Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

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Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

Post by fernieite » Sat Mar 18, 2023 8:58 pm

Hi all,
I just bought a nice old Boss BCB-60 pedalboard, and have a few questions:

1. Can I power all of my MIJ Boss pedals (stock daisy-chain cables) with the stock Boss PSC-100 power adaptor? It's rated for 250mA.
- My pedals are all the older ACA, except the 1984 DD-2, if that matters.

2. Does anyone know where I can get some rubber floor protectors/ feet for the bottom of the board? 3 out of the 5 spaces are missing the stock pads. (Approximately 2" x3/4" in size)

3. Any recommendations on where to get 5 decent patch cables to join the pedals? (I'm in Toronto, Canada, if that helps)

Thanks. Sean.
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Re: Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

Post by fernieite » Sat Mar 18, 2023 9:15 pm

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Re: Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

Post by fernieite » Sat Mar 18, 2023 9:49 pm

Oh, yeah. Looks like I need another Boss pedal to fill in the board. I was thinking of a PH-1 or 1R, but open to suggestions... ;)

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Re: Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

Post by chromandre » Sat Mar 18, 2023 11:09 pm

fernieite wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2023 9:49 pm
I was thinking of a PH-1 or 1R, but open to suggestions... ;)
thats what I'd do! cool board!

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Re: Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

Post by laurie » Sun Mar 19, 2023 2:32 am

1) The PSC-100 daisy-chained should be fine for all. The DD-2 will defeat all the ACA circuits in the ACA pedals.
2) Roland Canada may sell the inserts?
3) I've been making my own patch cables for so long I can't help with sourcing them.

PH-1R :D

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Re: Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

Post by fernieite » Mon Mar 20, 2023 8:08 pm

Ok, I just bought a nice old PH-1R (0100 silver screw, with box and manual) for my Boss only board! Thanks for the encouragement. :)

Now, I'm wondering if I can make a little more room on the board for a Boss reverb pedal, and a TR-2.

Thoughts, or recommendations?

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Re: Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

Post by laurie » Mon Mar 20, 2023 10:04 pm

fernieite wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2023 8:08 pm
Ok, I just bought a nice old PH-1R (0100 silver screw, with box and manual) for my Boss only board! Thanks for the encouragement. :)
Nice!
fernieite wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2023 8:08 pm
Now, I'm wondering if I can make a little more room on the board for a Boss reverb pedal, and a TR-2.

Thoughts, or recommendations?
Buy a BCB3 to sit beside it :D

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Re: Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

Post by fernieite » Tue Mar 21, 2023 12:06 am

laurie wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2023 10:04 pm
fernieite wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2023 8:08 pm
Ok, I just bought a nice old PH-1R (0100 silver screw, with box and manual) for my Boss only board! Thanks for the encouragement. :)
Nice!
fernieite wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2023 8:08 pm
Now, I'm wondering if I can make a little more room on the board for a Boss reverb pedal, and a TR-2.

Thoughts, or recommendations?
Buy a BCB3 to sit beside it :D
:lol: I could also buy a BCB-90X. But I think with some fiddling, I might be able to comfortable fit a couple more Boss compacts. I might just leave it as is though...

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Re: Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

Post by bigtone23 » Tue Mar 21, 2023 5:38 am

Very cool! I love the 80s vibe.
When I don't make my own custom ones, the EBS patch cables are pretty cool for a fixed install pedalboard. Very low profile and thin. I don't trust them to take a lot of abuse, though.
The original BCB6 boards ran off of a PSM5 daisy chained with a 200mA PSA120, no problem. Most of the older analog Boss are very low current draw. The DD2 is the biggest draw at 57mA. My first board, in 1983/4, had a PSM5, TU12H, SD1, DF2, CE3, BF2 and DD2. It drew about 130mA total, well below 80% capability of the power supply. It's a rule of thumb I like to follow.

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Re: Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

Post by bigtone23 » Tue Mar 21, 2023 5:52 am

I just looked at my OG/MIJ 80s board, which is not too far off from yours... It's powered by an original 1984 200mA PSA120 and works great! 128.5mA draw.
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