When we think of pedals we usually think of flashy guitar effects – of Tube Screamers and Metal Zones – and bass pedals rarely get a look in. That really is a shame, because there are some great bass effects out there, and if you’re looking to spice up your sound, a good pedal can go a long way towards making that happen.
The Boss ODB-3 is one of those pedals. It’s a bass overdrive with the power to bring a truly intense tone to your bass playing.
What makes the ODB-3 special is that it’s more than just a basic overdrive pedal.
Although it does have a great overdrive sound, once that gain knob crosses 12 o’clock, this pedal will roar and scream like a true distortion. Furthermore, it’s built with Boss’s usual design sensibilities, so you can trust that this pedal will be sturdy and easy to use.
It’s a beautifully compact effects unit that brings an aggressive, new-age style sound.
In terms of price, you’re looking at paying around $100 for a new ODB-3. That’s not bad for a boss pedal, but it gets even better if you’re interested in going second-hand. On eBay, you can often find a second-hand ODB-3 selling for as low as $75.
That’s a pretty great deal!
Bear in mind that Boss pedals are almost indestructible so you’re effectively getting a 25% discount so long as you don’t mind a little scuffing around the edges.
The fact of the matter is that an effect like this changes people. You might think you’ve been playing some pretty heavy stuff, but once you unleash the power of the ODB-3, you’ll never be able to go back. Whether you’re using it for Punk, Hard Rock, Thrash, or Metal, your sound just got a lot darker.
But we can’t just tell you about the awesome power of the Boss ODB-3. You’ll have to try it out for yourself here on Tonepedia to get a real sense for just how intense this pedal can get.
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