Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer
Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer

LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer, Bass Compressor/Limiter from Boss.

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iamqman's review"Newest edition"

Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer
The Boss Roland company has been producing great sounding effects pedals for decades now. They have build various pedals for almost every single purpose one would use in either their bass rig, keyboard, or their guitar rig. They have successfully manufactured some of the world's first edition effects units and multi units and have set the stage for many other manufacturers to follow in their walking path. They build a system that gets quality pedals at affordable prices to the budgeted consumers.

This is the newest edition to the bass limiting pedals. This took over where the Boss LM-2 and the Boss LM-2B left off. This pedal has corrected all the errors or inconsistent design flaws in the previous two pedals. This pedal is like two pedals in one. You get a limiter and an enhancer. This pedal compresses the frequency signals that go above the selector limiting value and enhances the notes to be clear and more defined.



Controls: Level, Enhance, Ratio, Threshold
Connectors: Input, Output, AC Adaptor
Current Draw: 17 mA (DC 9V)
Weight: 430g. (1lb.)
Recommended AC Adaptor: PSA Series


For bass players this is good pedal to have on hand. This will allow you to tailor you sound more to where you feel the bass signal can be weak or too much. This is a compressor in a way and a enhancer that gives you a total control over your tone and frequencies of to your bass guitar. This is essential to a bass player who just can find those pushed frequencies in their tone and need to enhance them for better cutting in the mix or limiting the ones that are out of control. You can set this thing up to give you a more fluid response to your tone and brighten up the areas of your tone that need some pushing without pushing the entire signal. Allow this pedal to give you optimum control much like a mixer would do to heighten or reduce certain frequencies in the mix.


At new these pedals come in right at around $79, which is a great price for this pedal. I would recommend this pedal to any bass player who has been suffering from lost range or too much of one frequency or frequencies. This will allow you to have a much more usable and controlled tone over your bass rig.

La_Zouille's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Have a good effect on toujopurs itself."

Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer
Limit Enhancer.
Analog technology, robust housing and is connected with all the jacks.
It is powered with either a battery or by power 220v/9v


Search rglage is pretty simple (it turns potentiomtres).

In its field, this effect is trs versatile which means that finding the right rglage take time and a lot of testing.

I strongly advise to note rglages once found (a picture from my laptop and tl's in the bag).

I play with 3 rglages following the style of music that will be done.


The sound quality is good
It is good for slap trs.
Enhancer is a discrtement is used more in sound.



A strong case trs
The sound is excellent.
Qualitprix report is correct.

We can spend time to get the right sound.
If one is convinced by the mark, we find ourselves quickly with several pedals on the floor.

bloodsugar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good stuff"

Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer
limit and enhancer (it's like wearing hello ... is marked above)
is analog. The boss, metal case, relatively indestructible.
input and output jack. In the classic format.


Config ultra simple, no menus, a few knobs, you turn, it pleases us, it affects more.
(In fact, we tend to lost sight of that ergonomics is yet the most natural: we play, we rule, and we stop when we like, regardless of whether the academic setting is not on paper - or in the forums)


I use mostly limit. I bought it for a live context, just to check some of the dynamics of the bass.
I use it with an Ibanez active bass and a small Ampeg combo.
The limit works well. This is what was asked.
Not too much background noise.
The enhancer effect brings a bit of shine, it's a bonus for me, not the main effect.


I have not tried other models before buying one.
This pedal is certainly not the best of the best, but it works well, it's not too expensive (everything is relative) and she does her job.
It still works like new.

nicowaddle's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer
It is a limit, that is to say it levels the peaks of attack, coupled with an enhancer that "sharpens" the sound.
Effects non-editable, formatted pedal.
I do not put him 10 because it has a defect that fills me about the recent Boss pedals: it activates the ignition without the pedal is actuated. For me who pedalboard with a garland, I am obliged to all disabled when I plug in the board and it's heavy.


We must control knobs "Threshold" and "Ratio", which passes only through experience even if the manual is very clear and provides the basic adjustments that simply suit his tastes.
FYI, "Threshold" is the threshold beyond which the pedal will act and "Ratio" intensity limit (is it lets a little or a lot of signal or is it that it blocks all).
Enhance a button operation with stupid: the more we turn to the right and we add more treble.
One Level button, as with all Boss pedals.
Editing sounds is easy.


So I said that those who want a conventional compressor, including sustain, can find better elsewhere (and more expensive too).
For slappistes is really a good pedal: nivellage peaks, smoothing the game with an additional contribution to its brilliance.
Beware, however: the enhancer adds breath even if it is quite acceptable when the button is at 12 (at the level of acute intake is also not negligible).
It can also be used when one needs to play music a little more aggressive (like qqes RATM songs, classic metal ...), putting aside the limit function (preset enhancer is located exclusively in the instructions) .
The manual adjustment picking, I can not say what happens.


I think it's a really good effect for those who do not collect pedals: limit + enhancer for slapper is nickel.
The limit function can be useful to those who have a game illegally. With the failure of this quality: how to progress in his game if you use a pedal rubber irregularities? Maybe to use only on stage for the confidence!
With experience, I think my bearings (and directs me elsewhere) to an EBS coupled to a BBE Sonic Stomp. It is more cumbersome, but I think the record will be better. I keep the LMB-3 if I would plant.
I put 8 in noting "objective" but it would be 10 if I took into account the price at which it is found secondhand.

matmicha's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer
Pedal includes an enhancer and a limit similar to a compressor.
classic pedal connectors for input / output / power supply ..


The setting of this pedal is thin enough that even he can not improvise too must find its settings and fine-tune
The combination of two effects offer an interesting sound, ideal for boosting the sound or the slap.


The sound quality is good on the other hand should not be too abused the button "enhancer" because it can cause a blast of "acute on." it is quite annoying I must say, but with a bit of weight and finnesse control this problem does not happen to be.


It's been almost 7 years I own this pedal I use it as a boost in fact. I put the enhancer to 0 and the sound is quite round. A strong point is that the "limit" protects the hp.
Finally: I like this pedal even if I do not use it against her by bcp qq offers advantages in sound nice.