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BOSS JB-2 Angry Driver Dual Distortion Pedal

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JB-2 Angry Driver is a new pedal co-developed with JHS Pedals to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Boss compact pedals.

Housed in the classic BOSS compact design, the JB-2 Angry Driver pairs the tones of the iconic BOSS BD-2 Blues Driver with JHS Pedals' popular Angry Charlie. Working closely together, the two pedal innovators have developed an all-new combined circuit with refined sound and performance perfectly tuned for dual-mode drive operation.

The JB-2 Angry Driver features three dual-concentric knobs that provide independent drive, tone, and level control for each overdrive type. Via a six-position mode selector, you can use each overdrive independently, or combine them together in series and parallel configurations. With the ability to blend the Blues Drivers famously expressive low-to-mid gain tones with the Angry Charlie's aggressive rock voice in any combination, the JB-2 Angry Driver delivers unmatched range and versatility from a single overdrive pedal.

FEATURES

  • All-new overdrive pedal with massive tonal range, jointly developed by BOSS and JHS Pedals

  • Combines the voices of the BD-2 Blues Driver from BOSS and Angry Charlie from JHS Pedals

  • Three dual-concentric knobs provide independent drive, tone, and level control for each overdrive type

  • Mode selector for choosing individual overdrive types, two series connections for stacking, or parallel connection for unique new sounds

  • Also includes a mode for toggling between BOSS and JHS overdrives with the built-in pedal switch

  • Remote switch jack for controlling pedal modes and bypass from an optional footswitch or effects switching system

  • Multi-color LED indicator shows BOSS mode (blue), JHS mode (red), and both together (purple)

  • BOSS five-year warranty

SPECIFICATIONS

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

Controls:
Pedal switch, MODE knob, DRIVE knob, TONE knob, LEVEL knob
Indicator: CHECK indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)
Connectors: INPUT jack, OUTPUT jack, REMOTE jack, AC adaptor jack (DC 9 V)

Power Supply:
Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61) or Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22)
AC adaptor: (sold separately)
Current Draw: 50 mA
Expected battery life under continuous use:
Alkaline: Approx. 9.5 hours
Carbon: Approx. 2.5 hours
*These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.

Dimension (W x D x H): 73 x 129 x 59 mm (2-7/8 x 5-1/8 x 2-3/8 inches)
Weight (including battery): 440 g (1 lb)

Attractive on the outside, but BAD personality3 of 10 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHamilton, Ontario
I saw this pedal and thought "WOW! So many options. The versatility! It's so unique and different! I can get a nice bluesy tone for slick Joe Perry leads then a harder driven sound for Zeppelin rhythm sections. After an encounter at the music store, I thought it was decent and saw potential. But as soon as I took it home that's when things got dicey. To get just an average tolerable sound out of this pedal is like trying to solve an aerobics cube blindfolded. It's as if I'm in a toxic relationship with a beautiful person who keeps hissing at me no matter what I do. Every button I push to fix the problem just adds to another one. Like it's mad at me for no reason. And after a session of fighting with this thing and trying to play it out, I have that throbbing ache right between the eyes. No matter how you dial it, the pedal has that "too much" sound, especially with high frequencies. I ran it into my MXR EQ to sand things down and smooth it out, but that only made things more complicated. Switching neck/bridge & bridge/neck doesn't do much either. You'll never be happy. For example, just to simplify things, I had this pedal set to the blues driver setting (blue LED) with the drive dialed to lets say a 2-3. Still, too much pricking at the eardrum. Adjusting the tone knob doesn't help give any color. Have the knob dialed to 0 and you're pale white. Add more tone and you are always ever so close to a Ross Geller-esque spray tanning incident. Open chords feel lost and disenchanted. Power chords on driven settings sound hungover. As if they are all ashamed of the pedal they are working for and are merely trying to get through the shift. Just like your audience will be if you dare put this on your rig. I'm running my pedalboard straight into a powerstage 700. All other tone pedals sound as they should and behave well despite the odd setup. All of which are less money and more simple in design. I think it's a good idea to try this pedal out at the music store to see what I'm talking about. By all means try out all the different functions. And then a better idea is to LEAVE IT at the music store. Dump it and don't look back. Don't worry, there are plenty of other drive pedals on the shelf! Find a pedal who understands you! You deserve it.
Posted by ScarSonic on Jun 6, 2019
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Very Versatile3 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePeterborough, Ontario
This pedal is the combination of the Angry Charly (JHS) and the Blues Driver (Boss). The pedal can go from a heavy distortion sound to a light overdriven tone by tapping the foot pedal. I use it as my stage two overdrive and it gives me a great single-coil lead tone. Partnered with the Boss FS-5L the pedal truly acts as two separate pedals. I wanted something that I had complete control over the EQ and this pedal has the full EQ for both pedals because of the great dual pot EQ design. Can't wait to see what this partnership brings out next!
Posted by Jack Sole on Jan 15, 2019
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