The BOSS BD-2 has gained popularity among guitar players as it is good and inexpensive. Many guitar players bought the BD-2 as their first overdrive pedal and they were not wrong! it is a nice overdrive pedal for an even nicer price. Getting the BD-2 to sound good is an easy task, with knobs like gain and tone you can't really go wrong and in general the pedal is pretty much player friendly, it sounds good and creamy. The gain of the BOSS BD-2 is all in all subtle to mid-harsh, it can be crunchy but will not distort, hence the name, Blues Driver.