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  • Vintage Boss Pedal Love!!

    So in the past I have owned many vintage boss pedals and have had a lot of love for them. Of course most of them have been sold off in order to buy more gear but two I always regret selling are the DM-2 and the VB-2. The VB-2's go for ridiculous money these days but I am always looking for one at the right price. My band was in the studio over the weekend and they had a PH-1r that I have never tried before. After plugging it in I was sold on this bad boy... so lush sounding, really dreamy and beautiful. I had a hard time shutting it off, and giving it back. I did notice that when the pedal was off there was some bleed through and you could hear some mild swirling the background... is this normal for this pedal?

    My love for the vintage Boss stuff is really coming to the surface again... what are some of your favorites?

    Here is the PH-1r on my board.

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  • #2

    boss 4 lyf

     

    there's a ph-1 (no r) on my cl, was tempted, but have told the r is the one to get.

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    • Stubacca
      Stubacca commented
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      goodhonk wrote:

      boss 4 lyf

       

      there's a ph-1 (no r) on my cl, was tempted, but have told the r is the one to get.


      That was another question I had... so "r" is the one to get? Have you heard about the sound bleeding though when bypassed?


  • #3

    This board has already been disassembled, but almost none of these pedals sit on the shelf...

    For me, the hype of the CE-2 and PH-1r were completely founded, and the PN-2 was an awesome surprise, especially in stereo!

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    Originally Posted by Naterel


    Itchyfingers gets my vote, his pedals scream class









    Originally Posted by bird turbo


    I have a kid like that in the band I play in at my church. I just wanna kick in his little face.









    Originally Posted by Poltergeist


    it sounds like a pitbull is eating the Universe.

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    • seifukusha
      seifukusha commented
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      Keep looking. My vb-2 was $270 shipped and Keeley-tweaked DM-2 was $180 shipped. They pop up but go quickly!

      That said, I had 5 more DM2s and they were from free to $50 each (10 years ago )

      yup, ive had most of the "vintage" boss pedals, and I go back to them. they just sound great and do what they do without alot of fancy parameters.

       

      OK, Ill list em...

      cs-1

      cs-2 (2)

      cs3T 

      cs3J

      FA-1

      DM-2 (6)

      DM-3 (3)

      CE-1 (3)

      CE-2 (2)

      CE-3

      DS-1 

      FZ-2 (3)

      OC-2 (J) (3)

      VB-2

      DM-300 (2/3)

      RV-2 (2)

      RV-3

      RV-100 Spring Reverb

      SE-70

      HC-2 Hand Clapper

      PQ-4

      GE-10 (2)

      GE 7

      BF2 (2-3)

      BF1

      DC2 (2)

      DC3 

      DSD2 

      DSD3 (2)

      PN2

      FT2

      GE7B

      HF2

      HM2 (3)

      OD1 SS

      OD1 (v2)

      PS2

      PS3 (2)

      PC2 Percussion Synth (AMdek)

      Phaser (Amdek)

      DD2 (2)

      DD3 (3)

      AW2 and 3

      FT-2

      PH1r (maybe 5)

      PH2 

      All of the Micro Rack Series, a few in duplicates (i had like 3/4 of the eqs)

      I have a SG-1 Clone

      and a few more modern boss ones (ps5, rc2)

      and alot of Roland Stuff too (doublebeat, beebaa, dc-10/30 tabletop delays)

      7 Space Echos (yes 7)

      and some ACETONE stuff (pedals and a drum machine)

      NOW, I have:

       

      AD-50 Double Beat

      BeeBaa

      RE-201 Space Echo

      RC-2

      CS-2

      DM-2 (tweeked by Keeley)

      VB-2 (It is worth it (on sale))

      GE-10 (great eq!)

      HM-2

      RRV-10 MicroRack Reverb

      RPS-10 Pitchshifter/Rvs Delay

      FA-1

      (and one more that escapes me)

       


  • #4

    I would love to someday add an SG1, VB2. and TE2 to my current lineup of TU2, LS2, GE7, PS3, and PN2. That would pretty much satisfy my BOSS fetish. I've never been a fan of BOSS delays, modulation, or filters... just way too middle of the road for my taste. 

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    • k tone
      k tone commented
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      Although widely criticsized I love Boss dirt. Some that I own HM-2, FZ-2/3, OS-2, and the DS-1.

      I have the DSD-2, OC-2 and CE-2 among others. I won't even tell you about Boss/ Roland that failed on me and I just chucked them. Before the internets who knew that you could fix this ****************?

  • #5
    i'd be quite happy if i had to have a pedalboard made only of 2-series Boss pedals.
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    • #6
      i think i've only ever bought 1 Boss pedal new.. a TR-2.
      Youtube Pedal Vids
      For Sale: (including special delivery in UK)
      ToneFactor Nebular - £40
      Line 6 RotoMachine - £46
      Good deals: Sikor, daysofspeed, joeyowen, melx, WAWbanks, Vince, woolyh, HeartfeltDawn, messiah, T3, dangerous dan, starsteam, Netstar, gae86, theboywho, Mike_Muse_Rage, SG-1, kpd78, AJ Nash, Vintage_freak, percyexpat

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      • goodhonk
        goodhonk commented
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        gambit wrote:
        i think i've only ever bought 1 Boss pedal new.. a TR-2.

        yeah, their new prices, save for the ds1 and sd1, are pretty outrageous.


    • #7

      Vintage or new they're still tone suckers

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      • #8

        The PH-1r is a fantastic phaser pedal IMO. I have one on one of my boards. I also have a Boss CE-2, and a PN-2 - both of which are also classics IMO. I used to use the SG-1 back when they were new... considering the relatively low production numbers, I probably owned about a tenth of all of the ones that were ever built at one time or another (only a slight exaggeration... ). I also love the VB-2, but do not own one. I'd really like to own a SP-1 (or Pearl TH-20, which is probably even better), but I'm not about to drop that kind of coin on one - I may (gasp!) have to try out the B-hinger version.


        Back in the late 70s / early 80s, the Boss compact pedals were some of the best on the market IMO.

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        • k tone
          k tone commented
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          I have had an HM-2 on my board since the late 80's.

          Among others that I own and like: FZ-2, FZ-3, OC-2, DSD-2, DD-3, CE-2, PH-2, OD-3,  OS-2

          I like me a stock DS-1 as well.



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