3 youtube. Boss bd2 blues driver guitar effects pedal bundle with blucoil power supply slim acdc adapter for 9 volt dc 670ma, and 4pack of celluloid guitar picks. In that case, id recommend several different options. He took a definite liking to the boss bd2 blues driver which has been many a guitarists favourite since it first hit pedal boards in 95. The boss bd2 blues driver is one of the bestsounding overdrive pedals ever made, and modifications to it are entirely unnecessary gilding of the lily. Ulbrick modded ibanez ts9 vs keeley modded boss br2 blues driver duration. If you want an edgier overdrive tone, with the ability to crank up the gain and get some distortion tones as well, go with the blues driver.
I am interested in a blues driver for a small second board im building. The setting range covers slightly distorted to the hardest overdrive. The blues driver is a fantastic pedal, but od3 really sounds like the tubes are getting hot and bursting with tone. Oct 10, 2016 lastly, the boss blues driver bd2 just sits up that bit higher than the joyo, so is a tad more wobbly on a pedalboard if not fastened down properly. The bd2s distortion may be a little abrasive to some ears unless you shell out extra for the keeley phat mod. It was a modification that i did in response to brent masons request for better tone from his. Fender 57 ri stratocaster into a boss od3 and boss bd2 into a marshall jvm 410c on clean channel no other effect used to show the tonal. This popular pedal provides instant access to the kind of warm overdrive and emotive distortion usually.
To check out more on this topic,our blog article for this can be found at. I have to go with the boss yellow pedal i cant remember what it is called but i thought it was super over drive. A fantastic overdrive pedal, the boss bd2 blues driver pedal is one of the bestselling boss compact guitar pedals available today. The boss bd2 blues driver is a great overdrive pedal that gives you authentic blues tone with valve amp simulation. I played the ts9 before to test it out and i liked the clean. The boss bd2 blues driver is an overdrive guitar pedal. Boss super overdrive guitar pedal sd1 boss bd2w blues driver waza craft guitar effects pedal. This is a very versatile pedal offered at a great price. Tone control allows you to set a variety of classic sounds. Passionately designed by the master engineers at boss in japan, the waza craft bd2w delivers a premium stomp experience that fans of customized pedal tone will love. Introduced in 1982 using the same chip as the awesome rack mount sde3000, the dd2 was very expensive.
The bd2 is arguably one of the best boss pedals right out of the box, and with a few precision adjustments from the fromel laboratory, this pedal can rival the best boutique stomp boxes on the market. Can anyone rec any good clones with possibly more gain on tap. At mid gain it has a little stringy, flangelike aftertaste in the decay of chords. Crafted with an ear for highly refined sound, the bd2w takes the classic blues driver grit to a new level with alldiscrete analog circuitry. The boss bd2w blues driver waza craft takes the overdrive game and throws a new rulebook in its face. Dec 12, 2005 for a lead boost, youll get the best sound out of either by setting the level control very high and the drivegain low and playing into your ad30 set fairly loud. However many companies have tried hard to replicate boss s recipe for success, with only a few able to make pedals which meld boss s signature affordability, signature balance of the tone, and quality. Boss super sd1 overdrive vs bd2 blues driver comparison. Ive had both but got rid of the blues driver and just have the ts9 now. The bd2 blues driver simulates the sound of a vintage tube amplifier, giving you instant access to timeless tones.
Apart from interviewing bernie for the next issue of roland poweron magazine, we also got treated to seeing him jam with an array classic boss pedals. It takes a 9 volt battery or can be powered by the boss tu2 tuner pedal if you have the power supply and daisy chain. Boss bd2 blues driver guitar effects pedal bundle with blucoil power supply slim acdc adapter for 9 volt dc 670ma, and 4pack of celluloid guitar picks boss super overdrive guitar pedal sd1 boss bd2w blues driver waza craft guitar effects pedal. Vintage ibanez ts9 vs boss blues driver bd2 duration. It is an analog pedal and has a 14 inch input and output. In praise of the humble, underrated boss blues driver. Blues driver discussion in the effect effect started by kevin8122006, mar 11, 2009. This mod is very easy, and only requires changing a few parts. Soul food vs blues driver vs sd1 super overdrive overdrive.
The closest ocd dealer to me is an hour away, and im poor and am keeping gas to a minimum. This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately. Boss bd2 blues driver fender stratocaster guitar forum. The bd2 is boss fantastic blues overdrive pedal, providing tone from overdriven vintage warmth to explosive distortion. Boss blues drivers sweetwater sky music au in this video, i compare the. You can get a pretty cheap used blues driver for like 50 60 bucks whereas an ocd will cost a bit more. Its current iteration is the result of decades of precise engineering from both official and fanbased sources, so enjoy the fruits of all that realworld.
