Single Brand Pedal Board?

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  1. Jakedog

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    I agree somewhat with this. I totally agree that for my needs, there are things that some companies just do better than others. I have an MXR Zakk Wylde chorus. I was always a boss chorus guy, but the Zakk MXR does more conservative chorus as well as any Boss, and does the faux rotary thing about a million times better. So I use it.

    I use a Fulltone trem. I like, and actually use the half speed switch and volume control. I like the big-ass knobs I can turn with my toe on the fly.

    One of my OD's is a staple. One I just choose not to live without. That company no longer makes any pedals, and never made enough to build a board out of.

    But for real, with a gun to my head, I could gig a whole board of nothing but Boss. I could. The trem and clean boost wouldn't be ideal, but they'd be workable.

    And really, for somebody else, they might be ideal. There might be a player who can't imagine anything better sounding than Boss pedals. Or TC pedals. Or MXR pedals. For them, all one brand might be a good idea. It would certainly make arranging, wiring, and powering a board wicked easy.
     
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  2. vespa1

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    I have often considered an all Fulltone board, I do not use a lot of pedals, but Fulltone does make a few of my favorites. I would be happy with a Boss board too.
     
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    Had I enough funding, I would have several single company boards. I can't say single brand since Dunlop is one company divided into 4-5 brands, as is roland/boss. I think would be fun, not necessarily practical, to have an all boss/roland, dunlop/way huge/mxr/cae, wampler, rockett, mooer, joyo, movall, truetone/visual sound... it goes on and on and on and on.... strangers, waiting....
     
  4. bparnell57

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    An all Electro Harmonix board would be cheap and easy... Unless you wanted the entire 9 series keyboard pedal collection...

    Pulsar, Big Muff, LPB, Glove OD, Small Stone, B9, C9, Key9, Mel9, Cathedral or Holy Grail.

    Reliability and durability would be my main concern. This is where Boss would win.
     
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    You single-handedly keep that guy in business, don't you? :p:D
     
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    OK, now I know why Keeley stock rose over 300% last year.
     
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    These drives work the best for me, I love the AD9 delay, the CP9 compressor is clearer than a dynacomp, the phaser is cleaner than a phase90, the CS9 chorus is better than a Boss CE2 (less mud mids).
    I have all the other mentions too.
    So sometimes I switch:
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    But I'll take this, classic and inspiration sounds.
     
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  8. telefunken

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    He has mentioned that! :)
     
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    This is my "FAB"ulous board....
     
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    Prince pretty much used Boss.
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  13. Jeff_K

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    My board is all TC Electronic. Toneprint feature is da bomb.
     
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    I have an "all MXR" pedal board. Works for what I do.
    I had a Boss BD but it took a dump and I chucked it.
     
  15. Guitandanza

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    I agree with Obsessed. Ironically, doing otherwise means you're obsessed. I like the Boss paddle switch. Why the current button is all the rage, eludes me. Aside from that, they make some cool one of a kind pedals. I have a Boss Slicer. Takes your guitar signal and makes it into a myriad of percussion patterns with tap tempo. Stereo outs with ping pong, rotary, zig zag, u name it. Rudimentary Loops too. Some other Boss pedals aren't all that great, but that's me. The treadle and durability are ace though.
     
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    Watch this.

     
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    czech-one-2 Friend of Leo's

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    Daniel from the gig rig? I wouldn't lose any sleep over that...
     
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    I could do a BOSS board (mine's 90% there anyway!) - I like their reliability, and the large treadles mean I can trigger my GE7 and DD3 with one step.
     
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  19. DaveKS

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    The LS-2 can be a kick butt 2 stage boost. Just leave loops empty and put it in bypass>A>B mode, then use level trims on each loop to set boost level. That way you get buffered bypass, loop A boost, loop B boost. Switch modes and you can pick how you step through boost modes.
     
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  20. Obsessed

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    +1 The LS-2 is a sleeper for sure. I have based my pedal boards around the LS-2 for years now. Once you understand the potential options it could become a major piece of anyone's pedalboard regardless of the brands of other pedals.
     
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