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Keeley Modded Boss BD-2 Phat Mod Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
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Robert Keeley's BD-2 Phat Mod is not simply a distortion pedal, but rather a transparent tool that supplements your guitar tone, supplying nice low-e...Click To Read More About This Product
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Transparent overdrive with full-range sound and loads of dynamics.
Robert Keeley's BD-2 Phat Mod is not simply a distortion pedal, but rather a transparent tool that supplements your guitar tone, supplying nice low-end response, crystal-clear highs, and great picking dynamics and detail. For those wanting to set their amp on fire but not change their overall tone, this is the answer.
The Phat switch allows even more of your natural low end through for those times when you need a little more beef. Thanks to its tremendous volume output, the BD-2 Phat Mod can be used as a clean boost to drive your amp into natural-sounding overdrive.
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I just got the Keeley Modded BD-2 and boy, is it a great pedal. Where to begin? First of all, It's quiet. Typical "Boss Buzz" is gone. When switched on, You have a pedal that can go from a transparent clean boost all the way to a screaming crunch sound. Put some Hall reverb on it, and you won't want to stop playing. The tone knob goes from really dark to really bright, and the "Phat Switch" is not what it sounds like.....you would think a huge, beefy bass boost, but with the switch on, you get just a pinch of growling lows with some hefty low mid punch. The overdrive sounds very real and sweet. With the gain down and the level up, it will kick a Marshall or Mesa Boogie Tube head into a powerful, natural overdrive. Want to cop the fiery blues solo tones of Hendrix? Clapton? Mayer? Beck? SRV? Get this pedal.
This is a go to pedal for anyone looking to spice up their cleaner tones. It acts as a boost that adds both articulation and high-end presence without coloring your tone. When used with a distortion pedal or the gain stage on your amp, the pedal takes on a fuzzier quality with the gain on the pedal up past half way and spices up milder distorted tones quite well. Keeley did a nice job cleaning this pedal up, as it sounds much better than stock. This box favors single coils over humbuckers; Tele players will be overjoyed and Strat players will be quite pleased as well. One note: this pedal requires a decent tube amp to really shine; Fenders in particular pair well with this little blue box. Highly recommended and with the extra cash for the Mod. Check it out.
I cannot say enough good things about this pedal, sent mine in to have it modded by keeley. I was originally in love with the way the stock pedal sounded, after two of my friends told me i should check into having it modded I finally sucked it up and forked over the money. Words cannot describe how good the blues driver sounds after getting it modded by keeley! I play through a 65 Twin Reverb and this pedal puts teeth on it like you would not believe!! If you like the blues drivers sound or just like the sound that only comes from a tube driven amp being forced into overdrive you will not regret buying this pedal! Only downside is, I no longer need to look at other distortions its that dynamic!
This pedal is tone perfection, even with the gain cranked all the way your guitars tone is not compermised at all. The clean boost sounds slightly like the katana and cranked its indescribable. buy this pedal if you are a blues fan or any music really(excluding metal) you will absolutely not be disapointed.
I have owned, bought and sold dozens of guitar pedals over the years and this one I will never part with. If you like sweet bluesy tones you will love this one. It is a substantial mod to an already decent pedal. I use it as a preamp in the beginning of my chain - many times using it alone... sounds so good. It creates sweet, slightly overdriven clean tones to medium overdriven tones that will make your guitar sound mature and full. Please do understand that this is NOT a distortion pedal - it is a "tone tool." If you love classic tube sounds and are always in pursuit of better tone I am confident you won't be disappointment. BUY IT!