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  • Soot_and_StarsSoot_and_Stars

    A safe bet

    Boss BF-2 FlangerPublished on 02/03/13 at 05:44
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    4 pots to adjust the flange.
    Indeed analog input / output jack guitar.
    Transformer or power supply by 9v battery eternal.

    UTILIZATION

    No need for manual, trafficote buttons, flanger radical or slow and deep, everyone finds his cam.
    Robust housing that needs no introduction.

    SOUND QUALITY

    At a time when the analog to the coast, this is THE one that will pedal unknown brand costing an arm
    And yet, this BOSS brand by which all begins often in the world of effects, is a safe bet.
    Zikos used by many, the sound is recognizable.
    Discrete arpeggio or a saturation radical, it is a pleasure to play with.
    Flange of the swirling jet, or hovering effect (coupled to a …
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    4 pots to adjust the flange.
    Indeed analog input / output jack guitar.
    Transformer or power supply by 9v battery eternal.

    UTILIZATION

    No need for manual, trafficote buttons, flanger radical or slow and deep, everyone finds his cam.
    Robust housing that needs no introduction.

    SOUND QUALITY

    At a time when the analog to the coast, this is THE one that will pedal unknown brand costing an arm
    And yet, this BOSS brand by which all begins often in the world of effects, is a safe bet.
    Zikos used by many, the sound is recognizable.
    Discrete arpeggio or a saturation radical, it is a pleasure to play with.
    Flange of the swirling jet, or hovering effect (coupled to a delay, excellent), we do not get tired.

    OVERALL OPINION

    6 years that I use (time flies), not always in my pedalboard but always near, I was immediately captivated and I always find a thousand ways to exploit, coupled with other effect .
    In addition we find cheap secondhand easily.
    Honestly if you are looking for a flanger, go for this one you will not regret it.
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  • Anonymous

    Boss BF-2 FlangerPublished on 10/22/12 at 01:30
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    - Analog flanger pedal
    - 1 in / out
    - 4 knobs: Manual / Depth / Rate / res

    UTILIZATION

    pedal could not be more simple, you plug it hack, we smile, we're happy!
    No need for manual (it can go on RTT)

    SOUND QUALITY

    - Flanger very effective sweeping chorus, vibrato (or type) and flanger.
    - I use insert on one slice of the console, or on synth, keyboards or other.
    - The sound is awesome!

    OVERALL OPINION

    - I received this morning (bought here)!
    - I tried flangers software or those built into my synths, but it's not the same!
    - 50 € occase frankly seen sound and versatility of the beast, can not do better, where the max score on each item.
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    - Analog flanger pedal
    - 1 in / out
    - 4 knobs: Manual / Depth / Rate / res

    UTILIZATION

    pedal could not be more simple, you plug it hack, we smile, we're happy!
    No need for manual (it can go on RTT)

    SOUND QUALITY

    - Flanger very effective sweeping chorus, vibrato (or type) and flanger.
    - I use insert on one slice of the console, or on synth, keyboards or other.
    - The sound is awesome!

    OVERALL OPINION

    - I received this morning (bought here)!
    - I tried flangers software or those built into my synths, but it's not the same!
    - 50 € occase frankly seen sound and versatility of the beast, can not do better, where the max score on each item.
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  • ericthegreatericthegreat

    professional sound

    Boss BF-2 FlangerPublished on 12/12/11 at 00:13
    The Boss BF-2 is a flanger effect stomp box. It has 1/4 inputs and outputs and is not a rackable unit. I believe it is an analog pedal, but I'm not 100% sure about this. It is a cool looking color and is much more versatile than its predecessor, the BF-2.


    UTILIZATION

    The configuration of the BF-2 is very easy to figure out. It has four knobs and one of the knobs has another knob on top of it. The first knob controls the resonator, the next controls the depth, the third controls the rate and the last knob is used to set what mode of flanger you would like to use. It is designed to get a wide variety of flanger sounds and it does just that. I've never used the manual as the pedal i…
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    The Boss BF-2 is a flanger effect stomp box. It has 1/4 inputs and outputs and is not a rackable unit. I believe it is an analog pedal, but I'm not 100% sure about this. It is a cool looking color and is much more versatile than its predecessor, the BF-2.


