Boss CS-2 Compression Sustainer
Boss CS-2 Compression Sustainer

CS-2 Compression Sustainer, Compresseur / sustainer Guitare de la marque Boss.

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iamqman 13/07/2011

Boss CS-2 Compression Sustainer : l'avis de iamqman (contenu en anglais)

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Boss made its second compact pedal edition to the compressor family in the 1981. This was the the update from the CS-1 which was a fantastic compression on its own. The CS-2 used a VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier) rather than the photocouplers used by the CS-1. The VCA's speeds up the signal processing and makes the attack much faster than the CS-1.

This was a great pedal back in the day. There are many better pedals out in the market today that would eliminate the need of this pedal.



Controls: Level, Attack, Sustain
Connectors: Input, Output, AC Adaptor
Current Draw: 4 mA (DC 9V)
Weight: 400g (15 oz.)
Input Impedance: 1MOhm
Recommended AC Adaptor: ACA Series


This second edition to the Boss compression family saw some needed update changes. The attack control knob replaced the mode switch from the Boss Cs-1. This allowed the user to dial in the needed response time the compression would be there. When using different sounds like clean and distortion this can be a handy tool.

This pedal is great with a nice delay and an Ibanez TS9 pedal. You really allow those delay repeats to jump out of your amp and into the mix very well with this compression pedal. These are just perfect for giving a little boost of clarity and volume and keeping things under control. It also allows you to get a better sustain from the tone of your amp and any effects that you have going on in your patches.


These pedals were discontinued long ago right about 1986. You can find them on the used market but I have no idea what the going rate for one of these can be. I would suggest picking up the Keeley compression pedal. Probably the most accurate and best compression pedal known in existence. This is a good pedal for tone but not for functionality anymore. Technology has now given us a boost in how these pedals operate.