Boss BF-1 Flanger
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Boss BF-1 Flanger

BF-1 Flanger, Flanger for Guitar from Boss.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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moosers10/04/2009

moosers's review

Boss BF-1 Flanger
The Boss BF1 is a flanger pedal designed for use with electric guitar, but will work with just about any type of electronic instrument.  The pedal is an analog one and is one that has 1/4 inch connections.  This isn't a rack mountable piece of gear as it is a foot pedal.

UTILIZATION

Using the Boss BF1 is quite simple and even those without any prior experience with pedals like this one I wouldn't expect that they would have much trouble figuring it out.  The pedal simple has parameters for manual, depth, rate, and resonance all in the form of knobs.  That is pretty much all there is to the pedal, so as you can see it is quite simple in make up.  Beyond this there isn't much to the configuration of the pedal and for this reason I don't think that manual is necessary.


SOUND QUALITY

The sound quality of the Boss BF1 is incredible.  It is one of the best flanger pedals that I have heard and is just as good as a lot of outboard flangers that I have used as well.  Since it is a vintage pedal, it definitely has a vintage sound to it, meaning that it is warm and has an analog type of tone.  It has a rich sound that is round overall, and is versatile as playing with the parameters will give you a variety of different tones.  I usually use the pedal for recording with a Fender Strat and either a '76 Fender Twin Reverb or a '65 Fender Deluxe Reverb.


OVERALL OPINION

I really don't have anything bad to say about the Boss BF1 as it is a classic pedal that predates all of the flangers to follow in the Boss line.  They are hard to find and will cost a decent amount of change to get one, but it is definitely possible to find them for sale.  Unless you have to have the original one and are committed to getting a vintage flanger tone, I would suggest at least looking into the BF2 and the BF3 Boss pedals, at least to contrast which will work best for you and the sound that you are going for.
Dom Brunet06/07/2008

Dom Brunet's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss BF-1 Flanger
Boss of the first flanger pedals blind ...
Flanger Analog late 70's ... that mimics the sound of "Sweat-Just a Poke smoke" excuse the spelling ...
6.35 standard jacks, but the power supply is Strange to damn with a inversion taken permttant + and -

UTILIZATION

Very simple configuration is a basic flanger, the first it seems ...
no need for manual, the ear is enough!

SOUND QUALITY

The effect is efficient, with its "Flanger" boss trs typ configure and enjoyable thanks to the four pots.
Cot electronic flanger this product a lot of wind and background noise, like all the effects of this era, it is therefore appropriate to attack him with good!
In the era I used the BF1 on the alto saxophone, which earned me of me dealing with "Mordant saxophone" by the press ...
Now the BF-1 is the accoci Yamaha PF 15, a sound is "modern"!
The most interresting rglage as the manual for piano (first knob on the left)

OVERALL OPINION

I had to buy my BF1 in 1979!
This is my only flanger, and I think its proven robustness.
The breath and the noise it produces is a Handycap, but insert a strip to go, forget the guitar directly into the BF-1, except active instrument ...
It seems it is hard to find opportunities, guitarists prfrant Electro-Armonix the era.
I think I made the right choice the silent era it cheap, now I've seen ads ... 100 euros! (DLIR price a bit ...)
renaudjb03/18/2008

renaudjb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss BF-1 Flanger
Super flanger, analog of course, the 1980s (it seems the first of hstoire flanger ...)
6.5 out jack

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use, just press a button!

I put 9 because the power supply is a 9V standard format of difrent

SOUND QUALITY

Very mild, but can also show pest (747 Boieng you know? XD)
Really homogne, and all buttons (rate, depth ,...) are all useful to find his own sound, convincing

OVERALL OPINION

Very good quality, I've had the one year and I'm not ready for me ... Sparer
Dom Brunet12/04/2007

Dom Brunet's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss BF-1 Flanger
Flanger vintage!

USE

Very easy, and between mono output jack 6.35

SOUND QUALITY

Quite effective!

NOTICE GLOBAL

In 1979 on the saxophone with acoustic amplification and now in the studio
the electric piano and Farfisa