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  • enosareenosare

    Excellent overdrive

    Boss OD-3 OverDrivePublished on 02/07/13 at 19:02
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    Boss overdrive knobs 3

    UTILIZATION

    A very simple configuration, and the sound is to immediately

    SOUND QUALITY

    Very good sound quality, I play fusion by putting a Level 11 h tone 9am 10am and drive was a warm and very musical makes me want to play I play on a strat for a short time (before and ibanez musicman)
    I tried to amp all-tube and transistor without changing my settings to get my sound jarrive

    OVERALL OPINION

    I uses last December I like its ergonomics ease of setting it is very well designed, however when I want more gain I couples with dual ht on clean channel with Gain and Level thorough but very good c particular
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    Boss overdrive knobs 3

    UTILIZATION

    A very simple configuration, and the sound is to immediately

    SOUND QUALITY

    Very good sound quality, I play fusion by putting a Level 11 h tone 9am 10am and drive was a warm and very musical makes me want to play I play on a strat for a short time (before and ibanez musicman)
    I tried to amp all-tube and transistor without changing my settings to get my sound jarrive

    OVERALL OPINION

    I uses last December I like its ergonomics ease of setting it is very well designed, however when I want more gain I couples with dual ht on clean channel with Gain and Level thorough but very good c particular
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  • tonmazztonmazz

    Boss OD-3 is pretty good

    Boss OD-3 OverDrivePublished on 08/19/12 at 21:39
    The Boss OD-3 is a pretty simple pedal in that it has three dials and they speak for themselves. It comes with a Level, Tone and Drive dial as most overdrives have. The OD-3 doesn't have any fancy toggle switches, mode switches or stereo out jacks. This is as straight forward as it gets. Comes with the typical Boss construction and battery screw in the front as expected.

    UTILIZATION

    As said above, this is a very east pedal to use. Just set the tone, Level and drive to your liking and either you like what you hear or you don't. The manual spells it out as well and I have no issues with the utilization.

    SOUND QUALITY

    The OD-3 has a very open and organic tone, which I like. I…
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    The Boss OD-3 is a pretty simple pedal in that it has three dials and they speak for themselves. It comes with a Level, Tone and Drive dial as most overdrives have. The OD-3 doesn't have any fancy toggle switches, mode switches or stereo out jacks. This is as straight forward as it gets. Comes with the typical Boss construction and battery screw in the front as expected.

    UTILIZATION

    As said above, this is a very east pedal to use. Just set the tone, Level and drive to your liking and either you like what you hear or you don't. The manual spells it out as well and I have no issues with the utilization.

    SOUND QUALITY

    The OD-3 has a very open and organic tone, which I like. It is definitely not boutique quality sound like a Suhr Koko boost or even an OCD for that matter. It is the kind of pedal you could and should put in front of a non modded Marshall for pure and simple 80's metal tone. After all an overdrive should complement the original tone of the amp, not color it too much. The OD-3 does just that and does it pretty well. If you have an already hot set up, the OD-3 will give you a bit more without sending the amp into uncontrollable squeals, although with the drive maxed it is possible. The sweet spot for this pedal is in front of an old JCM 800 or JMP with the gains at about noon. This pedal will give you that 80's roar with that little bit extra.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I think this is a great and simple pedal, no bells and whistles. The price for the OD-3 is about $78 new but you could grab one for $50 or under on EBay. At either price, I don't think you would be disappointed. It does what an overdrive should do; boost a signal that little bit to rise above the mix. If you are looking for something to take you into super-hot territory, this is not the pedal for you. Better alternatives would be the Rocket Fuel pedal by Majik Box or the Koko boost by Suhr. Yes these are boutique and expensive but they serve a different purpose. The OD-3 is simple and works well for what it is. Classic rock players should have one of these in the arsenal for sure. Bottom line is this is a good pedal at a fair price.

