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REAMPING with a BOSS Pedal | How To Reamp Using ANY BOSS Pedal



REAMPING with a BOSS Pedal


Reamping is a really fun thing to do. It allows you to take a pre-recorded guitar part and send it out into your guitar amp so you can record it again. It can be hugely beneficial, enabling you to try different amps, cabs, and mic combinations for the original performances.


Essentially, we do that all the time when we’re cycling through different ‘amps’ in amp sims and, for the most part, they do a wonderful job (these days they are really quite incredible). But there’s something special about a real amp, through a real speaker that’s moving real air.


Reamp boxes, however, aren’t always that cheap. Sure, you can get some humbly-priced ones but the best ones really do make a difference.


Fortunately, there’s another solution: a Boss pedal! If you’re a guitarist, I think it’s highly likely that you have one lying around - even if it’s just a tuner (my TU-2 has been going strong for over 25 years and counting!).


Due to the built-in buffers that Boss pedals include, they essentially convert line-level signals to instrument level. This means that you can come straight out of your interface, chuck the signal into a Boss pedal, and go straight into your amp - thus feeding it the impedance that it wants to receive.


Is it perfect? No. There’s no ground lift, for one, but it does do a wonderful job.

So much so that for an EP I’m currently recording, I replaced all the recorded rhythm guitars with reamped versions from my Orange Dual Terror. It definitely added an extra special flavour that I didn’t know the tracks were missing.


Do you have a Boss pedal?

Have you tried it?



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