Boss PW-2 Power Driver

Boss PW-2 Power Driver

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PW-2 Power Driver, Overdrive guitare de la marque Boss.

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Fiche technique Boss PW-2 Power Driver

  • Fabricant : Boss
  • Modèle : PW-2 Power Driver
  • Catégorie : Overdrives guitare
  • Fiche créée le : 18/04/2004

La PW-2 est une pédale de distortion pour guitare. Elle a été produite à Taiwan de 1996 à 2000.

General specs

  • Controls: Level, Fat, Muscle, Drive
  • Connectors: Input jack, Output jack, DC In Jack

Technical specs

  • Nominal Input Level: -20 dBm
  • Input Impedance:1 MOhm
  • Nominal Output Level: -20 dBm
  • Output Load Impedance: More than 10 KOhms
  • Equivalent Input Noise: -119 dBm (IHF-A, Typ.)
  • Power Supply: 9V Battery or optional AC adaptor PSA Series
  • Current Draw: 15 mA
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 70 x 125 x 55 mm / 2.8 x 4.9 x 2.2 inch
  • Weight: 440 g / 1 lb

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Avis utilisateurs Boss PW-2 Power Driver

Note moyenne :4.3( 4.3/5 sur 4 avis )
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L'avis de Makian

Boss PW-2 Power Driver
C'est une pédale de disto et d'OD .
4 potards : Level (gain) ,Fat (bass) ,Middle (Medium) ,et Drive (disto)


Il faut être très minutieu ,car en poussant le potard "Drive" de 2 ou 3 mm on arrive vite à la disto ...
Mais même en étant minutieu ,je n'ai pas trouvé le son qui me convient (metal)


J'aime bien l'overdrive ,assez jolie pour faire du Ac/Dc ,mais la disto j'accroche pas du tout
,pas assez de peche ,et ne convient pas à ce que je veut jouer .


Je l'utilise depuis que j'ai commencé à savoir jouer de la guitare (à savoir 5 mois) ,au début je l'ai trouvé top ,mais maintenant je trouve que le son ne correspond pas au son que je veut obtenir .
Je met 7 parce qu'elle m'a bien servie et parce que j'aime bien l'OD qu'elle genere ^^
Mais avec l'experience ,je ne la racheterai pas ,c'est sur .
Je vais me pencher vers une Uber Metal maintenant ^^
sorgen  :shoot:29/04/2004

L'avis de sorgen :shoot:

Boss PW-2 Power Driver
C'est une pedale d'overdrive de chez boss (analogique)
avec une entrée et une sortie Jack en metal (c'est costau)
la forme de toutes les Boss y'as rien a redire la dessus


Il y a 4 potars un level, un Fat qui sert a boosté les graves, un muscle qui booste les mediums, et un Gain pour le taux de saturaturation


Vous allez tous me dire : c'est du boss, froid et synthétique !!!

ET BAH NON !!! franchement elle a un son grandiose, avec cette pedale j'ai trouvé le son que je recherchais après avoir essayé plusieurs pedales différentes (DS7, XT-2, MT-2 ...) et elle j'en suis fou !!!
elle a un son assez "vieux" ideale pour le heavy ou les rythmiques Trash (genre premier Slayer !!!)

mais elle est aussi polyvalente, avec un leger gain on a un crunch des plus beaux ...


Je l'ai depuis quelques temps...
comme je l'ai dis c'est la pedale qu'il me fallait (et maintenant je sais que Boss fait de bonnes pedales)
plus j'essais de pedales et plus je me rends compte que c'est elle qu'il me fallait !!!
elle doit valoir 115 € neuve (eux elle valait parce que d'après ce que je sais elle n'est plus fabriqué)

Je referais sans hesiter ce choix...parce que j'ai trouvé MON son avec cette pedale...
contenu en anglais

L'avis de moosers (contenu en anglais)

Boss PW-2 Power Driver
The Boss PW-2 Power Driver is a distortion and overdrive pedal designed for use with electric guitar. It has a 1/4 inch input and a 1/4 inch output and as powered by either of a nine volt power supply or battery. It isn't a rackable piece of gear as it is a stomp box.


