Ive got a ds1 that i could get modded for 75 bucks at keeley. Oct 07, 2006 however, i do really like the quality of the clipping of the ocd. The keeley boss blues driver bd2 phat mod overdrive pedal. Its a shame specially since the clips sounded so good. Very touch sensitive and has a great range of tone. I have seen the best blues guitarist i have ever seen, compete at the international blues challenge in memphis using an unknown stage amp and using his guitar and the boss bd2 blues pedal.
Keeley guitar effects pedals are designed to help guitarists and musicians find the perfect tone. I use more than one because i keep them at low gain except for the ts808. Fulltone ocd vs boss blues driver discussion in the effect effect started by rockerxdx, dec 22. Id actually say a keeley blues driver is definatly not the 1st od pedal you should get. There is no question that the build quality of the ocd is much higher. Keeley are the most famous brand to modify this circuit, although several. Keeley super phat mod full range overdrive, overdrive effekt pedal, rohren artige. All are welcome, from seasoned pros to absolute beginners. Regular boss bd2 w blues driver, digitech screamin blues, keeley katana blues drive. I used to love the keeley modded boss blues driver, then i started using a 5 watt tube amp, and noticed how much warmer the natural tube overdrive sounded compared to a keelly blues driver thru a 74 twin. More so, this pedal has a solid build and comes with a true bypass option. I use a blues driver and ts808 bothmodded by keeley and they work well.
The keeley was a great pedal but not nearly as smooth as the zen, which i hear as more natural and organic sounding. Blues driver in a tuxedo this is keeley s take on the boss bd2 pedal. When the humble boss overdrive isnt occupied with wailing blues licks, it has. I use mine on its own for old school 50s60s overdriven tones.
Some of them can be relatively expensive which means theres a big market for guitar pedal clones. I would pay 149 for a fulltone ocd unless i can find one used. To me better is a smoother and wider od range less of the harsh rattiness. I have heard that the keeley mod is way smoother and even more transparent. Keeley really did a great job on a ts808 i had and i really think their work is top notch, but in this case i dont think there was much they could do to help this pedal out. This way i can combine them and really get over the top if thats what i want to do. The blues driver not only quickly captured its targeted audience, but its versatility and character helped it to transcend genres equally as hastily. The ones ive included here are those that are readily available off ebay. Extremely versatile, and still cheaper than the ocd. They also make great fuzzes 69, soulbender, and 70. Fulltone catalyst i was using a rat hartman lm308 and a ts like that until fairly recently.
At high gain settings the blues driver actually sounds kind of like a fuzz pedal whereas the zen is more amplike. In this instance, the mooer blues mood hits the triple threat with a really fantastic replication of a keeley modified boss blues driver. The fulltone ocd is an example of a pedal that bridges the gap between. I owned a stock bd2 years ago, and it was a great pedal too.
A thorough comparison of the classic boss bd2 blues driver overdrive, its waza craft version, and two other pedals based on the famous phat mod done by robert keeley the keeley super phat mod. Keeley boss blues driver bd2 phat mod overdrive pedal. For just a touch of dirt and push, the boss bd2 blues driver has been a perennial favorite for both bedroom players and celebrities such as john mayer and brad paisley. Are the soul food, ocd, and bd2 completely different. Apr 19, 20 i have seen the best blues guitarist i have ever seen, compete at the international blues challenge in memphis using an unknown stage amp and using his guitar and the boss bd2 blues pedal. Fulltone ocd vs keeley bd2 talk with your fellow tone freaks on the webs liveliest and friendliest. Keeley super phat mod full range od thomann osterreich. The boss bd2 blues driver overdrive w keeley mod takes midrange overdriven character of the original factory pedal and infuses it with new handselected circuitry and components for. Any thoughts, opinions, or experience with this pedal. After more than a decade of building great guitar tone from the ground up, keeley has crafted an overdrive that is destined to be a classic. This popular pedal provides instant access to the kind of warm overdrive and emotive distortion usually reserved for 30yearold tube amps. I have an ocd which i like a lot because i get more grind range.
The boss bd2 blues driver pedal gives you the classic, bluesy sound of an overdriven vintage tube amp in a compact pedal. What has kept the blues driver on my board compared to the others is the. Are the soul food, ocd, and bd2 completely different pedals in their own right. Keeley katana blues drive guitar effects pedal musician. This can be done legally because very few circuits are actually patented, and only brand names designs can be ed. I have one slot open on my pedal board and i am thinking about getting a boss blues driver bd2 to smooth out the hdr channel on my vintage modern. Mar 08, 2019 a thorough comparison of the classic boss bd2 blues driver overdrive, its waza craft version, and two other pedals based on the famous phat mod done by robert keeley the keeley super phat mod. Feb 03, 2017 the chinesemade mini pedals are usually most appealing because of their low cost, then compact size, and usually thirdly a closeish approximation of tone. Its a very violin like quality when turned up to full gain. Oh yehi forgot to mention thoi was using the rat in a less distorted, more overdrive like tone mode, so it looked after crunchy sounds and did not crap out when it got boosted by the ts. That being said, at one point i had a monte allums h2o modded blues driver, and that is an outstanding pedal.
Just another flavor of fizzy, buzzy, mosquito sounding square wave clipping diode distortion. If you want something really special get the keeley mod on the blues driver i have it and its very good, i. Overdrive, fuzz and distortion sounds by level of gain 2018 mini pedal edition feb 7, 2018. Get an all tube single ended class a amp and crank it up. Well, more like over 200 so far, and hopefully well find more to add to the list of effect pedal clones. Mar 26, 2020 in summary, the fulltone ocd gives you fair enough options for the money. If you are familiar with the original boss bd2, you probably wont notice any difference from just taking a quick look at the outside besides the added phat switch and the blue led and thats to be expected as most of the magic in the mod takes place on the inside. Keeley super phat mod full range transparent overdrive pedal.
