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  • Boss CS-3 Compression SustainerPublished on 12/01/04 at 11:01
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    NOTICE GLOBAL

    Excellent, robust, consumes little energy, efficient. one default: it's not very nice to me.
  • Boss CS-3 Compression SustainerPublished on 03/16/05 at 06:05
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    Compressor / sustainer rglage with the output level of the frquence compress, attack, sustain and especially a standard ...

    USE

    Very easy to use. Just turn the knobs to shape the sound.
    it is aimed primarily at guitarists but one of my friends used to the bigger a kick on a Novation rack, not bad. Versatile enough even released his first context.

    SOUND QUALITY

    The reputation Boss is no longer making this the cot it's almost perfect for the mini-format of the compressor. It happens pretty shade playing on the tone and sustain. You free to experiment, this little blue pedal may surprise many of its ability to model as what is sent to it ...

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    Correct......
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    Compressor / sustainer rglage with the output level of the frquence compress, attack, sustain and especially a standard ...

    USE

    Very easy to use. Just turn the knobs to shape the sound.
    it is aimed primarily at guitarists but one of my friends used to the bigger a kick on a Novation rack, not bad. Versatile enough even released his first context.

    SOUND QUALITY

    The reputation Boss is no longer making this the cot it's almost perfect for the mini-format of the compressor. It happens pretty shade playing on the tone and sustain. You free to experiment, this little blue pedal may surprise many of its ability to model as what is sent to it ...

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    Correct qualitprix report, this pedal is very intressante for any guitarist looking homogniser his game (lightweight compression and a little sustain) or other measure Tweaking his character. I do not regret my choice all the more so as I have already said prcdemment, it may be out of context guitar without problem ...
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  • Too ambitious at Boss

    Boss CS-3 Compression SustainerPublished on 05/15/12 at 04:41
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    Compression, Analog Sustainer.

    A IN A OUT, a power supply input.

    Non pedal true bypass.



    USE

    Simple general configuration: an output volume, overall tone, a knob controlling the attack and a knob "Sustain" manager makes the compression ratio and thus, increasing the sustain of the instrument.

    The manual is enough to get to know the beast, after, like any self-respecting compressor you will need to spend time on it to find the sound you and for each instrument with which you use it. And that these are things that can not be found in a textbook.

    We would have liked a compression type LED indicator light.

    SOUND QUALITY

    As often with Boss they wanted to be too......
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    Compression, Analog Sustainer.

    A IN A OUT, a power supply input.

    Non pedal true bypass.



    USE

    Simple general configuration: an output volume, overall tone, a knob controlling the attack and a knob "Sustain" manager makes the compression ratio and thus, increasing the sustain of the instrument.

    The manual is enough to get to know the beast, after, like any self-respecting compressor you will need to spend time on it to find the sound you and for each instrument with which you use it. And that these are things that can not be found in a textbook.

    We would have liked a compression type LED indicator light.

    SOUND QUALITY

    As often with Boss they wanted to be too ambitious with a setting of "Sustain" that can grow in compression and holding extreme rating, and a knob of "attack" can transform your notes at submachine guitar with unrivaled sharpness However the quality of the electronic'm not, resulting in the generation of steam and Feedback before reaching half of the race on these knobs ... I have friends playing punk, grunge and the noise that love it and are using this pedal just to generate Feedback and parasites controls ... For my part I serve mainly pop, funk, hard rock and thrash metal, as you say that these parasites out of my ears in styles where you need to be precise and sharp.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    I made changed after shelved 6 months and 3 months tried helplessly drawn.

    I had and played with EBS Multicomp, MarkBass Compressore, Okko Coca Comp, they all have their peculiarities.

    I love the opportunities and guidance big, violent compression of the pedal, I hate its sound and quality far from commensurate with its ambitions.

    The price / quality ratio is zero for the nine at the quality of the pedal, however buy one secondhand and do change becomes very interesting, you can also buy directly changed, and there, it becomes very very interesting.

    In short I will never buy a new original pedal, it's not worth it.
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  • To tame

    Boss CS-3 Compression SustainerPublished on 11/24/13 at 04:19
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    Standard compressor compatible guitar and bass.

