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Boss BC-2 British Combo Drive Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview
  • Wide range of tones with a single knob—from classic crisp clean and punchy crunch to creamy overdrive with long sustain and beyond
  • Natural and dynamic response to picking nuance at any knob position
  • Provides warm combo tones and authentic combo-amp cabinet resonance
Description & Specs
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    $189.50
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    - $90.50
  • Your Price:
    $9900

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British combo amp tone and beyond!

The new BOSS BC-2 Combo Drive guitar overdrive pedal generates a classic "AC-inspired" British combo-amp tone in a compact pedal, but that's just the starting point. With a single knob, you can instantly control a variety of sound-character parameters, and quickly tap into a full spectrum of tone. Achieve the perfect vintage sound or dial into higher gain or cleaner tone across a wider frequency range than the classic amp could provide on its own. The BC-2 Combo Drive also offers a natural and dynamic response to your picking nuances at any setting. This easy-to-use yet technically complex pedal takes you from authentic vintage tone to expanded new-generation performance and sound.

The BC-2 Combo Drive's SOUND knob adjusts multiple parameters simultaneously across a range of zones. Smoothly transition from fat and clean tone in left zone to high-impact crunch in the upper zone and high-gain distortion in the right zone. Find the perfect classic setting or go beyond previous limits. Crank the SOUND knob to the DRIVE position, for example, and get a creamier high-gain tone than the classic combo could provide, as if you were driving the amp with an external booster. Likewise, if you turn the knob to the CLEAN position, you can clean up the tone across a wider frequency range than the original amp could deliver. A universe of great tone is as simple as a single knob twist.

Dedicated EQ knobs are provided for instantly sculpting your tone. The BASS knob provides direct control of the lower-frequency range; the TREBLE knob provides control of upper frequencies. A master LEVEL knob controls the overall volume of the pedal when it is turned on.

The input jack accepts signals from a guitar, another musical instrument, or another effect unit. This jack also doubles as the power switch. Power to the unit is turned on when you plug into the INPUT jack; the power is turned off when the cable is unplugged.
Road-Tough BOSS

BOSS compact pedals are world-famous for their great sound as well as their road-tough construction, consistency, and reliability. The BC-2 inherits this BOSS-proven design, offering guitarists a solidly constructed pedal that's built to withstand decades of demanding use.

Features
  • Wide range of tones with a single knob—from classic crisp clean and punchy crunch to creamy overdrive with long sustain and beyond
  • Natural and dynamic response to picking nuance at any knob position
  • Provides warm combo tones and authentic combo-amp cabinet resonance

A roadworthy BOSS pedal loaded with creamy British tone. Get yours now!

 
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BossBC-2 British Combo Drive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (7)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Performances (4)
    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
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    5.0

    Great Pedal

    By Guitar Slinger

    from Columbus, Oh

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Boss BC-2 British Combo Drive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      My go to pedal. Great sound and extremely versatile!

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      5.0

      Great bang for the buck

      By Bob

      from Colorado

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Boss BC-2 British Combo Drive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I A/B'd this against the Carl Martin AC-Tone, which costs almost twice as much. The Boss BC-2 won hands down. At low-gain, it gave more sparkle and Voxy chime. And at high-gain it retained much more clarity and note definition (the AC-Tone became muddy and "brown"). Yes, it's a lowly Boss stompbox and not a "boutique" pedal -- but if you want that classic British/Vox tone, it's amazingly good (and at 1/10 the price of an AC30, it's an amazing deal). Highly recommended

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Vox in the Box - Pedal

        By Mr. Guitar

        from Appomattox, Va

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Doesn't Snd Like A Pedal
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Sounds Like An Amp
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Could Use A Mid Controll
        • Limited Selection Of Effects

        Best Uses

        • Add Amp Type Distortion
        • Add Vox Like Tones
        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Boss BC-2 British Combo Drive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I own this pedal as well as the Boss St-2, OS-2 and Mega Distortion. The OS-2 and Mega Distortion pedals sound good but dated, they sound like distortion pedals, where as the BC-2 and ST-2 pedals sound like actual amplifier designs with adjustable levels of gain. Get the BC-2 if you want british combo type response and then some, or get the ST-2 if you want that stack sound and drive. These pedals are essentially amplifiers in a pedal, they respond more like their representative amplifier than they do a distortion pedal.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Don't buy there's much better pedals

