What are they like in comparison to the other Boss OD pedals?
I just bought my first Boss drive pedal, ever, a few months ago - a used SD-1 for about $30 (figured I couldn't lose at that price). I've never personally been a fan of anything but Boss's mod pedals, but my other guitar player uses an SD-1 to great effect (he is a good player, though).
I really like it, more than most of the others I've tried, from the DS to the BD to the FDR. A bit one trick pony-ish, but it's a good trick. And to be fair, I think that can be said about most od/dist pedals.
That said, I'm a long ways from wading into their digital distortion pedals. This will probably have lots of range of tones, being digital, but will it do that light break-up thing that most digital od's struggle with? I'm still not convinced the $2500 digital pedals have nailed it yet. I'm sure it works fine for the various high-gain needs out there, at least for some people.
I'm curious to hear your thoughts on it. Perhaps I need to give one another shot - because, ya know, I really neeeeeeeed another o/d pedal. LOLFunny you should mention the SD-1, BD-2, etc. I have an SD-1 (good, but a bit noisy) and had always been curios about the BD but had never bothered trying one. While in L&M earlier today I noticed a used BD on sale for $70 (regularly $139.99) so I grabbed it. If I don't like it I can always return it.