    UTILIZATION

    The configuration of the BF-2 is very easy to figure out. It has four knobs and one of the knobs has another knob on top of it. The first knob controls the resonator, the next controls the depth, the third controls the rate and the last knob is used to set what mode of flanger you would like to use. It is designed to get a wide variety of flanger sounds and it does just that. I've never used the manual as the pedal is pretty easy to figure out.


    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound quality of this flanger is very realistic sounding. It is easy to use it subtly and to hint with the flanger, and easy to go nuts to get some real spacey sounds. I have only used the BF-2 with guitar - a Gibson SG and a '76 Fender Twin Reverb amp. The flange sound on this pedal is top notch and totally professional sounding.


    OVERALL OPINION

    I first used the BF-2 about three or four years ago. I also have a BF-3, which is the Boss flanger made before this pedal and while the BF-3 is a lot more expensive it is definitely more versatile and overall has a better sound to it. While some sounds between the BF-2 and the BF-3 are comparable, the BF-3 has a more varied arsenal of sounds than the BF-2. While the BF-3 is a bit pricey you are getting a very well made pedal from a company with a great reputation. Overall this is great sounding flanger pedal with a ton of versatility.
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  • BassistutaBassistuta

    Boss BF-2 FlangerPublished on 06/13/05 at 01:29
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    Trs's good analog even if it's mono.
    4 knobs Manual (time limit of the effect-attack), Depth (depth effect), Rate (frquence rptition of the effect) and Res (intensity effect)
    Or battery power supply.

    UTILIZATION

    Very easy to find as diverse as the sounds of quality.
    No volume knob hlas.
    It's so simple and so good we tend to put a little bit park parl

    SOUND QUALITY

    Next rglage the effect is a very effective.
    About the results we obtain trs DIFFERENT, including Leslie type sounds or a tremolo compltement psychdlique pushing the rate at max.
    I use a HF-2 when I want to "flanger" on the totality of the spectrum. Also with the distortion or drive for the renderi…
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    Trs's good analog even if it's mono.
    4 knobs Manual (time limit of the effect-attack), Depth (depth effect), Rate (frquence rptition of the effect) and Res (intensity effect)
    Or battery power supply.

    UTILIZATION

    Very easy to find as diverse as the sounds of quality.
    No volume knob hlas.
    It's so simple and so good we tend to put a little bit park parl

    SOUND QUALITY

    Next rglage the effect is a very effective.
    About the results we obtain trs DIFFERENT, including Leslie type sounds or a tremolo compltement psychdlique pushing the rate at max.
    I use a HF-2 when I want to "flanger" on the totality of the spectrum. Also with the distortion or drive for the rendering of the legendary "dcollage of Concord."
    The combination with the HF-2 + distortion (Big Muff Russian for example) gives a large avalanche that can make everyone understand that the show is over.
    Excellent quality

    OVERALL OPINION

    I bought 40 euros, about 1 year ago. No regrets. I had tried other like Ibanez but by elimination, I took the one that suited me best.
    The - is the lack of volume
    The + is the diversity about the results obtained following the rglage.
    To beginners, this type of effect does not turned me too but since it sticks in my set with her little sister HF-2.
    With saturations as marriage is perfect. PDAL versatile sound quality, compatibility with other effects .... what more??
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  • blanknimrodblanknimrod

    Boss BF-2 FlangerPublished on 04/02/06 at 13:42
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    4 knobs Manual (time limit of the effect-attack), Depth (depth effect), Rate (frquence rptition of the effect) and Res (intensity effect)
    Or battery power supply.

    Analog pedals.

    It's good, as usual with d boss.

    UTILIZATION

    I do not think there is an easier way ...

