Boss - PW-2 Powerdriver  [schematic]

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Boss - PW-2 Powerdriver  [schematic]

Postby roseblood11 » 14 Apr 2009, 20:48

Hi,

does anyone have a layout for the Boss PW-2 Powerdriver?

It´s a quiet unique and interesting sounding distortion pedal that was only built for a couple of month ( <20.000 units made).
I sold that pedal cause I only use diy effects with a true bypass, but now I found out that I can´t copy the sound of the pw-2 :( ...

schematics:
http://www.schematicheaven.com/effects/boss_pw2_powerdriver_overdrive.pdf

info:
http://www.bossarea.com/loadpage.asp?file=boxes/pw2.xml

Where are the kings of the veroboard who bring this little machine back to life? :D

regards, Immo
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Re: Boss PW-2 Powerdriver

Postby Entrant_21 » 19 Apr 2009, 02:06

I think behringer has a clone of this..the Power Overdrive i think.. PO300 maybe?

http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/PO300.aspx

Have you any soundclips of this pedal? I wouldnt trust the behringer samples..badly DI'd and compressed.
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Re: Boss - PW-2 Powerdriver

Postby roseblood11 » 30 Sep 2018, 20:22

That silly spammer made me look into this old thread again...

Has somebody tried to clone the PW-2 in the meantime?

It's a very interesting pedal, quite unique sounding. I had one a couple of years ago. Remember U2's live shows in the "Achtung Baby" / "zooropa" era? Some of those extremely trashy "Heavy Plastic" sounds came from the PW-2.

Somebody at the tagboardeffects forum posted a vero layout of a stripped down version. Not a bad start, but I think it was a little too stripped down, for example the complex power supply was simplified a lot.
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Re: Boss - PW-2 Powerdriver

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