Anyone selling Boss Distortion Pedals (2nd hand)???

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by shetu_ecdw, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. shetu_ecdw

    shetu_ecdw New Member

    if anyone is interested in selling any boss distortion pedal preferably MT-2 , MD-2, ML-2...plz pm me...i need some need new distortion effect pedals...
     
  2. unet

    unet New Member

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  3. angel_of_sin

    angel_of_sin bassist.....

    y would sumone sell a boss mt-2?????
     
  4. unet

    unet New Member

    Maybe they got a better pedal?
     
  5. unet

    unet New Member

    Also, i'd like a really cheap (working) second hand Boss DS 1 if anyone has it.
     
  6. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Its already pretty cheap.

    If I had one, I would be using it as paper weight or door stop instead of selling it ;)
     
  7. unet

    unet New Member

    I'm saving for a set of Schaller locking tuners for my guitar, so excuse me if i don't want to spend 3 grand on a pedal i only want for modding purposes anyway.

    And what's with the dissing?

    I hear it can do some pretty cool stuff if you mess with it a bit.

    I've seen some circuit bends performed on this thing that make it a fuzz MACHINE!
     
  8. unet

    unet New Member

    Ds 1

    bump!!!
     
  9. flood

    flood New Member

    I have an MT-2 now. it sounds like shit in a trashcan, as expected. runny, stinky shit. one of the worst "real" pedals i'Ve ever played. can'T understand why i loved it so much as a n00b, even though i hated processors back then too.

    so, out comes the soldering iron... diezel or marshaboogie or keeley midnite mod to follow.

    was thinking of doing that at least. your circuit bends sound interesting and more worthwhile though. will check them out.

    @alpha1 - yeah, the door stop mod is pretty good too.
     
  10. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    ^ did you think about painting it with diff color?
    Ppl say it changes the tone ...
     
  11. flood

    flood New Member

    d00d! that and replacing the battery wires with different coloured wires. totally changes the harmonic structure.

    also, instead of using a normal 9V battery, use a 12V lead acid battery. the change in tone is so convincing, people will hallucinate and believe you're james hetfield.

    for the ultimate tone, change the red status LED to a blue or parrot green or other alternatively coloured LED. this doesn't influence the sound in any way, but people will think it's a bow-teek pedal and sing your praises and women will perform se.xual favours for you on command.
     
  12. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

  13. nebuchadnezzar

    nebuchadnezzar G34r G33k

    You guys are such n00bs..don't you know that true bypass is the only true measure of bow-teekness and haunting tone? A pedal without this all-important feature CANNOT be good.
     
  14. flood

    flood New Member

    bah. for that i have my $449 true bypass box. the unfinished aluminum enclosure ensures that the sound is not manipulated by paint or finishing in any way.

    there are NO semiconductors in the signal path, so you don't have to worry about solid-state harshness in your tone.
    there are NO tubes in the signal path. this ensures that your tone is not falsified by tube warmth.
    there are NO capacitors in the signal path. full frequency range possible.
    there are NO resistors in the signal path. no damping, no attenuation.
    there is NO status LED. so you get not a single ┬ÁV of switching noise in your sound.
    NO need for a power supply. no PSU noise!
    NO active or passive components at all!

    wireswitchesjacksandboxmadeintaiwanlimitedwarrantyonswitchfor6monthsMRP$899so50%isagreatdealwot?

    all the above factors give me that KILLER bypass tone i was always looking for. it's not cheap, but if you sacrifice even the slightest percentage of the inaudible factors of tone.... you're an effing asshat and a cheapskate. you MUST buy this pedal, even if all your other pedals are true bypass. they aren't bow-teek true bypass.
     
  15. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    lemme increase my (already swelling) postcount.
    :RollLol:
     
  16. wylder

    wylder New Member

    I actually thot that the MT-2 was a pretty neat unit for high gain till I got a new MI Audio Tube Zone. Now the MT-2 is lying unused at home waiting for a Keeley Mod. Any idea where I could get that done in India?
    In any case, MT-2 sounds way better than a Zoom Patch through my guitar amp.

    As for the True Bypass thing, I chain upto 5 Boss pedals end to end and can notice only very minor change in tone compared to direct into the amp. Besides, its more annoying to have a loud click before you start your solo in a quiet song than for a little extreme high end roll-off. If i get so particular about it later, i will go get a GigRig switching board or the "$449 true bypass box" as adviced above :D..
     
  17. nandac

    nandac New Member

    forget boss

    get a proco-rat. that's the best distortion pedal in the market.
     
  18. flood

    flood New Member

    true bypass doesn't have to have a loud click; there is an alternative way of wiring it that prevents the click.

    why do i use true bypass on building - it's easy and quick. buffered bypass would need to be researched and then i'd have to look for some smart way of constructing a clever box (like boss) that will put just the right amount of pressure on the tactile switch etc etc. the buffering is critical though - most of my purchased pedals are buiffered bypass. tone sucking is not a problem with most of them - boss, nobels, zoom, but i have a cheapass delay or two that seriously suck tone in bypass. the worst was a 70s small stone that had the worst kind of bypass - simple mechanical bypass. i replaced the switch on that one.

    that the MT-2 would sound better than a silly zoom algorithm can be taken for granted... but nonetheless, it sounds like overcompressed fuzz to my ears. not ballsy enough.

    i will be heating up the good old soldering iron and doing the keeley mod on my MT-2 soon. will tell you what it sounds like when i'm done.
     
  19. nebuchadnezzar

    nebuchadnezzar G34r G33k

    ^True that..I too prefer to use true bypass because of its easiness. However, if you are running 5-10 true-bypass pedals and 30-40 ft of cable overall, you might actually lose some highs. In such cases it is best to have a well designed buffer somewhere in your chain to replenish the signal. For the big manufacturers churning out pedals on an assembly line,buffers just add some extra components on the PCB. Not having a costly heavy-duty 3PDT switch may primarily be due to monetary reasons.
     
  20. flood

    flood New Member

    sort of, not exactly. the design stage could take a wee bit longer, but the major advantage is that you don't need someone handwiring those 3PDTs. i don't know of any manufacturer who makes PCB mounting 3PDTs. this, however, necessitates that you design everything else around the height of the switch. furthermoer, wave or reflow soldering may still be a problem with those switches.

    another point to be noted (milord) is that 3PDTs aren't exactly indestructible either, and will fail eventually just like any other mechanical part.

    so buffered bypass is a pretty good way to go, on the whole. i am not into vintage tones or hendrix emulation, so i don't need a high impedance signal going into my fuzz face... for people who are specifically going for the hendrix thing or playing in a hendrix cover band, true bypass could be necessary.

    anyway, all this doesn'T matter because my $449 true bypass box sounds GREAT. it's boutique. it sounds great because it's boutique. in fact, even if i'm not using any pedals and going straight from the guitar into the amp, i STILL use the true bypass box toput that magical mojo into my tone.

    because it's boutique, bitches.
     

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