    SOUND QUALITY

    For fans of flanger ... Personal j have just wanted to give color to my clean sound. It works.
    It's not a great flanger end, but at least you the hearing, and he notes no food, I like, but it's actually quite typical 90s which has grown a little older I found for my part.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used the last 3 years ... as usual with bosses is indestructible. I bought the OCCAZ o…
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    4 knobs Manual (time limit of the effect-attack), Depth (depth effect), Rate (frquence rptition of the effect) and Res (intensity effect)
    Or battery power supply.

    Analog pedals.

    It's good, as usual with d boss.

    UTILIZATION

    I do not think there is an easier way ...

    SOUND QUALITY

    For fans of flanger ... Personal j have just wanted to give color to my clean sound. It works.
    It's not a great flanger end, but at least you the hearing, and he notes no food, I like, but it's actually quite typical 90s which has grown a little older I found for my part.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used the last 3 years ... as usual with bosses is indestructible. I bought the OCCAZ of 40 euros and I consider it a bargain.
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  • my cross to baremy cross to bare

    Boss BF-2 FlangerPublished on 12/04/06 at 10:17
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    There are four effects available: rate, depht, res and manual
    I guess that's a fact and it has an analog input jack and an output jack that's all

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration could not be easier

    SOUND QUALITY

    In my case my bf-3 and despite the many options in addition to the standard and ultra flanger bf-3's in my opinion can not rise to the bf-2, which generates an audible vibration much more clear sound and feel a little less cold than the BF-3.
    I use almost all the time with the flanger delay dd-6 and sometimes without an amp even better to hear the typical oscillation, it makes one feel intense and almost hypnotic (some good end ...) I use drop6 an electric gu…
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    There are four effects available: rate, depht, res and manual
    I guess that's a fact and it has an analog input jack and an output jack that's all

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration could not be easier

    SOUND QUALITY

    In my case my bf-3 and despite the many options in addition to the standard and ultra flanger bf-3's in my opinion can not rise to the bf-2, which generates an audible vibration much more clear sound and feel a little less cold than the BF-3.
    I use almost all the time with the flanger delay dd-6 and sometimes without an amp even better to hear the typical oscillation, it makes one feel intense and almost hypnotic (some good end ...) I use drop6 an electric guitar but hey it works with any other amp and a Hughes & Kettner Warp 7.
    I think this pedal is a good pedal, I've never really tested other like the tc electronics ... so I'm happy

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use this pedal for 4 years since I found it in the attic of my father, it dates from the 80's, I like above all the almost electric oscillation of this pedal, I prefer it that bf -3 for this reason.
    The value for money is unbeatable, seriously.
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  • blek le rockblek le rock

    Boss BF-2 FlangerPublished on 05/23/08 at 07:10
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    BOSS of classic analog sound and cheap (secondhand forcment).
    Mine must have 20 + years and is made in Japan, the best of my butcher and APRS.
    4 knobs:
    MANUAL: RULES central delay time of both sides which the oscillator (LFO) is going to stroll.
    DEPTH: Sets the length of beach used by the susnom oscillator.
    RATE: plays on the scanning speed of the LFO.
    RES: dose the amount of signal returned the box to be dpart new trait.
    1 IN and 1 OUT.

    UTILIZATION

    When rflchit (Oulle ill the head) to understand what Bintz, we quickly s'aperoit sonic possibilities offered, in fact, we can also do well dcoller the Enterprise without exhaust pot with good saturation, as the color of …
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    BOSS of classic analog sound and cheap (secondhand forcment).
    Mine must have 20 + years and is made in Japan, the best of my butcher and APRS.
    4 knobs:
    MANUAL: RULES central delay time of both sides which the oscillator (LFO) is going to stroll.
    DEPTH: Sets the length of beach used by the susnom oscillator.
    RATE: plays on the scanning speed of the LFO.
    RES: dose the amount of signal returned the box to be dpart new trait.
    1 IN and 1 OUT.