    Input / output, and standard 9V supply.

    Very solid, as always the case for Boss

    Placed at the beginning of string for me.

    UTILIZATION

    Operation is simple priori. I say a priori because as always, 4 knobs to turn around and set played.

    The challenge is to find what we seek. For my part, I put a lot of time to understand how this pedal would come in handy.

    At first I was very disappointed with the job she was doing and turned me follows. But one fine day, rewiring my pedalboard, I redo the tests. And finally I found my account and I used it as a boost coupled with a BD-2. Frankly, in this configuration the sound is......
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    Standard compressor compatible guitar and bass.

    Input / output, and standard 9V supply.

    Very solid, as always the case for Boss

    Placed at the beginning of string for me.

    UTILIZATION

    Operation is simple priori. I say a priori because as always, 4 knobs to turn around and set played.

    The challenge is to find what we seek. For my part, I put a lot of time to understand how this pedal would come in handy.

    At first I was very disappointed with the job she was doing and turned me follows. But one fine day, rewiring my pedalboard, I redo the tests. And finally I found my account and I used it as a boost coupled with a BD-2. Frankly, in this configuration the sound is excellent and boosts the signal as I want.

    So finally, the use is not simple at all and editing is difficult when you have a clear idea.

    SOUND QUALITY

    For me, the pedal does its job, and has found its place in the pedalboard. I will replace probably out by a Wampler Ego Compressor but it is not for now.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Finally, I actually use it for 3 months.

    The value for money is incomparable to the price of the occasion. I think this is a good pedal when you are in search of his own sound.

    With experience and the current means I remake this choice
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  • Too ambitious at Boss

    Boss CS-3 Compression SustainerPublished on 05/15/12 at 04:42
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Compression, Sustainer analog.

    A IN A OUT, an input power supply.

    Not true bypass pedal.

    UTILIZATION

    General configuration simple: a volume of output, a general tone, a knob controls the attack and a knob "Sustain" manager makes the compression ratio and thus increasing the sustain of the instrument.

    The manual is enough to get to know the beast, after, like any self-respecting compressor you will need to spend time on it to find the sound you want and what each instrument with which you are creating it for. And that these are things that can not be present in a manual.

    We would have liked a compression type indicator LED.

    SOUND QUALITY

    As often with Boss they wanted......
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    Compression, Sustainer analog.

    A IN A OUT, an input power supply.

    Not true bypass pedal.

    UTILIZATION

    General configuration simple: a volume of output, a general tone, a knob controls the attack and a knob "Sustain" manager makes the compression ratio and thus increasing the sustain of the instrument.

    The manual is enough to get to know the beast, after, like any self-respecting compressor you will need to spend time on it to find the sound you want and what each instrument with which you are creating it for. And that these are things that can not be present in a manual.

    We would have liked a compression type indicator LED.

    SOUND QUALITY

    As often with Boss they wanted to do too ambitious with a setting of "Sustain" that can grow in compression and keeping notes extreme, and a knob to "attack" can transform your guitar into a tommy gun in notes with an unrivaled sharpness However the quality of electronic'm not, which leads to the generation of steam and Feedback before they even reach half of the race on these knobs ... I have friends playing punk, grunge and noise that love it and use this pedal just to undesirable feedback and noise controls ... For my part I officiate mainly in pop, funk, hardcore and thrash metal, as you say that these parasites come out to me by the ears in styles which must be precise and sharp.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I did it change after shelved 6 months and tested three months with nothing to draw.

    I had played with and EBS Multicomp, MarkBass Compressore, Okko Coca Comp, they all have their peculiarities.

    I love the possibilities and direction of large very violent compression pedal, I hate its sound and its quality far from commensurate with its ambitions.

    The price / quality ratio is zero for the nine given the quality of the pedal, instead buy a secondhand and do change becomes very interesting, you can also buy directly modified, and then it becomes very very interesting.

