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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm just going to smash it in with a hammer and hope it works. Tone is all in the fingers anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
The OS-2 is one of my favourite dirt pedals.

There's a lot of useable sounds on it and whilst you probably can dial in SD1 and DS1 sounds I think it's a pedal in its own right.
I like the settings in between the two effects, which gives more saturation than the SD1 and more clarity than the DS1.

I believe Joey Santiago used one for a while in the Pixies and I can't knock his tone on any recording.


Just won one of these on teh ebay - though I'd try it out as it has the Fran seal of approval and two of my top three dirt pedals are Boss. Looking forward to some new noise.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
Fran wrote:
The OS-2 is one of my favourite dirt pedals.

There's a lot of useable sounds on it and whilst you probably can dial in SD1 and DS1 sounds I think it's a pedal in its own right.
I like the settings in between the two effects, which gives more saturation than the SD1 and more clarity than the DS1.

I believe Joey Santiago used one for a while in the Pixies and I can't knock his tone on any recording.


Just won one of these on teh ebay - though I'd try it out as it has the Fran seal of approval and two of my top three dirt pedals are Boss. Looking forward to some new noise.

I don't think you'll be disappointed, especially given you already like Boss pedals.
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Stop fucking about and get an SD-1

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really can't go wrong with Boss. My go-to pedals right now are the RV-6 and the CE-2b (per ultratwin's recommendation). I'm looking to pick up an HF-2 and maybe another Boss reverb or delay.

I used to have an all Boss and EHX board from the early 2000s until it was stolen out of my car in 2009. Sad, sad day.

Should be said that my go-to OD pedal nowadays is the Fredric Effects Zombie Klone, but that's just a damn fine pedal.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
dezb1 wrote:
Fran wrote:
The OS-2 is one of my favourite dirt pedals.

There's a lot of useable sounds on it and whilst you probably can dial in SD1 and DS1 sounds I think it's a pedal in its own right.
I like the settings in between the two effects, which gives more saturation than the SD1 and more clarity than the DS1.

I believe Joey Santiago used one for a while in the Pixies and I can't knock his tone on any recording.


Just won one of these on teh ebay - though I'd try it out as it has the Fran seal of approval and two of my top three dirt pedals are Boss. Looking forward to some new noise.

I don't think you'll be disappointed, especially given you already like Boss pedals.



Well you were right Fran got the OS-2 today and it's great - definitely a keeper. I knew I liked my HM-2 and big muff as soon as I plugged them in and I'm having the same reaction to this thing, the overdrive and distortion are two totally different but blendable sounds can't believe I'd never heard of these... proper sleeper pedal.
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