    UTILIZATION

    When rflchit (Oulle ill the head) to understand what Bintz, we quickly s'aperoit sonic possibilities offered, in fact, we can also do well dcoller the Enterprise without exhaust pot with good saturation, as the color of a lightweight gratounette Arian chorus or vibrato out an old family .. or a flange die for.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Despite its price, to be clever I wanted to buy the MXR flanger (the REFERENCE of the flanges so it seems) ben APRS test, there's no diffrence audible for me so I kept my pedals fushia!
    I do not know the BOSS BF3 BF2 but I paratdj well accomplished. As for the flanges of multi-effects: yeah, blah, it is standard trs, is made head of programming (bad faith, me?)
    Mef, it does not support a food or non-compliant dfaillante otherwise be able to provide breath or!

    OVERALL OPINION

    The PDAL is pleasurable because it is very easy hack.
    Before addressing srieusement above, I used to just turning on the Fucksters pif, a vague plan and its liquid and could not imagine one second the sound possibilities that can be drawn (which con j ' swear ...)
    The only default that I found it weak loupiote red, I do not know if it's a problem but hey .. rcurrent even if one day the j'arrte guitar, I keep it (!)
    If you dgotez a CHRE too, go for it, it's a must!
    Go at r'voir!
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  • EяяаtomEяяаtom

    Boss BF-2 FlangerPublished on 06/28/08 at 12:53
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    BOSS Flanger BF-2 (9v DC / 15 mA)

    This is a flanger is written on it in black and violet purple pansy.
    Analog technology.

    4 rglages:
    manual I could not really explain it ... position on the swing?
    depht: SETTING THE depth of modulation is increasing concrtement
    rate: the speed of oscillation
    res: intensity-General for the effect on

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is very simple, trs simple, we all agree the above.
    With BF-2 with its finding is simple, find it is simple (yes sometimes on other pedals is not always empty).
    A lot of sounds are possible: turning flanger, flanger static (sounds a bit metal, you can find a sitar sound), modulation depths approaching c…
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    BOSS Flanger BF-2 (9v DC / 15 mA)

    This is a flanger is written on it in black and violet purple pansy.
    Analog technology.

    4 rglages:
    manual I could not really explain it ... position on the swing?
    depht: SETTING THE depth of modulation is increasing concrtement
    rate: the speed of oscillation
    res: intensity-General for the effect on

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is very simple, trs simple, we all agree the above.
    With BF-2 with its finding is simple, find it is simple (yes sometimes on other pedals is not always empty).
    A lot of sounds are possible: turning flanger, flanger static (sounds a bit metal, you can find a sitar sound), modulation depths approaching chorus, and sounds of approaching a vibrato.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Efficiency formidable practitioner. The BF-2 s'imprgne sound that sends him to be clear and saturated.
    A classic flanger (80's), a value sre, neither cold nor hot, used by many artists (including me even one Robert Smith, Adam Jones, Stephen Carpenter, etc.).

    sample: http://www.guitarcrashtest.com/fr/comparateur_pedal_board.php?flanger=yes&Submit.x=99&Submit.y=13

    OVERALL OPINION

    This pedals is no longer distributes dsormais replaces the BF-3, with more opportunities but I am told "icy" compare its prdesseseur.
    It sticks to it, we keep it, she trs good job for not too expensive (50-60 euros)

    Most
    + Sound guaranteed to any SETTING THE the pedals of the amp and guitar
    + Report qualitprix
    + Versatility and simplicity of use

    the -
    - It is sometimes difficult to be discrte, there is more of an effect lgre increase in volume (especially in its saturated. Rglage a kind "FX Mix" on the receiver will therefore can be a useful ...
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  • RitonkeuponRitonkeupon

    Boss BF-2 FlangerPublished on 07/14/09 at 04:05
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    Rfrer previous ones is to notice is a compltement analog pedals.

    UTILIZATION

    Acquired without bote or manual, I pretty tatnner to find the sound that matches my set, which (paradoxically?), I think, is a guarantee of effectiveness of the effect.

    The rglages perfectly interdpendants, each fulfilling its rle knobs along its course. Everyone can carve his own way effect: subtle or EXAGRES.

    But whatever the configuration, if the force on the knob Res, it's boiled.

    Finally, I had to add a power dedicates, whistling my copy with the "daisy chain".