Using the Boss PW-2 is a relatively easy thing to do as it only has four separate parameters to control different things. It has knobs for level, fat, muscle, and drive. While these parameters aren't named the traditional things that you would see them called, they are basic controls and after you play around with them a little bit you will understand exactly what everything does. There isn't too much to this pedal beyond this and for this reason the manual isn't a necessary thing to have.


The tone quality heard from the Boss PW-2 isn't all that impressive in my opinion. While it does have its moments and I do find it useful some of the times, I don't find enough uses for this pedal to be able to declare it a great sounding pedal. The overdrive is pretty full sounding, but I only find that it works in certain situations and isn't all that versatile of a guitar pedal. I have used this pedal with a Fender Stratocaster and a '76 Fender Twin Reverb amplifier, so I'm getting pretty accurate results of what this pedal truly sounds like. I do however like to use this pedal for harder rock as it I feel it works best for this type of music.


I've been using the Boss PW-2 Power Driver pedal for about a year and while it is a decent guitar pedal, I can't really say that I would recommend it to any professional. The price of this pedal makes it a very attractive option, and it will certainly work fine for begineers and even for intermediate players, but isn't up to par in terms of sound quality for professionals. There are other distortion and overdrive pedals out there for similar prices that I would rather use than this, including Boss' own DS-1. I would recommend checking on the Boss PW-2 on your own, but don't hold your expectations too high.

contenu en anglais
King Loudness18/04/2011

L'avis de King Loudness (contenu en anglais)"A very cool Boss driver."

Boss PW-2 Power Driver
This is another of Boss's standard stompboxes as far as the layout. This one was designed to capture a share of the burgeoning grunge/alternative rock movement of the late nineties. It's basically a very grainy and heavy distortion unit. It proved to be not so popular and was discontinued after only a few months of production.

It is equipped with four controls. There is a level control, a "fat" control (low end frequencies), a "muscle" control (midrange frequencies) and a drive control. There is also the standard PSA adaptor jack and 1/4" input/output jacks.


Setting up this pedal was not difficult to do. I purchased it from a local music store at the age of 9 and took it home and plugged in and was riffing right away. It was designed for the purpose of getting very thick and grainy chord tones for Nirvana or Smashing Pumpkins style music. I was using it for a combination of that as well as some older punk and it held up very well. It took me a little while to realize that "fat" meant bass and "muscle" meant middle as far as the controls went (I didn't have a manual for it) but I usually just set them at about noon and went from there.


I was primarily using this pedal with a G&L Tribute S-500 and various Yamaha electrics. I found it worked very well for the punk/grunge stuff that I was playing at the time. It's harder to give an exact opinion since it was many years ago that I owned and used this pedal regularly, but I remember being very happy with the pedal for about a year. However, at some point, something in the circuitry went awry and it failed to sound good from then on, so it went into the closet and I eventually traded it away. I'm not exactly sure what happened but it went from sounding very fat and chunky to oddly thin and weak. I replaced the battery numerous times, tried other cables, etc, but nothing changed it. Perhaps the pedal was discontinued due to reliability problems?


All in all I thought this was a great pedal for the purpose that it was designed. I heard a clip of it on a CD demoing various Boss pedals and thought it sounded stellar, so I was elated to track down "the rarest" Boss pedal about three months later. It worked quite well and gave me a nice grunge tone when I was using it. However, when it failed to work correctly after about a year, my interest wore off and eventually I got into more hard rock and metal music and this pedal fell by the wayside and I traded it after a couple years of it doing nothing in my closet. I wouldn't mind tracking another one down to try it again, but since they were only made for a few months, they are harder to find than most Boss pedals.

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