bossarea-boss-ps-2-digital-pitch-shifter-delayBoss PS-2 Digital Pitch Shifter/Delay

The PS-2 was the first pitch shifter made by Boss and one of the first pedals with dual boards. It works both as a pitch shifter and a digital delay and it is perhaps surprising that it doesn’t use the same chip as the DD-3 and DSD-3. Pitch shifting is limited to one octave up or down while maximum delay time is 2 seconds.

The earliest PS-2s suffered from high frequency noise. This was alleviated from serial number 845800 but earlier units can be modified to the later specification by changing 3 capacitors. Production was moved from Japan to Taiwan early 1992.

The PS-2 has a total of 6 different modes

  • Up to 125 ms delay
  • Up to 500 ms delay
  • Up to 2 seconds delay
  • Set pitch shift manually
  • +1 octave
  • -1 octave


  • Controls: Balance (between effect in direct signal), Feedback (for amount of repeats, and very unique pitch shifting effects), Fine-Manual (for adjusting delay times and pitch) and Mode (for selecting any of the 6 modes).
  • Connectors: Input, Output, Tuner Out (for plugging into a tuner), AC Adaptor
  • Current Draw: 60 mA (DC 9V)
  • Weight: 460g/1.01 lbs.
  • Input Impedance: 1Mohm
  • Residual Noise Level: -90dBm (IHF-A)
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10kOhm or greater
  • Delay Time: 30ms to 2000ms
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz to 30kHz, +1/-3dB (Direct)
  • Recommended AC Adaptor: PSA Series


  • Blue – Made In Japan
  • Blue – Made In Taiwan

The PS-2 was sold from October 1987 to March 1994.

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