    SOUND QUALITY

    For its use:

    On a light amplifier, the effect is warm trs on clean sounds. The distorted sounds are not…
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    Rfrer previous ones is to notice is a compltement analog pedals.

    UTILIZATION

    Acquired without bote or manual, I pretty tatnner to find the sound that matches my set, which (paradoxically?), I think, is a guarantee of effectiveness of the effect.

    The rglages perfectly interdpendants, each fulfilling its rle knobs along its course. Everyone can carve his own way effect: subtle or EXAGRES.

    But whatever the configuration, if the force on the knob Res, it's boiled.

    Finally, I had to add a power dedicates, whistling my copy with the "daisy chain".

    SOUND QUALITY

    For its use:

    On a light amplifier, the effect is warm trs on clean sounds. The distorted sounds are not drafts, j'apprcie particulirement the effect on the harmonics and slides Korn kinds of L7 (see Andres).

    A transistor amplifier, has its sounds really cheap and it is clear carrment inaudible saturated

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had a month in a flea market.

    I have gained by pure curiosities but I love that sound.

    At 15, the report qualitprix silent beat.

    I do it again so that choice.
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  • StormleaderStormleader

    Decent Analog Flanger

    Boss BF-2 FlangerPublished on 07/27/11 at 11:44
    The BOSS BF-2 Flanger was made for over twenty years, twenty-one to be exact. It was sold from 1980 to 2001, when it was replaced by the BOSS BF-3 Flanger. It should be noted that the BF-2 is analog, NOT digital. The BF-3 on the other hand, is in fact a digital Flanger.

    The controls are nothing out of the ordinary, and are as follows: Manual, Depth, Rate, Res (Resonance).
    The BF-2 is are powered by a 9 Volt battery, or either a 12 Volt ACA adapter, or a 9 Volt PSA adapter. Which version you have determines the voltage you need. Some of the older, Made In Japan BOSS pedals were powered by an un-regulated 12 Volt power supply, and the pedal had a resistor and diode inside to both drop the…
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    The BOSS BF-2 Flanger was made for over twenty years, twenty-one to be exact. It was sold from 1980 to 2001, when it was replaced by the BOSS BF-3 Flanger. It should be noted that the BF-2 is analog, NOT digital. The BF-3 on the other hand, is in fact a digital Flanger.

    The controls are nothing out of the ordinary, and are as follows: Manual, Depth, Rate, Res (Resonance).
    The BF-2 is are powered by a 9 Volt battery, or either a 12 Volt ACA adapter, or a 9 Volt PSA adapter. Which version you have determines the voltage you need. Some of the older, Made In Japan BOSS pedals were powered by an un-regulated 12 Volt power supply, and the pedal had a resistor and diode inside to both drop the voltage down to 9 Volts and to smooth it out. Converting those to run off of of a standard 9 Volt adapter is very simple if desired.

    UTILIZATION

    Tweaking this Flanger to your tastes isn't hard. It's a pretty standard control set, and as with all BOSS stuff, they make things pretty obvious. I can't comment on how well the manual lays things out, because since I got it used I didn't receive a manual, but you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure it out.

    SOUND QUALITY

    My main genre is Thrash metal with some drop-tuned stuff thrown in. I mainly use this pedal to add some depth to cleans, and occasionally I'll use it for leads as well. This Flanger sounds pretty decent, especially considering I got it for $30. It does seem to add a slight volume boost when engaged, which can be annoying, but it's not terrible.

    It can also tend to boost the low end too much sometimes, which works out fine for leads, but for cleans it just muddies things up a bit if you aren't careful. It might be fine though if you had a more treble-oriented amp, or if you are like me and have a 4x12 cab that can handle the extra bass without getting muddy.