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  • HatsubaiHatsubai

    The warmer SD1

    Boss OD-3 OverDrivePublished on 01/09/12 at 16:49
    The Boss OD3 is very similar to the SD1. In fact, they're more similar than a lot of people lead on to believe. However, there are some differences. I mean, if there weren't, Boss (probably) wouldn't release two different pedals with different names. The pedal has your basic level, gain and tone knob. It's a FET buffered pedal with the ability to run a 9v battery in case you don't have any way to power this thing. Aside from that, it's pretty much like your standard BOSS pedal on the outside.

    UTILIZATION

    The knobs are laid out nicely, just like all BOS pedals are. The things are crazy tough, too. I once saw a guy hammer some parts on his guitar with one of these because he …
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    The Boss OD3 is very similar to the SD1. In fact, they're more similar than a lot of people lead on to believe. However, there are some differences. I mean, if there weren't, Boss (probably) wouldn't release two different pedals with different names. The pedal has your basic level, gain and tone knob. It's a FET buffered pedal with the ability to run a 9v battery in case you don't have any way to power this thing. Aside from that, it's pretty much like your standard BOSS pedal on the outside.

    UTILIZATION

    The knobs are laid out nicely, just like all BOS pedals are. The things are crazy tough, too. I once saw a guy hammer some parts on his guitar with one of these because he couldn't find his hammer in his toolbox. It was scuffed up a bit, but it worked. It's surprising how much abuse these things can really take. As long as you don't spill anything on them, they're pretty solid. Setting it up is simple, and there's no need for a manual for these things. Want gain? Crank it. Want more level? Turn the knob. Want a brighter or fatter tone? There's your tone knob.

    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound, as mentioned before, is very similar to the SD1. However, this pedal is a bit more on the vintage side of things. Where as the SD1 is a very strong boost that pushes amps into overdrive, this is a bit warmer and fatter sounding. It almost reminds me of a BD2 at times, but it's a bit different from that. It works great if you need to add some warm sounding overdrive to an amp, but I wouldn't use it as a primary distortion pedal as it won't have enough gain, most likely. It really depends on what kind of music you're going for.

    OVERALL OPINION

    If you're looking for a warmer sounding overdrive, check these out. They're really cool sounding pedals that are a bit different from the SD1 that everybody seems to run today. It's like BOSS's version of a tubescreamer, I guess. Then again, I guess the SD1, BD2 and countless other pedals they have are the same way...
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  • Anonymous

    Boss OD-3 OverDrivePublished on 01/01/04 at 13:09
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    It pedals of a Over Drive, Boss (Roland), 3 rotary potentiomtres (Level, Tone, Drive), an LED, it's easy to use, a jack between one another exit, you walk on it and works. Ha, if the color yellow ...

    UTILIZATION

    To use it you plug trs trs simple, it triggers and these are the rglages are really simple to understand is the solid hardware, we are not afraid to break by giving unfortunate kick! the problem is on battery power, it takes a while but the time must still small, so we must think to have a spare battery o run on AC adapter, which is really not the 'IDAL on scne!

    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound is not bad, but not great transcendent pedals makes this a lack of personal …
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    It pedals of a Over Drive, Boss (Roland), 3 rotary potentiomtres (Level, Tone, Drive), an LED, it's easy to use, a jack between one another exit, you walk on it and works. Ha, if the color yellow ...

    UTILIZATION

    To use it you plug trs trs simple, it triggers and these are the rglages are really simple to understand is the solid hardware, we are not afraid to break by giving unfortunate kick! the problem is on battery power, it takes a while but the time must still small, so we must think to have a spare battery o run on AC adapter, which is really not the 'IDAL on scne!