Strat players often get on well with the blues driver, because the pedal tends to gently. Phat mod ein upgrade zum bereits existierenden boss bd2 keeley mod. So within my pedal chain i have 4 key lowtomidgain overdrives ranging from klon style, to tube screamer style, to dumble style and onto blues driver type the way i have it each gets progressively gainier, in fact i have a 5th medium gain overdrive which used to be an ocd, but has now been displaced by the hamstead intergalactic driver. Robert keeley katana blues drive guitar pedal andertons. I used to have a keeley ts9 for rhythm and an xotic ac booster for leads and i kinda miss that setup.
Youll never look at another distortion pedal again. Boss bd2 blues driver overdrive w keeley mod reverb. Jun 23, 2012 an ab guitar pedal demo between a fulltone ocd and keeley modded boss blues driver. For one thing, whether you go for the higherend waza version or the standard offering, the blues driver is a pedalboard staple. I am running a peavey xxx head thru an avatar 2x12 with v30s and want. An ab guitar pedal demo between a fulltone ocd and keeley modded boss blues driver. I am wanting to get a new pedal and i am really torn between these to units. Fulltone ocd vs boss blues driver fender stratocaster guitar forum.
The bd2 blues driver delivers the creamy, yet crunchy sound associated with great blues guitar. Born in the boss factories and modified in the workshop of mister keeley, the boss bd2 blues driver overdrive is not a tube screamer copy but a different machine as you will gather from the demo videos below. This was a couple of years ago but buzzy and thin come to mind, keeley blues driver, less buzzy and thin. I really dig the ocd, the rto, and fulldrive 2 from fulltone. The closest ocd dealer to me is an hour away, and im poor and am keeping gas to a minimum. If youre after a new overdrive or distortion pedal and have any questions. Ocd vs keeley blues driver telecaster guitar forum. The top 10 bluesapproved overdrivedistortion pedals. I then also use the keeley blues driver in a 2 od pedal combo.
The difference in analogman and keeley mods is the keeleys always sound way more compressed and have more gain. After over years of making great guitar tones from the ground up, the katana blues drive offers a musically rich and dynamic overdrive that truly captures the sound, feel. Both tubescreamers, but what are the differences between them. Considering that i decided to go with mooer series and the fact that they copy famous pedals, then i should choose two pedals overdrive and distortion among ocd, rat, blues driver, bluesbreaker, tubescreamer, boss ds1 and several more which i am not familiar with. I also use a butler tube driver and a lovepedal eternity. Is it worth it to pick up a keeley ds1ultra and keep my ds1. One configuration where the modded bd2 or super phat mod excel most is.
If you have a few extra bucks to spend, robert keeley offers a modded version of the original boss bd2 blues driver. Was wondering if anyone had a recommendation on which way to go with this one and if one is better than the other. The all new keeley katana blues drive is a musically rich and dynamic overdrive for the most discriminating guitar player. You can get a pretty cheap used blues driver for like 50 60 bucks whereas an ocd will cost a bit more. That wider use also colluded with a growing pedal mod movement, as the bd2 was a prime candidate for tweaking due to its affordable price and solid tone. What distortion it does put out is extremely transparent and silky smooth. I like the freakshow fx the rabbit rat clone for leads a lot. Fulltone ocd vs boss blues driver fender stratocaster. After the super boutique bb preamp and the more mundane boss sd1, the next tube screamer alternative to be featured on guitar tone overload is somewhere in the middle.
In praise of the humble, underrated boss blues driver reverb news. On a boss sd 1 for example the analogman mod sounds better to me and on a boss blues driver the keeley sounds better. If you want something really special get the keeley mod on the blues driver i have it. Keeley boss bd2 blues driver guitar effects pedal p10830. However, i do really like the quality of the clipping of the ocd. Below weve put together a list of popular pedals and their corresponding inexpensive clones, some of which we sell. A modded bd2 can be a great pedal, but i still think it doesnt sound like an ocd. Fender american standard stratocaster and gibson les paul custom podxt fender blackface which. In summary, the fulltone ocd gives you fair enough options for the money. And we think youll enjoy this incredible tone we have crafted for you. The ocd might be a slightly better pedal but for the value i think the blues driver is the better option.
I think youll really like the sound of the tube screamer going into the keeley or bd2, whichever you choose. Classic blues guitar tones with tube amp simulation. Keeley mod i was looking to buy a boss bd2 with the keeley mod but noticed that boss recently released their waza edition. Hi, i was playing my maz 18 with a strat on the weekend and was comparing the ocd and keeley blues driver 2. Gpx blog 12 of the best blues driver style pedals guitar pedal x. Does the fulltone kick the keeley ds1s butt or viceversa or is it too different of an animal to compare. The modded version adds a phat switch that beefs up the bottom end a bit and gives a little warmth. Guitar overdrive pedals your ultimate guide from andertons music.
That was an original design designed to meet many of the tonal characteristics of the blues driver. I recommend the fulltone for hard rock, metal, classic rock, blues, and alternative rock. Let me know what guys think is the best of the 3 and tell my why, and how they sound different from each other, if they do. Its able to give you both a boosted clean tone as well as an unleashed overdrive defined tone. Driver which gives me a little more versatility, but is lacking the fat mod of this pedal as borrowed from the keeley modded blues driver the blues mood in fact being a clone of that. This is how blues players prefer to use overdrives, to push the front end their amps speakers.241 847 908 189 519 1135 1200 932 892 76 850 1134 646 704 1082 829 1031 596 420 149 495 1047 1223 52 92 1397 533 561 326 1376 206 1205 1174 1244 1309 97 1461