Instant audio adrenaline.
Inject a shot of high-octane fuel into your music with the Boss SL-20 Slicer Guitar Pedal. Instantly transform a guitar, bass, keyboard, or vocal into a pulsating groove instrument. Choose from 50 onboard Slice patterns ...
17:13 Lissack always wondered how Johnny Marr got his tone for "How Soon Is Now?". He also explained in the rig rundown that he is using this pedal in conjunction with Line 6 M5 multi-effects pedal to create "Virtue" sound. He uses the tremolo setting on this pedal for the song.more
"And then the newest one would be the Slicer, which I picked up last year, right before we started doing the band, and I got that at, I think, Noisebug in Pomona in California, they always have a lot of great pedals, and [it] sort of goes further into like, the things that I was trying to do with the tremolo pedals, you know, but it has these cool harmonic things that happen in it that just don't happen, you know, with tremolos and, again, it's real versatile, and especially the fact that you can tap tempo the whole damn thing, so you can just sort of be changing it up all the time, so it's pretty cool" – Omar Rodríguez-López on the Boss SL-20 Slicer Twin Pedal, 0:55more
Noel Gallagher uses this pedal at least from 2015. It was featured in Premier Guitar's list of pedal he uses. Some sources, however, say he used this pedal before 2015. This pedal could have been used in 2007. as this source cites. http://the-noise-room.webs.com/ In this site, there is also a photo which is thought to be from 2007 Brits, possibly showing his pedalboard, where SL-20 is seen somewhere in the top left corner.more
At 17:19 of this "Rig Rundown" with *Premier Guitar*, Steve talks about the SL-20 saying "the other effects in that signal chain is this slicer, which is locked midi clock - which we have a [Pro Tools](http://equipboard.com/items/avid-pro-tools-hd) rig out on the road with us. So, our drummer is on in ears, and he plays to a click. So I'm locked, no matter what tempo he's at, I can do slicing and stutter effects - live in time with my drummer which is really cool."more
In [this article](http://patricksisson.com/gang-signs-post-punk-legends-gang-of-four-revisit-old-principles-and-crank-up-the-transistor-amps-on-content/) on the making of Gang of Four's "Content" album, it is explained that "Gill’s dry, rhythmic, and cutting sound... doesn’t rely on compression or many pedals, though he will use the Boss SL-20 Slicer. His only 'vice,' as he describes it, is tremolo, especially the effect on the Boss pedal. He can lock to the track via MIDI and program different rhythms within the tremolo."more
Another pedal Ash enjoys experimenting with, and not just for guitar, is the Boss RE-20, which replicates the sounds of the old Space Echo. “I’ve had different set-ups at different times but I used to have my distorted vocal running through it,” he explains of the RE-20. “With the tap tempo, you could change the way the Space Echo works. Sometimes I’d have it on guitar and vocal and sometimes just vocals. I’ve got this other pedal I have played with too, the Slicer, the Boss SL-20. That’s a weird thing. I got some good sounds out of it, some good weird things but I’m going to have to revisit it as a songwriting tool. But that Space Echo is a classic to me.”more
Instant audio adrenaline.
Inject a shot of high-octane fuel into your music with the Boss SL-20 Slicer Guitar Pedal. Instantly transform a guitar, bass, keyboard, or vocal into a pulsating groove instrument. Choose from 50 onboard Slice patterns or experiment with the SL-20's innovative Harmonic Slicer feature, which generates percussive melodies, Loop Record, and unique 3D Panning.
Groove and Melody Maker
The SL-20 effect pedal transforms your music into percussive "chopped" grooves. Fifty rhythmic patterns are onboard, with adjustable note attack and duration, plus amazing Harmonic Slice effects. Create high-energy patterns onstage in real-time, or use the SL-20 as a songwriting and recording tool. Play the sliced sounds in realtime while capturing them with Loop Record.
An internal tap-tempo feature is included, as well as the ability to sync to external MIDI clock. Sound characteristics of the SL-20 such as attack, duration, effect level, and direct level can be controlled by the onboard knobs or from an external Expression pedal.
The SL-20 is an addictive effect that inspires creativity. It's great for guitarists, but it's equally useful for other instrumentalists as well. Plug in a bass, keyboard, iPod, or any other instrument or music-playback device. DJs and dance-music artists will also love the SL-20 as a rhythmic-performance tool.
...but definitely for me!!! It's a weird beast, and you can't use it on everything...I do want to though! I find it to be more of an instrument or a tool than an effect...if that means anything...anywhere...this pedal doesn't do William Burroughs but it kind of sounds like it does...if that means anything...anywhere...footfalls on a wet sidewalk, but the exclamation is all wrong. Pete zipped up.
This pedal makes the guitar sound synthetic. The effect can "chop" notes and chords with different attack and modulate the notes. This isn't just a tremolo effect with an auto wah. It can make a guitar sound like an arpeggiated keyboard.
this thing is insane when screwing with it on synths and samplers. its just whack. I enver thought I would like it on guitar but it has its moments as a guitar effect too. I haven't explored all tis options in any way but I really like the SL-20. Sound quality is really solid for a boss effect. Buffer's not too offensive to my ear. Sounds good and it does a million varieties of whacked out shit to your music. like a lot of EQD stuff its uses are pretty esoteric and for all but the most experimental noise-band people it will be a bad investment unless they're doing a lot of studio work or home recording where crazy, rhythmic gimmick effects are needed.
The Boss Slicer is awesome. If you're into things like Muse or 30 Seconds to Mars, when you start messing with this, you will INSTANTLY be hearing where they got some of their tricks... it's all thanks to this thing. In a way, it almost turns your guitar into a sequencer. Using this with a synth-inspired pedal, like the DigiTech Synth Wah, will take you to some very spacey places.