B.Y.O.C. Blue Overdrive Kit (with Mod Package)


The BOSS BD-2 Blues Driver is one of the most loved current production pedals.  It offers a massive range of gain from a nearly perfect clean boost an almost full-on distortion.  It is a FET based overdrive that offers a nice alternative to all the tube screamer and KLON based clones.  It is touted as being able to reproduce the tone of not just a tube amp, but an older tube amp. 

The BYOC Blue Overdrive provides all the tone of the original BD-2, but with all metal film resistors and capacitors and true bypass. It delivers the goods with less noise and zero tone suck when in bypass.  The BD-2 is also one of the best circuits to modify.  The Build your Own Clone Blue Overdrive is a lot easier to modify than a stock BOSS pedal.  There's TONS of BD-2 mods out there. 

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** Included is a separate mod pack to perform one of the most common BD-2 mods, often referred to as the "fat mod".   All the ceramic disc and aluminum electrolytic caps in the signal path are replaced with expensive silver mica and tantalum capacitors.  This helps smooth out some of the harshness and fuzziness.  Larger forward voltage 1N4002 diodes provide asymmetrical clipping.  This creates more second order harmonics and also smooths out some of the fuzziness.  The input capacitor value is increased to allow more of your guitars signal in.  And one of the decoupling capacitors is placed on a toggle switch to allow you to switch between normal and "fat" mode.  Please note: Extra hole for Toggle switch is pre-drilled for you.

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