        By Tulsa Guitar Man

        from Tulsa, OK

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • None

        Cons

        • To Weak Not Very Good

        Best Uses

        • Send It Back

        Comments about Boss BC-2 British Combo Drive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        There are much better peadal's than this one. This pedal was a big disapointment. For my money and your's - get a Tech 21 Bristish or a Blue Note pedal both of these deliver much better sound than the Boss British Combo.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Overdrive Pedal...Period

        By B Brooks

        from Ventura, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Boss BC-2 British Combo Drive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        By far this is the best overdrive pedal I have ever used, and it has finally completed my search for the perfect sound. I am currently playing a Gibson SG and Les Paul through a Fender 57 Twin and Twin Reverb, and this pedal has provided the perfect overdrive for any style of music. Definitely a small price to pay for such great sound. Just buy it, and you will understand what I am talking about...

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        British Combo in a box!

        By Surfdog

        from Austin

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Rhythmlead Tones Fly
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Recording Playing Live

          Comments about Boss BC-2 British Combo Drive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Just a great sound if ( like me) your looking for a tasteful represention of british tones and you didn't have the budget to get a vox.
          I listened to many demosand many styles of music this was used on and i was sold. Flexible and useful sounds.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I'm a believer!

          By MrBlack

          from Houston, Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Boss BC-2 British Combo Drive Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I was looking for a pedal that would effectively replicate the distinctive sound of a hard-driven AC-30 and, in my opinion, the BC-2 delivers!

              I have always loved the sound of U2's Bullet the Blue Sky and with the BC-2, I finally have found a simple way to get that sound out of my current rig. I just plugged the pedal into my Traynor Dark Horse, set the preamp to "Pure" (which bypasses the tone controls) and let 'er rip! I found very genuine AC-30 tones at all positions of the Sound knob, but I really love the harmonic overtones of the Crunch and Drive settings.

              After playing with the pedal for a couple of hours, it seems to me that the BC-2 is everything that BOSS claims it to be. I could not be happier with my purchase. Thank You BOSS!

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Really Enjoy this

              By gitarmeister

              from Toronto, Canada

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              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Boss BC-2 British Combo Drive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I bought 3 pedals to compare ... Tube Screamer and Blues Driver and checked each one out ....
                  Used a Les Paul Studio and Fender Deluxe Blues
                  Tube Screamer personally was disappointing did not offer the quality of sound I wanted .. the Blues driver was ok .. but did not hold up to the combo..which allowed me flexibility with sound, tone and volume .. the crunch ascertained was dynamic and sweet .. I love this pedal .. I must say the best way to judget for yourself is take them home and check a bunch out to make sure you can really understand which is really good for your sound and ears.

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                  (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  bc-2

                  By alex-DPFO2

                  from houston tx

                  Comments about Boss BC-2 British Combo Drive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  this pedal is for everyone, the drive knob covers levels from smooth blues all the way up to heavy metal (the treble-y high pitched kind and the bassy drop F breakdown kind). can't go wrong with this, i have a good feeling about this one, boss outdid themselves for sure.
                  i first used the pedal at a shop in downtown conroe tx. i played on a fender strat with an FDR amp. the sound goes from a nice smooth tone (something i would use for blues) all the way up to what would be suited for heavy metal (this is all on the drive knob). the eq is really just a standard bass and treble, and the volume knob is the same as any other, but this pedal produces sounds that i have only heard coming from orange and marshall heads.
                  as all other boss stompboxes, this one is the same as the others, a hard metal casing with the rubber pad on the footpedal. 9v power in is at the top, so this is compatable with your daisy chain.
                  for the price, this thing can't be beat. if you're playing a decent guitar through a decent amp, you can pull out sounds that (like i said before) i have only heard coming from the pros at orange and marshall, a head like that can cost you around $2000 on a good day. of course this pedal cant beat the sound of a warm orange thunderverb, or a classic marshall, but the sound is d*** close, and i am not disappointed with the investment.

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