i just got an ancient boss GE-7B

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by thehangingmist, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. so can i sell it like a vintage fender?:ninja: lol
    jokes aside i dunno if it works and has different frequency centers than the regular GEB-7 which i also have. its made in Taiwan. there was a battery inside, when i took it out i noticed the battery clip had broken due to some chemical reaction or melting or something, i think the battery did it! so you think it will be reliable enough to keep it on my board, considering its really beat up and if it works fine?
    sorry i dont have a camera to post pics. but am wondering how many people, gigs and stories it much have been through.
    edit: is there a way to find out its year of manufacture?
  2. Nerotic

    Nerotic Guest

    Sep 17, 2008
    There is a serial number decoder on bossarea.com.

    I have the same pedal, and mine works just fine, eventhough it looks like it's been through WWII.

    Regarding your battery issue, I have no idea whether or not it's safe to use, but if you run it through at power suply, everything should be fine.
  3. cool mine is a feb '93 pedal!
  4. line6bassist

    line6bassist Supporting Member

    May 16, 2009
    san antonio/austin
    i got one also in 93....brought it new and still kicks like a mule
  5. i got one from November 1987
    and im just 17 jears old....
  6. Happynoj


    Dec 5, 2006
    I like turtles.
    I have a Boss BF-2 that if I remember rightly is from 1985, so it's a good couple of years older than I am and it still works perfectly. Say what you like about them, but Boss are bloody tough and reliable.
  7. Fangofdoom


    Aug 20, 2010
    what is the difference between the geb-7 and the ge-7b? I wanna buy an eq and I want it to be boss
  8. JKos

    JKos Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Surprise, AZ
    Seeing (ancient boss GE-7B) + (cool mine is a feb '93 pedal!) = Oh my, I'm starting to feel old and I'm only in my mid-thirties.

    - John
  9. alec


    Feb 13, 2000
    Perth, Australia
    I've got the GEB-7 and I've always thought it's frequencies are strange. 50Hz, 120Hz, 400Hz, 500Hz, 800Hz, 4.5kHz, 10kHz.
    What's 10k supposed to do for me? Why 400 and 500 together then a jump from 800 to 4500?

    The GE-7B seems more sensible. 62Hz, 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz

    I guess Boss had their reasons...
    meatwad likes this.
  10. TomA1234


    Jul 27, 2009
    Fareham, England
    I would take a guess that those are the major frequencies when it comes to bass EQ and are possibly more obvious.
  11. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Too much hip thrust
    I think the jump from 800 to 4.5k leaves a few things out!

    I'd find 120 Hz a little off from where I consider low mids (150-180, even up to 200).
  12. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
  13. Stop it I need no help these days feeling older. I have had both and prefer the GE7B because of the standard octave centers. FWIW my favorite EQ when I use on is a Sholtz Instrument EQ.
  14. Fangofdoom


    Aug 20, 2010