Issue price, it has cost me almost as much as a original. Log in or Sign up. You will get a more singing tone and fatter tone ala this pedal then you would the stock version. Perfect for single coils and those brighter amps out there. May 25, You can control all the drive you want by setting the BD-2 Gain high and using your volume control to instantly dial in the rest! May 25, 5.
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Keeley Boss Blues Driver BD-2 questions/ do I need the upgrade? | The Gear Page
The Keeley mod fixes those issues, and it also gives you some keelry tone controls to help further shape the tone. It works best when you want that transparent sounding overdrive to help push the amp just a touch but don’t want that tubescreamer flavor sound.
I do not have a Keeley original, but I ordered the kit in the U. Keeley can be expensive, but he’s been in the business for a long time, and his mods are proven. It is a pretty simple overdrive pedal with subtle gain and not much else going for it.
Keeley Boss Blues Driver BD-2 questions/ do I need the upgrade?
It clears up some of the fizz and adds necessary overdrive to make this pedal more usable. Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services. Did you find this review helpful? You get an even more transparent pedal and a gritty more usable gain moded from this mod.
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It isn’t too much money to buy one new modified.
I hope this will vocations. I thought the Keeley mod was definitely an improvement to an already good pedal and I really liked my Keeley BD We’ve added some “new” guys to the moderator crew.
Yes, my modde is: May 25, 8. It is a great pedal for modification and Keeley does a great job on this pedal. Also, like any good overdrive pedal, it is very efficient used before an already distorted amp or another distortion pedal in order to give it a kick.
The Boss BD-2 is a great boost alone. Monty, Analogman and a few other guys out there offer great mods for these as well, so don’t discount them. And now here is how it sounds with humbuckers: May 25, 9. May 25, 2. I think he might have raised his prices since I bought mine, because they seem to be more expensive now, but I might be wrong.
The mod does exactly blue the final intention was, Your name or email address: Sort by most recent most useful. On an amp that does not “safe”, it is useless.
It’s not simply a distortion pedal but rather a tone tool that adds to your guitar tone, supplying really nice lows, crystal clear high frequency, great picking response and detail.
It can be used with a clean keeoey to give it some nice grit, and it can also be used a fairly transparent sounding boost to help give you a little more tightness and compression to your overall tone. Picked up a stock BD-2 recently and I love it. How does it fare as a Tube Screamer alternative?
Tube Screamer Alternative: The Keeley modded Boss BD-2 | guitar TONE OVERLOAD
This is a testimony to the quality of the pedal as this is not something that every overdrive pedal will do well:. It has a blues sound, as its name suggests, a grain and different “tubes screamers.
That means we’re talking about Boss reliability and overall setup.