    In short I would not buy anymore the original pedal new, it's not worth it.
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  • Boss CS-3 Compressor / Sustainer

    Boss CS-3 Compression SustainerPublished on 12/16/02 at 15:00
    I bought this unit from Mainstreet Music (Greensborough, Vic, Aus) and paid $230 for it.
    I knew a little about compression at the time and I bought this pedal for use with my bass rig.

    It makes an undescribeable difference to the music. It improves clarity, tone, adds punch and reduces huge dynamic changes. I have it set up for use as a limiter more than a sustainer. I consider it a part of my pre-amp now, it is almost always on and I would almost refuse to gig without it.

    hmmm... nothing! Perhaps the cost. It's a large price for something that doesn't have an effect that stands out like a wah wah. A wah though, is a novelty unit, whereas this gives a more professional sound.

    It's a......
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    I bought this unit from Mainstreet Music (Greensborough, Vic, Aus) and paid $230 for it.
    I knew a little about compression at the time and I bought this pedal for use with my bass rig.

    It makes an undescribeable difference to the music. It improves clarity, tone, adds punch and reduces huge dynamic changes. I have it set up for use as a limiter more than a sustainer. I consider it a part of my pre-amp now, it is almost always on and I would almost refuse to gig without it.

    hmmm... nothing! Perhaps the cost. It's a large price for something that doesn't have an effect that stands out like a wah wah. A wah though, is a novelty unit, whereas this gives a more professional sound.

    It's a BOSS. That is another way of saying that it is UNBREAKABLE. Sturdy as a tank and quality is guarenteed! (I think boss will even give you your money back if you're not pleased? or something like that.) the sound quality is immaculate, with almost no noise when used correctly.

    A must for bassists, really. The pedal can be used for any instrument and work well, but I think it is more likely a 'requirement' for the modern bassist.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Boss CS-3 Compressor Sustainer

    Boss CS-3 Compression SustainerPublished on 10/28/02 at 15:00
    Purchased on eBay for $32.00. I needed a good quality overdrive that didn't sound like a cheap imitation from a multi-effects board.

    First off, it's BOSS quality and is in a solid metal chassis. You could drop it off a building, soak it in your sink, drive over it with your truck, and stomp on it continually during a gig, and it'll still function great.

    The overdrive sounds great and can go from very very mellow to very very hard core. I need the flexibility of both and am not disappointed at all. You can strum a hard rhythm and then go to light picking and it'll still retain the characteristics of your individual guitar.

    The color looks pretty sissyfied to me. Pale yellow? ......
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    Purchased on eBay for $32.00. I needed a good quality overdrive that didn't sound like a cheap imitation from a multi-effects board.

    First off, it's BOSS quality and is in a solid metal chassis. You could drop it off a building, soak it in your sink, drive over it with your truck, and stomp on it continually during a gig, and it'll still function great.

    The overdrive sounds great and can go from very very mellow to very very hard core. I need the flexibility of both and am not disappointed at all. You can strum a hard rhythm and then go to light picking and it'll still retain the characteristics of your individual guitar.

    The color looks pretty sissyfied to me. Pale yellow? Ack!

    Solid metal chassis and legendary Boss quality.

    Great purchase and a no-brainer alternative if you can't afford the Ibanez TS9. A super pedal if you need flexibility and great quality sound that other multi-effect pedals try to but can't imitate.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Boss CS-3 Compression/Sustainer

    Boss CS-3 Compression SustainerPublished on 08/21/01 at 15:00
    i bought this for about $85.00 from Guitar Center..i bought it cause i THOUGHT it would be useful once i messed around with it...

    hmm....have to think about this one....its good for playing a lot of legato..but thats about it....oh, and i guess if you like a low signal then its good for that....

    Basicly the fact that i bought it pisses me off...i rarely play legato, and i like my pickups with a nice hot output so this thing does nothing for me but waste my money......i want it gone soon....

    Well BOSS effects are tough as hell...but i dont know about the quality of this perticular one..ive found no good enough use for it...

    If your thinking of a compression pedal..rethink it...wait......
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    i bought this for about $85.00 from Guitar Center..i bought it cause i THOUGHT it would be useful once i messed around with it...

    hmm....have to think about this one....its good for playing a lot of legato..but thats about it....oh, and i guess if you like a low signal then its good for that....

