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Boss OC-3 Super Octave

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Boss OC-3 Super Octave

The OC-2 has been around for a very long time so when the time came to replace it, the new pedal would have to have some new featuers. The OC-3 incorporates a digital design, featuring 3 different modes; Drive, Octave2 and Polyphonic. In Octave2 mode, the OC-3 will work the same way as the OC-2 did and add two octave sounds to the incoming sound. In Drive mode, distortion is added to the sound and in Polyphonic mode, you can add octaved sounds to chords.

Features:

  • 3 modes: Drive, Oct2 and Poly
  • Separate Bass guitar input
  • Direct out for stereo effects
Boss OC-3 Super Octave

Specifications

  • Controls: Direct Level, Octave 1 Level, range/Oct 2/Drive, 3 mode switch
  • Connectors: Guitar In, Bass In, Output (Mono), Direct Output, AC Adaptor
  • Current Draw: 45 mA (DC 9V)
  • Weight: 440 g (16 oz.)
  • Nominal Input Level: -20dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1MOhm
  • Nominal Output Level: -20dBu
  • Output Impedance: 1kOhm
  • Residual Noise Level: -96 dBu (IHF-A, Typ.)
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10kOhm or greater
  • Recommended AC Adaptor: PSA Series

Labels

  • Dark Gray – Made In Taiwan

The OC-3 was sold from August 2003 to present.

Boss MD-2 Mega Distortion

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Boss MD-2 Mega Distortion

The Mega Distortion has a dual distortion and gain circuit that produces some really heavy distorted sound. No other Boss pedal has as much gain as the MD-2. Focus is on the bottom end and 7 string players have been targeted by advertising campaigns. With the massive gain that this pedal can produce, it can easily become very noisy at high gain settings.

Boss MD-2 Mega Distortion

Specifications

  • Controls: Level, Tone/Bottom, Dist, Gain Boost
  • Connectors: Input, Output, AC Adaptor
  • Current Draw: 18 mA (DC 9V)
  • Weight: 410 g (15 oz.)
  • Nominal Input Level: -20dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1MOhm
  • Nominal Output Level: -20dBu
  • Output Impedance: 1kOhm
  • Residual Noise Level: -110 dBu (IHF-A, Typ.)
  • Recommended AC Adaptor: PSA Series

Labels

  • Silver – Made In Taiwan

The MD-2 was sold from September 2001 to present.

Boss LM-2 Limiter

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Boss LM-2 Limiter

The LM-2 suppresses the peak of the input signal, retaining a certain dynamic range. Adopting a high quality VCA , the LM-2 allows little tone quality deterioration and low noise. The high-speed envelope detecting circuits enable natural limiting effect. With the use of the Tone Control, the Limiter can create a wide variety of sounds. The limiter was mainly used by bass players and this is why all later limiters have been bass effects.

Boss LM-2 Limiter

Specifications

  • Controls: Level, Tone, Release, Threshold
  • Connectors: Input, Output, AC Adaptor
  • Current Draw: 12 mA (DC 9V)
  • Weight: 400g/0.88 lbs.
  • Input Impedance: 1Mohm
  • Residual Noise Level: Less than -100dBm (IHF-A)
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10kOhm or greater
  • Recommended AC Adaptor: ACA Series

Labels

  • Black – Made In Japan

The LM-2 was sold from March 1987 to December 1992.

Boss GE-6 Graphic Equalizer

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Boss GE-6 Graphic Equalizer

The GE-6 was Boss’s competitor to MXR’s popular M-109 6 band equalizer. The GE-6 has 6 bands with frequencies 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 Hz. Each band can be boosted or cut by 15dB. The GE-6’s center frequency is 800Hz compared to the MXR’s 1kHz. This frequency was chosen because this is where it makes the most changes to the sound of a guitar. The other frequncies are set at octave steps from the center frequency.

