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Boss JB-2 Angry Driver Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

BOSS and JHS Pedals Join Forces to Create a New Drive Pedal with Massive Tonal Range


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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of BOSS compact pedals, BOSS and JHS Pedals have come together in a historic creative collaboration between the two industry leaders. 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 Driver’s 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.


  • 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

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  • Guitar Effect Pedal

Great 2-in-1


This pedal is basically "buy an Angry Charlie- get a Blues Driver FREE!" Two really good pedals with a good amount of options in how to combine them and what order each drive feeds into the other or run them parallel or just one or the other. Dig it.



This is the ultimate overdrive


Boss did not disappoint with this overdrive pedal. It gives several options for the type of sound you want depending on what you're playing.



Tones on tones.


Excellent pedal. The construction is Boss, so it's a tank. The sound out of this pedal is outstanding. I see no faults in the Blues Driver. It really is a Blues Driver in here with no short comings. The Angry Charlie in here sounds great. First time playing the Charlie and the tones out of it are sharp, even with the gain pushed all the way. But what puts this pedal over the top is the many modes you can play around with. From individual modes and stacked, there are so many ways to use this pedal. I find myself jumping through every mode and find tones I like. One shortcoming, is I wish there was a way to save presets. You get a volume, tone, and gain setting for both the BD and AC, but with each stack mode they interact differently. So, it would've been awesome to have saved preset for each mode. Yet, I can't fault the pedal for it. There's so much going into this pedal already and you can find a tone you can use. It's a great piece to have. It's not everyday you see Boss collaborate, but the dual efforts with JHS they hit it out of the park.



One and Done...


Probably the best OD pedal for the money. Some pedals are loud with lots of distortion and some are clear allowing articulation in the notes. The loud ones often distort so much they become ineffective, overwhelming notes, chords, and melody. Many of the clearer ones can't really boost very much and become too thin when pushed. The Angry Driver can be pushed as far as you need it to go and still maintain a great deal of articulation. The fusion of the Boss Blues Driver and the JHS Angry Charlie, and the flexibility to blend them together in any combination to any degree, makes this hands down the best OD pedal for the money. Fuzzface, Klon, and Tubescreamer are old standbys and have their distinctive sounds, but their sounds are ubiquitous and all too often end up in the "too loud" or "too thin" areas of the tonal palette. And many pedals try to emulate them with varying degrees of success. Why should you adjust your playing and your tone to fit the pedal? Get a pedal than can change to fit what you need it to do. If you want an OD pedal that will give you a wider tone palette then most any other out there at a price that makes sense, look no further than the Angry Driver.





I purchase this in an effort to downsize my pedalboard which contained an old BD-2 for light to medium grit and an Angry Charlie V1 for a harder rocking sound. Not only did I succeed at this but I discovered so many new sounds using the parallel mode as well as feeding the Charlie into the Driver (previously I had used the Driver into the Charlie). I don't think I have ever been so pleased with a purchase. I'm a blues/rock player whose sound spans from almost clean '60s style blues (three Kings, BB, Albert, Freddie) to '80s Metal. So I can't really say how it dos for something like djent but I would whole-heartedly recommend it for anyone playing anything from jazz and clean country through hard rock, even venturing into thrash metal territory.



Worth every penny


This is an inspired pairing of two classic overdrives. I got it mostly to free up a spot on the pedalboard as it is capable of doing double-duty, but it has ended up being so much more versatile than expected that I went ahead and got the Boss F2-5L switch to add flexibility. The Blues Driver side is sonically identical to my BD-2W in standard mode, and the Angry Charlie is what you would expect of JHS; a very complex and detialed high gain OD with a nice mid-hump. Quality is standard Boss, meaning it will outlast you. A very good buy when you consider the two separate pedals would cost you 50% more than this.



It's a Two fer


Two pedals in one. Control knobs are awesome. you can control the sound of each distortion at the same time.




A great sounding space saving solution for your pedalboard


I bought this to save space on a small pedalboard. Being familiar with the JHS Angry Driver, I thought this would sound good. I was not disappointed. Although you're missing the presence control of the original this gets the sound of the original very well. The Blues Driver side is also very useful. The routing options are very exhaustive. I use this with another footswitch that allows me to choose either side of the pedal or turn it off. Go listen to the videos. This pedal is a bargain for what you get.



The ultimate drive pedal from JHS and Boss!


The industry giant meets the new kid on the block to make an incredible drive pedal. This 40th anniversary Boss/JHS collaboration will likely go down in history as a modern classic. Combining the Boss Blues Driver with the JHS Angry Charlie.. you have multiple tones for days and days. This pedal has 6 modes and tones of flexibility. From classic Blues Driver crunch to the searing open lead tone of the Angry Charlie.. this pedal has it all and more.

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JB-2 Angry Driver Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

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Warranty Info:

Effects pedals: 5 years parts, 3 years labor All other products: 1 year parts, 90 days labor

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