The BOSS ODB-3 is an aggressive, new-age style pedal, which although called an overdrive, in reality is much more! It's a compact effect pedal, straight forward and easy to use. We do not see it as a pure overdrive, as it can roar and scream as a distortion too once the gain knob crosses the 12 O'Clock mark. But a great thing about the ODB-3 is, that even at maximum gain, it retains its clarity and focus, thus, cuts right through the mix!If you play Punk, Hard Rock, Trash, Metal and anything really that requires an "in your face" gain sound, be sure to check the BOSS ODB-3 out.
The BOSS CEB-3 Bass Chorus is a pedal that was created with the bass player in mind. Often bass pedals either kill or mud up the lows of the bass guitar, and us bass players love our lows, right?? right! That is why the CEB-3 is such a great bass chorus - it keeps the low end of your bass as you like it, while colouring the high frequencies with a rich and organic chorus effect. To gain this low end clarity use the low filter control knob. In combination of it with the Depth and Rate control knobs which let you set the chorus to be just as you want it, you're pretty much set to go.As we wrote earlier, the BOSS CEB-3 is simply a great bass chorus pedal, point.
BOSS BC-1X, a multiband compressor for the discerning bass player! Making a good compressor is a tough thing. Getting the extremes (light compressing / hard compressing) is the easy part and most compressors have no problem there, the middle does the difference. Keeping an organic, natural sound, yet compressed is where it gets tricky and there the BOSS BC-1X excels. big time!Playing the BOSS BC-1X actually made us feel "naked" once we bypassed it. Through the pedal, the clear sound of our bass was not deteriorated or lost, it was simply enhanced, had more balance and overall thickness which is exactly what a good compressor should do. The BC-1X is extremely dynamic, it feels as if it "listens" to you playing. While it is indeed a clean compressor, if you want to, you can push it to saturate slightly. Here is how you do it: set it to maximum ratio /minimum threshold /minimum release and play hard and you're all set. Check out the dynamics demo to hear this setting.As all BOSS pedals, the BC-1X is built like a tank and user friendly.
Much more than a typical bass overdrive pedal. It is punchy, extremely dynamic and it is called the BOSS BB-1X Bass Driver. Unlike the infamous BOSS ODB-3 which was designed to deliver 24/7 pumped up distortion, the BB-1X works as a preamp which reacts to your playing. It can be used to thicken the dry bass tone, revive it and of course get you to distortion haven. We found the BB-1X to be pretty natural sounding. As always with BOSS, there is no fear in taking the BB-1X on the road, it is build like a tank.