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Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal

Sound Quality

Here's where things get interesting... First things first, I love Boss pedals. Let me say that again: I love Boss pedals. Everything in my effects chain (with the exception of my EBow, which isn't a pedal) is Boss. I bought this pedal a few years ago, thinking that I could get some really cool sounds out of it. I played with it a few times and I could never get anything good. I ended up trading it a few days ago because I was tired of having it collect dust on my pedalboard. Everyone else seems to be giving it good reviews, so I probably didn't know how to use the darn thing, or expected it to do something it wasn't designed for. That being said, if you're expecting an obvious effect, the CS-3 won't do it. Very subtle and while I'm sure it's useful for something, I didn't like it and I never used it.


Can't fault Boss here. Tough stuff, no doubt about that. Never had a Boss pedal fail, and I don't think I ever will.


General Comments

OK...so maybe I didn't know how to use it properly. Maybe I had the wrong idea of what this pedal did. Maybe mine was a lemon. In any case, for me, this was a worthless effect. Never did anything to my sound to convince me it was worth keeping. If you know what you're doing, then maybe this is a great pedal. Just be warned...

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