Archive for the ‘Boss’ Category
Monday, June 2nd, 2008
Next to the Electro Harmonix NYC Big Muff, the Boss Hyper Fuzz FZ-2 is one of my all time favorite fuzz pedals, due to it’s abrasiveness and all round versatility.
The Hyper Fuzz FZ-2 has three modes. Fuzz mode 1 is a dirty garage sounding, Rolling Stones ‘Satisfaction’ style fuzz. In terms of fuzz, this mode [...]
Monday, April 28th, 2008
The Boss Noise Suppressor NS-2 is a simple, but effective, noise gate that helps remove unwanted noise/buzz from your audio signal. The NS-2 is particularly useful if you are wanting to achieve a high gain tone without an earful of buzz every time you stop playing, very handy for quick, stop/start riffing. The NS-2 can [...]
Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
Any time you talk about a reverb/delay pedal, you’ll inevitably be drawn into the ‘analog’ versus ‘digital’ debate. Critics of digital delay argue that it’s too sterile, lacks warmth and *cough* digital, while analog critics would argue that analog can get muddy and lack definition. Personally, I think each serves a purpose. With that in [...]
Friday, March 14th, 2008
The Roland RE-201 Space Echo remains one of the most popular echo/reverb/delay effects units of all time. The original RE-201 was used by notable guitarists such as Randy Rhodes and David Gilmour, and in the past decade has undergone a resurgence in popularity due in large part to Radiohead, and Jonny Greenwood in particular.
The Roland [...]
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008
This pedal is one of the true classics. I’d put it in the same company as the Ibanez Tubescreamer TS-9, in terms of it’s popularity. If you were to do a survey of guitarists pedal boards across the world, I’m guessing 90% of them would include either a TS-9 or Boss SD-1, or even both.
Sunday, January 13th, 2008
The Boss DS-1 is one of the most popular distortion pedals of all time, and has been in production since 1978. It’s a simple design based around a single op-amp, with level, tone and distortion controls. The DS-1’s tone has been described as “heavy” and “harsh”.
The DS-1 was popularized by Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, and it’s [...]