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Boss OS-2


$100.00 Released July, 2005

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Durable build can handle being brought out at practices and to gigs. Reliable, trouble-free functionality that just works. Nice variety of tones adjustable for the perfect distortion for a given song.

The Cons:Changing tones mid-song is tricky, not easy to quickly switch to a specific setting.

The Boss OS-2 is a low-end to mid-range compact overdrive/distortion capable of mixing the distortion and overdrive effects to many different degrees. It features a color control knob that allows users to adjust the balance of overdrive and distortion as well as drive and tone knobs for further tonal control.

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Additionally, the OS-2 sports a tough, compact design.

The OS-2's color knob allows users to adjust from maximum overdrive to maximum distortion with a great number of variations in between, offering a high degree of customization. Furthermore, its drive and tone knobs provide control over the OS-2's 'heaviness' and tone, respectively; this allows the OS-2 to produce both heavily distorted sound and a more subtle distortion/overdrive. Meanwhile, the OS-2's durable build and compact size makes it highly portable.

Features

  • Flexible distortion pedal capable of producing blended overdrive/distortion sounds
  • Provides both "over-the-top" distortion sounds and less extreme overdrive tones for rhythm playing
  • Includes Level, Tone, Drive and Color controls for precise tonal shaping
  • Compatible with PSA-series AC adapters
  • Capable of running on a single 9 volt battery
  • Weighs 0.4 kg
  • 5 year warranty

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    durable build can handle being brought out at practices and to gigs

  • 1

    reliable, trouble-free functionality that just works

  • 1

    nice variety of tones adjustable for the perfect distortion for a given song

  • 1

    as compact as you can make a pedal while still making it easy to use

  • 1

    responds to pedal press instantly without any pops or snaps

  • 0

    setting the knobs is fairly intuitive, doesn't take a lot of guess work to get exactly what you want out of it

Cons
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    changing tones mid-song is tricky, not easy to quickly switch to a specific setting

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