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by bigtone23
Wed Jun 19, 2024 7:52 am
Forum: Boss Pedals
Topic: The SD2 is my favorite yellow BOSS pedal.
Replies: 25
Views: 13388

Re: The SD2 is my favorite yellow BOSS pedal.

I came back and reread this thread and something occurred to me... Since my clean-looking and stock 11/94 SD2 doesn't have R100 and all painted parts match, I will say it's a legit example of that version of the pedal for that time frame. My hypothesis, dare I say theory, is that the 6/93 (modded) S...
by bigtone23
Fri Jun 14, 2024 9:12 am
Forum: Pedals - All Brands
Topic: New Non-BOSS Pedals
Replies: 292
Views: 178149

Re: New Non-BOSS Pedals

My only guitar compressor was a 1980 Dyna Comp. I like it, It's usually set with the knobs at 'crossed eyes' or so, to try to get a more subtle compression. Having the sensitivity knob anywhere over 10 o'clock and it's pretty squashy. It doesn't see much use, as compression (for me) is often more us...
by bigtone23
Fri Jun 07, 2024 8:26 am
Forum: Boss Pedals
Topic: New BOSS pedals!
Replies: 598
Views: 333236

Re: New BOSS pedals!

Looks good, Pepe. I find those early ones have much less compression than later MIJ. This fell into my lap last week. 1983 with a JRC4558DD to complement my 1981 that has an NEC op amp. Boss SD-1 MIJ JRC.jpg That is nice! Mine is 8/82, JRC4558DD chip, too. Has the orange/black diodes and set screw ...
by bigtone23
Fri Jun 07, 2024 6:13 am
Forum: Pedals - All Brands
Topic: Building myself a vintage Deluxe Electric Mistress clone
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: Building myself a vintage Deluxe Electric Mistress clone

All right!
I used to have a 79/80-ish Dlx EM. Cool flange!
Hope the build goes well!
by bigtone23
Fri Jun 07, 2024 6:08 am
Forum: Boss Pedals
Topic: New BOSS pedals!
Replies: 598
Views: 333236

Re: New BOSS pedals!

That is sooooo cool!
Rarely seen time machine gear is just as exciting to see as wildly beat up gear in my book. You don't see many older pedals on the extreme ends of condition.
The battery is a trip! It's a dry cell/carbon, right? I had forgotten about the 80s era "BOSS" labeled batteries.
by bigtone23
Wed Jun 05, 2024 4:14 pm
Forum: Boss Pedals
Topic: New BOSS pedals!
Replies: 598
Views: 333236

Re: New BOSS pedals!

Pepe wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2024 7:30 am
A real treasure has fallen into my laps. Watch my very first unboxing video here! :D
Amazing find! It's a time machine from 1980!
by bigtone23
Sat Jun 01, 2024 5:44 am
Forum: Pedals - All Brands
Topic: Isolated power supply
Replies: 13
Views: 4224

Re: Isolated power supply

9.6V is the voltage of a fresh 9V battery and the output voltage of a Boss PSA power supply. Does 9.6V versus 9V really matter? Can I tell the difference? No, not really. Why did I make the mod? I had the device open and it took almost no effort or parts to do it. The more interesting question migh...
by bigtone23
Fri May 31, 2024 6:43 am
Forum: Pedals - All Brands
Topic: Isolated power supply
Replies: 13
Views: 4224

Re: Isolated power supply

What is the benefit of the 9.6V regulator over the 9V regulator? Since they are regulated, they don't have voltage drop or sag, do they? Is it to emulate a fresh 9V alkaline (which all seem to be around 9.6V)? I have read some things, but some of what I read seems like opinion and speculation (espec...
by bigtone23
Mon May 27, 2024 5:05 am
Forum: Pedals - All Brands
Topic: New Non-BOSS Pedals
Replies: 292
Views: 178149

Re: New Non-BOSS Pedals

👍 If you ever get the chance, try a Hotone TAPE EKO! It sounds absolutely awesome. 8-) I will! It seems really cool. I had a search on ebay and reverb for 'Hotone Eko". Lots of Binary Ekos popped up. The Tape version never popped up. I imagine everyone that has one is holding on to them. :D