Boss Boss DR-550

Floor Unit

Made by Boss

Description A versatile yet technical piece of equipment
Posted By Bruce Maag (15581)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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Overall Rating: 4.5 (of 5)
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On 5/31/2003, Josh Pennington (69) posted:
Overall Rating:
I looked at a Boss-Regular Distortion , Ibanez-Distortion, Boss-Metal Zone and more and this pedal was awosme and it matched my style perfectly and it was for a good price.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $90.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Kellys Music
Features:
This pedal is awsome it is powered by a 9v batery or AC powered. It has a volume,Tone,Bottom,Distortion,And Gain controls. There is nothin on this pedal that i wish it had it has everything.
Sound Quality:
I use a Gibson Les Paul and a Crate with this pedal it has the best sound i have ever heard when playing Heavy Metal with it this would be the ideal pedal for any one who plays new school or old school Metal or Rock. It wouldnt go good with any other style like blues or somethin like that. No other pedal can touch this sound ie used a Ibanez distortion pedal and a Ratt distortion pedal nothin compares.
Ease of Use:
Its not hard it all to set the controls to the sound u want its alot easyer some some other pedals ive used.
Durability:
It is reliable enough for u to play it 24 hrs a day the rest of your life. Boss is well know for its awsome and durable effects. It is made out of solid steel soid it wont break.
On 7/29/2001, Bruce Maag (15581) posted:
Overall Rating:
This is the only drum machine I have ever tried and used. Whether I would buy another one depends on cost, because all in all it sounds great, and has wonderful capabilities.

This unit would be better if it had bigger buttons, and less shift this, and shift that when programming !!
Model Year: 1976
Price: $150.00
Where Obtained: ebay
Features:
This is a total rhythm machine, with the capabilities of programming any drum sound you desire. From a single cymbal tap to a major full measure roll. It has 64 preset patches, and you an add 64 more, and delete those when you are done and start over again. It runs on either batteries or an AC adaptor. It is not designed to be moved all over town, but used in the home as a recording or play along tool. It is completely solid state in electronic design.
Sound Quality:
I can make it sound like anythiing I wish depending on the preamp I run it through, so in that respect one can't complain. I use the drum machine strictly for recording purposes, and it suits me fine.
Ease of Use:
This thing is a nightmare to program, especially if you want to compose some complicated drum scores. I started out using the preset patches, but soon became weary of the same old beats and fills, so I program from scratch now. And I am telling you, beware because it may take you a day to write a drum score with this machine. Now I have not compared it with others, so I can't make a call on ease of use compared to other units.
Durability:
It is made from plastic, and I'm afraid if I dropped it further than 3 feet, there might be some significant damage, so I treat it with kid gloves. It sets right on my table ready for the next reording job, and I rarely move it. Boss is known for building reliable effects units, so it's probably fairly durable. It just looks fragile to me.