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Boss FB-2 Feedbacker and Booster Guitar Effects Pedal   

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The unique BOSS FB-2 Feedbacker and Booster Guitar Effects Pedal packs into a single stompbox a world of on-demand feedback control with expressive, ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A stompbox with a a world of on-demand feedback control and expressive, versatile boost.

The unique BOSS FB-2 Feedbacker and Booster Guitar Effects Pedal packs into a single stompbox a world of on-demand feedback control with expressive, versatile boost. Seamlessly morph from flat, clean boost that doesn't spoil the nuance of the original tone to an amazing mid boost for high-gain solos, or dial up a bright and clear treble boost to lighten the tone. And that's only half of the picture¦the FB-2 can generate smooth and natural amp feedback as well. The FB-2's versatile tone, simple operation, and low noise are made possible through BOSS' latest technology and decades of know how.

FEATURES
  • Advanced Feedback function provides smooth and natural amp feedback
  • Wide tonal variety, from flat, clean boost to powerful mid-boost and bright, clear treble boost
  • Boost characteristics can be changed continuously and smoothly from one knob
  • Responds expressively and accurately to picking nuances, even at high-boost settings

Kick in some killer tone boost. Order today.

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BossFB-2 Feedbacker and Booster Guitar Effects Pedal
 
3.7

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (6)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Compact (3)
  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Performances (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Quickly became a key component in my rig

I really wanna give this a ten, but even I found something that could be changed with this. Make a latching option on the feedback circuit and this pedal is a 10+.Read complete review

I really wanna give this a ten, but even I found something that could be changed with this. Make a latching option on the feedback circuit and this pedal is a 10+.
The Mid boost alone is a nice pedal, but the feedback circuit makes it a 10+. What takes it back down a few notches is the fact that you have to hold your foot on the pedal to get that effect. I have heard that some don't like that if you want to use the feedback but dont need the boost before or after, you have to turn the boost on and hold your foot on the pedal then turn the boost back off after letting off to stop the feedback circuit (confused yet? I am) I could see that getting in the way live if I didn't constantly use the boost. That one really doesn't bother me since I am what you would call a mids junkie and seldomly turn that side off. Overall, maybe an extra jack for a latching footswitch , or a mode where you can have both effects constantly without having to stand on top of that box for long periods of time, would be good additions.
Pretty sure someone has already contemplated throwing one of these at their drummer without worrying about breaking it. They are that sturdy.
More expensive then most Boss pedals with similar concepts (minus the feedbacker) but this is a world where you get what you pay for and I think the price is accurate for what you get.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent pedal, but I need some help.

So far I actually really like this pedal.Its not perfect, but it's decent. But I have a problem that I will get to later. First the Pros and Cons.

Pros:Read complete review

So far I actually really like this pedal.Its not perfect, but it's decent. But I have a problem that I will get to later. First the Pros and Cons.

Pros:
Good Boosting
Feedback Sounds Natural
Boss Quality

Cons:
Expensive for what your getting.
Tone knob is REALLY sensitive.
The boost is clean until about 3 o'clock on the boost level.
The mid boost on character adds some gain.
Gets noisy if tone knob is turned or boost knob goes past 1/2 way.
The metal seems different than the other boss pedals...the metal is not as thick and has odd texture. (but I'm not worried about it breaking)

So in short this pedal does what it says, however, putting a feedbacker with a booster is not such a great idea. The problem is where I put this effect into my signal chain. If I put it before my distortion, the feedback part sounds excellent, but the booster hardly boosts any volume. If I put it after the distortion, it boosts the volume very well, but the feedback part sounds incredibly muffled and muddy. Any suggestions on what I could do? Your help is truly appreciated. If I could get this problem fixed I would change the rating to 5 stars because it is a great pedal I just want it to sound good in both ways. Thanks! (Hope I helped you as well) :)

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4.0

Boost is btter than an Overdrive for Marshall

By albee

from Seattle, Wa

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

  • Not Responsive

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about Boss FB-2 Feedbacker and Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

I bought this thinking the feebacker would be a cool toy to have. I find it difficult to use on distorted channels. It works best for cleaner sounds. The biggest draw back is that the feedback doesn't stop immediately when you release the pedal.

The Good? Well I have run server overdrive pedals in front of Marshall amps and this one if the best fullest sounding one that I have used. Compared to a TS808 TubeScreamer it just flat out smoke it, giving the Marshall a fuller filled in sound along with the hot rodded grind I am looking for when playing thrash metal.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Blues Midrange!!

By Redtail Rick

from Yosemite National Park

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Pros

  • Doesn't Over-boost Mids
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Choosing Favorite Setting

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Boss FB-2 Feedbacker and Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

This has got to be one of my most versatile pedals I have. I've used a lot of different Blues Screamer pedals in the past (Boss, DOD, Electroharmonex), but this little gem doesn't over boost the mids. You have optimal control over the quality of sound that's produced, not to mention you can creat a very controlled feedback. All you metal head's whould love this pedal, it has a lot of bite when needed. I use this with a Line 6 POD 2.0 and a Pocket POD. wonderful, wonderful pedal!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Give Me a Boost !!!

