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Trademark[edit]

So is it BOSS or Boss? RickK 20:39, 1 May 2004 (UTC)

BOSS, per both its own website and Roland UK's. -- Finlay McWalter | Talk 01:06, 2 May 2004 (UTC)
Please put the disambiguation notice for the South African Bureau of State Security back. BOSS was infamous in the 1970s. David | Talk 10:21, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
It was only removed in initial editing which despite my best efforts was cut short last night, it will be replaced today. Sorry for any trouble that may have been caused by this. Silmarillion (Talk) Nuvola apps edu mathematics.png Wiki be With us! 13:26, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

I'm as much a Boss fan as anyone else, but this article sounds more like a catalog than a Wikipedia entry. Delenir

Is this page an advertisement?[edit]

I have to agree that this page is basically one large advertisement for the company.

FIXED. Thank you very much! NIRVANA2764 19:21, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

If this was an advert for Boss, I think they'd mention more of their gear than is mentioned on this page. Currently it mentions guitar effects processors ONLY. Looking at Bossus.com, I can see that this is just the first heading on the "Gear" menu. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.153.45.54 (talk) 08:48, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

So-called Tone-changers[edit]

I guess it's more correct to call those pedals tone-shapers. At least I saw such a definition on lots of musical websites.

User edit[edit]

I removed Michael Balzary from the list of people that use Boss products. Balzary and Flea are the same person and Flea was already in there. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Phefner (talkcontribs) 04:34, 18 February 2007 (UTC).

Someone has gone around and added Balzary to every list containing Flea. I'll try and clear that up at some point. I'm not sure this page merits a list of users though - after all it's much like listing writers who've owned a pen. *smb 23:54, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Artists who have used BOSS products[edit]

I believe this section should be completely removed. I can't think of any artist that never used any BOSS product. It's almost as having a list called "Programmers who have used Microsoft products". Only notable users (first users or endorsed players) should be listed, like Van Halen would be listed in a Peavey users list, with his Peavey 5150, for example. --SUBZ3R0 ( Talk | E-mail ) 19:35, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Perhaps not such a good analogy - I can think of a multitude programmers who never programmed or used MS products! (But this isn't the place to list them ;)195.153.45.54 08:50, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Boss-logo.png[edit]

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Requested move[edit]

This page should be moved back to Boss Corporation. The name is not pronounced "B-O-S-S" and the letters don't stand for anything. Our manual of style for trademarks clearly indicates that in this case we should not reproduce the cosmetic all-caps rendering used by the company itself. ptkfgs 05:37, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

  • Concur, on WP:MOSTM grounds. — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 22:51, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Support unless any information is uncovered indicating that this is an acronym. Dekimasuよ! 09:19, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Comment. It appears that Boss is not actually a corporation, rather a division of the Roland Corporation and a product brand name from Roland. From the Roland website: “BOSS is the division of Roland Corporation...” Can anyone provide more info? ●DanMSTalk 01:13, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
They do describe themselves as "Boss Corporation". See: http://www.bosscorp.co.jp/en/index.html ptkfgs 01:15, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
Yes, now I see the “Copyright 2004 Boss Corporation” at the bottom of the page, but that is about all we have. This is a little obscure—probably needs a little research from someone who is interested in the subject. ●DanMSTalk 01:36, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
How about Boss (Roland)? ptkfgs 02:08, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
I would definitely argue against merging the Boss and Roland pages though! It's just like AOL/Time/Warner - they're all the same company 195.153.45.54 08:52, 11 October 2007 (UTC)


This article has been renamed from BOSS Corporation to Boss Corporation as the result of a move request. --Stemonitis 08:38, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

list of effects pedals[edit]

i request a list on a table with model number and effect produced. =( — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.129.13.155 (talk) 21:51, 25 March 2015 (UTC)