BOSS SY-1 Synthesizer

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  1. Moody Tuner

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    Two more words (Drab Majesty)
     
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  2. coldwaternights

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    except Boss demo videos are almost always like this.
    super cheese ball.
     
  3. Moody Tuner

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    BOSS doesn’t have to pander to pedal nerds (of which I am one) with demos. They set the standard and do what they want. Only a niche segment of guitar players watch pedal demos or sleuth gear forums. Many of the people who will be buying this pedal will never see the official demo and if they do, the video gives them the information that they need to know.
     
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    that has nothing to do with pedal nerds.
    it has to do with their presentation and their videos.
    they're very dated, very cheesy.
    it's like they think hair metal is still en vogue.

    i don't know what you're going on about.
    this has nothing to do with pandering.
     
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    Please Boss DeMarco it!
     
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    what would your ideal guitar synth demo look like, what would be less cheesy?
     
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    I’m really looking forward to the Waza version in like 25 years.
     
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  8. Moody Tuner

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    Only pedal nerds watch pedal demos. It’s a niche within a niche. Most guitar players do not watch pedal demos or discuss them on online forums. I’m making an observation here, not a judgement. So yes, it does in fact have to do with ‘pedal nerds’. If pedal nerds are the only people watching these demos, that would make them the core audience. BOSS absolutely doesn’t have to pander (cater, kowtow, appeal [you pick the adjective that works for you here]) to this community because it is way bigger than that.

    Do you think a mega corporation like BOSS is not self aware? Especially when it comes to marketing? It could be argued that from a marketing perspective the demo was successful, because here you are talking about it. It clearly made an impression on you and that’s the point of it. I always thought their demos were a tongue and cheek laugh at pedal demos. It’s kind of CHEEZY to make a pedal demo to begin with. Why not have fun with it? BOSS clearly is doing that.
     
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    They're not dated at all. Look at their demos for other products. They're not 80s or 90s at all. This looks the sounds and aesthetic is 80s because it's a synth pedal. The presentation matches the pedal. Cheesy promotion for cheesy pedal.
     
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    With MUSE doing the the 80s thing with their last album and their tour looking like the boss demo, they should have just got them to endorse the pedal.

    As an aside, I think a lot of folks just don’t seem to be able to have fun with the whole cheese ball thing and think too seriously about it. I for one think neon lights and bombast are silly fun.
     
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    TAKE MY MONEY
     
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    Great TrueFire course. Fareed is one of my favorite teachers there.

    Dunno if Boss has anybody on their roster capable of demoing their FX products like that though. Seems like they're all rock/metal guys.
     
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    And folks wonder why non guitarists think guitar is dead
     
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    My dream synth pedal only has to have a convincing GR-300 sound....
     
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    Really interested in terms of the playability and the format but not sure I could use many of those sounds live as a lead instrument. I've been through all the sounds a number of times on the Boss site. Thinking of, say, Lyle Mays or the Yellowjackets, their lead synth sounds are not as over the top as this pedal. It seems all a bit synth-pop. I would have to try the pedal and edit the sounds. I was interested in the Meris Enzo but without onboard presets it's a non-starter.
     
  16. Moody Tuner

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    I have the BOSS SYB-3 and have been eyeing some of the boutique synth pedals, but The SY-1 meets my needs, so I’ll be picking it up! I’m a huge BOSS fan though.
     
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    I don't know what BOSS demos you're watching. They all fit the pedal. This one's a cheesy video for a cheesy (but fun) pedal. The xx-200 series fits, the WAZA TAE videos all fit, etc.
     
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    Typically where would you place this on a board?

    Effects loop or before amp?

    Before or after dirt pedals ?

    Before or after Digitech Drop?
     
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    I'd expect that for the best tracking you would want this first in the chain. On the drop, you'd have to test that one - I'm sure there would be cases for either order.
    Dirt would go after the SY-1 or in the loop of the SY-1.
     
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  20. Clark GriswoId

    Clark GriswoId Supporting Member

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    Ordered as soon as I read the Instagram post from Boss US.

    I think I’m going to put my whole pedalboard in the loop of this.....
     
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