Classic British combo amp tone and beyond! The Boss BC-2 Combo Drive Overdrive Distortion Effects Pedal generates a classic AC-inspired combo-amp tone in a compact package, but that’s just the starting point. With a single knob, you can instantly control a variety of sound-character parameters, and quickly tap into a full spectrum of tone.
With the BC-2, you can achieve the perfect vintage sound or dial into higher gain or cleaner tone across a wider frequency range than the classic amp could provide on its own. The BC-2 also offers a natural and dynamic response to your picking nuances at any setting. This easy-to-use yet technically complex Boss pedal takes you from authentic vintage tone to expanded new-generation performance and sound.
Boss BC-2 Combo Drive Pedal Features
- Wide range of tones with a single knob
- Classic crisp clean and punchy crunch to creamy overdrive with long sustain and beyond
- Natural and dynamic response to picking nuance at any knob position
- Provides warm combo tones and authentic combo-amp cabinet resonance
The Sound knob adjusts multiple parameters simultaneously across a range of zones. Smoothly transition from fat and clean tone in left zone to high-impact crunch in the upper zone and high-gain distortion in the right zone. Find the perfect classic setting or go beyond previous limits. Crank the Sound knob to the Drive position, for example, and get a creamier high-gain tone than the classic combo could provide, as if you were driving the amp with an external booster. Likewise, if you turn the knob to the Clean position, you can clean up the tone across a wider frequency range than the original amp could deliver. A universe of great tone is as simple as a single knob twist.
EQ and Level Knobs
The BC-2 features dedicated EQ knobs for instantly sculpting your tone. The Bass knob provides direct control of the lower-frequency range; the Treble knob provides control of upper frequencies. A master Level knob controls the overall volume of the pedal when it is turned on.
The Input jack of the BC-2 pedal accepts signals from a guitar, another musical instrument, or another effect unit. This jack also doubles as the power switch. Power to the unit is turned on when you plug into the Input jack; the power is turned off when the cable is unplugged.
Boss compact pedals are world-famous for their great sound as well as their road-tough construction, consistency, and reliability. The BC-2 inherits this Boss-proven design, offering guitarists a solidly constructed pedal that's built to withstand decades of demanding use.
Nominal Input Level
Nominal Output Level
Recommended Load Impedance
- DC 9 V: Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22)/Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61),
AC Adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)
- 45 mA (DC 9 V)
* Expected battery life under continuous use:
- Carbon: 2.5 hours
Alkaline: 9 hours
These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
- Owner’s Manual, Leaflet (“USING THE UNIT SAFELY,” “IMPORTANT NOTES,” and “Information”), Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
Option (sold separately)
Size and Weight