Thursday, January 26, 2012

The BOSS EH-2 Pedal

This is why I love the Internet!  I bought this pedal off eBay some years ago for a really great price.  In fact, I bought because of the price, not because I had any idea of how the pedal sounded.  What can I say?  I was a real BOSS fanatic back then.

Ironically, given the BOSS reputation for durability, the pedal came with a non-functioning power indicator.   That was probably enough to turn me off the pedal.  That, and the lack of a manual.  So the EH-2 simply gathered dust.

Until I saw this video.  I just finished playing my Strat through the EH-2.  Luckily, there's a second light which does work, so at least I can tell if the pedal is on.  And guess what?  Playing with the controls makes a very marked effect (pun intended) on the Strat, particularly the MIX control.  It certainly brightens up the sound.  In fact, when I stepped off the pedal, the guitar sounded muffled to my ears.  I can see this pedal coming in handy to help the Strat cut through the mix.  I'll definitely use it the next time I record.    

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