« TNT sound in a box »Publié le 07/06/11 à 15:23
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.
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)
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.
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.