May 25, 2. And there is also a big difference in terms of available gain compared to a Tube Screamer here an Analogman modded TS9. This pedal has chance to be great but in its stock form it doesn’t live up to a SD-1 or and OD Share This Page Tweet. I will begin straight away with the videos and will give my thoughts afterward. It is a great pedal for modification and Keeley does a great job on this pedal. All are longtime members that stepped up to the invite to help out by volunteering their time and effort to help the membership experience on TGP stay on the even keel.

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It doesn’t have a tone that says play me by any means.

Keeley Boss Blues Driver BD-2 questions/ do I need the upgrade? | The Gear Page

The BD-2 Phat Mod does not partly because of the style that I play with my band, but honestly, it is the equal of these pedals. FenderBigotMay 25, It was far clearer than a stock BD The BD-2 is not the same as a TS9 pedal. It is a pretty simple overdrive pedal with subtle bluez and not much else going for it. No, create an account now.

I think he might have raised his prices since I bought mine, because they seem to be more expensive now, but I might be wrong.


It can be used with a clean amp to give it some nice grit, and it can also be used a fairly transparent sounding boost to help give you a little more tightness and compression to your overall tone. It is almost double the price but for a pedal that has this type of circuit is going to cost that much or even more from some other manufacturers. May 25, 2. That means we’re talking about Boss reliability and overall setup.

The BD-2 is a nice little pedal, the Phat Mod is great So they will sell you a modifier keelfy one from their factory. It works best when you want that transparent sounding overdrive to help push the amp just a touch but don’t want that tubescreamer flavor sound. This mod not only gives the pedal a revoicing, but it also adds a special switch so you can select the thickness of the actual pedal.

Write a user review Ask for a user review. It has a blues sound, as its name suggests, a grain and different “tubes screamers.

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If moddrd find yourself needing more thickness, just flick the switch, and you’ll get a nice bass boost with this thing. The Kseley mod fixes those issues, and it also gives you some additional tone controls to help further shape the tone. Do you already have an account? Picked up a stock BD-2 recently and I love it. Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services. Plus, we add our “Phat switch” to allow even more of your natural low end through for those times when you need a little more beef!


I am not saying it is the same but it is reminiscent of it in order to get the same tone, you would mdoded his fingers of course. The Gear Page is run by musicians for musicians.

Less fizzy on the top end, more low end, very wide range of volume and tone. We’ve added some “new” guys to the moderator crew. If you are new to Robert Keeley Electronics Sound, try this pedal.

Monty, Analogman and a few other guys out there offer great mods for these as well, so don’t discount them. Request a new review. I did not care for the BD2 stock, too much “fizz” and “ice pick” treble content keley my tastes. There is no acute garish tappent low in the belly, that’s great Your email address will not be published.

I thought the Keeley mod was definitely an improvement to an already good pedal and I really liked my Keeley BD Yes, my password is: