Favorite BOSS pedal.

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Re: Favorite BOSS pedal.

Post by stevejamsecono » Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:26 am

SD1 for sure. For the longest time I was using it wrong and referred to it disparragingly as "the yellow box of meh", but once I realised I had my gain and volume knobs set the opposite of what they should be and recognized how powerful the tone control was it became essential.

Eventually I'd love to give a proper CE1 a go.
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Re: Favorite BOSS pedal.

Post by Jazzmastervsjaguar » Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:05 am

So hard to pick a favorite. Although there is nothing quite like a DC-2 in stereo.

Boss is by far the best pedal company ever. As far as modulation and time based effects I don’t think anyone else does it better.

My BD-2 is always on.

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Re: Favorite BOSS pedal.

Post by Maggieo » Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:06 am

zhivago wrote:
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I've owned a few over the years...my favourite and most used is probably the GE7 EQ. :)

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Post by cestlamort » Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:11 am

Jazzmastervsjaguar wrote:
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So hard to pick a favorite. Although there is nothing quite like a DC-2 in stereo.
I’ve reconfigured everything to make that the new normal. And RV-2 is great too.
I’ve really been enjoying the ME-5 over the last couple years but that seems like a “wish for more wishes” answer here.

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Re: Favorite BOSS pedal.

Post by Jazzmastervsjaguar » Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:49 am

Yup the RV-2 might be the most underrated boss pedal. I love mine.

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Re: Favorite BOSS pedal.

Post by soggy mittens » Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:37 pm

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Post by BoringPostcards » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:25 pm

I've only owned two BOSS pedals, a DS1 distortion and an RC20XL loop pedal.
I didn't have any issues with either.
I still have the looper.

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Re: Favorite BOSS pedal.

Post by ElephantDNA » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:48 pm

I like the trem and the reverb quite a bit. I think favorite I'll just be boring and say DD-2.

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Re: Favorite BOSS pedal.

Post by JVG » Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:18 pm

I started with Boss pedals back in my early days of guitar playing. Then i went through a lengthy period of being anti-effects, followed by a lengthy period of being obsessed by effects!

After crawling through many boutique pedal rabbit-holes i’ve recently started coming back to Boss. They are like a reliable old friend.

My current favourite is the CE-2w. Great sounds and easy to use.

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Re: Favorite BOSS pedal.

Post by HH1978 » Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:58 pm

Another vote for the GE-7 EQ. Very useful for live playing!

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Re: Favorite BOSS pedal.

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:41 pm

A few years back, it would've been the Blues Driver for me, though I don't know if that would count as mine was a Keeley-modded one. Currently, I would say my pair of LS-2's is a bit of a favorite for me, seeing that they can do something that I couldn't find elsewhere.
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Re: Favorite BOSS pedal.

Post by mackerelmint » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:40 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
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A few years back, it would've been the Blues Driver for me, though I don't know if that would count as mine was a Keeley-modded one. Currently, I would say my pair of LS-2's is a bit of a favorite for me, seeing that they can do something that I couldn't find elsewhere.
Eh, it counts. You can only change a pedal so much, usually.

What cracks me up about boss pedal and associated mods is that some people really go for the bunkum. "Boss DS-1s are terrible, except if you get the original bla bla model with this style label" and not only do people lap that nonsense up even though the changes over the years are pretty miniscule, but you also see mods to pedals of yore to make them more like themselves. "Get this mod on your original bla bla with this style label model DS-1to make it sound exactly like Steve Vai's!" And that kind of thing. EHX reissued the opamp muff and JHS does a Billy Corgan mod or something to make the pedal sound even more like itself. Nice! That's worth the money!

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Re: Favorite BOSS pedal.

Post by sunburster » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:36 am

The RV-3 is my favorite traditional-size Boss pedal. But the DD-500 is my current favorite Boss pedal of any size.

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Re: Favorite BOSS pedal.

Post by bubba899 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:29 am

I've got a PT-MINI for small gigs and practices, And there's always a BD-2 and a SD-1 on there. Also DM-2 and the Behringer vibrato (Will eventually get round to a VB-2w). I also have a FZ-2 on my recording and bigger show board.

These have all been mentioned though, so I'm going to bring up an underrated gem that I rarely see around. The BC-2 Combo Drive. It's a Vox in a box and it really does a great job on those kind of sounds. It's not going to replace your AC30 any time soon, but for my money it nails that full on drive you can get from a Vox TB channel, but rarely get the chance to use at controllable volumes. Hit it with a Rangemaster, and things get full on Brian May if that's your bag.

There's loads of boutique amp in a box pedals that get a lot of love. I've got Catalinbread and Lovepedal version of these and I love them. However, I think Boss' attempts at these, particularly the Combo Drive, Power Stack and Bassman, do a better job than they get credit for, especially in a live context. Add that to the bullet proof and affordable nature, and it's hard to beat IMO.

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Re: Favorite BOSS pedal.

Post by Jazzmastervsjaguar » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:39 am

Been looking into the BC-2. Looks like a great little pedal for a small price.

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