"I do have a loop of cables that come out just for this pedal. This is the only and actual pedal that signal is coming out to and back during the show. It's in one of the loops, so it only comes on when he's using it, and that's for the intro to 'Lonely Boy.' It's the Super Shifter and he uses the Tremolo arm. We took the analog appraoch because you have to step on the pedal itself to actuate it. There's no remote. It does have an expression pedal jack, but you'd have to have another expression pedal to make it work. And if you step on the pedal it just dips the signal an octave and it comes back up when you release it. It's so much easier to do it that way. That's the way it was designed in the first place. So for that riff I have a buffered signal that comes all the way out here to this pedal and all the way back to the rig. It just comes on when he plays that riff and then we move on to a cleaner signal path. I'm just trying to keep all the time available his straight-into-amplifier sound because anything that you put in the path of that is not through bypass or splitters. Splitters usually buffer, although the devices we're using don't. They just transform or isolate splitters. So it sounds exactly like if you had just plugged into the amp," explains Dan Auerbach's guitar tech about the Boss Super Shifter PS-5.more
This photo from an [effects bay article](http://www.effectsbay.com/2011/08/kevin-shields-my-bloody-valentine-pedal-boards/#prettyPhoto_), is the pedal board of Kevin Shields from [My Bloody Valentine](https://equipboard.com/band/my-bloody-valentine). It displays a Boss PS-5 SUPER Shifter Pedalmore
From an interview on roland.co.uk: **And what gear do you use in order to conjure up the Bloc Party sound?** My guitars are all Fender Telecasters, and Kele and I use Fender Deluxe amps both in the studio and on stage. Pedal-wise, it’s pretty much a Boss-fest. I’ve got a TR-2 Tremolo, DS-1 Distortion, a new PW-10 Wah, the DD-5 and DD-6 Delays and the **PS-5 Supershifter**. (original interview [here](http://www.roland.co.uk/blog/bloc-party/))more
According to an article on Guitarthai, in addition to his own signature ESP Eclipse lineup, Sugizo also used an ESP Horizon, Fender Jaguars, Fender Stratocasters, Fender Telecasters, Gibson ES175, a Gibson Les Paul Custom, a Richenbacker 330, and electric violins made by Kranz. He also used Diezel VH4 head, a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier head, a Mesa Boogie 4x12 cabinet, a TC Electronic TC 2290 Rackmount Dynamic Digital Delay, Decimator ProRack G power conditioner, a script Phase 90, a Boss CE-2 Chorus pedal, a Boss OD-1 pedal, a Providence Final Booster, a Digitech Whammy II, an Eventide Pitchfactor, an Eventide TimeFactor, an Eventide ModFactor, a TC Electronic G System, a Boss PS-5 Super Shifter, a Blackstar HT-DIST Distortion pedal, and a Providence Stampede Overdrive.more
Guitar –> Fulltone Clyde Wah –> Loop 1: Mad Professor Forest Green Compressor (my favorite compressor), Tone Freak Naked OD, Tone Freak Abunai II OD, Instruments for a New Electric Music Compact Faye Sing Phaser, Analog Man Chorus, Boss PS-5 Super Shifter –> Loop 2: Boss RE-20 Space Echo, Eventide Time Factor Delay, Eventide Space –> Loop 3: Line 6 M13 –> Ampmore
"Hamilton runs all of his pedals in front of the amp and controls the rig with a Custom Audio Electronics RS-5 MIDI Foot Controller designed by Bob Bradshaw. The signal starts with a Hello Kitty-modified Fryette Valvulator before going into an MXR Custom Audio Electronics Boost/Overdrive. From there the signal hits a Real McCoy Custom wah, Eventide TimeFactor, MXR Bass Octave, Boss PS-5 Super Shifter…"more
"I have a PS-5 pedal as well that does like a pitch shift drop for me so like if we go into a part like out of a chorus into a bridge or something like that I can ring a note out and the pitch will shift down like four or five octaves…" Quinn Allman says, in [this interview](http://orangeampsblog.com/?p=108).more
The switcher controls a Fuchs Royal Plush compressor, a Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie Wah, a Radial Engineering Tonebone Classic, a Marion Henry Electric Fuzz Bucket, a Moogerfooger MF-104M analog delay, a BBE MB-2 Mind Bender vibrato/chorus, Boss PS-5 Super Shifter and PH-3 Phase Shifter pedals, a Source Audio Soundblox 2 Orbital Modulator, a Malekko Omicron Fuzz, a Guyatone MD2 Micro Digital Delay, and a Banzai Cold Fusion Overdrive that he compares to a Klon Centaur and says is key to his sound.more
"**Interviewer:** What kind of gear did you use during the recording process? **Bouillet:** Guitars used where FGN Fujigen Expert OS, 1978 Les Paul Standard, 1978 Ibanez Pf 300. Pickups Seymour Duncan JBs, Intex Cables which I highly recommend, Dunlop picks, Marshall, Mesa Boogie, Roland Micro Cube amps, Eleven. Boss Gt 100, Boss Super Shifter, Vemuram Triplex, Line 6 delay, D'Addario strings, Pro Tools. Neve 1073's, RCA pre's, V76's Shure 57's."more
“I have one set to go from natural up to two octaves above in a big, long linear ‘weeeooorp’. “And then I have the other one set to go up with zero attack, so it jumps from the natural sound to a 5th up, and I use this for this arpeggiation thing: I’m doing hammer- ons on triplets, and I’m pressing this on the beat. It makes it sound like I’m really good on the guitar.”more
This is a great pedal with a bunch of great features : Harmonist, Pitch Shifter , T. Arm (whammy thing), Detune (more than a chorus) and flutter (the heck is this ?). Give it an expression pedal and you're ready to go ala Morello. The sound and build quality are phenomenal (yes, i'm a Boss fan). Just go for it !
The pedal features are really great but the sound it's really cheesy and a bit crapy compared with other analog brands i mean for the price if its were cheaper i would not complain at all
As a big fan of Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock, I love the signature pitch bend sound made with this pedal. It's a lot of fun to use live, and ideal for some experimental pitch bending sounds.