Boss LS-2 Line Selector
Boss LS-2 Line Selector

LS-2 Line Selector, Pedale /Controller from Boss.

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mooseherman 11/01/2011

Boss LS-2 Line Selector : Recensione di mooseherman (content in English)

"Great way to bypass and switch effects easily!"

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This is a really cool pedal switching unit by Boss. Boss is definitely a staple of the pedal market, with a few great pedals and some not-so great ones. They are usually at least pretty reliable though. This pedal has an input and output, and also has two effects loops (send and return), which are marked A and B. It can run on a 9V battery and also has the option of using a power supply. It is not rackable and cannot be edited with a computer.

This is a really easy pedal to use if you know exactly what you're doing. You would run your guitar straight into the input, and then from the output to the amp. You then have the option of using two different effects loops, marked A and B. You can have one chain in A and the other in B. The knobs on the left are to adjust the input gain from each loop; that way if one of your loops is really loud and the other is really soft you can adjust them to make them appropriately level with your dry signal. There's also a switch that determines what signal flow to use and how the switch will work. You have the option of switching between A, B, and Bypass, and the knob selects different combinations of each depending on how you use it.

I think that this is a great pedal. It doesn't color the sound at all. In fact, I like the fact that it will completely bypass a signal if you want it to and can help you match a signal level after the chain. This is a great way to smooth out lots of effects so that they are a good fit dynamically. That way you aren't making your soundman's life a living hell. There is literally no tonal change with this pedal so I'd say that overall it's a great sounding pedal in that respect. It's only going to sound as good as your guitar and the other pedals in the chain.

I like the price and the usefulness of this pedal the best. It's basically a great way to reduce the amount of time stomping on pedals and get an immediate response, as well as fix problems that come in with pedals robbing you of volume. I've played a few of these but I like this one a whole lot more than some of the others I tried. Boss made a pretty solid pedal here and I recommend you check it out.