Replace your board using only BOSS Pedals

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  1. phazersonstun

    phazersonstun Member

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    (Updated. Forgot to list what's actually on my current board)

    Gig board:
    Ibanez CP10
    Poly Tune mini noir
    Phase 90 (R28 mod)
    FB-2
    Tomsline Plexion
    ST-2
    OD-3
    Moen Jimmi Nova (set to vibrato)
    GE-7
    Empress tremolo 2
    TE-2
    Flashback X4

    BOSS version:
    CP-1X
    TU-3
    PH-2
    FB-2
    ST-2
    OD-3
    VB-2
    GE-7
    TR-2
    TE-2
    DM-2
    DD-500

    I could happily gig that list.
     
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  2. wornoutjunkie

    wornoutjunkie Member

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    My guess is the CP-1x will be awesome, they are making a comeback, I hope the new comp is up to their "modern" standards.
     
  3. the tourist

    the tourist Member

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    It would be tough for me since I have so much modulation in the Mobius and so many delay and reverb options in the Timeline, BigSky, and Flint.

    I could probably get by with the following:

    TU3w
    DS1
    SD1w
    BD2w
    BF2
    VB2w
    CE2w
    DC2
    TR2
    DM2w
    DD7
    DD500
    RV6
    RV6
     
  4. WoodyStrat

    WoodyStrat Supporting Member

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    I went from this in 2016:

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    To this in 2017:

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  5. 59Bassman

    59Bassman Plank Cranker Silver Supporting Member

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    I started down that path with my current board, but ended up only having 1 BOSS pedal there (DM-2w). Could I? Yes. I have before. I'm currently looking to add at least 5 or 6 BOSS pedals to the current collection just for different colors.
     
  6. songtalk

    songtalk Member

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    Current board:

    Ibanez lu-20
    Digitech Whammy V
    Dunlop Crybaby
    Barber Tone Press Compact
    Analogman Silver SD-1
    FAT Rat
    Boss BF-2
    Boss CE-2
    TC Nova
    Neunaber Stereo Wet
    TC Ditto x 2

    Boss board that I would totally play

    Boss TU-3
    Boss OC-2
    Boss AW-3
    Boss LM-2 (best compressor they ever made)
    Boss SD-1/BD-2
    Boss DS-2/MT-2
    Boss BF-2
    Boss CE-2
    Boss DD-3/5/7/20/500
    Boss RV-6
    Boss RC-2

    I actually plan on upgrading to a TU-3 and possibly buying an RC-2 because I'm not a huge fan of the ditto x2. It's a little big and I hear newer TC pedals have switches just itching to break.
     
  7. rickenbackerkid

    rickenbackerkid Member

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    Hotcake
    Ernie Ball Volume
    Tech 21 Brit
    TU2
    TR2
    DD5
    EHX DMM
    RV3

    So I guess it would become:
    OD-1 or BD-2
    Boss Power Stack
    Boss Volume
    TU2
    TR2
    DD5
    DM2 (which I'd mod for a modulation circuit)
    RV3
     
  8. Agramal

    Agramal Member

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    I think the biggest impact would be with my dirt pedals.

    Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal (MIJ)
    EQD Cloven Hoof - FZ-5 Fuzz
    Turbo Rat - Boss DS-1X Distortion (why not?)
    Danelectro Cool Cat Fuzz v.1 (the Frantone Peach Fuzz clone) - Really not sure. FZ-2 Hyper Fuzz?
    Hardwire TL-2 Metal Distortion - ML-2 Metal Core
    Hardwire SC-2 Valve Distortion - SD-1W Waza Super Overdrive
    Hardwire CM-2 Tube Distortion - OD-1X - Overdrive
    MXR Micro Amp - no idea

    Modulation:
    Red Witch Medusa - CE-2W Waza Chorus and TR-2 Tremolo
    EQD Hummingbird - SL-20 Slicer
    Boss DD-5 Digital Delay
    MXR Carbon Copy - DM-2W Waza Delay
    Hardwire DL-8 Delay/Looper - Boss DD-500 Delay
    Hardwire RV-7 Reverb - RV-6 Reverb
    Hardwire SP-7 Phaser - PH-3 Phase Shifter
    Jaques Kappellmeister - BF-3 Flanger
    Catalinbread Pareidolia - VB-2W Vibrato