    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound is not bad, but not great transcendent pedals makes this a lack of personal one can be too clean my taste, but I prfre has something that sounds too dirty as one can cardboard (the grunge of the same brand for example), you do not lose in acute, severe and "puff" not all other frquences, however it comes on the knob " tone ", which allows the rgler frequencies. But even by varying the rglages this level, the pedals s'apperoit lack of personality makes it a basic filter plutt vritable eq. So I use the pedals on the guitar rarely, it is well on keyboards and effect in a mix occasionally, because the sound is clean and not too typical as possible . Otherwise not too much background noise.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for about 6 months, I like the clean cot but I suporte not the power supply (puts a lot of cables around dj there as a lot and live parasites) otherwise put a hand I'm happy plutt! For the seeker of an Over drive pedals requires the SSAI, it goes everywhere, which is an advantage when more practical style of music, the report quality price plutt correct.
    It suits me well even though I rarely use, but it may not suit the blues (too much effect), and at least EnCorr mtaleux base (we too recognize the release notes)
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  • prodilionprodilion

    Boss OD-3 OverDrivePublished on 07/07/04 at 08:13
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    View Previous notice. Level, Tone, Drive. It's simple.

    UTILIZATION

    Easy and robust.
    Food batteries. You really need an external power supply. In any case, never leave a jack on the branch between the battery ca bouffe.
    The level knob brings a lot of gain.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Ring of the knob allows fine variations of the knob Drive.
    I find this really sche overdrive on a guitar.
    With a low per cons, I love!
    The sound is guturale takes throat, aggressive, sometimes rsons or dirty, at least raw and powerful.
    I complte with the Boss CE-5 chorus.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Buy the hand like me.
    No need to take a expr pedals for bass.
    For guitar pedals to prfrez a…
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    View Previous notice. Level, Tone, Drive. It's simple.

    UTILIZATION

    Easy and robust.
    Food batteries. You really need an external power supply. In any case, never leave a jack on the branch between the battery ca bouffe.
    The level knob brings a lot of gain.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Ring of the knob allows fine variations of the knob Drive.
    I find this really sche overdrive on a guitar.
    With a low per cons, I love!
    The sound is guturale takes throat, aggressive, sometimes rsons or dirty, at least raw and powerful.
    I complte with the Boss CE-5 chorus.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Buy the hand like me.
    No need to take a expr pedals for bass.
    For guitar pedals to prfrez a warmer sound (lamp?).
    Effective bass.
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  • tieptiep

    Boss OD-3 OverDrivePublished on 02/25/05 at 03:06
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    Level, tone, drive ... need I say more?

    UTILIZATION

    Ditto

    SOUND QUALITY

    C then the foot
    has not saturate normment, After all, it's a overdrive (although with HS6 ...)
    But the grain is lbr /> Personally, I do not lacated the sound is cold.
    Although it is dry enough, and that's a you love or not overdrive, but there is a certain warmth.
    And we hear it all the more when pushing the amp a little
    On mine, the drive has always ets Basically, I RULES then with the volume of my guitar.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The PDAL is a killer, especially for playing the blues rock of nervous or pink floyd.
    Above all, do not compare a TS9, this has nothing to do.
    This is es…
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    Level, tone, drive ... need I say more?

    UTILIZATION

    Ditto

    SOUND QUALITY

    C then the foot
    has not saturate normment, After all, it's a overdrive (although with HS6 ...)
    But the grain is lbr /> Personally, I do not lacated the sound is cold.
    Although it is dry enough, and that's a you love or not overdrive, but there is a certain warmth.
    And we hear it all the more when pushing the amp a little
    On mine, the drive has always ets Basically, I RULES then with the volume of my guitar.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The PDAL is a killer, especially for playing the blues rock of nervous or pink floyd.
    Above all, do not compare a TS9, this has nothing to do.
    This is especially daughter pedals for rock ...
    I would do this choice assurment

    PS: upstream of a saturated 30 classic is something ....( a breath a little, but worth trying ...)
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  • Dark*Dark*

    Boss OD-3 OverDrivePublished on 02/27/05 at 08:42
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    Level, tone, drive.

    UTILIZATION

    3 buttons, but it can offer all the same great possibility of rglages for a single effect pedals! is simple to use.

    SOUND QUALITY

    CA is in overdrive! Sound rock, blues sound, and even a distortion Modra, it's good! A good seed, the sound is somewhat dry, but when there are even some heat by making the right rglages. Put the drive back and go!

