Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay

Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay

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RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay, Delay/reverb combo pedal from Boss.

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  • Manufacturer:Boss
  • Model:RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay
  • Category:Delay/reverb combo pedals
  • Added in our database on: 04/18/2004

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Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay user reviews


Hatsubai's review"Great sounding reverb + delay"

Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay
The Boss RV-3 is a combination reverb and digital delay pedal all in one. It's kinda like a CE-1 and DD-3 all rolled up into one device. It has four reverb modes, three delay modes, up to 2000 ms of delay, the ability to have four different modes of both delay and reverb, stereo outputs, a balance knob, a feedback/tone knob and a time knob.


The Boss RV-3 is housed in the famous Boss enclosure, so it's guaranteed to last the life of your guitar playing career. These things are crazy sturdy and reliable. It's a FET bypass, and because of that, there's some tone suckage, but it's not too bad. Boss did an amazing job at packing all these features into a small pedal. The knobs are fairly user intuitive, but if you're confused, just take a look at the manual. The manual describes everything in clear detail, what every knob does, example settings, etc.


The RV-3 sounds great. The reverbs are fairly nice sounding, the digital delay doesn't sound too harsh and its stereo out feature is very useful for those who run a stereo setup. It can be a bit hard to find on today's market for a decent price, so keep that in mind. If you find yourself getting tired of messing with both a delay pedal and a reverb pedal, you might want to look into this.


The Boss RV-3 is a great pedal, but I feel it goes for too much money on the used market. It's a highly coveted pedal, and I can see why, but I simply can't justify its price. That said, if you're looking for a Boss pedal that does both reverb and delay, I prefer this pedal out of all the others. It's a really great sounding pedal, so if you do decide to spend the coin, it'll be worth it. Do yourself a favor and be patient; a good deal will pop up.

moosers's review

Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay
The Boss RV-3 is an digital reverb and delay pedal that has stereo 1/4 inch outputs and a single 1/4 inch input. It is powered by either a nine volt battery or a nine volt power supply. It is not rackable as it is a stomp box.


The configuration of the Boss RV-3 is pretty easy to follow, although there are a good amount of different options for controlling your tone on this pedal. From left to right, it has knobs for balance, tone, reverb time, and a mode knob that allows you to choose between 11 different types of delays and reverbs. I don't have the manual for the Boss RV-3, but it is easy to use and you don't need it.


The sound quality of the Boss RV-3 is pretty awesome and the sounds you can get pretty versatile as well. It has three different types of delays, four different types of delay and reverb combos, and three more types of different reverbs. There are enough parameters and modes on the RV-3 to allow for a vast amount of different possible tones and while I've only used this pedal with guitar, it is capable of being used with any electronic instrument because of this versatility. Overall, an impressive collection of reverb and delay sounds.


I've been using the Boss RV-3 for about five years and to me it is a versatile pedal that has an overall great bank of different delay and reverb tones available. While they no longer make these, you can find a lot of them on eBay for pretty reasonable prices. While this doesn't have the pristine sound quality that its follower the RV-5 has, it has a lot more types of sounds and is a great sounding pedal in its own right. If you are in the market for a reverb or delay pedal or both, the Boss RV-3 is a great option that won't break the bank and will last for a long time.
electric lullaby11/19/2004

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

Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay
Delay + reverb, numrique

Pedals while mtal tough as always with good boss.
1 in and 2 out, one can choose to have an output mono or stereo.

Socket for power supply, classic. Note that it needs a power supply rgule well, so that a good clean 9V ... 10V and not, if she walks more ... P'tite a zener diode on the taking of power supply would not have the luxury ... t


Two effects in one compact pedals, knobs, and no more than a, with a forcment, she will not win the prize for ergonomics.

The knob on the left for the determination of mix between signal and signal unchanged line. It is well trs.

The "knob" on the right is actually a switch 11 postions:
1 3: delay, with three beaches diffrent time (from shortest to longest)
8 11: 4 types of reverb DIFFERENT
4 7: delay + reverb, delay range corresponds to position 2 and 4 we find the reverbs.

The two knobs allow you to grate the environment custom settings for the delay of 1 7 positions, and those of the reverb for pos 8 11 ... This is just crap:
- The knobs change their function (and therefore necessarily of rglage!) When changing position
- Delay + reverb mode, no CASC all ranges of delay, and we can fine-tune the reverb.


Many say it's cold as numrique ... Reue beautiful ide ... I would say it's as neutral numrique.
Actually has not added warmth to the sound is right and square asseptis bland and ... But does not sound cool either.

Therefore rsum nothing transcendent, does not add a background ... trs's okay for beginners.


OCCAZ buy 'several years ago, I trs occasional use, I'm far from fit in everywhere, so most of the time, was enough for me.

The report options / price trs interresting ... The report qualitprix dj slightly less, since it is not practical at all to use if you want to cure a minimum its rglages.

I do not have that choice would do, I'd of course effects for two spars.

ben84's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay
It possde many opportunities between the delays and reverbs. The look is ultra classic, it's boss is ugly but super strong. It dates from about 1995. I'm not going his rpter CHARACTERISTICS.


Its complexity of use is at its possibilities. It makes so many things that can not be rglages simple.


I use it for sound or for delays Arians. I will not say that this is the best of the best but I'm glad trs. It's true that sounds numrique drang but not because I do not get along as. It is important to look good rglages, s'avre indispensable if we want to draw even when the sounds INTERESTED. We can express s'clater widely around the pedals. Be careful, it really is not good for short rverbs classes, it's really long rverbs environmental fate. I am satisfied with my amp on the amply rverbs short.


I bought 100 euros, is a favorite. I find the pedals thanks all sounds Arians of the best album of Radiohead (OK Computer), it's nostalgia LYCEN. The pedals must be less powerful than the RV-5 but also the delays, not great but when even 2 sec. It opens up many possibilities in rear slicks plan, which I love to do. I do not regret this purchase at all. Originally, in 1995, the pedals a silent killing, let's be indulgent, technology has evolve. I like it myself ...

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