    Basicly the fact that i bought it pisses me off...i rarely play legato, and i like my pickups with a nice hot output so this thing does nothing for me but waste my money......i want it gone soon....

    Well BOSS effects are tough as hell...but i dont know about the quality of this perticular one..ive found no good enough use for it...

    If your thinking of a compression pedal..rethink it...wait and maybe consider it as some rack gear, but otherwise dont waste your money, you will be disappointed, you will have more fun with some modulation effects, such as a flanger : )

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Boss CS-3 Compression SustainerPublished on 08/31/05 at 05:17
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    Well I will not belabour the above: analog compressor, 4 rglages:

    - Level

    - Tone

    - Attack (which rgle the attack time before the start of compression, you turn left you activate the faster compression and gums more you attack, you turn right and you let the breath attack your rating)

    - Sustain (the compression ratio I think)

    UTILIZATION

    No manual with mine bought secondhand, I do not know if one exists.

    it's not complicated to find a sound, rglages are quite intuitive, not really need to know how a compressor (even if using a) fairly well seen.

    SOUND QUALITY

    I find the rglages too extreme, the compression is really mistaken, and mean and really feel the effect of......
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    Well I will not belabour the above: analog compressor, 4 rglages:

    - Level

    - Tone

    - Attack (which rgle the attack time before the start of compression, you turn left you activate the faster compression and gums more you attack, you turn right and you let the breath attack your rating)

    - Sustain (the compression ratio I think)

    UTILIZATION

    No manual with mine bought secondhand, I do not know if one exists.

    it's not complicated to find a sound, rglages are quite intuitive, not really need to know how a compressor (even if using a) fairly well seen.

    SOUND QUALITY

    I find the rglages too extreme, the compression is really mistaken, and mean and really feel the effect of compression playing.

    I found for myself that this musical rglages cantonns gear are in the ranges of low rglages "sustain", and letting it breathe attack.

    I use it mainly on my guitar, a little on my bass, this pedal works with honntement 2.

    I like him or her in a clear derrire wha, in agreements, in arpges, what a little while, either saturated with little gain, was used to obtain a more prcis and have a nice sustain on solos rock.

    Some accuse him of adding breath ... mouais is a compressor, the addition of steam is intrinsque the same effect him, not having nanmoins other essay I would not allow me to say it is less or noisier than another.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a few months, this is a compressor which makes his job, without more, it does not color the sound (a can be an advantage).

    Given the prices in secondhand has remained a good investment, but do not esprer miracles.

    I do it again this choice that price, without problem.
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  • Excellent pedal

    Boss CS-3 Compression SustainerPublished on 02/27/12 at 13:30
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    This pedal has two kinds of "effects":
    - The "sustain",
    - The attack.

    UTILIZATION

    Ultra-simple, you set the attack, sustain, the tone and level very easily. We obtain an adjustment pretty quickly.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Regarding the "sustain", I use a Mexican Strat, so I can say that this is really handy since there is virtually no on this guitar. However, we do not get the sustain of a Gibson Les Paul.

    Regarding the attack, you get a seriously flashy, even on my Vox AC15VR which is a hybrid amp.

    The compression works quite well, but I think we can do better.

    Caution should be used one or a pedal Suppresor Noise equivalent, because it tends to blow.

    OVERALL OPINION

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    This pedal has two kinds of "effects":
    - The "sustain",
    - The attack.

    UTILIZATION

    Ultra-simple, you set the attack, sustain, the tone and level very easily. We obtain an adjustment pretty quickly.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Regarding the "sustain", I use a Mexican Strat, so I can say that this is really handy since there is virtually no on this guitar. However, we do not get the sustain of a Gibson Les Paul.

    Regarding the attack, you get a seriously flashy, even on my Vox AC15VR which is a hybrid amp.

    The compression works quite well, but I think we can do better.

    Caution should be used one or a pedal Suppresor Noise equivalent, because it tends to blow.

    OVERALL OPINION

    This'm 9 months I use it, it should reasonably well for Strat missing some sustain, attack is very well modeled, the settings are easy.
    Overall, this is a good compressor pedal.
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