Boss SYB-3 Bass Synthesizer


  • Effect - Direct
    Controls the levels of the clean and effected signal.
  • Freq - Res
    Control the frequency and the resonance of the filter.
  • Sens/Decay
    Controls the sensitivity of the effect.
  • Mode
    Selects the type of effect.



BOSS' SYB-3 Bass Synthesizer is the first of its kind: a high-quality bass synthesizer in a compact floor pedal design. The SYB-3 can turn any electric bass guitar into a dance, techno, hip-hop, funk or R&B machine-molding a "straight" bass sound into any number of today's popular synth bass sounds. It also works great with standard electric guitars!

  • 11 different modes for various synth bass sounds: Internal Sound Modes (1-7) uses input bass sound as a trigger to control built-in oscillator. Wave Shaping Modes (8,9) processes input bass sound to create synth bass sound. T Wah Modes (10,11) adds auto wah effects to the original bass sound
  • Decay/Sens. knob adjusts decay time of synthesizer sound (Mode 1-7) and sensitivity of direct sound (Mode 8-11)
  • Freq. and Res. knobs control cutoff frequency and resonance
  • Effect and Direct knobs allow for independent level adjustment of synthesizer and direct sounds
  • Two outputs (A and B) individually output synth and direct sounds
  • Hold function sustains synth sound, allowing bassists to play over the "held" sound
  • Also works great with standard electric guitar
  • BOSS 5-year warranty


myFXDB user reviews

2 reviews, average score of 6.25 / 10

2015-08-234/10  Impress your friendsI owned this pedal for a while and hated it. Awful tracking and mediocre tones
2013-09-138.5/10  oscillator modes sound like a TB-303, and the envelope filter modes are good too. -1.5 for some tracking problems in osc modes...

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