The most popular pedal in the transistor-based overdrive category, the BOSS BD-2 Blues Driver features a circuit consisting of cascading gain stages, delivering natural and responsive dynamics.
It famously delivers a creamy and crunchy drive tone that’s perfect for blues-rock tones and it’s more transparent than the – also extremely popular – Tube Screamer.
In 2015 BOSS released an updated version of it within the Waza Craft line, the BD-2w.
Check out the videos below and our thorough article all about the BD-2 and its clones and evolutions.
BOSS BD-2 BLues Driver, Builder’s Notes
THE PERFECT TONE FOR BLUES
The BD-2 Blues Driver delivers the creamy, yet crunchy sound associated with great blues guitar. This popular pedal provides instant access to the kind of warm overdrive and emotive distortion usually reserved for 30-year-old tube amps.
• Classic “blues” guitar tones with tube amp simulation
• Warm distortion and overdrive
• Responds to nuance and volume changes
• AC adaptor or 9V battery operation
• BOSS five-year warranty