Boss PS-5 SUPER Shifter

Boss PS-5 SUPER Shifter

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PS-5 SUPER Shifter, Octaver/Harmonizer/Whammy from Boss.

8 user reviews

Boss PS-5 SUPER Shifter tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Boss
  • Model: PS-5 SUPER Shifter
  • Category: Octavers/Harmonizers/Whammies
  • Added in our database on: 04/20/2005

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Boss PS-5 SUPER Shifter user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 8 reviews )
 6 reviews75 %
 2 reviews25 %
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benderleben's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss PS-5 SUPER Shifter
So digital polyphonic! buffered (boss)
classic specs


very instinctive as dab in boss is strong and simple. all fashion have utility and found a nice tjs and adjustable sound with more versatility than the last pitch fork home EHX (see my opinion on the pitch fork ...)
exp pedal is also more progressive than the pitch fork


effect "bankable" it makes its taf as a war machine! the effect fortunately reproduced / unfortunately not exactly the sound of pitched guitar. for its precise pitch pitch fork to see again ...

for me the ideal would be to keep the two pedals (ps5 and pitch fork) ranks as the use of two effects do not necessarily apply to the same style (directory) or / and the same players.


EXCELLENT, I ais for a while there I was never lacking. the only compact that held and still holds a place in the first plan of this kind of effect.

Before_'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good performance!"

Boss PS-5 SUPER Shifter
A harmonizeur effect / whammy, each preach to his parish on the name of the effect.
An input, output (stereo), an input for an expression pedal.


I also read the book, I'm a quiche in musical scales (which not prevent me to have fun), I have read the lines to dip the different options, ie, flutter, t arm, the detune, harmonist, pitch shift.


Effective effect, I had NO real answer as to whether to play a semitone above / below in agreement pitch shifter mode. The answer is ... YES! BUT! There like a tremolo effect on it.
If not note by note, no worries.
I especially like the T Arm that are daunting, good must not be abused, we agree.
I never tested the harmonizer and it increased my musical creativity.
Riffs, ideas, you come easily.
I just use the Detune, I should look it over.
Flutter is nice, as if playing vibrato anything.
Adding an octave chords thicken your sound well, I love.


I have a few weeks. I hesitated a long time with the whammy (living legend indeed) but too bulky. I trust boss for its products (except some stuff like the mt2 but nevermind).
This effect goes everywhere, which enriches the guitar (simulate a 12-string for example). I'm not at all disappointed with this purchase, on the contrary, it is a different approach to composition and it pushes creativity!

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

Boss PS-5 SUPER Shifter
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There is also the possibility to connect an external expression pedal (volume pedal for example) to control certain effects in real time.
2 separate outputs which can attack any two different amps. parative very Harmonist in the way if we try a different sound on the second track.
I put 7 because no possibility of setting. what might have been much better to set up such a stone Regleg different and easily change during a game


The general configuration is it simple? Yes
Editing sounds and effects is it easy? : Yes but you know what you want to do in advance. For example choose the right key harmonic mode, make the right implementation, not all are adpatées to the current track playing
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ... yes


The effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough? yes, very efficient, lined the road is very faithful to the original, there is no sound distortion.

Which instruments do you use? Guitar

Which ones you prefer, you hate? I like the way Harmonist


How long have you use it? one year, and I still use all the possibilities
What is so special that you like most and least? : The most, very good sound quality, the least: It is important to remember its settings before use, for each piece, not support improvisation
How would you rate the quality / price? I found a bit expensive, I have gained as found by chance at a great price.
- With experience, you do again this choice? ... at the price I bought it so, I do not think nine.
I put 7 because of the price too high

Teuf44's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss PS-5 SUPER Shifter
The PS-5 is one whose CHARACTERISTICS numrique pedals are well trs Submitted on the manufacturer's website: -5 / ( )

Level connections, there are two inputs (guitar + pedals expression) and outputs Stros.


The configuration of the pedals is very simple, mainly thanks to the double knob left. If we know something to the ranges, fifths, etc. has to be simple. It is not my case, but I like a tamper so I do not and drang is fairly intuitive to find rglages "that sound".

For the manual, I'll have me diving for mode Tremolo Arm (Dive Bomber, etc.) when there is a branch of expression pedals must both maintain the Boss pedals down e and pedals to play with XP. There is therefore need both feet, and it is clear that the problem is standing ds, (I'll see if we can change this in the manual and post it here if I find the solution

To this concern, I put 6 at the moment, because the function of pedals XP is not usable for me live, or too dicey say ...


The harmonies, octaves have a good record, although a peroit pti raction trs short time, but few Gnant. One can for example replicate arpge intro of My Iron Lung Radiohead Manir enough of authentic

The Detune can get quite cold chorus (numrique), but in the style they are quite effective. I have a chorus Danelectro Coolcat to compare and they are quite complmentaires finally ... the Danelectro friendly enough, the other more "mtallique" ...

The Tremolo Arm and Flutter are quite DLIR, but the concern is that the ds knob is calculated on any of these effects, even without turning the pedals, there is a micro dcalage between what is playing and hearing. Probably the buffer used to modulate the sound. It's pretty Drang, especially if you do not want to use the effect of an instant prcis song, play all the rest should be fairly lightweight DCAL pnible. It would probably put it in a loop by a box with A / B. ..

Other than that, it fulfills its rle its level for those who love this type of effect ...


I use it recently, but quite intensively every time. If you like tampering, it's pretty exciting. What I like most is versatile in a "small" pedals and the quality of the sounds produced.
The only BMOL the latency observed the use and the fact that one must maintain the pedals pushed to use the expression pedals (unusable when standing), but I will see the manual or forums for the latter and will post a walkthrough if found.

The ratio quality price is not good because the pedals trs Submitted consquents the default user for a live situation against a WH-4 at the same price and int grant it, the expression pedals.

In conclusion, the PS-5 is for use studio / apartment ', but few exploitable live with pedals prior to XP. Should I try the WH-4 to see ...

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