NPD! Green label CE-2. Also looking for some insight

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  1. patient81

    patient81 TDPRI Member

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    Hello everyone, looking for some insight about my new (to me) 1990 Boss CE-2. Snagged this for a decent price and it sounds magical, my chorus search is over.

    The pedal has a sweet blue LED that was a nice surprise so I took off the base plate for a poke about.

    Check out the green side of the circuit board that has an added resistor, anyone know why this is here? Something to do with the ACA power being converted to PSA?

    Any help or opinions would be appreciated.

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  2. tweedman2001

    tweedman2001 Tele-Afflicted

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    Probably the mod to make it compatible with current power supplies. Did it to mine so long ago I don't remember what was involved. Blue LED just because someone thought it was cool.
     
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    callasabra Tele-Afflicted

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    Awesome. I have the ce5 and love it, but those are great pedals. I don't need another chorus but would buy that one for a deal. Congrats.
     
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  4. bigben55

    bigben55 Friend of Leo's

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    I've had 2. They are great sounding chorus pedals, but I just don't think they have a fast enough rate to do a convincing faux Leslie sound, which is all I use a chorus for anymore. But for Andy Summers type stuff, they're awesome.
     
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  5. patient81

    patient81 TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for the replies. The pedal is so lush, it sounds like angels making gravy.

    Interestingly a chap on reddit thought that the extra resistor was purely to bump up the brightness of the blue LED. If anything I would expect the resistor is there to try and tame these super bright, modern LEDs.

    Not tried a ce5 but my band mate has the ch-1 which is also really nice.
     
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  6. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I love my CE-2. I got it in the '80's and still use it. That's the standard chorus sound for me. I run the first knob at 10:00 and the second at 2:00. I stole those settings from David Lindley when I saw him with El Rayo-X right before I bought the comp.
     
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