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moosers's review - Boss EH-2 Enhancer

The Boss EH-2 is a foot pedal designed for electric guitar to 'enhance' your tone.  It gives you a brighter tone and cuts through a mix or a room quite well.  The pedal has a 1/4 inch input and output and like all Boss pedals can be powered by either a nine volt battery or power supply.  It isn't a rack mountable piece of gear as it is a stomp box.


The make up of the Boss EH-2 is quite simple to follow as it only has three parameters - it has knobs mix, frequency, and sensitivity - with an LED light to show the rate of sensitivity.  That is all of the parameters that this has to offer although this doesn't mean that you can't get a good amount of varying tones between the parameters given.  I think that just about anybody could figure out how to use this pretty quickly without a manual and regardless of experience...


The sound quality of the Boss EH-2 is pretty good overall even if you only use it subtly.  It is similar to other enhancers, exciters, and tone boosters, but it has its own sound and its own capabilities.  I use the pedal with a Fender Strat and a '76 Fender Twin Reverb or '65 Deluxe Reverb amp most of the time for recording and live shows, so I think I've definitely been getting an accurate read on what this pedal actually sounds like and I definitely like what I'm hearing.  While it isn't a pedal that I tend to use all that often, I like having it around because you never know when a unique enhancer like this will come in handy...


The Boss EH-2 is an older pedal in the Boss collection and is no longer made, but if you are interested in getting one you should be able to find a used one for a reasonable price.  While I do think that there are some better options if you are just looking for a tone booster, this will definitely have the same effects and does have a very nice sound.  I'm a big fan of the older Boss pedals as I not only think that they are great collector's items but generally enjoy the sounds they have to offer.  All in all, the Boss EH-2 is definitely worth a look if you want a unique enhancer/exciter.