Boss BD-2 Blues Driver - Modded by Analogman
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Boss BD-2 Blues Driver - Modded by Analogman

BD-2 Blues Driver - Modded by Analogman, Overdrive pedal from Boss.

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iamqman 22/07/2011

Boss BD-2 Blues Driver - Modded by Analogman : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

"Analog this man"
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Analog man or Mike has been rebooting old distortion pedals to make them more user friendly in today's music world. He has been modifying pedals of all kinds to much more pleasant sound such as true bypass and eliminating noise issues or just repairing old worn out pedals. Mike has made a name for himself with users such as Aerosmith and even the Edge from u2 has been known to use his pedal mods before.

This is the Blues Driver pedal from Bos.. This pedal is used to capture that smooth overdrive that players such as Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn gets from boosting a nice cleaner amp into overdrive. This pedal has some issue and one of those is a usable distortion tone, true bypass, and noise.

UTILIZATION

It doesn't get much easier than a three knob pedal. Gain, Level, and Tone and there isn't much to figure out. Setting this thing up for a good sound can be very difficult since it won't sound good, unless you have the analogman mods done to it.


SOUND QUALITY

Here is what happens when you have this mod. You get a more usable distortion tone. You get an increase in the distortion. The overdrive comes back more smooth and creamy then it is out of the box from the Boss Roland factory. The chips inside are replaced with better condition chips that allows for better use of the circuit. The hole thing is really redone for optimum performance and sound.

You can use this with a Fender STratocatser now with ease. You will get a more singing tone and fatter tone ala this pedal then you would the stock version. The stock version is sterile and thin in comparison to this thing. The mod does exactly what the final intention was,...to have a usable overdrive that blends well with your rig.

OVERALL OPINION

By it self it come in around $90 but modded you are almost going to double that if you by new modified. I suggest you get this mod because it is well worth the price of admission. It is almost double the price but for a pedal that has this type of circuit is going to cost that much or even more from some other manufacturers. This mod is worth every penny if this is your style of overdrive.

I would recommend this pedal only if it had the mods. Otherwise it is pretty useless out of the box. It does sound fantastic once repaired. So if you had extra time and some extra cash try it out and if you don't like it I would go for the TS9 which would be a similar taste to this pedal.