Boss BD-2W Blues Driver Waza Craft Overdrive Pedal

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96 out of 100. Incorporating 150+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$160
Boss BD-2W Blues Driver Waza Craft Overdrive Pedal

What do you do when another company improves on your existing design, you also improve on their design. This is exactly what happened with the BD-2W, it is a mod of a mod of their original BD-2.

What sets it apart from the original Blues Driver is its voicing switch, obviously inspired by other mods, only this one is officially inserted into the pedal by Boss.

With this switch you are getting two flavors of the Blues Driver; Standard which is its default sound, and Custom which adds a bit more girth and sustain to your sound.

This Waza Craft version comes with a redesigned all-analog circuit that results in improved clarity.

Features:

  • Controls: Level, Tone, Gain, Voice Switch
  • Analog
  • True Bypass
  • 9-Volt Adapter/Battery

Pros
This pedal continues to enjoy very high ratings from users and experts alike, many of whom describe the BD-2W as natural sounding and dynamic. It is also complemented for still being easy to use, even with its extra voicing. The extra voicing helps make it easy to get good tones regardless of the guitar/pickup type you're using. Having been built by Boss, durability and reliability is another plus.

Cons
There are some who can't justify the price difference compared to the classic BD-2 as they sound pretty much the same in standard mode. There are also a few who complain about its tone being muddy when the gain is maxed.

Overall
If you love the Boss BD-2 Blues Driver but want more from it, then this pedal is your best bet. If you're interested in less expensive options then check out our guide to The Best Overdrive Pedals - Under $50, $100 & $150.

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