#1
What exactly is this pedal good for besides what it's obvious name implies? BOSS coulnd't have it JUST for blues. What makes it different from say their other overdrive pedals? I need to know because i I'm being offered one in a trade. Is it just basically their OverDrive pedal series in a blue case?
#2
Pretty much yeah, although a bit more warmth and clarity than the SD-1 imo. I don't have much experience with their other OD's though, such as OD-3.
#3
sounds really good in my experience, clearer thatn the sd & od series
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#4
David Gilmour uses it often, in conjunction with other pedals...
go to gilmourish.com for more info on that...
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#5
it's a pretty decent boost pedal. it tends to have a pretty sharp trebley character to it when the tone knob is around noon and up, and it has quite a bit of gain to it.

overall, it's a pretty decent overdrive pedal for $70.
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#6
I love my BD-2, works as a fantastic boost and if I use it as on OD on the clean channel it's very smooth and articulate.

As stock it can be a bit trebly with ice-pick highs, but I modded mine to be smoother and it's definitely a great pedal. It's easy to mod too, you just need a brain and a soldering iron!

You can find what to swap out on the Keeley page - it's not the full Keeley mod, but it goes a long way to improving the pedal. You can find what caps etc to change here, just scroll to the bottom.
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#7
Quote by UnsignedRecords
it's a pretty decent boost pedal. it tends to have a pretty sharp trebley character to it when the tone knob is around noon and up, and it has quite a bit of gain to it.

overall, it's a pretty decent overdrive pedal for $70.

+1
It's true it can be very trebly but there are mods all over the internet. Talk to kurtlives. But, a decent pedal
#8
I have one of these too, sounds lovely just as stock but it does have that sharp(maybe too sharp) treble, I'm thinking of modding mine
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#9
They're so-so stock, but when modded they get really nice.
I tried a Keeley modded one and nearly bought one.
But... I bought the Tube Factor instead .
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#10
I think the fact that it has a high treble sound might be benneficial to me since i play alot of punk/dissodent stuff.
#11
They sound okay stock, but with a Keeley mod they're ****ing amazing.
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#12
All this talk makes me want to find one cheap and mod the shit out of it.
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#13
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They sound okay stock, but with a Keeley mod they're ****ing amazing.



What exactly is a Keely MOD? Is it a kit with better capacitors that you solder in?
#14
No, it's a company that mods pedals. He has his schematics on the web though, so all you'd have to do is buy the parts and do it yourself.
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#15
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All this talk makes me want to find one cheap and mod the shit out of it.

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I've been meaning to do it for a while actually
#16
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All this talk makes me want to find one cheap and mod the shit out of it.

it's so worth it. i didn't realized how not-smooth it sounded until i modded mine... then i was like
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