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At 0:20 in this video, Juan Alderete explains his history with the Boss CS-2 compressor stating, “I have this compressor. It’s this Boss CS-2 compressor. I’ve been using that since RazorX. That was in 1986. I started using it because I started going to passive pickups but you know like back then everybody was doing harmonics.” Juan explains what he likes about the CS-2 compared to other compressors by saying, “It’s just the most musical one. I’ve tried so many of them.”more
"Now I use a compressor when I play slide, and with that you can sustain a note as long as your emotions will hold. It’s like surfing— you can ride that wave of emotional intensity and taper it off and build it up, depending on how you work your volume knob. It’s really an exciting way to express yourself."more
A thread on Gearslutz detailing the custom pedalboard built for Roland by Pete Cornish lists the following pedals as part of the board: PC Buffer/Line driver Boss CS-2 Boss SD-1 Spare send/return 1 Boss CE-2 Boss VB-2 Spare send/return 2 DDL send/return (type of delay not known) Master Effects Bypass EQ send/return (type of EQ not known) System Mute PC Line Driver/ground isolation/Booster feed to amp (possibly Roland JC120)more
"It's just an old school, old CS-2. Compression is all the way off, and I use the buffer in it, because the buffer is also a lot important. Because if you have pedals with buffers, it gets your signal back to the place where you've had your cord straight in." - Greenberg about Boss CS-2.more