Boss GE-6 Graphic Equalizer

Specifications

  • Controls: 6 Band Graphic Equalizer
  • Connectors: Input, Output, AC Adaptor
  • Current Draw: 7 mA (DC 9V)
  • Equalizer: 100 Hz, 200 Hz, 400 Hz, 800 Hz, 1.6 kHz, 3.2 kHz
  • Recommended AC Adaptor: ACA Series

Labels

  • Black – Made In Japan

The GE-6 was sold from January 1978 to June 1981.

Boss CEB-3 Bass Chorus

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Boss CEB-3 Bass Chorus

Produces a spacious chorus effect without altering the natural sound of your bass guitar. A low filter lets you select the frequency band to which the chorus effect is applied. Stereo outputs and a Space Synthesis feature guarantee an optimum chorus effect every time. The CEB-3 started out as an anlog chorus using a BBD circuit but was later redesign with a new completely digital design. It is expected, but not confirmed, that the circuit change took place October 2001 at the same time that the CH-1 and CE-5 was redesigned.

Boss CEB-3 Bass Chorus

Assuming that the change date above is correct, you can spot an anlog CEB-3 by looking at its serial number. If the second letter, first number combination is P0 or earlier, the pedal is analog. This also means that all CEB-3s with pink labels are analog.

Specifications

  • Controls: E.Level, Low Filter, Rate, Depth
  • Connectors: Input, Outputs (A/Mono, B), AC Adaptor
  • Current Draw: 18 mA (DC 9V)
  • Weight: 450 g (1 lb.)
  • Recommended AC Adaptor: ACA Series

Labels

  • Pink – Made In Taiwan
  • Dark Gray – Made In Taiwan

The CEB-3 was sold from February 1995 to present.

Boss BF-3 Flanger

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Boss BF-3 Flanger

The BF-2 had been around for more than 20 years when Boss decided to replace it with the BF-3. The BF-3 uses digital electronics instead of the BBD circuits used by older Flanger pedals. The BF-3 has two new modes, Ultra and Gate/Pan, that allows for unique Flanger sounds not possible with earlier Boss flanger pedals.

Features:

  • New Ultra and Gate/Pan modes
  • Very low noise thanks to digital elctronics
  • Momentary mode turns flanging on instantly
  • Tap tempo adjustable via pedal
  • Independent Guitar and Bass inputs and stereo outputs

Specifications

Boss BF-3 Flanger
  • Controls: Res, Manual, Depth, Rate, 4-way Mode Switch
  • Connectors: Guitar Input, Bass Input, Output A, Output B, AC Adaptor
  • Current Draw: 40 mA (DC 9V)
  • Weight: 420g / 15 oz (including battery)
  • Nominal Input Level: -20dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1MOhm
  • Nominal Output Level: -20dBu
  • Output Impedance: 1kOhm
  • Residual Noise Level: -95dBu (IHF-A weighted, typ.)
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10kOhm or greater
  • Delay Time: 0.3 ms ~ 14.4 ms (Guitar In), 0.3 ms ~ 6.3 ms (Bass In)
  • LFO Speed: 100 ms ~ 18 s
  • Recommended AC Adaptor: PSA Series

Labels

  • Dark Gray – Made In Taiwan

The BF-3 was sold from February 2002 to present.

Boss BF-2B Bass Flanger

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Boss BF-2B Bass Flanger

By optimizing the BF-2 circuit for a lower frequency band, the BF-2B Bass Flanger was born. The Bass Flanger was not directly replaced when the BF-2B production stopped. After almost 10 years Boss replaced it with the BF-3.

The BF-2B Bass Flanger adds swirling and dynamic effects to the bass sound. The bass fundamentals remain untouched as flanging is added to the harmonics only. The LFO (Low Frequency oscillator) is variable between 100ms and 16 seconds and this gives a wide specter of flanging sounds. The MANUAL knob controls the delay time, the DEPTH knob controls the sweep range, the RATE knob sets the sweep speed and the RESONANCE knob sets the amount of feedback desired.

