Boss PH-1r Phaser
The Boss PH-1r Phaser was a revision of the original Boss PH-1. The PH-1r is a standard 4 stage phaser that was produced to emulate the swirling tones of the popular Leslie style rotating speaker cabinets without needing a specialised speaker setup. Users of the PH-1 were happy with it's tone but thought it lacked the throbbing tremolo-style phase that other pedals could produce (due to the PH-1's low internal feedback setting). Boss revised their flagship phaser with a resonance (feedback) control to give the user more control over this aspect.
The Rate knob adjusts the speed of the phase, the...
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Correctly powering your old Boss pedal (ACA vs PSA simplified)
Choosing the correct power supply for your Boss pedal can be a slightly confusing task. In general, Boss compact pedals were designed to use one of two adaptors: ACA or PSA. Although both ACA and PSA adaptors (and all Boss compact pedals) use the same sized jack/connectors as each other, their specifications and requirements are different.
If your pedal was built before 1997 then it's most likely made to use what was called the ACA adaptor. Don't confuse this with what's often called an AC adaptor (used on pedals like the...
Boss DC-2 Dimension C
The DC-2 is a pedal like no other Boss pedal. While the interface of 4 presets and no knobs for fine tuning the sounds may seem restrictive, it's the simplicity of the DC-2 and it's perfectly balanced settings that make it one of the greats.
The DC-2 incorporates two independent BBD driven analog chorus circuits together and has a reduced tremolo effect to many standard chorus pedals, creating an immersive three dimensional effect.
Produced from December 1985 until September 1989.