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1982 Boss DM-2 Delay Vintage Analog Delay Guitar Effects Pedal, Black Label Silver Screw


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Up for sale, a 1982 Boss DM-2 Delay in excellent condition and in perfect working order. A very rare example of this classic delay, this pedal was recently sourced directly from Tokyo, featuring the original silver screw for the battery compartment

Arguably the rarest of the silver screw pedals given the timing of the DM-2's release, it's commonly considered that the DM-2 lost its silver screw before the Summer of '81, while pedals sold within Japan purportedly keep this feature into '82 as in the example seen here. While it's easy enough to swap the screw, the provenance of this pedal and its origins in the Japanese domestic market lead us to believe it's an unaltered example.

This pioneering, all-analog delay offers a lush, warm tone thanks to the famous MN3205 "Bucket Brigade" delay chip. This chip produces a thick, rich quality, and the delay time is variable between 20ms and 300ms, with a control layout that is intuitive and easy to use.

The enclosure shows various nicks and scuffs, while the black silkscreen graphics are quite clean. The original black "Made in Japan" foil label is intact, as well as the serial number in the battery compartment.