    OVERALL OPINION

    G-ni-al! We request the overdrive, boss we offer many beautiful Manir. This is my overdrive pedals Premire and I rock, blues and even punk, just tweak the knobs a bit and it is started;)
    A choice that I do not regret ...
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    Level, tone, drive.

    UTILIZATION

    3 buttons, but it can offer all the same great possibility of rglages for a single effect pedals! is simple to use.

    SOUND QUALITY

    CA is in overdrive! Sound rock, blues sound, and even a distortion Modra, it's good! A good seed, the sound is somewhat dry, but when there are even some heat by making the right rglages. Put the drive back and go!

    OVERALL OPINION

    G-ni-al! We request the overdrive, boss we offer many beautiful Manir. This is my overdrive pedals Premire and I rock, blues and even punk, just tweak the knobs a bit and it is started;)
    A choice that I do not regret ...
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  • benoatbenoat

    Boss OD-3 OverDrivePublished on 01/06/06 at 12:39
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    Level, tone, drive

    UTILIZATION

    Can be easier with almost no boss, you plug it sounds, make a bonfire with this book and others from cheap boss!

    SOUND QUALITY

    qualities: superb sound, the grain is beautiful! I find it hot and dry, it could also mean standard overdrive this is an excellent blend with any type of effect! the sound is very clear is very gentle on the ears.

    the defects: this pedal sounds as well drive a substance and tone well underway, as the sound seems muffled and rough with a very low tone, the same time it remains a matter of taste and it does widens the range the sound of this pedal!

    I use all this with a Start and a Peavey Classic 30, and I mus…
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    Level, tone, drive

    UTILIZATION

    Can be easier with almost no boss, you plug it sounds, make a bonfire with this book and others from cheap boss!

    SOUND QUALITY

    qualities: superb sound, the grain is beautiful! I find it hot and dry, it could also mean standard overdrive this is an excellent blend with any type of effect! the sound is very clear is very gentle on the ears.

    the defects: this pedal sounds as well drive a substance and tone well underway, as the sound seems muffled and rough with a very low tone, the same time it remains a matter of taste and it does widens the range the sound of this pedal!

    I use all this with a Start and a Peavey Classic 30, and I must say that I particularly appreciated with this amp!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I tried bcp other models before buying and what I like in a certain way is that it is ... the number of standard overdrive typed showed me that I tried that what is called "standard" is actually a pejorative adjective meaning "that stands out."
    default: you could have a lower price anyway! it hurts to spend 600fr to (roughly) three buttons and an electronic circuit ... we can never say asser! I use it for a few weeks, I would do this choice because it suits me, we must try.
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  • amatthieuamatthieu

    Boss OD-3 OverDrivePublished on 11/02/07 at 13:27
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Overdrive pedal 9volt
    3 rglages, gain, volume, Tone

    UTILIZATION

    Simple but you have to play with all the knobs (scratch amp pedal ...., normal in fact)

    SOUND QUALITY

    Excellent, bought by chance Craille history (yes, Craille) lgrement a good clean sound, I have a super Discoveries pedals. Rgl as follows: vol. 21h, 20h gain, tone. 1-5h, and acute Tone down two to three on the guitar, microphone serious, I get exactly (and it's crazy what it is to get sound you want, yes , yes) espces of these notes rsons as voice, lost (thank you the reverb of the amp when same), lamenting, as calls in the middle of nothing ....

    cit dry sound if above is my opinion of using the bott…
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    Overdrive pedal 9volt
    3 rglages, gain, volume, Tone

    UTILIZATION

    Simple but you have to play with all the knobs (scratch amp pedal ...., normal in fact)

    SOUND QUALITY

    Excellent, bought by chance Craille history (yes, Craille) lgrement a good clean sound, I have a super Discoveries pedals. Rgl as follows: vol. 21h, 20h gain, tone. 1-5h, and acute Tone down two to three on the guitar, microphone serious, I get exactly (and it's crazy what it is to get sound you want, yes , yes) espces of these notes rsons as voice, lost (thank you the reverb of the amp when same), lamenting, as calls in the middle of nothing ....

    cit dry sound if above is my opinion of using the bottom of the gain knob .. I find the pedals trs subtle-even when it requires the express and many COSTS

    OVERALL OPINION

    Used for a year, with a crappy amp plutt (5Ow drive a pro who's still a clean acceptable) and Cort M8OO, I do not activate on some pieces, ultra clean sound, without frills, is often better brand (Full Control of sound) the effects ... but as said before, when my goal is to talk about the alien who is alone on a plant in ruins, I hit a little bit on the yellow pedals ..

