The second in the new Legend Series is the FDR-1, based on the Fender 1965-era Deluxe Reverb — a coveted tube amp known for its natural touch-responsive and distinctive snappy overdriven sound. In conjunction with Fender, BOSS designed this stompb...
"I’m not a big equipment guy, but one thing I’ve learned over the last 30 years is that many pedals screw up your sound even when they’re off. A lot of pedals that say they are true bypass actually aren’t, so I place them into truebypass loops with a strip of switches. One effect that degrades the signal path in a good way is the Boss Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb pedal, which makes it really useful for recording. The pedal doesn’t just sound like an old amp—it sounds like a recording of an old amp."more
"I experiment and am always changing things in the studio, but when I play live or begin recording I use the same signal path. I start with a Fender guitar—a Stratocaster or a Jazzmaster, into a Boss FDR-1 Fender Deluxe Reverb pedal, which is a cheap preamp. It goes into a Boss PS-3 Digital Pitch Shifter/Delay pedal. From there the signal goes into my custom distortion box, and then directly into the laptop through an Apogee Duet (in the studio I use the Apogee Ensemble). On the laptop I have the Max/MSP patch, which is like a modeler/sampler/synthesizer thing. From the laptop, I go into a Mackie mixer, which sends a mono signal to an amp and a stereo signal to the house." From an article describe a collaboration between Ian Bellamy and Thomas Strønen.more
The second in the new Legend Series is the FDR-1, based on the Fender 1965-era Deluxe Reverb — a coveted tube amp known for its natural touch-responsive and distinctive snappy overdriven sound. In conjunction with Fender, BOSS designed this stompbox to recreate the legendary tone of the 1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb amp. Features include the same controls on the original Deluxe Reverb: Level, Gain, Treble, Bass, Vibrato and Reverb. The FDR-1 also functions perfectly as a “pre-gain pedal” placed before an already overdriven amp to add the tone character of the Deluxe Reverb.
Good little digital emulator and additional distortion pedal. I use this for really small gigs when my Blues Jr. is too much. Great at low volumes with my '58 Gibson ES-125. I've even used it playing a blues festival when my lead guitar player's amp went out and he had to use mine. (Other bands were complimenting me on my tone. Go figure.)
This is one of my workhorse pedals. Not gonna blow your mind, but works every time.