By Mr. Guitar

from Appomattox, Va

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • From Subtle To Agressive
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Great Features
  • Responsive
  • Versatile
  • Versatile Boost Pedal

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Boss FB-2 Feedbacker and Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

I think that once you purchase the Boss FB-2 pedal, you'll find so many different uses for it, you won't be able to believe that you were able to go so long without such a pedal.

 
5.0

Great Pedal

By Billy

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Professional Musician

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Comments about Boss FB-2 Feedbacker and Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

I run a little studio where mostly singer/songwriters come in, and I end up playing guitar for almost everyone. One of my clients was a really good guitarist, and he had one of these. Even with the amp in another, acoustically-separated room, he could hold down this pedal and get feedback whenever he wanted, and it really brought his solos to life. I'm glad mine's on the way!

 
5.0

The Boss

By Edgar Forti

from Bronx NY.

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Boss FB-2 Feedbacker and Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Iv'e been using Boss pedals from when they came out with the first pedal. So it kind of give me the Bossgeek award hahahhaha!!!!.this pedal is an excellent pedal. all you need is imagination and inspiration to use all the pedals that you combine and experiment thruout your practicing and playing. the Boss FB-2 has a great sound. It can sound like a BSM Finest treble booster and also like the real vintage Range treble booster as well as a great tone when used only with an amp alone. With other pedals it helps by adding more clarity to the sound. the feed back needs a lot more concentration and style in order to function with precision.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great for pushing a tube amp

    By SuperComp

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Feedback Effect Mediocre
    • Not A Clean Boost

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Boss FB-2 Feedbacker and Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This is not a clean boost; it will definitely color your sound. But it's great for driving the input of a tube amp that is already overdriven. It can add a lot of dimension and "good" color to an already cranked tube amp, and the Character and Tone controls make it really easy to adapt it to any type of tube amp you might be running or whatever sort of tonal quality you're looking for. I love driving my Orange OR15 with it; I can bring out some very vintage-flavored, fuzzy lead tones with it.

    I rarely use the Feedback effect. It seems like sort of an afterthought. I'm perfectly happy using this solely as a boost.

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not quite there yet

    By Wilverine

    from houston tx

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

        Comments about Boss FB-2 Feedbacker and Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I expected more from boss, this one didn't deliver the goods. Feedback has a delay to kick in and sounds weird.. Unusable for my needs. I got it just for the feedback but the boost wasn,t great either, coloured up my tone pretty much ..not in a good way. It needs improved by boss and i,m sure they will in the future ...until then guitar brothers i will wait.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        TAKES PRACTICE TO HARNESS, BUT GREAT!!!

        By FUZZ KING

        from SOUTHBEND

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Cool Feedbacker
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Fills Mids And Low End
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Versatile
        • Volume Boost

        Cons

        • Bit Pricey

        Best Uses

        • Backing Fuzz Or Overdrive
        • Volume boost

        Comments about Boss FB-2 Feedbacker and Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

        this Pedal is great for backing up overdrive or fuzz. i put this thing behind my russian big muf* and it makes the muf* GROWL!!! it fills in empty space like a charm and makes pedals saound way fuller. the feedback is weird at first but if you give the time and effort you can learn how to harness it. and put in front of all other pedals it does offer a definite volume boost. it will require some fiddleing to get used to but an awesome pedal

        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Decent pedal, but I need some help.

        By GuitarBro

        from Princeton, NJ

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording

            Comments about Boss FB-2 Feedbacker and Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

            So far I actually really like this pedal.Its not perfect, but it's decent. But I have a problem that I will get to later. First the Pros and Cons.

            Pros:
            Good Boosting
            Feedback Sounds Natural
            Boss Quality

            Cons:
            Expensive for what your getting.
            Tone knob is REALLY sensitive.
            The boost is clean until about 3 o'clock on the boost level.
            The mid boost on character adds some gain.
            Gets noisy if tone knob is turned or boost knob goes past 1/2 way.
            The metal seems different than the other boss pedals...the metal is not as thick and has odd texture. (but I'm not worried about it breaking)

            So in short this pedal does what it says, however, putting a feedbacker with a booster is not such a great idea. The problem is where I put this effect into my signal chain. If I put it before my distortion, the feedback part sounds excellent, but the booster hardly boosts any volume. If I put it after the distortion, it boosts the volume very well, but the feedback part sounds incredibly muffled and muddy. Any suggestions on what I could do? Your help is truly appreciated. If I could get this problem fixed I would change the rating to 5 stars because it is a great pedal I just want it to sound good in both ways. Thanks! (Hope I helped you as well) :)

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            nice

            By Steve-NnV-O

            from Tacoma, Wa.

            Comments about Boss FB-2 Feedbacker and Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I had a similar effect in a ME-33 years ago but it was kind of fake sounding. This one is way better. It has a more natural sound. Once you get used to how the feedbacker changes the sound you can adjust your playing and the cut off time to make it sound even better. For the less experienced it may take awhile but if you are a seasoned musician this will not take long at all. The mid boost punches through the mix and for us guys who want just a clean boost, it has that opinion as well. It's never ending controlled feedback without blowing out your ear drums.
            Steve in Tacoma, Wa.

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