Vintage Boss DC-2 Dimension C Effects Pedal
This highly collectible purple pedal features a very distinctive four button selection system that allows you to easily select between a few preset chorus, flanger, and leslie-type sounds. The effect parameters are fixed so there is no room for tweaking, but the stock sounds are pretty stunning. Button 1 is a mellow flange sound, buttons 2 and 3 offer up some smooth chorus sounds, and button 4 does a bubbly leslie simulation. If you're looking for wild and wobbly raygun sounds you may want to pass on this pedal as it's really all about subtlety. I can really see why so many Nashville session guitarists have these in their rigs. All the presets add a delicate shimmer without screaming "Look, I have my cool effect on now." The DC-2 is also used by quite a few atmospheric guitarists like Robin Guthrie of the Cocteau Twins and Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins. While the Dimension C stands alone perfectly fine on its own, adding a long delay and/or a washy reverb to the chain will create some of the most lush and slowly shifting ambient sounds you'll ever hear.