Boss 3-pedal board (BCB-30 or 30X) - which three pedals?

Ben Harmless

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BD-2 (drive) > FRV-1 (reverb) > TR-2 (tremolo)

Nailed it in one. This is what I'd do with a blank canvas. My actual pedalboard is this, but with a EQD reverb and a TU-3 in place of the BD-2, since I get my dirt from the amp. But yeah. Dirt. Reverb. Tremolo. All else is secondary.

Oh, and I'd also consider an OD-3 in the drive slot. It's been said around here (11 Gauge, I think) that it's an advancement of ideas in the BD-2. I have both, and it certainly sounds that way to me - though the BD-2 still has its own charm.
 

Sal A

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I’d go simple.. TU-3 tuner, BD2, RV5 or 6.

I have a small pedal train… designed to go straight to a PA. You can kind of see it here…

except now I have the TU-3, BD2, CS2, RV5. And DI.
 

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Twang Deluxe

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I would put the following pedals on the board:
- TU 3 (I always need a reliable tuner)
- BD2 (as Boost OD or Fuzz)
- FDR1 65 Deluxe Reverb (Overdrive, Vibrato and Reverb in one Pedal)

Pros:
-your guitar is in tune
-you have the classic surf effects Vibrato and Reverb in great quality
-you can stack the BD2 and the FDR1 to get many different sounds (solo boost, crunch, od and fuzz)

Cons:
None
 

bobio

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Have sold half my pedal collection in the past two weeks, the rest will probably be gone in another two.
I didn't realize how much I had spent on pedals over the past 12 years until I sat down to list them all :eek:
Funny, the GT-1000 has essentially the entire BOSS pedal line in it and it costs only a fraction of what the pedals would.

Just trying to simplify my life, going to integrate the BOSS GT-1000 into my recording rig.
No more dealing with individual patch cables, power cables, etc.
The GT-1000 just offers soo much more flexibility than physical pedals.

My top 3 would be BOSS FZ-3>BOSS SD-1>BOSS RV-3

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c4ntaro_sinf0nico

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If I'd go for a BCB-30 and just three standard-sized Boss pedals, I think it would be a triple-R:

1. RE-2 Space Echo
2. RV-5 Digital Reverb
3. RC-5 Loop Station

...but I'd also need two external FS-7: one for tap-tempo (RE-2) and one for easy hands-free looping (RC-5).

A BCB with 3 pedals is my daily driver. 🍻🍻🍻

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Beautiful! 👏👏👏
 

E5RSY

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1. OD-3
2. TR-2
3. RV-6

...with a TU-3 on the floor next to them.

My personal "baseline" is a set-up that mimics a BF/SF Fender amp with the added option of some dirt going into it.

The RV-6 has a great "+ Delay" mode wherein the controls operate exactly like a DD-3. So, that one kills two birds with one stone...netting us four effects for the price of three.

Scott
 

gitlvr

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SD1, Mojomojo, and Joyo JF-08 delay, if we are talking pedals I currently have.
If I could build a 3 pedal board from current offerings available today it would be BD-2, a Rat and a DD-3.
 




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