Weird Boss DS-1 Serial number dating

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  1. MrKite89

    MrKite89 Member

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    Hi, I have an old "black label", made in Taiwan DS-1 with the Toshiba chip, and I'd like to know the year of production: I found this serial number decoder...

    http://www.bossarea.com/serial/sndecoder.aspx

    My serial is 146017: says "The unit with serial number 146017 was produced January 1982."
    Is it possible? Made in Taiwan in 1982? When Boss moved production?
    Thank you all!
     
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    Anyone?

    When Boss started producing DS-1 pedals in Taiwan?

    Thank you very much...
     
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    Pedal Dan The Island of Misfit Pedals Gold Supporting Member

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    They reused #'s on the early MIT issues... Around early '88 if I recall.

    They are pretty much all the same circuit from '78 to '94.
     
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    Wow, very strange, but possible: so there is a 146017 DS-1 MIJ in the early 80's and a 146017 DS-1 MIT in the late 80's!
    Thank you for your answer!
    If someone has another explanation let us know!
     
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    Pedal Dan The Island of Misfit Pedals Gold Supporting Member

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    I used to be a member on the old Bossarea forum and we saw that many times.
     
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    Sorry, I don't doubt of your knowledge, but there's always someone that knows things better! ;)
    Thank you very much! :)
     
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    Pedal Dan The Island of Misfit Pedals Gold Supporting Member

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    It's cool!

    I'm kind of a Boss fanboy/collector!
     

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