BC 2 Guitar Distortion and Overdrive Pedal from BOSS

If you are looking for a compact effects pedal that will deliver a retro British combo amp tone then look no further.  The BC-2 from BOSS lets you control the pedal with a single knob.  You also have full control over multiple sound characters allowing you to access a massively full spectrum of tone.

Everything that’s old becomes new again and that couldn’t be more true with music.  If you are looking to recreate the classic retro sound the BC-2 is for you.  With the BC-2 you some of the tones that you can achieve are a sweet sounding dirty crunch to that perfect clean sound.  The sustain on the BC-2 sounds great too.  Combo tones sound great and the recreation of the combo amp cabinet resonance is remarkable.

The design of the BC-2 is as sturdy as you would expect from BOSS and you can be sure you won’t stomp too hard and break it.  The EQ knobs on the BC-2 let musicians create the perfect tone for whatever occasion they find themselves jamming in, and of course there is a master Level Knob to keep the levels tight.

Check out the full specs below:

Nominal Input Level
-20 dBu

Input Impedance
1 M ohm

Nominal Output Level
-20 dBu

Output Impedance
1 k ohm

Recommended Load Impedance
10 k ohms or greater

Power Supply
DC 9 V: Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22)/Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61),
AC Adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)

Current Draw
45 mA (DC 9 V)
* Expected battery life under continuous use:
Carbon: 2.5 hours
Alkaline: 9 hours
These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.

Owner’s Manual, Leaflet (“USING THE UNIT SAFELY,” “IMPORTANT NOTES,” and “Information”), Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
Option(sold separately)
AC adaptor (PSA series)

Size and Weight
73 mm
2-7/8 inches
129 mm
5-1/8 inches
59 mm
2-3/8 inches
440 g
1 lbs.

You can find the BC-2 Combo Drive from BOSS for $99.

Source: BOSS


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