    You can also do the standard airplane-taking-off Flanger sounds with this thing, so if that's something you are looking for this can do it. It's also possible to get some pretty chorus-like sounds out of it as well, which is pretty cool. In general, it's a good sounding pedal. Is it the best Flanger out there? Most likely not. But it's not bad either, and if you can get it cheap it's a good pedal to check out.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Overall, this is a pretty decent little Flanger. As said, I got it for $30, and I definitely think it was worth it. I like that I can do more than just crazy sounds, but I dislike that it has a slight volume boost. Having used it for several months now I would DEFINITELY buy it again, even if I had to pay twice the price for it. It's one of the staples of my pedalboard, and I just don't see it going away anytime soon.

    Get it if you are looking for a Flanger that can do anything from chorus-like sounds to airplanes taking off. Don't get it if you don't want to have to deal with a slight volume and bass boost.
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  • wwhhhaattwwhhhaatt

    metalic

    Boss BF-2 FlangerPublished on 07/19/11 at 11:32
    This is a simple digital flanger in the standard boss stomp enclosure. It has 1/4" input and outputs (mono) 9 volt DC jack, and controls for manual (sweep), depth, speed, and resonance. It can also run from a 9 volt battery but mine killed batteries a little too quick.

    UTILIZATION

    This pedal is as easy as it gets for flange. Everything is layed out in typical boss fashion where what you see is what you get. The only knobs that may need a little explaining are the "manual" and "resonance". The user manual does a good enough job explaining what they do and how it effects the other parameters.

    SOUND QUALITY

    As with other boss stomp boxes this pedal has the ever active buffer.…
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    This is a simple digital flanger in the standard boss stomp enclosure. It has 1/4" input and outputs (mono) 9 volt DC jack, and controls for manual (sweep), depth, speed, and resonance. It can also run from a 9 volt battery but mine killed batteries a little too quick.

    UTILIZATION

    This pedal is as easy as it gets for flange. Everything is layed out in typical boss fashion where what you see is what you get. The only knobs that may need a little explaining are the "manual" and "resonance". The user manual does a good enough job explaining what they do and how it effects the other parameters.

    SOUND QUALITY

    As with other boss stomp boxes this pedal has the ever active buffer. The pros and cons of the buffer have been discussed for years but I will say I found it to be useful when running a long chain of effects. I did not notice a great deal of tonal degradation with this pedal. The flange itself is very metallic sounding and pretty easy to identify. Pop in a record from the cure or machine head and you can hear the sound of this pedal. It works good for some sounds but was always a bit too over bearing for much use. It can be dialed down to some extent with the resonance knob but the high end flanging is always there. Because of this I used it mainly for the over the top sounds. Cranking the speed and depth gets a sea sick sound that works great for interlude stuff and noise music. There are also some internal trim pots that can turn this pedal into a siren making noise machine. There is no mention of these in the manual because I don't believe boss intended on users altering their factory settings. If you are in love with this pedal you probably shouldn't screw with these as they are very tiny and small adjustments can make a world of difference. For me it actually made the pedal more useful as I had been using it for noise purposes anyway.

    OVERALL OPINION

    There are much better flangers out there, even in the boss price range. I think overall boss just is not that good at the modulation effects. I have managed to acquire two of these for free and gotten some use out of them but I doubt I would ever actually buy one. The sound is just too thin and pingy where modulation should be able to add warmth.
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  • iamqmaniamqman

    TNT sound in a box

    Boss BF-2 FlangerPublished on 07/06/11 at 15:23
    This is a great little unit. It is a fantastic sounding flanger and the lush chorusy flanger effects sound amazing. However there is another hidden gem to this pedal. It doubles as a preamp booster.

    It is amazing how the limited number of amps and effects were back in the 80's to guys and still were able to pull off some of the best created rock tones to this day. Well it seems a lot of them would get really creative with the stuff that they had rather than gassing for something they didn't have.

    Ronnie Le Treko used this pedal as a boost in front of a simple Marshall amp. He would run the pedal with all of the knob in the off position except for the level/volume/manual. This would …
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    This is a great little unit. It is a fantastic sounding flanger and the lush chorusy flanger effects sound amazing. However there is another hidden gem to this pedal. It doubles as a preamp booster.