Boss tu2 boss blues driver fulltone ocd line 6 dl4 marshall mode four the blues driver is running about noon, a little less gain, and a little more volume, and the ocd is running highpowered mode and is pretty much straight up. I think that if you want to compare an ocd to a boss pedal, an od3 is a better candidate than a bd2. This mod opens up the tone so your guitars natural tone remains pure and articulate. The standard blues driver is a beauty for sure, but the waza is a work of boss art. It does a great job in combining both and has more bite for sure. Its organic, rich, lush, and all the rest of those descriptions people hate. View online or download boss bd2 blues driver owners manual. Here we have the boss blues driver pedal facing off against the digitech screamin blues pedal which is no doubt a clear rip off of the idea. Id venture to say its nearly as popular as the beloved tube screamer. This popular pedal provides instant access to the kind of warm overdrive and emotive distortion usually reserved for 30yearold tube amps. The sd1 is essentially a boss tubescreamer, more or less. Some users have found that keeley and other guys mods for the bd2 improve the pedals eq response by shifting the emphasis to lower mids a bit andor taking some of the fizz out.
The bd2 delivers the creamy, slightly crunchy sound associated with great blues guitar. Nov 25, 2015 a longtime favorite for its creamy, subtle crunch, the boss bd2 blues driver has found its way onto the pedalboards of famous artists like john mayer and brad paisley as well as bedroom players. The boss bd2 blues driver is another effects pedal thats been around a while, which makes it a fertile field to add changes for the better on top of each other throughout its history. While many players like the sound of the stock pedal just fine, many other guitarists like the basic tone but just want it bettermore organic, responsive and dynamic. Ok so i have a boss blues driver but ive been thinking about switching it out for a ts9. Crafted with an ear for highly refined sound, the bd2w takes the classic blues driver grit. Bernie marsden using the boss bd2 blues driver roland uk.
The ads for the pedal in the old guitar magazines i read as a kid marketed the bd2 towards, you guessed it, blues players. If a nofrills, earthy blues and rock sound is desired, youve come to the right place with the bd2 blues driver. Soul food vs blues driver vs sd1 super overdrive ehx vs boss heres another overdrive pedal shootout for you. The blues driver mod that i probably do most often is the brent mason modification. The blues driver is one of those pedals that i had never played until just recently. Boss blues driver vs ts9 tube screamer ultimate guitar. The blues driver has three different sounds, depending on how the gain is set.
When it comes to boss overdrive, the bd2 is my first and only choice. It is not a rackable unit and as it is a stomp box. There are very few overdrives i would choose other than a bd2, but none of them are better. There are three knobs for you to adjust on the unit, level, tone and gain, allowing to colour the sound to your specific taste. Oct, 2008 the boss blues driver is one of those pedals that everybody has owned or at least played through once. This pedal is not talked about much but i really like it. At low gain, it is the real deal for blues and most old rock. We were recently lucky enough to catch up with bernie marsden of whitesnake fame. The boss bd2 blues driver guitar effects pedal delivers that creamy yet crunchy sound youve heard countless great blues guitar players call up and at a great value. I just sold my blues driver after playing and purchasing the boss os2 overdrivedistortion. Phil gates takes you on a guided tour of the bd2 blues driver. Fulltone ocd vs boss blues driver discussion in the effect effect started by rockerxdx, dec 22, 20.
Bd2 vs boss overdrive od3 buy the pedals on sweetwater. I have an od3, bd2, and the bd2wif i had to choose one, itd be the od3. As guitarist for japanese hardrock trio ningen isunot to mention a worldrenowned fx connoisseurshinji wajima is the perfect candidate to put bosss eight waza craft models through their paces. I personally like it more than ts808 as it is more versatile. The boss version strikes a great balance between affordability, durability, and versatility.
Personally, ive very happy with this unit, glad that ive rediscovered the awesome quality and engineering of boss. Oct 10, 2012 boss od20 vs boss blues driver keeley fender stratocaster vox ac30. Boss blues driver vs digitech screamin blues pedal youtube. People i want to know your opinion about which one is the best for the basic warm overdrive sound. Dec 22, 20 you can get a pretty cheap used blues driver for like 50 60 bucks whereas an ocd will cost a bit more.1497 920 1362 431 907 867 1535 1484 1571 125 110 597 64 1503 470 986 600 1336 341 139 1006 671 516 87 161 1153 454 1158 429 385 536 209 303 437 102 212 1068 188 448 1392 417 1069 186 516