Boss has announced the BC-2 Combo Drive, the latest addition to the overdrive/distortion category of its lineup of compact pedals. They tell us that, just as the ST-2 Power Stack brought the sound of a raging stack amp to pedalboards everywhere, the BC-2 now gives players classic British combo amp tone in a convenient stompbox, designed to recreate the sound of a dual-speaker 'top boost' combo.
A Boss spokesperson had this to say,
"The easy-to-use BC-2 packs the versatile tube-driven sound and playing feel of the famous Brit combo into a single pedal, from its shimmering clear tones to its raunchy-yet-silky distortion when cranked. A number of well-known guitarists were known to drive the original amps with gain boosters to achieve searing lead tones with tons of sustain, and this sound is captured in the BC-2 as well. All three voices, and every color in-between, can be dialed up with the BC-2's deceptively simple Sound knob. Further sweetening is available with bass and treble knobs, while the level knob controls the effect's overall volume.
With its wide range of sounds and unique tone signature, the BC-2 is perfect for adding authentic Brit combo essence to any rig, from bedroom practice amps to club combos to monster mega-stacks."Pricing and Availability:
The BC-2 Combo Drive will be available in September with an MSRP of $189.50.