    Is what I would do this choice? not worth it, unless a conn ... come and bite me (and yet it is under glass with thermal sensors in a pice blind in a vacant lot ..... I'm often late to the concert ..). Above all, a m'vite to choice, and keep my money. After a few pedals purchased to tempt fate, I must admit that this is the only one with my compressor I jealously guards .. the rest is blank! (Obviously got question, but I like what is simple).
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  • lagartija nicklagartija nick

    Boss OD-3 OverDrivePublished on 11/04/08 at 11:00
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    Simple, old fashioned, with a good output signal (compared to other overdrive pedals)

    UTILIZATION

    It's a bit messy overdrive accurate and yet I use a Peavey XXX, even on channels all lights (little incongruous feedback) but I play with Gibson, Epiphone and Lag
    The sound on channels lamps add color and the clean channel, it behaves like a real tube screamer ... we see little difference with the right settings!
    Stunning!

    SOUND QUALITY

    Realistic, warm and very natural as I said above, with enough gain (depending on the scratches of course) to go into the metal and quite "clear" for arpeggios.
    Nothing like a distortion / metal any area that I can humanly be used on m…
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    Simple, old fashioned, with a good output signal (compared to other overdrive pedals)

    UTILIZATION

    It's a bit messy overdrive accurate and yet I use a Peavey XXX, even on channels all lights (little incongruous feedback) but I play with Gibson, Epiphone and Lag
    The sound on channels lamps add color and the clean channel, it behaves like a real tube screamer ... we see little difference with the right settings!
    Stunning!

    SOUND QUALITY

    Realistic, warm and very natural as I said above, with enough gain (depending on the scratches of course) to go into the metal and quite "clear" for arpeggios.
    Nothing like a distortion / metal any area that I can humanly be used on my Peavey XXX: wild jumble audio feedback provided ... but here's Feedback music are controlled without problems, same for the harmonics! Even with chorus and delay ...
    No need for noise gate
    And yet I have the sound of Killing Joke, Motorhead or even Discharge ...
    A unrestricted use on any transistor amp!

    OVERALL OPINION

    One of the few that I use overdrive pedals on stage with all my lights ... no hassle and a clean and powerful at all levels (and my XXX is not a model of sobriety quiet (compared to a Marshall or a Fender All Tube)
    And I've tried for 30 years! (Only TS9 Ibanez is similar)
    Recommended from beginner to pro!
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  • iamqmaniamqman

    Richer and thicker

    Boss OD-3 OverDrivePublished on 08/03/11 at 10:32
    I am a big fan of the Boss OD-2. I have always liked the turbo switch on the pedal. It mixed very well with a Marshall JMP and using the jumper cable. I wold get some great classic rock tones with that setup. This one is the newest revision to the overdrive Boss OD pedals. This one removed the turbo switch and went with only three control knobs like many of their other pedals. This one however has a lot more gain on tap compared to the old Boss OD-2. So therefore the turbo switch is within the sweeping control of the gain so you will be able to dial that turbo in with the gain control knob.

    UTILIZATION

    Specifications

    Controls: Level, Tone, Drive
    Connectors: Input, Outp…
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    I am a big fan of the Boss OD-2. I have always liked the turbo switch on the pedal. It mixed very well with a Marshall JMP and using the jumper cable. I wold get some great classic rock tones with that setup. This one is the newest revision to the overdrive Boss OD pedals. This one removed the turbo switch and went with only three control knobs like many of their other pedals. This one however has a lot more gain on tap compared to the old Boss OD-2. So therefore the turbo switch is within the sweeping control of the gain so you will be able to dial that turbo in with the gain control knob.

