Boss dirt pedals question?

Boss dirt pedals question?

Postby deancrean » Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:57 pm

What is the count on compact Boss dirt pedals including overdrives, distortions, fuzzes and boosts? How many different models are out there including discontinued ones?
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Re: Boss dirt pedals question?

Postby charmonder » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:13 pm

lucky for you I have been keeping a rather comprehensive list on these things. :geek: :lol:
I'm pretty sure this is up to date and accurate if we're talking about the compacts only.

analog overdrive:
BD-2 blues driver
OD-1 overdrive
OD-2 turbo overdrive
OD-2r turbo overdrive
OD-3 overdrive
OS-2 distortion/overdrive
SD-1 super overdrive
SD-2 dual overdrive
SD-1w super overdrive "waza craft"
BD-2w blues driver "waza craft"

analog distortion/fuzz/metal:
DF-2 super feedbacker distortion
DS-1 distortion
DS-2 turbo distortion
FZ-2 hyper fuzz
FZ-3 fuzz
HM-2 heavy metal
HM-3 hyper metal
MD-2 mega distortion
MT-2 metal zone
MZ-2 digital metalizer (is analog distortion part)
ODB-3 bass overdrive
PW-2 power driver
XT-2 xtortion

digital/COSM dirt pedals:
BC-2 combo drive
ST-2 power stack
ML-2 metal core
DA-2 adaptive distortion
DN-2 dyna drive
DS-1x distortion
OD-1x overdrive
FBM-1 fender bassmaster
FDR-1 fender deluxe reverb
FZ-5 fuzz
FB-2 feedbacker/booster
OC-3 super octave ("drive" mode)
SYB-3 bass synthesizer ("waveshaper" modes)
SYB-5 bass synthesizer ("waveshaper" modes)


analog pedals that can clean boost:
LS-2 line selector
GE-6 graphic equalizer
GE-7 graphic equalizer
GE-7B bass graphic equalizer
GEB-7 bass graphic equalizer
PQ-3B bass parametric equalizer
PQ-4 bass parametric equalizer

other analog pedals that can probably clean boost:
CS-1 compression/sustainer
CS-2 compression/sustainer
CS-3 compression/sustainer
LM-2 limiter
LM-2B bass limiter
LMB-3 bass limiter/enhancer
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Re: Boss dirt pedals question?

Postby deancrean » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:19 pm

Thanks for the list! Very cool to see how many there really are.
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Re: Boss dirt pedals question?

Postby fuzzbuzzfuzz » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:29 am

Good work! :D

charmonder wrote:lucky for you I have been keeping a rather comprehensive list on these things. :geek: :lol:
I'm pretty sure this is up to date and accurate if we're talking about the compacts only.

analog overdrive:
BD-2 blues driver
OD-1 overdrive
OD-2 turbo overdrive
OD-2r turbo overdrive
OD-3 overdrive
OS-2 distortion/overdrive
SD-1 super overdrive
SD-2 dual overdrive
SD-1w super overdrive "waza craft"
BD-2w blues driver "waza craft"

analog distortion/fuzz/metal:
DF-2 super feedbacker distortion
DS-1 distortion
DS-2 turbo distortion
FZ-2 hyper fuzz
FZ-3 fuzz
HM-2 heavy metal
HM-3 hyper metal
MD-2 mega distortion
MT-2 metal zone
MZ-2 digital metalizer (is analog distortion part)
ODB-3 bass overdrive
PW-2 power driver
XT-2 xtortion

digital/COSM dirt pedals:
BC-2 combo drive
ST-2 power stack
ML-2 metal core
DA-2 adaptive distortion
DN-2 dyna drive
DS-1x distortion
OD-1x overdrive
FBM-1 fender bassmaster
FDR-1 fender deluxe reverb
FZ-5 fuzz
FB-2 feedbacker/booster
OC-3 super octave ("drive" mode)
SYB-3 bass synthesizer ("waveshaper" modes)
SYB-5 bass synthesizer ("waveshaper" modes)


analog pedals that can clean boost:
LS-2 line selector
GE-6 graphic equalizer
GE-7 graphic equalizer
GE-7B bass graphic equalizer
GEB-7 bass graphic equalizer
PQ-3B bass parametric equalizer
PQ-4 bass parametric equalizer

other analog pedals that can probably clean boost:
CS-1 compression/sustainer
CS-2 compression/sustainer
CS-3 compression/sustainer
LM-2 limiter
LM-2B bass limiter
LMB-3 bass limiter/enhancer
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Re: Boss dirt pedals question?

Postby Pepe » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:38 am

Very nice, indeed! 8-)
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Re: Boss dirt pedals question?

Postby techhed » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:07 am

That's around 50 choices for various degrees of filth! Nice! :thumbs:
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Re: Boss dirt pedals question?

Postby deancrean » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:46 pm

Seeing how many there actually are makes me wonder about all the people out there that always say that all Boss dirt sucks and sounds geniric! I mean really how many of them have they actually owned and played through their rigs? My experience is very few of them sound the same and I can easily get any sound I am looking for out of the different models I own. I find it really hard to take anyone who says these blanket statements serious.
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Re: Boss dirt pedals question?

Postby Clean Channel » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:48 pm

Agreed. Boss has made all kinds of great dirt pedals, and has offered a huge range of tones to choose from.
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Re: Boss dirt pedals question?

Postby charmonder » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:06 pm

deancrean wrote:Seeing how many there actually are makes me wonder about all the people out there that always say that all Boss dirt sucks and sounds geniric! I mean really how many of them have they actually owned and played through their rigs? My experience is very few of them sound the same and I can easily get any sound I am looking for out of the different models I own. I find it really hard to take anyone who says these blanket statements serious.

I think the casual pedal user doesn't realize there is more than one black boss pedal, more than one yellow boss pedal, etc. And you're right, I find it hard to believe many people have tracked all the dirt pedals down to have an opinion on the whole lot. On the other hand I find HM-2 and FZ-2 are highly regarded among real pedal geeks.
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Re: Boss dirt pedals question?

Postby Pepe » Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:24 am

Now let's see which of those you have tested so far! Here's my list:

analog overdrive: 7/10 (I only haven't played the OD-3 yet - and of course the Waza Craft units)
analog distortion/fuzz/metal: 12/13 (FZ-3 missing)
digital/COSM dirt pedals: 2/14 (only the OC-3 and the SYB-3)
analog pedals that can clean boost: 6/7 (GE-6 missing)
other analog pedals that can probably clean boost: 3/6

Total number: 30/50 = 60%
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