Boss PW-2

PW-2 Power Driver

The PW-2 is predicted to be the next big collectors item. It was only produced during a 9 month period and didn't sell very well. Maybe it was a mistake to label the tone controls FAT and MUSCLE instead of BASS and MIDDLE.

Boss Advertisement text (2000):
The BOSS PW-2 Power Driver was developed to deliver distortion tones previously unavailable in the stomp box arena - namely, the mid-range-boosted, heavy-low-end sounds that are usually associated with a modern, overdriven stack of 4 x 12" speaker cabinets. Even at low amp volumes, the PW-2 sounds huge!


* New type of overdrive sound - popular among today's alternative/modern rock guitarists.
* EQ section with "Muscle" and "Fat" controls, which sound exactly as they are named: "Muscle" provides an intense mid-range boost; "Fat" gives some of the heaviest low-end sounds ever to come from a stomp box

Boss Guitar Effects Guide Book vol.14 (1999):
The PW-2 Power Driver makes you sound like you're playing through a tube amp stack. . MUSCLE control gives your distortion an intense mid-range boost, while a FAT control gives you chunky low-end distortion. Great for power chords and head-turning leads.

Using the PW-2

* For fat, high-sustain solos Set DRIVE to an ample level. Crank up the bottom with FAT and the mid-range with MUSCLE. Gives you an ultra-thick, sustained sound that's great for solos. (Fig. 1: Level 5, Fat 8, Muscle 6, Drive 6)
* For earth-shaking power chords Crank FAT all the way up for playing power chords. Turn MUSCLE down for a more metallic sound. Gives you a bottom-heavy attack with smooth sustain. (Fig. 2: Level 5, Fat 10, Muscle 1, Drive 5)
* For natural, bluesy overdrive This setting gives you a great blues rock sound. Turn DRIVE down to get a natural overdrive sound, and control the level of distortion with your guitar volume. (Fig. 3: Level 5, Fat 6, Muscle 6, Drive 4)


* Controls: Level, Fat, Muscle, Drive
* Connectors: Input, Output, AC Adaptor
* Current Draw: 15 mA (DC 9V)
* Recommended AC Adaptor: PSA Series


* Silver - Made In Taiwan

The PW-2 was sold from August 1996 to October 2000.

++ Boss PW-2 Demonstration

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