    It is amazing how the limited number of amps and effects were back in the 80's to guys and still were able to pull off some of the best created rock tones to this day. Well it seems a lot of them would get really creative with the stuff that they had rather than gassing for something they didn't have.

    Ronnie Le Treko used this pedal as a boost in front of a simple Marshall amp. He would run the pedal with all of the knob in the off position except for the level/volume/manual. This would give a midrange boost to the amp and would get that great tone he was so famous for in the 80's.



    UTILIZATION

    Specifications

    Controls: Manual, Depth, Rate, Res
    Connectors: Input, Output, AC Adaptor
    Current Draw: 15 mA (DC 9V)
    Weight: 400 g (15 oz.)
    Input Impedance: 470 kOhm
    Residual Noise Level: -95dBu (IHF-A)
    Recommended Load Impedance: 10kOhm or greater
    Delay Time: 1 ms ~ 13 ms
    LFO Speed: 100 ms ~ 16 s
    Recommended AC Adaptor: ACA or PSA Series (depending on production year)


    SOUND QUALITY

    The tone of the flanger is a very good and usable tone. You get a very lush tone that really widens the signal to explore warm flanger tones. Te flanger itself is a great feature but as a get more into guitar playing instead of effects using I find myself leaning towards using it as a preamp.

    If I run this pedal in front of a stock Marshall JCM800 or a Splawn QR I can get a very cool and usable Le Treko tone or just a boosted midrange distortion tone. It is cool for getting that 80's grind that was distinctly 80's hair metal.

    OVERALL OPINION

    These pedals have now been discontinued and have been updated with the Boss Bf-3. Pretty much the same pedal with a few minor and not that noticeable features. On the classifieds you can find this pedal for right around $50 or so. They are pretty inexpensive and not a big investment to find a cool effects pedal or booster pedal.



    The BF-2 was sold from June 1980 to December 2001.
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  • HatsubaiHatsubai

    Ronnie Le Tekro's Secret

    Boss BF-2 FlangerPublished on 03/21/11 at 12:10
    The Boss BF-2 was Boss' answer to the famous MXR pedal. It contains a manual, depth, rate and resonance knob to help sculpt whatever tone you're looking for. Most people who check out this pedal are probably going to instantly switch it to the most extreme jet flanging sound they can think of, ala EVH, but there's a secret to this pedal that most people don't know of. I'll explain it later down below.

    UTILIZATION

    Boss pedals are renounced for their sturdy enclosures. This pedal is no different. The reliability on these pedals is bar none, and it'll take whatever abuse you can throw at it. Boss manuals are clearly written, and with the example settings, you should be able to b…
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    The Boss BF-2 was Boss' answer to the famous MXR pedal. It contains a manual, depth, rate and resonance knob to help sculpt whatever tone you're looking for. Most people who check out this pedal are probably going to instantly switch it to the most extreme jet flanging sound they can think of, ala EVH, but there's a secret to this pedal that most people don't know of. I'll explain it later down below.

    UTILIZATION

    Boss pedals are renounced for their sturdy enclosures. This pedal is no different. The reliability on these pedals is bar none, and it'll take whatever abuse you can throw at it. Boss manuals are clearly written, and with the example settings, you should be able to be up and running within a few minutes. The four knobs allows you to shape the tone quite nicely, and the bypass isn't too bad, either. It's a buffered FET bypass, but it does the job.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Most people who get this are most likely going to be looking for an alternative to the MXR pedal. In fact, this sounds pretty close to the famous MXR pedal that Eddie used. It has a nice jet flanging sound, and it can do a subtle flange fairly nice too. However, there is a trick to this pedal that Ronnie Le Tekrø found out. If you set all the knobs to zero but max out the manual knob, you get this awesome midrange boost thing going on. Ronnie Le Tekrø left this thing on all the time with his Marshalls, and it helped give him that famous honking midrange that was very popular back then.

