In this video I’m presenting one of my all time favourite overdrive pedals, the classic Boss BD-2.
The BD-2 has a transaprent tube amp-like tone, with a hint of mids and compression but a very open and dynamic character. It’s a very versatile overdrive capable of producing anything from clean boost to crunchy overdrive and near fuzz.
The BD-2 is a very convincing and easy to get alternative for David’s 70s Colorsound Power Boost and the 80s/90s/00s Tube Driver tones.
I’ve set the BD-2 up for a fairly high gain setting, with the volume slightly above unity 10:00, the tone slightly rolled off 9:00 and the gain at 3:00. I’m using the guitar volume to adjust the amount of gain to demonstrate that this pedal can pretty much be used for all puposes, with just this one setting.
I’ve added a hint of delay (TC Flashback tape 440ms) and at the end of the clip, a Mooer ElecLady flanger for those late 70s tones.
As always, let me know what you think in the comment field below.