Boss and JHS Pedals are getting Angry with each other as they launch the JB-2 drive pedal

What do you get if you cross the Boss BD-2 Blues Driver pedal with JHS Pedals’ Angry Charlie? The JB-2 Angry Driver, obviously - a new collaboration between the two manufacturers that marks the 40th anniversary of Boss compact pedals.

The new pedal features an all-new combined circuit and is said to be perfectly tuned for dual-mode drive operation. There are three dual-concentric knobs for controlling the drive, tone and level for each overdrive type - these can be used independently or combined in series or parallel configurations. The theory is that, by combining the best elements of each pedal, you can achieve a wide and versatile tonal range.

Find out more about the JB-2 Angry Driver on the Boss website. It’s expected to be available soon at a price that’s still to be confirmed.  

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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