Boss OS-2 Overdrive/Distortion Pedal Reviews4.6/5.0 based on 12 customer reviews
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from Saint Clair Shores,Mi./USA
March 28, 2013Music Background:
Been playing for 50 years.Pro and studio
Best pedal ever !Replaced my SD-2 DUAL Overdrive with this pedal.
The SD-2 was sold from April 1993 to December 1998.
The gain control is what sold me on this.
This unit goes from grit to screaming high gain.
This is the one to buy!
from Tucson, AZ
May 15, 2012Music Background:
Great productWorks fine and is very user-friendly. Also has a very competitive price!
from Fort Wayne, IN USA
May 12, 2012Music Background:
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!I am so amazed with this pedal. It's the first pedel i bought and i bought it a few hours ago and i fell in love right away with the first chord. you have to buy this right now do it! DO IT!
from Laurel, MD
May 11, 2012Music Background:
Playing in bands since 1965 ... classic rock, now!
Great pedal!As with many Boss pedals, this is a very versatile distortion pedal with plenty of range for many sounds. I certainly recommend it. Sweetwater is nothing short of pro on delivery and items arriving in excellent condition. Good people.
from El Paso, TX
April 3, 2012Music Background:
Forget the rest. Still the BestThis was my first distortion pedal when I started playing about 27 years ago. I've gone through all types of other stand-alone pedals, and mutiple digital effects boxes and none of them sound as good as this one. I don't care what anybody says, this thing is awesome! Both in it's simplicity and it's sound. It's beautiful man! My favorite professional guitarists prefer stompboxes to the digital effects and it's easy to hear why. Stompboxes rule.
February 2, 2008
boss is da bossgives every guitar a chunk of metal
June 4, 2007Music Background:
Who's The Boss?I bought this over 2 weeks ago from somebody who's obviously insane.The reason I say that is,why would somebody want to sell this pedal?I've been playing for over 30 years,and I've used Digitech,Pro-Co Rat,Morley,Alesis,etc. and all I can say is that this is the best overdrive/distortion pedal that I hve had the pleasure of owning.It's that good.You can go from a bluesy type tone to straight out metal,contrary to what other people say in their reviews of this product.The metal casing is quite sturdy and the controls are very easy to get used to.This is one versatile pedal,let me tell yu.This has a permanent place in my rig and is going nowhere.
June 15, 2012Music Background:
Guitar, Keyboards since early sixties
Boss does itHaving played rhythm guitar in bands since 65, i finally broke down for some 'extra umph' in my backups.. really pleased with the OS-2!
April 30, 2012Music Background:
GreatIts a great pedal and it has really sick effects but it runs out the 9 volt battery sorta fast so youll need to get an adapter for it.
April 9, 2012Music Background:
Best BossThis is my go to dirty/distortion pedal. I use it to get my ***** to the wall metal type tone. Versatile pedal for dirty tones. I like to set it on overdrive with the gain cranked. Has a looser sound when set to overdrive and a tighter edgy sound when set to distortion. It can get some bluesy tones however I use my MXR GT-OD for that. Run an overdrive before it and liven it up a bit. I gave it a 4 cause it can get a little fizzy at times and it's made in china.
from Newport, NC
January 11, 2010Music Background:
os-2My reson for selecting the pedal was that i wanted something to give me enough drive to compensate for heavier playing, but also that could handle a small boost to enhance the character of the sound of my instruments. The two circuits, od and dist, do a decent job of mixing together. You can achieve many sounds from a subtle drive boost to over the top grunge. If you are looking for drive with the option of more gain, I would give this pedal a look see.
from Hampton, Va
July 22, 2011Music Background:
It's ok if overdrive doesn't define your styleI got this pedal a while back because it was reasonably priced and has both overdrive and distortion. It has been good for my needs up til now but I'm switching to something else. This one just doesn't have enough control. You just have the knob from OD to distortion and can't control the effects separately. If overdrive/distortion is just one pedal in a long string of effects then it's fine. But if you are really trying to play something that relies on dialing in that specific OD to distortion ratio (Blues, Indie, etc) I would recommend going elsewhere. I'm about to get the Visual Sound Jekyll and Hyde and I think it will be much more suited to my needs.