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Old School Pedalboard
Post by auburnshredder on Dec 6th, 2010, 5:19pm

After years using Digitech multi-effect units, I have decided to go back to a traditional "Boss" based pedalboard for my Astroverb. Here's what I was thinking:

CE-3 chorus
BF-2 flanger
DD-3 delay
SD-1 super overdrive
TU-2 tuner
Dunlop Crybaby

What do you think?
Re: Old School Pedalboard
Post by kkocka on Dec 6th, 2010, 7:36pm

Are you super sold on Boss effects or is it for compactness? Or maybe not to shell out a ton of cash for boutique and non-Boss pedals?
Re: Old School Pedalboard
Post by Giga on Dec 7th, 2010, 03:41am

on Dec 6th, 2010, 7:36pm, kkocka wrote:
Are you super sold on Boss effects or is it for compactness? Or maybe not to shell out a ton of cash for boutique and non-Boss pedals?


Your parents did a great job raising you to be polite ! ;-)

Giga
Re: Old School Pedalboard
Post by tekbow on Dec 7th, 2010, 08:28am

on Dec 6th, 2010, 5:19pm, auburnshredder wrote:
After years using Digitech multi-effect units, I have decided to go back to a traditional "Boss" based pedalboard for my Astroverb. Here's what I was thinking:

CE-3 chorus
BF-2 flanger
DD-3 delay
SD-1 super overdrive
TU-2 tuner
Dunlop Crybaby

What do you think?


i think it would be a shame to put a digital delay in there before it hits your amp. but i'm just an analogue freak with a digital phobia lol hence why i'm still searching for a delay to go thru my HR50 effects loop.

otherwise yeah, sounds great, would get the TU3 now as its a lot more accurate, or a peterson strobe or korg pitchblack.

and look at alternate pedals for similar prices, there's lotsa great stuff out there to be had thats handmade. boutique doesn't always mean stupidly expensive, sometimes it just means very small run's or "looks plain but sounds great".

a friend of mine is pro gigging touring guitarist (as many people on here will be or will know people who are) and he uses a fender hotrod, boss pedals and a mex tele and sounds better than i will ever hope to be.


Re: Old School Pedalboard
Post by auburnshredder on Dec 7th, 2010, 10:21am

Bit of nostlagia, I used to have boss pedals (Japan versions). Also, a bit retentive when it comes to symmetry in my gear. I was going to use the boss powered pedal board as well. Cost is definitely a consideration, you can generally get great deals on ebay with these pedals.

Pedals are a bit hard to decide on...can't really drag my amp into the store are start asking to open up boxes.
Re: Old School Pedalboard
Post by tekbow on Dec 7th, 2010, 1:22pm

fair enough on the amp, but you're saying your store won't let a prospecdtive customer try? thats sucks a bit..
Re: Old School Pedalboard
Post by JLB on Dec 26th, 2010, 4:14pm

Welcome back.

LB
BCM
Re: Old School Pedalboard
Post by auburnshredder on Jan 12th, 2011, 7:45pm

Finally got the board together...already changed out a Boss DD-3 digital delay for a MXR Carbon Copy...much better pedal IMO.

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Re: Old School Pedalboard
Post by auburnshredder on Feb 24th, 2011, 12:43pm

Since the subject of this thread is Pedalboards, I thought I would give a shout out to Pedalhackers ToneLab who recently modded my Boss SD-1, GE-7 and CE-3. He does great work at a reasonable price. The results are phenomenal, reduced noise, higher output, lush modulation, he can do it all.

Check out at: http://www.pedalhackermods.com/servlet/StoreFront
Re: Old School Pedalboard
Post by LIMETORD on Mar 10th, 2011, 10:00pm

Try the Ronni Le Tekro "cocked wah" thing with the BOSS BF-2 Flanger.

Manual knob full up and all other knobs at zero.

I always loved that Schenker/Le Tekro sound.
Re: Old School Pedalboard
Post by mantrasky on Mar 31st, 2011, 09:10am

Old School w/ Midi
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