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Post with 57 notes. I love Boss pedals. Despite their conformity and common size each pedal has its own personality and unique function. I have this theory that everyone is a collector of something, and for me it must be these pedals. They really nailed many legendary sounds on the first try, I can only think of a few effects that they never successfully made their own—those being wah, whammy, fuzz, and vibe effects. Kurt Cobain used one until he broke it and graduated to a DS Boss pedals are like memory boxes that capture a particular feeling—a moment in time.

The History of Boss Compact Pedals

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The original chorus pedal: the Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble dating from the mid to late 70s. A stone cold classic effect: guitar, keys, synths, bass, mix – this is a.

Aug 19, 1. Hi guys, First of all, why just the Boss OC-2? Well simply because I love the thing , my 7 pedals form the initial list. How would you fancy helping to compile a list of serials and dates theres a decoder on the Boss Area site, although happy to do that for you from your serial number. Please add your serial numbers with date, name and location to the thread, or find me on twitter simonrpoulton.

Many thanks Si. Aug 19, 2. Mar 13, San Bernardino,CA. Aug 20, 3. Jan 28, Denmark. Being a bit of an OC-2 fan myself, I’d love to contribute, but can’t seem to find the serial anywhere. I bought used, so might have been lost at some point But it’s made in Taiwan, with the MIJ.

Boss OD-1 Overdrive

Misterm, i have the boss pedals, and david gilmour alike. Com for electric guitar chorus effects pedals. Pedalboard planner is a more free of the od-1 in a must for electric guitar.

Hey all, Im wondering if there is a website that accurately helps you figure out the date your Boss pedals were manufactured. Im curious to know if my TR-2 is.

Forgot your password? I’m wondering if there is a website that accurately helps you figure out the date your Boss pedals were manufactured. I’m curious to know if my TR-2 is new or “new old stock” – I may get it modified for the classic volume drop issue. This was very helpful – thanks! You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible. Paste as plain text instead.

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Keeley guitar effects pedals are designed to use clipping diodes to date: 1? Trey tasty divulgates, adjustable vibrato, good pedal developed by pro co. Looking for sale here is a distortion pedal.

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BOSS engineers studied the waveforms of Marshall amps on an oscilloscope and developed the HM-2 to replicate the characteristic midrange grind. It came out like a more compressed version of the Marshall amp sound. The groundbreaking parametric EQ on the MT-2 was a major technological leap that enabled the Metal Zone to generate a much wider variety of tones than the HM-2 could. Today, the HM-2 is one of the most sought-after BOSS pedals of all time, due to reasons that the designers of the pedal could have never foreseen when they were aiming to create a pedal aimed towards the glam metal market of the day….

Original HM-2 pedal prices are at all-time highs on eBay, and although some small and large manufacturers are building HM-2 clone pedals today, nothing quite carries the street-cred of the original black and orange BOSS box. To the uninitiated, the EH-2 sometimes catches players by surprise. To others though, the EH-2 is a studio or performance tool like no other. The EH-2 is an EQ pedal, mixed with a sort of anti-compressor. It filters off the high frequencies of your guitar tone, and amplifies them while also generating harmonic overtones.

The amount of amplification depends on how hard you play the guitar, i. In a final neat trick, when you mix these tones in with the original signal via the MIX knob , you can either select between mixing in a regular polarity signal or a polarity-inverted one. This has the effect of either enhancing or smoothing the top end of your tone — whilst still generating vibrant upper harmonics either way.

Dating rat distortion pedal

This is truly a classic distortion pedal. It produces a distortion sound with a hard edge and is known to have a very low noise level compared to other distortion pedals. The DS-1 has over the years been used by a lot of great guitar players.

Multi-effects pedals tend to be made only by the bigger companies such as Line 6, Boss and Zoom. Single compact pedals are manufactured.

JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. For 40 years, the Boss DS-1 has appeared on pedal boards, in studios and on records drenching songs in lush distortion. It is instantly recognisable pedal used by everyone from beginners to absolute professionals. This has fuelled the signature sounds of guitar legends all over the world and is still an extremely popular pedal in the music world.

Aside from the small DS-1 logo being moved slightly when production moved from Japan to Taiwan, the overall Boss DS-1 design is unchanged, with its signature sound still intact. Before this pedal exploded onto the scene, most distortion pedals were known for producing harsh, muddy tones especially when driven into high gain saturation. However, the engineers at Boss changed all that when they developed the unique DS-1 circuit complete with a pioneering two-stage circuit.

This two-stage circuit incorporated both op-amp and transistor gain stages resulting in a signature low-frequency fullness loved by punk, rock and metal players. The fact you could crank the distortion knob to achieve everything from a mild boost in distortion that would drive your amp all the way to full throttle no-holds-barred gain made it an appealing option for those who loved to bust out the big riffs! This versatility meant guitarists of all genres found it to be extremely useful… which brings us to our next point….

The Boss DS-1 has some really famous users and as we said, has been used on a myriad of different records that might surprise you.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Thanks, but as i said, the pedal wears the ACA sticker, so it is obvious that the pedal is pre In fact, i did extensive research and with little.

I started out using some info from Bob Schwartz, retired EE. I give him credit for his article which I have edited and modified from computer equipment specific to guitar effect specific. What to do if something wet spills on your pedal or it falls into wet whatever? The following is not guaranteed but represents years of experience. Quick, unplug it! Unless there is a likely shock hazard. There are generally two items to have handy.

One is distilled water to first wash off and dilute any non-pure water spill, especially any liquid that might be conductive. You can often find stronger rubbing alcohol in some stores, that’s what we use at Analog Man for much pedal cleaning, inside and out. Alcohol has an affinity for water, so it soaks it up and dries it out, then evaporates much better than water. Rinsing the item first with the distilled water if it was not soaked in pure water, for example to flush out cola and then with alcohol will dilute, pick up water, carry it away, and evaporate quickly.

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