    UTILIZATION

    Specifications

    Controls: Level, Tone, Drive
    Connectors: Input, Output, AC Adaptor
    Current Draw: 9 mA (DC 9V)
    Recommended AC Adaptor: PSA Series

    Details
    Type Overdrive
    Inputs 1 x Instrument
    Outputs 1 x 1/4"
    Power Supply Included No
    Batteries 1 x 9V
    Height 2.4"
    Depth 5.1"
    Width 2.9"
    Weight 1 lbs.

    SOUND QUALITY

    This is a great pedal to thrown in front of a high gain amp. You will get a similar response to the Boss SD-1 where the tone just jumps out in the mix a lot better. Those two pedals are very different voiced pedals but the reaction from the amp will be very similar. So if you like the way the Boss SD-1 sounds and reacts to your Marshall amp or whatever, you might like how this one does the same thing.

    This pedal has a good sweeping tone that you can dial this thing into a good booster pedal by lowering the gain and boosting the volume or level. This will be good driving the front of your already overdriven amp. Or you can run the gain all the way up and get that pedal in front of a Fender Hot Rod amp and you will get some great rock tones.

    OVERALL OPINION

    At new these pedals come in right at around $80. which is a great deal on a very good sounding pedal. This is a good pedal for a budgeted consumer who needs to push his or her amp into overdriven territory. I would recommend this pedal to anyone who9 has a Marshall amp and wants to get a higher gain tone out of it. This is a great pedal for that.
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  • wwhhhaattwwhhhaatt

    Great overdrive

    Boss OD-3 OverDrivePublished on 07/20/11 at 11:08
    The boss od-3 is a simple overdrive pedal with the standard boss single stomp box layout. It has standard 1/4" input and output jacks, 9 volt DC input jack, 9 volt battery snap under the bypass door, and controls for drive, level, and tone.

    Housed in the tough as a brick boss box.

    UTILIZATION

    There are not any confusing controls on this box which is how I think overdrives should be. Just plug in your cables, power it up, and go. The manual is fine but if you have ever used any other pedal then you don't even need to take it out of the box. Another great thing is that this pedal sounds pretty good with the controls all set to 12:00 making it very easy to integrate into your set-u…
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    The boss od-3 is a simple overdrive pedal with the standard boss single stomp box layout. It has standard 1/4" input and output jacks, 9 volt DC input jack, 9 volt battery snap under the bypass door, and controls for drive, level, and tone.

    Housed in the tough as a brick boss box.

    UTILIZATION

    There are not any confusing controls on this box which is how I think overdrives should be. Just plug in your cables, power it up, and go. The manual is fine but if you have ever used any other pedal then you don't even need to take it out of the box. Another great thing is that this pedal sounds pretty good with the controls all set to 12:00 making it very easy to integrate into your set-up.

    SOUND QUALITY

    I used (I sold it once I started building my own overdrives) this pedal in a guitar set up as an overdrive for my clean channel and also as a boost for my lead channel. As an overdrive I was very surprised with how good it sounds. Some of the other boss overdrive/distortion boxes sound plain and boxy but this one held it's own against much more expensive pedals. There is a wide range of useable sounds from light drive to a classic rock crunch. I really enjoyed the sound of the gain about 3/4 of the way into an amp with a bit of breakup. It really kicked the sound up without getting muddy or causing too much noise. Single note lines were fattened and chords retained their clarity even with the added gain.

    As a boost in the typical set up of gain on 0, volume an 10, and tone around noon it really tightened up my distortion sound. The pedal cuts out a bit of bass similar to a tube screamer but without the massive mid hump in the EQ. Using the pedal like this allowed me to get more modern metal sounds out of mid gain amps. I used it with some orange and budda amps and was surprised how metal I could get them sounding. In front of my Framus cobra's lead channel it provided that popular clear, tight, compressed tone you hear on many current metal albums. The amp can do that sound on it's own but I preferred having it set more moderately and kicking this pedal on top when needed.

