Offering 12 distinct drive modes plus a convenient three-band EQ for fine-tuning your tone, the BOSS OD-200 Hybrid Drive Pedal may be one of the most versatile overdrive/distortion pedals you'll find. Looking for edge-of-breakup, amp-style grit? It's here. Need '80s-style face-melting distortion? You'll find it here too, and everything in between. And if you need to cover a lot of styles in a single set, you'll appreciate the ability to connect external controllers like footswitches, expression pedal, and MIDI controllers for advanced control options. If you're looking for a does-everything drive pedal that actually does everything really well, you definitely need to check out the BOSS OD-200 Hybrid Drive Pedal.
Few things feel as empowering as cranking up the gain and chugging some palm-muted riffs on your guitar at high volume — and few things sound as sloppy when you're not gating your signal. Thankfully, the BOSS OD-200 Hybrid Drive Pedal that eliminates noise and tightens your sound without deadening your attack transients, eliminating your need for a dedicated gate pedal.
Guitarists at Music Experience know the value of having a boost pedal or two on your pedalboard, and thankfully the BOSS OD-200 offers a boost function with flexibility. Want to boost your volume going into your overdrive or distortion to push it over the edge? Set the boost to pre-gain operation. Want to push your amplifier over the top without changing your core overdrive tone? Set the boost to post-gain operation. These settings are saved with your custom presets, so you can tailor the boost function to every custom patch you create.
The OD-200 combines the best of analog and digital drive technology to deliver tone you'll be proud to crank up. Even at extreme gain values, the BOSS OD-200 drive tones sound complex and dynamic, thanks to internal 32-bit digital processing and 96kHz resolution.
With the 200 series, BOSS introduces a new generation of pedals that pack advanced sound and versatility into a streamlined size that saves space on your board. Grab-and-go controls and multi-function switches make operation easy and intuitive, while onboard memories allow you to store multiple setups for instant recall. All 200 series pedals feature premium audio quality with 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit internal processing, and 96 kHz sampling rate, plus support for additional control via external switches, an expression pedal, or MIDI. The OD-200 Hybrid Drive brings next-level sound, feel, and flexibility to overdrive and distortion, combining decades of BOSS tone expertise with innovative technologies. Powered by hybrid analog/digital circuitry, this dream pedal delivers any drive tone you can imagine via 12 primary modes, 15 boost types, series/parallel gain paths, and more. There’s even an advanced gate on board, ideal for both eliminating noise and adding tightness to high-gain drive tones. The free Version 1.1 software update brings increased flexibility to the BOSS 200 series, greatly expanding the onboard memory capacity for storing and recalling sounds. There are now 128 user setups available. Setups can also be recalled directly via MIDI program change. The Version 1.1 update is available in the Downloads section for each 200 series pedal.
The OD-200’s next-generation hybrid design seamlessly brings analog and digital clipping circuits together for the best of all worlds, putting a universe of expressive drive colors under your fingers. Twelve modes offer a variety of premium overdrive, fuzz, and distortion sounds, including a high-gain Brown mode derived from the acclaimed Katana amplifier series. And with the three high-performance “X” drive modes powered by BOSS’s cutting-edge MDP tech, you’ll experience enhanced definition, clarity, and dynamic response that’s perfect for modern playing styles.
With its integrated gate circuit, the OD-200 always keeps your signal clear and quiet when you’re not playing. The default setting is a great starting point, providing gentle, transparent gating that works well for general playing styles. The decay and threshold controls can also be adjusted for super-fast gate performance when needed, perfect for bringing tightness to heavy modern styles that combine full-throttle gain with precision staccato riffing.
The OD-200 features 127 user memories plus a real-time panel setting, giving you 128 total setups to choose from. Any range of consecutive memories and the panel setting can be assigned for scrolling access from a footswitch. It’s also possible to limit the scrolling range or assign memories directly for even faster recall. And if you crave deeper control, setups can be directly recalled via program change messages from an external MIDI device.
• Overdrive—Natural tube-style overdrive with asymmetrical clipping.
• Blues—Highly expressive overdrive sound with wide tonal range.
• Scream—Smooth overdrive sound with mid-focused tone.
• Cntr OD—Mild drive sound modeled on the Klon Centaur.
• X-Drive—Next-generation overdrive that uses BOSS’s Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) for enhanced string separation, increased clarity, and expressive dynamic response.
• Dist—Cutting distortion that’s ideal for a wide variety of styles.
• X-Dist—Distinctive distortion that uses MDP tech for a superior playing experience that’s unattainable with analog distortion pedals.
• Stack Drive—Iconic British stack sound, with range from sparkly clean to a thick vintage roar.
• Fat Dist—Thick, tight distortion sound that’s ideal for riffs and solos.
• Brown—Lead sound inspired by the original British stack amp, with higher gain and razor-sharp definition.
• X-Metal—Wide-ranging modern sound powered by MDP, with superior clarity and string definition even at the highest gain settings.
• Fuzz—Bold fuzz sound with big, round tone and rich sustain.
While each of the OD-200’s 12 main drive modes sound fantastic on their own, you’re able to craft tones even further with 15 switchable boost circuits. Placing the boost in series lets you create traditional stacked drive voices, complete with post-gain level to balance with the bypassed sound or kick up the volume for solos. The boost circuit can also be used in parallel with the main mode, enabling side-by-side blending for an unlimited range of unique drive textures.
The OD-200 offers a ton of advanced capabilities, but remains as simple to use as any regular distortion stomp. With dedicated controls, you can quickly dial in the gain and overall level for any selected mode, then sculpt the tone with wide-ranging low, mid, and high EQ. There’s also a multi-function parameter knob, which changes operation based on the group selected with the panel’s parameter switch and LED status indicators.
By default, the OD-200’s multi-function footswitches control bypass, boost on/off, and memory scrolling, but you can easily reassign them to alternate functions as needed. External control of nearly any parameter is possible using footswitches or an expression pedal, and MIDI I/O is even provided on space-saving mini TRS jacks. Via MIDI, you’re able to chain multiple 200 series pedals and select memories on all of them at once, and also control various functions from MIDI devices like the ES-8 and ES-5 effects switchers.
Overdrive, Blues, Scream, Stack Drive, Fast Distortion, Brown, X-Metal, Fuzz, X-Drive, X-Distortion
|Inputs||1 x 1/4"|
|Outputs||1 x 1/4"|
|MIDI I/O||1 x 1/8" (in), 1 x 1/8" (out)|
|USB||1 x Type Micro-B|
1 x 1/4" (control 1/2, expression)
|Bypass Switching||Buffered Bypass|
|Power Source||9V DC power supply (sold separately)|
|Batteries||3 x AA|
|Weight||1 lbs. 6 oz.|
|Manufacturer Part Number||OD-200|