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OD-20: Drive Zone

Features

The OD-20 Drive Zone uses advanced COSM® technology to model the sound of classic overdrive/distortion pedals, as well as creating new sounds of its own. There are 22 models to choose from, plus new "Attack Shape" and "Heavy Octave" parameters for dialing in subtle nuances or extreme tones. You can even switch amp channels remotely using the OD-20's Amp Control jack.

  • COSM Overdrive/Distortion Modeling pedal with 22 killer stompbox models including 6 all-new tones
  • Models classic and modern overdrive/distortion pedals like BOSS OD-1 and MT-2, plus many other vintage and boutique pedals
  • Attack Shape control adjusts overdrive's response dynamics to your playing
  • Heavy Octave parameter creates sounds one octave below notes played on the 4th string, 4th fret and lower-great for heavy, single string riffs!
  • 4 User memories for storing custom settings; also has Manual mode for realtime changes
  • Line output with Amp Simulator; also works as headphone output
  • Amp Control jack for switching amp channels from the OD-20
  • BOSS 5-year warranty

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All Your Favorite Overdrive/Distortion Sounds
Thanks to COSM technology, the OD-20 can faithfully recreate the sound of the most popular overdrive/distortion pedals in history. You get all the BOSS classics like the OD-1, DS-1 and MT-2, plus boutique pedals and many other classics—22 in all! There’s also six new overdrive and distortion sounds ranging from mellow crunch to bottom-heavy distortion and screaming metal.

New “Attack Shape” and “Heavy Octave” Knobs
Using Attack Shape, guitarists can adjust the overdrive model’s response to match their playing. So if you’re really digging into the strings, the OD-20 will be right there with you. There’s also a new Heavy Octave control which produces low octave sounds for any notes played below the fourth fret of the fourth string—great for simulating thick 7-string type sounds heard in modern rock music.

Specs

Nominal Input Level
–20 dBu
Input Impedance
1 M ohms
Nominal Output Level
–20 dBu
Output Impedance
1 k ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
10 k ohms or greater
Dynamic Range
102 dB (IHF-A typ.)
Indicators
Power Indicator (serves also as battery check indicator), EFFECT ON/OFF Indicator, MANUAL Indicator (1 to 4)
Connectors
INPUT, AMP CTRL, LINE OUT/PHONES, OUTPUT, AC Adaptor (DC 9V)
Power Supply
DC 9V: Dry battery (AA type) x 6, AC Adaptor
Current Draw
85 mA (9V max.) (Expected battery life under continuous use; [Carbon: 8 hours], [Alkaline: 20 hours] These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
Accessory
Dry battery (AA type) x 6 (We recommend that alkaline batteries be used when replacing the batteries.)
Options
AC Adaptor: PSA series, Footswitch: FS-5U, Pedal Switch: DP-2 (Roland)
Size and Weight ( incl. batteries )
Width
173 mm
6-13/16 inches
Depth
158 mm
6-1/4 inches
Height
57 mm
2-1/4 inches
Weight
1.1 kg
2 lbs. 7 oz.
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

Accessories

PSA-120S

Power Adapter

PSA-120S

Power Adapter

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BCB-30

Pedal Board

BCB-30

The BOSS BCB-30 Pedal Board is a convenient way to set up and transport all your compact effects.

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BCB-60

Pedal Board

BCB-60

The BOSS BCB-60 Pedal Board is a convenient way to set up and transport all your compact effects.

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PCS-20A

Parallel DC Cord

PCS-20A

Power multiple BOSS compact pedals from a single pedal

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Support

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In addition, we have a library of Support Documents that you can download and reference. If Support Documents are available for this product, they will be listed below.

Support Documents

BOSS Product Catalog 2008
Forging the Future - Innovation for Creative Inspiration
BOSS forges into 2008 with an awe-inspiring lineup of effects, digital studios, and accessories.
Guitar Effects Guidebook Vol. 20
OD-20 Brochure