    OVERALL OPINION

    This is a great pedal and I think anybody looking for an overdrive should check it out before dropping much more money on all the boutique pedals out there. For the price, especially used, you just can't get a better option and it holds it's own against the more expensive stuff. If I ever get tired of my current overdrive I will probably pick another one of these up.
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  • BlackMapleBlackMaple

    Boss OD-3 OverDrivePublished on 03/29/10 at 13:53
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    Overdrive, tone and volume gain. Classic.

    9v boss psa home or any other course.

    UTILIZATION

    Simplssime ...

    SOUND QUALITY

    It is a very good overdrive pedal.

    In the range of home boss overdrive dense, thick and roughened is this one.

    The sound is warm and responds perfectly to the guitar. Overdrive amp lamp sum.
    She enjoys body and low states. The color is sharp and rattling or oily wish.
    Oriented enough that the medium out of the mix is ​​the sister OD1. We are in the same register but the benefits OD3 pus and body fat. Not the BD2 is something else ...
    The output level is reasonable but sufficient to make a powerful overdrive.
    The OD3 provides adequate gain a…
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    Overdrive, tone and volume gain. Classic.

    9v boss psa home or any other course.

    UTILIZATION

    Simplssime ...

    SOUND QUALITY

    It is a very good overdrive pedal.

    In the range of home boss overdrive dense, thick and roughened is this one.

    The sound is warm and responds perfectly to the guitar. Overdrive amp lamp sum.
    She enjoys body and low states. The color is sharp and rattling or oily wish.
    Oriented enough that the medium out of the mix is ​​the sister OD1. We are in the same register but the benefits OD3 pus and body fat. Not the BD2 is something else ...
    The output level is reasonable but sufficient to make a powerful overdrive.
    The OD3 provides adequate gain and tonal balance to rival its competitors.

    She managed to spell mix, she died. Nickel.

    OVERALL OPINION

    A very good overdrive pedal.
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  • Audiofanzine FRAudiofanzine FR

    Boss OD-3 OverDrivePublished on 11/04/08 at 11:00
    (Originally written by lagartija nick/translated from Audiofanzine FR)

    Simple, traditional and good sounding overdrive effect.

    UTILIZATION

    It has an accurate and well-defined sound although I use it with a Peavey XXX, even with the all-tube channels of the amp. I have several guitars from Gibson, Epiphone and Lag.
    This overdrive adds a specific color to the sound of the tube channels and acts as a real tube screamer with the clean channel sounding very transparent with the right settings!
    Stunning!!!

    SOUND QUALITY

    It has a warm and natural sound with enough gain (depending on the guitar, of course) for heavy metal and enough "clarity" for arpeggios.
    It's not comparable to…
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    (Originally written by lagartija nick/translated from Audiofanzine FR)

    Simple, traditional and good sounding overdrive effect.

    UTILIZATION

    It has an accurate and well-defined sound although I use it with a Peavey XXX, even with the all-tube channels of the amp. I have several guitars from Gibson, Epiphone and Lag.
    This overdrive adds a specific color to the sound of the tube channels and acts as a real tube screamer with the clean channel sounding very transparent with the right settings!
    Stunning!!!

    SOUND QUALITY

    It has a warm and natural sound with enough gain (depending on the guitar, of course) for heavy metal and enough "clarity" for arpeggios.
    It's not comparable to a heavy metal distortion pedal, which I wouldn't be able to use with my Peavey XXX without getting uncontrolled feedbacks and a muddy sound... With this pedal I get musical easy-to-control feedbacks and overtones! Even with chorus and delay effects...
    No need for a noise gate.
    And still I get the sound of Killing Joke, Motorhead or Discharge...
    To be used without restriction with every solid state amp!!!

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's one of the few overdrive pedals I'm using on stage with my all-tube amp... I have zero problems and a powerful well-defined sound (although my XXX isn't as restrained as an all-tube Marshall or Fender)
    I have tested lots of overdrive pedals over the last 30 years!! And only the Ibanez TS9 sounds similar.
    I recommend it to beginners as well as pros!!
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