#1
Hello. A guitarist I'm playing with offered to sell me his Boss blues driver BD2 for 30 dollars, since he has replaced it with some fancy boutique pedal. I would be playing blues of course, and Led Zeppelin/Black Sabath/hendrix type stuff, and maybe some funk/jazz/fusion (but that's mostly clean, so less a factor in the decision).

Currently, I have a Gibson Les Paul double cut studio, a Visual sound route 808 (TS9 clone) and a fender blues junior.

Do you think that's a good deal?
Last edited by s guy at Nov 23, 2013,
#2
Pretty cool pedal, especially for such a good price, i'd jump on it. Easily modified to be a better pedal too! I have the Keeley version that i like as a gritty clean boost on my amp, and stacks well with a tubescreamer!
#3
I haven't played one yet, though I've heard good things, but for $30 I don't think I'd hesitate.
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#4
you already have what I'd consider to be a better overdrive pedal so that is a consideration. if you like the pedal and have the cash why not (I have 4 different overdrives myself)
#5
It's a really overlooked overdrive because it's a Boss pedal, IMO, but it's got one of the best clean boosts I've heard in a mass produced pedal. It's a different shade of overdrive compared to the Tubescreamers and their clones, because it's missing that mid boost, that's what makes the clean boost on the BD2 so clean. The boost is great for goosing your other overdrive pedals, too.

The main gripe people have with it is that the highs can get pretty harsh and piercing with the tone maxed out, but there's a really cheap, simple solution for this: don't max out the tone knob.

at $30 bucks, its a steal. Even if you don't like it, you could easily get $50 for it.
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#6
I own one already and I'd buy it for $30.
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#7
Buy it.
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#8
Well now that it's decided make sure to post up your thoughts when you get it... I run a BJr as well so I'd be interested to hear.
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#9
I honestly hate boss, like a lot, but they have pedals that I would love to have, and that would be one of them. Sounds really great. Get it, man.
#10
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you already have what I'd consider to be a better overdrive pedal so that is a consideration. if you like the pedal and have the cash why not (I have 4 different overdrives myself)


+3.1415.

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#11
Bad Monkey and Timmy, here. Timmy for lead in my case.
You gotta have at least two.
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#13
Nah, haven't got back to it. Got a new amp to play with atm. I'll sort it out one day though.
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#14
Well, I got it. It's very nice. The TS clone is starting to sound a little nasal by comparison. Something funny I noticed, not about this pedal in particular, is that when I switch between them, the flaws stand out. Right after I've played my TS, the BD sounds harsh, then I get used to it and it sounds great, and when I switch back, the TS sounds nasal and a little muddy, then I get used to it again. They're definitely different enough that it's good to have both.
#15
^ yeah that happens to me too. My ears get used to whatever i'm currently using. Like if I use a humbucker guitar one day single coils sound way too bright the next day, but if I use them the other way round humbuckers sound way too dark

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It's a really overlooked overdrive because it's a Boss pedal, IMO, but it's got one of the best clean boosts I've heard in a mass produced pedal. It's a different shade of overdrive compared to the Tubescreamers and their clones, because it's missing that mid boost, that's what makes the clean boost on the BD2 so clean. The boost is great for goosing your other overdrive pedals, too.

The main gripe people have with it is that the highs can get pretty harsh and piercing with the tone maxed out, but there's a really cheap, simple solution for this: don't max out the tone knob.

at $30 bucks, its a steal. Even if you don't like it, you could easily get $50 for it.


+1

if you subscribe to the idea (I do- it's an oversimplification but as a rule of thumb it's not too bad) that there are basically ts-style od pedals and more transparent od pedals, you could make a pretty decent case for owning a bd2 alongside your tubescreamer since it's a lot more transparent. EDIT: ah sweet, you went for it.
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