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Trying to work out if your Japanese DS-1 is from or ? Looking to sell your 80's CE-2 and want to list it as accurately as possible? Here's our cheat-sheet for understanding your Boss serial and how some of the systems work! Located above the switch inside the battery compartment, these codes are stamped directly to the enclosure using black ink or white ink on darker pedals like the SG The first batch of Boss pedals were made in October, and featured the code for the whole month of production.
The second month November, were labelled , the third December, were and so on. This system continued all the way through to around April, at or sometimes just As these were just batch codes and not specific serial s, they are not unique to the pedal and you will often see two of the same or different pedals with identical s.
The second serial system started around the same time that the batch codes ended. The moved to a sticker inside the battery compartment under where the battery would sit and feature a 6 digit code. This system was more complex than the batch code system and the last four digits of the serial varied slightly likely due to there being multiple batches being produced in a single month. The s still weren't unique though and you will once again find identical s on two different pedals.
For a quick reference, here's where certain years start and finish with this format:. The third serial system featured two letters as a prefix to five s. This serial can theoretically be used all the way through to the 90's, although Japanese production ended in the mid 90's so it's unlikely you'll see anything with second letter past E for a Japanese pedal. I believe this is the first true "Serial " format with unique s for each pedal rather than monthly batches. This serial format continued for a while longer with Taiwanese pedals until they ran out of letters at Z in Close menu.
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