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NPD Boss Blues Driver 2 Waza

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by polimacs, Dec 26, 2020.

  1. polimacs

    polimacs TDPRI Member

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    So, I don't know if it's worth the money, but as soon as I heard it I was on my way to the checkout. I was looking for a standard bd2 but it was nowhere to be found, I saw this one after walking into the store with another pedal on my mind and I asked the guy to hook this one up 'cause I wanted to hear if there' s anything to that custom mode. I could swear I heard the difference. Took it, walked out of the store and I've been playing it ever since. :)
     

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    RetroTeleRod Poster Extraordinaire

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    Congratulations! Happy NPD.
     
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  3. nicknklv

    nicknklv Tele-Holic

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    Nice! Can you share what the difference is? :)

    What is that amp btw?
     
  4. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Nice pedal. Congrats.
     
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  5. jays0n

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    Congrats on finding your sound. It's great when something clicks like that.
     
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  6. bluesholyman

    bluesholyman Friend of Leo's

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    Congratulations. I have never really bonded with the BD-2 but found the BD-2w to be a nice pedal and the "C" mode definitely adds some secret sauce to it. I think that is my preferred setting on that pedal.
     
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  7. funkysoul

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    cong's.cant go wrong with a BD-2
     
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  8. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Poster Extraordinaire

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    Don't know about the Waza ( custom differences vs.stock) but I have used a BD-2 non-stop always ON, for 20 years.
    It's basically 'my amp' /paired with a good Clean amp.

    Turn it ON, control everything with guitar Volume knob
     
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    BD-2: the Telecaster of pedals?
     
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  10. Jensen

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    I got the Mooer Blues Mood for Christmas. It is basically a Blues Driver clone. I really, really, really like it. This is one of those pedals I should have bought long ago.

    I have really enjoyed the Marshall Bluesbreaker pedal and when mine no longer worked I started missing it a lot but have bought and since enjoyed the Mooer Blues Crab (Bluesbreaker clone) equally as much.
     
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  11. cousinpaul

    cousinpaul Friend of Leo's

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    I'd be surprised it didn't have the stronger tone cap like the Keeley Phat mod.
     
  12. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Poster Extraordinaire

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    Don't hate me TDPRI, but I'll go with 'the Stratocaster of pedals!'
    ( I'm just more a Strat guy, but both are so versatile- the Tele probably puts out a stronger/fuller tone?)

    I've used my Blues Driver pretty much since it came out...
    (later '90's, and I heard a really good R&R player using one at a multiple-band gig, before our set)

    ...and I remember when folks hated it-
    "Fizzy distortion!" " treble-y thin!" - and it can be.
    You just have to get to know it, and it's not for all amps ( like my SF DR, when I had one), or everyone.
    Great for cleanish R&R and Blues folks IMO.

    My little secret 'BD-2 as fuzz' tip:
    ( I do play a stock one)

    If you crank the pedal's Gain and Tone controls ( all the way!) and then turn Tone control OFF, on your guitar ( a neck PU works good) you can get a pretty strong fuzz out of it that is not dependent on BD-2 Level or amp volume to get it.

    Fun pedal!
     
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  13. Wobbles

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    My favorite pedal. I have a BD2, a BD2WAZA, and a Keeley Phat Mod.
     
  14. polimacs

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    Well, custom mode fattens up the lows and low-mids, it gives it a little 'umph', which works great on bridge pickup.

    The amp is a diy kit amp I borrowed from my friend, it's a 150€ 3W tube amp and it's worth every dime! :)
     
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    I found an interesting tone yesterday: neck pickup combined with bd2 tone knob set to around 2 o'clock (standard mode) and gain knob around 10 o'clock. It boosts the higs but I still hear the roundness of the neck pickup. A creamy warm drive, but cuts through the mix. I love it!
     
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    Mooer Blues Mood is my go-to with a clean Blues Junior, or even a Blues junior with the preamp stage driven... love it!
     
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  17. 4pickupguy

    4pickupguy Doctor of Teleocity

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    I LURVE me some BD-2! Congrats!! I love using it with just the slightest gain and a fair bit above unity. It makes a fantastic boost! Unicorns and rainbows into and back out of any gain stage down stream!! Very dynamic pedal to boot! Cleans up really really well, just a perfect pedal.
    My only complaint about the BD-2 is that it doesn’t like anything but my guitar in front of it. I have not found a pedal it likes into it. Gets very harsh with pedals into it. It’s ok because it lives in front of everything else.
     
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    I tried it out with my strat-type guitar at first and found a sound that was one of those "I have always searched for this" experiences. Though my Les Paul with p90 pickups sounds a lot different for some reason I was convinced it would work well with this pedal as well and it really did. Had to dust it off and wake it up to the new pedal.
     
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    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    congratulations on your new pedal, have fun.
     
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