BOSS BOX-40 Compact Pedal 40th Anniversary Box Set

BOSS BOX-40 Compact Pedal 40th Anniversary Box Set

BOSS BOX-40 Compact Pedal 40th Anniversary Box Set

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Product Highlights

  • 3 Pedals in a 40th Anniversary Box Set
  • OD-1 Over Drive Pedal Reissue
  • PH-1 Phaser Pedal Reissue
  • SP-1 Spectrum Pedal Reissue
  • Hand-Crafted and Wired in Japan
  • Tonally Faithful to Original '70s Models
  • Performance Upgrades with No Tonal Effect
  • Limited Edition of 1500 Sets
  • Presentation Box & Numbered Message Card
  • Included 9V Battery
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BOSS BOX-40 overview

  • 1Description

The BOX-40 from BOSS gives you faithful reproductions of the first three compact BOSS pedals in a single, limited edition package. In this box, you’ll find the OD-1 Over Drive, the PH-1 Phaser, and the SP-1 Spectrum, classic pedals that work well on electric guitar and electric bass.

Each pedal has been wired and crafted by hand in Japan to further ensure fidelity to the original units. Additionally, all components have been sourced to secure the sound and feel of the original, classic pedals.

Where improvements have been made, they have only been enacted to enhance the functionality of the stompbox. Thus, you’ll find LED on/off status indicators to improve visibility on stage, as well as a PSA-compatible power section, and a reinforced battery snap. Only 1500 sets are in circulation, and each one comes with a presentation box with a BOSS 40th Anniversary logo, as well as a numbered message card. You also receive a 9V battery.

OD-1 Over Drive
Forty years ago, BOSS introduced the OD-1, which used an asymmetric clipping circuit to generate even-order harmonics. The resulting design produced a warm tone similar to the natural breakup of a cranked-up tube amp, but with its own sonic signature, the hallmarks of which are an expressive touch, a subtle midrange boost, and a tight bass response. With its Level and Over Drive knobs, this OD-1 reissue features a circuit with four op-amps, just like the earliest versions of the pedal. In addition, the diodes have been selected to accurately reproduce the original OD-1's response characteristics.
PH-1 Phaser
In 1977, BOSS released the PH-1 pedal, which aimed to impart stompbox phasers with a clearer tone and a deeper modulation range. In comparison to other four-stage phasers of the era, the PH-1 is said to have sported a more natural and mild sound, with a richer low-end response. You'd only notice a minimal level difference when the effect was engaged, thanks to its integrated output boost circuit. For this reissue, the FETs for the four phase-shifting circuits have been carefully matched to make the response characteristics exactly like the original. Furthermore, each individual preset resistor has been tuned by hand, replicating the same process that went into building the original PH-1.
SP-1 Spectrum
The SP-1 stands out as one of the more esoteric pedals in the BOSS canon. Derived from an effect built into some early Roland guitar and bass amps, the SP-1 is basically a single-band parametric equalizer with a fixed level boost. The Spectrum knob allows you to sweep the center frequency from 500 Hz to 5 kHz, while the Balance knob adjusts the mix of the direct and effect sounds while keeping the overall level consistent. When used with guitar, the SP-1 produces a sound similar to a wah pedal set at a fixed position, but with a more focused boost at the center frequency. However, the SP-1 also shines on bass when used as a tool for cutting through the mix on stage. Originally produced in limited quantities, the pedal can be considered a rarity. This reissue aims to sound just like the original, with each preset resistor tuned by hand.
UPC: 761294511848
In the Box
BOSS BOX-40 Compact Pedal 40th Anniversary Box Set
  • 9V Alkaline Battery
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    BOSS BOX-40 specs

    Nominal Input Level All pedals: -20 dBu
    Input Impedance OD-1 Over Drive: 220 kOhms
    PH-1 Phaser: 220 kOhms
    SP-1 Spectrum: 470 kOhms
    Nominal Output Level All pedals: -20 dBu
    Output Impedance All pedals: 470 Ohms
    Recommended Load Impedance All pedals: 600 Ohms or greater
    Bypass All pedals: Buffered
    Controls OD-1 Over Drive: Pedal switch, Level knob, Over Drive knob
    PH-1 Phaser: Pedal switch, Rate knob, Depth knob
    SP-1 Spectrum: Pedal switch, Balance knob, Spectrum knob
    Indicators All pedals: Check indicator
    Connectors All pedals: 1 x 1.4" input, phone type; 1 x 1/4" output, phone type; DC input jack
    Power Supply All pedals: Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61), carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22), or AC adapter (PSA series; available separately)
    Current Draw OD-1 Over Drive: 10 mA
    PH-1 Phaser: 15 mA
    SP-1 Spectrum: 10 mA
    Expected Battery Life OD-1 Over Drive: ͌131 hours (alkaline), ͌82 hours (carbon)
    PH-1 Phaser: ͌53 hours (alkaline), ͌27 hours (carbon)
    SP-1 Spectrum: ͌139 hours (alkaline), ͌85 hours (carbon)
    Dimensions (W x D x H) All pedals: 2.9 x 5.1 x 2.3" / 7.3 x 12.9 x 5.9 cm
    Weight All pedals (including battery): 15 oz / 400 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.9 x 11.3 x 8.8"

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