Okay for Pinoy guitar afficionados who have been following the latest effects and accessories, you may have chanced upon the seemingly popular guitar effects brand Boston Engineering. It’s one of those great substitute brands for analog guitar effects.
I personally expected Behringer to be the one to kick Boss’ arse in the low-priced-great-sounding guitar effects but I think BE takes that spot. BE’s great for the budget conscious and delivers almost (if not) the same oomph as Boss effects. Well at least this would be from my experience with BE’s distortion effects. I personally have the HM-100 which goes toe to toe with Boss’ Metal Zone.
Over the weekend, I got to test it’s M6 10-watt guitar amp (for practice and home purposes). I’d give it a rave too. It’s a Spud Webb of a guitar amp especially for a 10-watter! I swear it kicks my old Yamaha 25-watt amp in terms of loudness. And it’s even got an assortment of goodies like:
- Clean channel
- Bass-Mid-Treble equalizer
- Reverb – which produces a great slapback effect even on clean
It has even got a 2 line-in channels (one for a small jack so you can plug in your MP3 player or something). All for the low price of somewhere below 3.5K (I tested it out for someone else and we got it on sale, I wouldn’t give the price out though, but we got it cheaper than 3.5K).
I was pretty sure that I’d hold BE on high regard since then. Great great brand for the budget guitar player but without quality compromises.
Bububut wait! After tedious searches on the net for BE, I can’t find it’s mother site. There’s a different company named Boston Engineering that really does engineering stuff. Searching for “boston engineering guitar effects” on Google will show you JB Music‘s site. Could it be, BE’s just a rebadge? Then Sir BAMF‘s post on the Philmusic forums hit me. Here’s what BAMF wrote:
So it seems that the “Boston Engineering” brand is really a special rebadge for JB Music and the products under this brand really come from various manufacturers.
It also means that each of the products under this brand should be auditioned and evaluated individually and not be given the blanket “Okay yan, boston e” generalization. Because, as I said, the brand is a conglomeration of products from multiple manufacturers. There will be both good and bad products under this rebadged brand name.
Well, this had me thinking twice since BAMF warned against taking the brand as an umbrella assurance that it’s a great brand for all audio stuff. BE also has a bass amp which my sister tried out the same time I was testing out the M6 guitar amp. My impression, the bass amp sounds clean but it doesn’t kick the same as the guitar amp. So I think BAMF gave a very nice advice.
maybe tama nga,check this out. http://www.standardvalue.com.sg/effects.htm
I bought my Boston Bass Equalizer at JB music last year. Well I’m Impressed because my bass sounded awesome to my ears.
I just got the BE Overdrive OD-100. It really sounds good on solos even on my 10-watt amp. It also has low and high tone adjustments which is versatile in adjusting the sound.
branded ba ang BE o local lng?
yeahh! cant wait..
boston pedals are so nice eventhou its cheap but it does not sound cheap.I love the flanger that they made sounds great i still used it till now in my gigs..you can mke it as a regular flanger sound to tremolo and chorus…so better purchase one now…….rock on BOSTON
nung una kala cu cheap lng…
panu ba nman ung heavy metal na pedal(distortion) 1,700php lng…
ngicp-icp pa cu…baka panget lang…”local” kasi…
pero astig!!!anlupeet ng tunog…
talagang raw ung tunog ng mga pinch harmonix…pati ung squellies…
png metal talaga…unlike sa ibang klase n distortion….
Actually I have the CS-200 compressor and sounds so good to my ears, it does not sound bad quality over the years this compressor has worked for me in my tone
kakabili ko lng ng BE OD-100, ito gagamiton ko sa battle of the band na sasalihan nmin mas mganda pkingan ang OD-100 ko ky sa WAH pedal na hiniram ko… pagdating sa solo ng sweet child o mine
sa mga gumagamit ng BOSTON, ipagpatuloy lang, mura pero magugustuhan nyo ang tunog…. yung sa akin distortion, chorus at flanger, ayus na busog na ko, kahit wala pa ko nung delay… swak sa genre ng banda ko na GRUNGE… buhayin natin ang GRUNGE!!!!
BE OD-100 yung gamit ko… Yung lead guitarist din namin, BE DS-200… Yan lang yung mga gamit namin panlaban namin sa battle of the bands kasi bago lang kame nagmeet, nagka seryoso at nagbalik loob sa pag gigitara since almost years ago. Astig yung tunog… Talagang bumigat yung effects at halos kuhang kuha namin yung cover namin na “Solid og lawas.” Ayun, nanalo kame… Champion… KUDOS… ^_^
Meron ako Modded HM-100. Mas astig pag namodify na ung Boston..
Nung una sabi ko bat mura and natatawa lng ako, pero ng ma try ko yung heavy metal hm100 naisip ko astig pala to lalu na nung minodify ko “BOoM”, now i owned 6 pcs boston effects and expecting na madagdagan pa by the end of this year..
guys,may nkagamit nb ng boston guitar or bass amp., bibili ako dis month ,un ung inoofer sakin.,ok ba yun?