Brand Spotlight: Boss Effects

Boss effects pedals are easily one of the most recognizable and widespread stompboxes in use today, reaching iconic status as a staple of the music industry. With over 10,000,000 guitar and bass effects sold, millions of players around the world have adopted Boss pedals as part of their sonic arsenal including some of music’s biggest names such as Dave Navarro, John Petrucci, Steve Vai, and Joe Satriani. The reason for their success is simple: Boss pedals offer a great tone at a great price, a recipe for success that many have tried to replicate but few have reached. They’re also built to last, encased in tough metal box that is made to take the beating of constant use. Whether you're a seasoned pro or shopping for your first pedal, Boss effects will not disappoint!

Check Out A Few Of Their Popular Effects Pedals Below!


CH-1 Super Chorus


One of the best selling chorus pedals on the planet, the Boss CH-1 Super Chorus  is perfect for players looking for that classic, clean shimmering chorus tone heard everywhere in music. Featuring easy to use yet versatile controls, sculpt your favorite chorus sounds with the CH-1's Effect Level, EQ, Rate and Depth controls. You can easily dial in anything from a spotless, sparkling classic chorus to ambient, out of this world voicings with just a twist of a knob. And with the CH-1's dual outputs, you can easily hook it up to two amps to create an incredible stereo effect, perfect for adding a new dimension to your sound. The CH-1 Super Chorus is also a popular choice for keyboard as well as guitar thanks to its easy controls and classic, versatile tones.


RC-3 Looper Station


The RC-3 is highly versatile yet easy-to-use looper housed in a compact pedal, providing up to three hours of stereo recording capacity that saves direct to its internal memory. With the RC-3, you can record long phrases without worrying about memory and with 99 memory locations, you save as many phrases or ideas as you can create. Guitarists who want to incorporate external stereo effects devices will appreciate the true stereo I/O. your loops tight and in time with the built-in Rhythm Guide feature; You can play along with one of the ten types of rhythm patterns as you record including Rock, Pop, Funk, Shuffle, R&B, and Latin. A dedicated knob lets you adjust the volume of the rhythm, and you can set the tempo via tap tempo. You can also specify the time signature. When you save a phrase, the rhythm type and time signature will also be saved.


CS-3 Compression/Sustainer


If you're looking for enriched sustain, tight control of your sound and fatter tones – all from a single pedal – the CS-3 is the perfect addition to your board! CS-3 Compression Sustainer pedal compresses louder signals while boosting lower signals, providing smooth sustain without degrading the quality of your instrument’s signal. The CS-3 can also deliver a variety of effects, from mild compression to super tight sounds. Designed for exceptional low-noise performance, the CS-3 also features built-in EQ control for detailed control of your tone. And with the onboard Level, Tone, Attack and Sustain controls, you can easily shape precise tones that feature an extremely low noise-ratio meant to deliver super quiet operation. A perfect pedal for both guitarists and bassists looking for more control of their sound!


BD-2 Blues Driver


The BD-2 is in an overdrive/boost pedal built to deliver the kind of warm overdrive and emotive distortion usually reserved for 30-year-old tube amps, a creamy yet crunchy tone associated with blues guitar. Although the BD-2 is a true overdrive/boost pedal, it can certainly deliver a good amount of grit with a simple turn of the gain knob. With a surprisingly wide range of subtle to moderate distortion, the BD-2 is perfect for fans of classic, bluesy overdrive looking for a versatile pedal that delivers familiar and beloved tones. Housed in a tough as nails metal enclosure, the BD-2 is a solid pedal that can certainly take the beatings of the live stage with ease. If you’re willing to invest a little more, Boss also offers the BD-2W which is essentially a beefed up Blues Driver equipped with analog circuitry that delivers a warmer tone with a bit more sustain.


DD-7 Delay


Despite creating some of the best-selling delay pedals of all time, Boss continues to improve their legendary DD offerings. Taking everything that made the DD-3 delay a massive success, the DD-7 Delay takes things up a notch by adding new features that will exponentially increases its creative potential including Modulation Delay mode, classic modeled Analog Delay mode, External pedal control options, longer delay time, and more. With Modulation Delay, you can easily dial in a good number of chorus-flavored sounds while Analog Delay mode offers a modeled simulation of the classic BOSS DM-2, famous for its signature warmth. And with up to 6.4 seconds of delay time, the DD-7 delivers a significant increase from DD-3. Other Features include "Hold Mode," allowing up to 40 seconds of input to be recorded for creating “sound on sound” performances, stereo output for luscious spacial sweeps and external footswitch compatibility, perfect for hand's free control.


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  • Ray Rifice

    I'm still using my old Boss CS-3 Compressor. I've tried a few other newer comps but didn't like any of them compared to the CS-3. It's quiet, plenty of variation in squish, and plays well with OD and Distortion pedals.

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