    OVERALL OPINION

    If you're looking for a cheaper alternative to the MXR, I highly recommend trying this pedal out. The cool thing about it is that it only needs a 9v adapter to run, so you don't have to deal with special wall warts or some huge cable coming out of the pedal. Boss did a great job with this, and it's a bit of a shame it's no longer sold today. Check eBay for some good deals or search forums, and you're guaranteed to find one at a bargain price.
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  • moosersmoosers

    Boss BF-2 FlangerPublished on 12/26/10 at 12:38
    The Boss BF-2 Flanger is a pedal that's designed for electric guitar but suitable for use with any electronic instrument. It's got the standard Boss configuration that you'll find on all of their pedals that are of this size, with 1/4" jacks for input and output. It then has a battery compartment as well as a nine volt power supply jack for powering this up. It isn't going to be rack mountable since it's a stomp box.

    UTILIZATION

    Players with all levels of experience should be able to operate the Boss BF-2 Flanger without a problem. It's got four parameters in the form of knobs for resonance, depth, rate, and manual. Each will affect your sound pretty significantly, but a manua…
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    The Boss BF-2 Flanger is a pedal that's designed for electric guitar but suitable for use with any electronic instrument. It's got the standard Boss configuration that you'll find on all of their pedals that are of this size, with 1/4" jacks for input and output. It then has a battery compartment as well as a nine volt power supply jack for powering this up. It isn't going to be rack mountable since it's a stomp box.

    UTILIZATION

    Players with all levels of experience should be able to operate the Boss BF-2 Flanger without a problem. It's got four parameters in the form of knobs for resonance, depth, rate, and manual. Each will affect your sound pretty significantly, but a manual isn't really necessary.

    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound quality of the Boss BF-2 Flanger is just about as good as any flanger pedal I've used. It's not as versatile as the Boss BF-3 or some others that I've used, but it has more than just your basic flanging sounds and definitely leaves room for a good amount of possibilities. I've used it mostly with my Fender Jazzmaster and '76 Fender Twin Reverb, but have used it with other gear and it sounds just as good. It's not going to give you an endless variety of flanging sounds, but for basic purposes it does the job for me as I don't tend to use flanging all that often...

    OVERALL OPINION

    While they're no longer making the Boss BF-2 Flanger, it's still one of the cheapest ways to get a high quality flanger pedal. There are plenty of used ones available out there all the time for only about $40 - $50 USD, which isn't bad at all for a flanger pedal of this quality. If you use flanging all the time, it's probably best to spend a little bit more money on something like the Boss BF-3 to give you a bit more flexibility, but for those who just want something to get started with or who might not use flanging all the time, the BF-2 Flanger is perfect!
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  • soccerplayer25soccerplayer25

    Boss BF-2 FlangerPublished on 03/25/08 at 15:22
    The Boss BF-2 is a simple analog flanger pedal with adjustable manual, depth, rate and res. It has a 1/4'' input and output and is not a rackable effect.

    UTILIZATION

    I had no problems getting this pedal working in my set up - simply plug your guitar into the input and send the output to your amp. I have not used the manual, I just use my ear and experiment with the four knobs.

    SOUND QUALITY

    The effects that can be gotten with this are wide and very useful. I use it a lot when I just looking for that extra fullness for a lead tone or if I am looking for that clean flange sound. I use it with electric guitar and keyboards.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had this pedal for abo…
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    The Boss BF-2 is a simple analog flanger pedal with adjustable manual, depth, rate and res. It has a 1/4'' input and output and is not a rackable effect.

    UTILIZATION

    I had no problems getting this pedal working in my set up - simply plug your guitar into the input and send the output to your amp. I have not used the manual, I just use my ear and experiment with the four knobs.

    SOUND QUALITY

    The effects that can be gotten with this are wide and very useful. I use it a lot when I just looking for that extra fullness for a lead tone or if I am looking for that clean flange sound. I use it with electric guitar and keyboards.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had this pedal for about 2 years. While the Boss BF-3 has many more options in terms of what can be manipulated, I like the BF-2 because it is very simple to use and give me a simple flanging sound when I need it. I haven't tried out any other flanger pedals except for the Boss BF-3, which was a bit out of my price range. For the price, you can get a wide array of flange type sounds mixed with great craftsmanship that Boss offers.
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