Boss SYB-5 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.



The BOSS SYB-3 was the world's first bass synthesizer to be packed into a compact pedal, and it found favor with experimentalists and tone aficionados alike. Today, the next-generation bass-synth pedal has arrived: the SYB-5. Utilizing the latest in DSP technology, the SYB-5 faithfully reproduces the classic sound characteristics of analog synthesizers with enhanced punch and power.

  • 11 DSP variations of saw, square, and pulse synth waves
  • Enhanced Wave Shape mode provides sharper sounds
  • Hold notes with the onboard pedal and jam over the top
  • Control filter cutoff and LFO rate via EV-5
  • Expression Pedal (sold separately)


myFXDB user reviews

1 review, average score of 5.5 / 10

2013-09-155.5/10  ...Better tracking but is missing everything I love about the SYB-3. The SYB5's sounds are harsh & filters are triggered only.

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