Silver Supporting Member
Looks almost the same as the Phase II they showed in the previous Instagram post.
I like the conspiracy theory and honestly it makes sense to read, but remember BOSS does not have any history of making intentionally cryptic posts / teases a la Strymon or Copperstone. I honestly believe they are intentionally misleading and/or having no real meaning behind the two current posts.My official prediction... Boss Univibe!
1) This image shows the mystery pedal between the Waza tuner TU-3w and vibrato VB-2w. What Boss pedal starts with U? None of them!
2) On the BossFX_US Instagram page they state "Like nothing we've ever created before." While there are Univibe algorithms on many Boss multi-fx they have never done a standalone Univibe pedal. Along with the ring mod it's one of the few 'traditional' effects to never have a stand alone release by Boss. It wouldn't really make sense to make such a statement if this is an FZ-2, HM-2, or phaser.
3) The color. The pedal shown in the close-up is NOT a raw enclosure. It's a silver hammered finish. While the silver has a passing resemblance to the FZ-2 (solid silver metallic) it isn't quite the same thing. But what does it bear a resemblance to? The original Unvibe had a somewhat similar silver/gray finish on most of the enclosure. Many of the units do show somewhat of a hammered/textured finish.
4) Boss clearly knows how much I want an HM-2w and FZ-2w and they'll stop at nothing to dangle the prospect in my face for the rest of my life.
There you have it. Prepare your boards for the Boss Univibe! Or not... it's Friday and my work day is complete. Time to actually play instead of ogling gear.