    Utilities:
    Morley Little Alligator - FV-500 volume pedal
    VHT Valvulator - n/a
    Loooper true bypass switcher with tuner out, parallel loops - ES-5 switching system
    Hardwire HT-2 chromatic tuner - TU-3W - Waza tuner
     
  9. rschultz13

    rschultz13 Supporting Member

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    Wait. You ditched your KOT for a DS-2 ?!?
     
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  10. Primus DuPont

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    Super Phat Mod
    Carcosa Fuzz
    Dispatch Master

    >>>

    CP-1x
    BD-2w
    FZ-5
    RV-6 (has the +Delay mode)
     
  11. guitarslinger21

    guitarslinger21 Member

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    Turbo tuner - waza tuner
    Bogner Harlow - cs2
    Eqd crimson drive - waza sd1
    Eqd spires - fz 2
    Tortuga werewolf- waza bd2
    Walrus Julia- waza ce2
    Skreddy echo - waza dm2
    Mr black eterna - rv 6
     
  12. jaymeister

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    Interesting exercise...made me think. Probably could make most of it work too.

    Teese Picture Wah -> PW3
    Cornish Buffer clone ->nothing
    Sonic Research Tuner ->TU3
    Barber Tonepress ->CS3
    Fulltone Deja Vibe ->RT20
    Skreddy Lunar Module ->FZ5
    Barber Gain Changer ->SD1W
    Barber Direct Drive ->Boss MD2
    Klon KTR ->OD3
    Boss FV500H Volume ->same
    Keeley CE2 1982 ->CE2W
    Fulltone Supa Trem 2 ->TR2
    Diamond Memory Lane Jr ->DM2W
    Strymon Timeline ->DD500
    Neunaber Stereo Wet ->RV6
     
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  13. LeGar

    LeGar Supporting Member

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    I have a pretty simple board, but I do run direct; I'm not really sure about Boss' direct solutions, but this is what I would try.

    Rat -> DS-1 (not sure about this one, I've never tried any of Boss' higher gain drives)
    King of Tone -> SD-1 and BD-2
    DD5 -> DD5 (Love the reverse delay)
    VP Jr, Harlow, EPSi -> GT-1
    H9 -> DD500
     
  14. songtalk

    songtalk Member

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    I would do the same. It's just a marshall bluesbreaker x 2.

    Got my marshall bluesbreaker for 99 bucks. It's called a Snouse Blackbox V.2.

    I love it but it's no DS-2. ;)
     
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  15. WoodyStrat

    WoodyStrat Supporting Member

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    Actually it was the BD-2w that finally unseated my KOT after 7 years. I love the KOT but I was ready for a change and when I changed amps it was not as awesome. However, the DS-2 is a major sleeper! I love that pedal! "Turbo 1" (stupid name but whatever) is like a well modded DS-1 and "Turbo 2" sounds a lot like a RAT with a filtered quality. One of the best pedal bargins on the planet IMO!
     
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  16. WoodyStrat

    WoodyStrat Supporting Member

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    Boss pedals are awesome live with the big, quiet switches, ease of battery changes, they don't require special power supplies (some old ones do) and I can easily swap a sound or two depending on what I am doing without reconfiguring the whole board. The Waza line though is what made it possible. Without DM2w and BD2w it would not have been a change I could have made!
     
  17. chrismellotron

    chrismellotron Member

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    Current, excluding Wah:
    BOSS TU-3 > MDV2 > Timmy > Bogner Blue > EQD Hoof > BOSS RE-20


    BOSS (Wasa versions), excluding Wah:
    TU-3 > PH-5 > SD-1 > DS-1 > FZ-3 > RE-20
     
  18. chrisross

    chrisross Supporting Member

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    Do you know his name?
     
  19. joealba

    joealba Supporting Member

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    You got a lot of buffers...



     
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  20. DonaldDemon

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    "That guy"
     

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