Boss OD-2

OD-2 TURBO OverDrive

The follow-up pedal to the OD-1 has two modes. With the turbo switch in the off position, the OD-2 sounds somewhat similar to the OD-1. In the on position you have more distortion with additional gain. The OD-2 is built using only discrete components (no integrated circuits).

Boss Pocket Dictionary vol.6 (1989):
Adding a new dimension to the usual overdrive effects, the OD-2 Turbo Overdrive creates an ultra-hard distortion effect when the Turbo is switched on - a sound that's just like a turbo-powered car. But even with the Turbo switched on, the OD-2 will let every delicate picking and fingering nuance come through perfectly. Another feature is easily obtainable natural feedback with minimal howling accompanying the feed-back. Extremely sensitive discrete circuitry is employed in the OD-2's amplifier section, letting you produce impressive distortion effects while preserving all the original harmonic overtones. This latest and powerful Overdrive from Boss employs 2 different amplifier sections to give you regular overdrive as well as turbo overdrive.

Using the OD-2

* With the Turbo function switched off, Boss's very own mild and soft overdrive effect, the world's standard in overdrive effects, is produced.
* Switching the Turbo on produces a striking overdrive effect like you've never experienced, sounding like a turbo-powered car ready to blow up!
* With the Turbo on, gain is boosted tremendously, making natural-sounding feedback easy to produce.
* If the Turbo is on, you can achieve full distortion even with single-coil pickup-equipped guitars. Remember to set Drive to a high setting. With this setting, excess distortion could result if guitars with humbucking pickups are used. If this happens, lower the Drive control till a satisfactory sound is achieved.


* Controls: Level, Tone, Drive, 2-way Mode switch
* Connectors: Input, Output, AC Adaptor
* Current Draw: 10 mA (DC 9V)
* Weight: 410g/14oz
* Input Impedance: 1Mohm
* Equivalent Input Noise: -118 dBm (IHF-A)
* Recommended Load Impedance: 10kOhm or greater
* Recommended AC Adaptor: ACA Series


* Black - Made In Japan
* Black - Made In Taiwan

The OD-2 was sold from August 1985 to November 1994.

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