Specifications

Boss BF-2B Bass Flanger
  • Controls: Manual, Depth, Rate, Res
  • Connectors: Input, Output, AC Adaptor
  • Current Draw: 14 mA (DC 9V)
  • Weight: 400 g (15 oz.)
  • Input Impedance: 470 kOhm
  • Residual Noise Level: -95 dBu (IHF-A, Typ.)
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10kOhm or greater
  • Delay Time: 0.5 ms ~ 6.5 ms
  • LFO Speed: 100 ms ~ 16 s
  • Recommended AC Adaptor: ACA Series

Labels

  • Green – Made In Japan
  • Green – Made In Taiwan

The BF-2B was sold from February 1987 to November 1994.

TU-60 Guitar Tuner

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TU-60 Guitar Tuner

The TU-60 feutures two ways of tuning. Aurally by connecting the unit to an amplifier or through the LED display. The TU-60 has a built-in condencer microphone for tuning of acoustic instruments. The accuracy of the tuner is +/- 1%. The pitch tone is variable between 440Hz and 445Hz.

Specifications

  • Power: 9V DC
  • Current Draw 13mA
  • Tuning Accuracy: +/- 1%
  • Strobo Tuning Range: 6 tones, 3octaves
  • Generated Tone Frequency (pitch=440Hz): 1E (329.6Hz), 2B (246.9Hz), 3G (196.0Hz), 4D (146.8Hz), 5A (110.0Hz), 6E (82.41Hz)
  • Display: 8 LED Stroboscope
  • Built-in Microphone: Electret Condencer Microphone
  • Dimensions: 3.4″ x 1.5″ x 6.1″
  • Weight: 0.77 lbs.

TU-120 Instrument Tuner

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TU-120 Instrument Tuner

Together with the TU-60, the TU-120 was available for a short period of time in the early 80s. The TU-120 is a chromatic tuner with a 16 LED strobe display which shows an accuracy of +/- 1%. The user can also tune by ear by playing generated tones through an amplifier.

TU-120 Instrument Tuner

Specifications

  • Power: 9V DC
  • Current Draw 13.3mA
  • Tuning Accuracy: +/- 1%
  • Tone range: C3-B5, Low (C3-B3), Mid (C4-B4), Hi (C5-B5)
  • Strobo tuning range: C2-B6, Low (C2-B4), Mid (C3-B4), Hi (C4-B6)
  • Display: 16 LED Stroboscope
  • Built-in Microphone: Electret Condencer Microphone
  • Dimensions: 3.8″ x 1.6″ x 7.6″
  • Weight: 1.1 lbs.

SE-70 Super Effects Processor

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SE-70 Super Effects Processor

The SE-70 is a stereo multieffects processor in half rack format. It builds on the previous model, SE-50, and adds more effects and more algorithms for creating the sound. Where the SE-50 had 28 algorithms and 19 effects, the SE-70 has 45 algorithms and 35 effects. Admittedly, Boss stretches their claim quite far when we see what they list as effects. The SE-70 has, just as the SE-50, 100 memory locations for storing user settings.

The SE-50 contains 35 built-in Effects

SE-70 Super Effects Processor
  • Reverb
  • Gate Reverb
  • Ambience
  • Delay
  • Chorus
  • Pitch Shifter
  • Phaser
  • Flanger
  • Vocoder
  • Equalizer
  • Noise Suppressor
  • Overdrive
  • Distortion
  • Rotary
  • Compressor
  • Limiter
  • Enhancer
  • Guitar Amp Simulator
  • Auto Pan
  • Tremolo
  • Mixer
  • Ring Modulator
  • Slow Gear
  • Auto Wah
  • Vibrato
  • Feedbacker
  • Ducking Delay
  • Bass Amp Simulator
  • De-Esser
  • Guitar Synth
  • Bass Synth
  • Vocal Canceller
  • Hum Canceller
  • Sampler
  • Repeat Play

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