Boss SD-2 DUAL OverDrive
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Boss SD-2 DUAL OverDrive

SD-2 DUAL OverDrive, Overdrive pedal from Boss.

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moosers 26/10/2011

Boss SD-2 DUAL OverDrive : Recensione di moosers (content in English)

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The Boss SD-2 Dual OverDrive is a two channel overdrive pedal for electric guitar. It actually has two different circuits for each of the channels, so it's really like having two pedals in one. The pedal is an analog one that has 1/4" inputs for input and output as well as for a remote if you wanted to be able to toggle between modes via foot. Like all Boss pedals of this size, you can power it with either a nine volt battery or power supply and it isn't rack mountable.

UTILIZATION

The make up of the Boss SD-2 Dual OverDrive is a bit more in depth when compared to some of the other Boss pedals out there, but still it's not hard to understand. The only real difference is that you have both a 'lead' and 'crunch' mode to take into account, and each parameters is double tiered as to account for separate controls for each of the two channels. The first three knobs control level, tone, and drive separately for each channel and the last is so you can actually choose between the two of them. This is still a basic configuration for an overdrive pedal and a manual shouldn't be needed since none of the controls are out of the ordinary.

SOUND QUALITY

The overall sound of the Boss SD-2 Dual OverDrive is really nice as it's one of my favorite Boss made overdrives or distortions. I would say that in general I like that lead mode better as I think it's awesome for getting fat and juicy lead sounds. The crunch mode, which in my expeirence is best suited for rhythm parts, is cool but it doesn't have quite the same oomph as the lead does. The lead channel is pretty cool for rhythm parts, but definitely best for lead licks. I guess I just prefer more of a tube overdrive sound for my rhythm parts, but this mode on the SD-2 is still pretty good and still it's great to have it as an extra channel.

OVERALL OPINION

The Boss SD-2 Dual OverDrive is probably the best Boss distortion pedal out there, or at least in my experience it's up there. It's a nice a thick sounding pedal and can definitely add something to your sound in a variety of situations. I don't believe that they are still making the pedal, but it's probably easily found on the used market - for how much I do not know. I'd check it out for sure if you're into the idea of having two overdrive sounds in one, which you definitely should be!