SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:Thanks Waldo.
You confirmed what I was thinking, that most of the 80's was the sound of the MXR+, and only in the last year or year and a half did he have the Boss there. And I believe that first Boss that showed up was the Turbo Overdrive OD-2, right?
Also, I once had both octave pedals as well, and always thought the little brown Boss was far superior to the Mutron octaver, at least for what I was going for. The Boss was more stable at tracking from what I recall.
Make that definitely less than a year w/o the MXR, almost certainly less than half a year or even just a few shows. Pretty sure that pic from Greek 89 is an initial stage tryout of the Boss ODs, because I have seen later pics from fall/winter 89 (not going to hunt them down at the mo) with the Wolf, and the MXR is back in the rack w/o the Bosses. By 90 though the Bosses are in for good. Note in the 88 pic waldo posted- the only pic I have ever seen of the often-talked-about-but-seldom-seen Boss HM2.
Gotta disagree wholeheartedly: a good specimen of a Mutron Octave is way better and more stable than the Boss imho, (and about equal to the FoxRox, just different usability features- a blend vs separate oct levels).
Also on the MXR D+, while it may be electronically related to distortion circuits, it's Ge diodes yield a soft-clipping effect more akin to an overdrive... maybe what it is is the Best of Both Worlds. But I'm going to save my $200+++ and enjoy my CTO-1: best $50 I can remember spending.
I don't think you can ever say anything is clinched until there are photos of every single show date. He goes back, he goes forth...