Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal

- Uses 9-volt battery or PSA-120S adapter (not included).
- Shipping Dimensions (H x W x D): 3 x 4 x 1.06
- Shipping Weight: 6 lbs.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BOS CS3
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
(107 ratings)
Submitted August 8, 2013 by Vanessa P in Sedona, AZ
"The catalyst of my sound"
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Let's face facts - your sound is incomplete without compression somewhere in the mix. You could spend anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a several thousand dollars on rack gear and great effects, but if there's no compression in there it's like a new tire with a pin-hole leak in it. Your sound isn't airtight.This Boss pedal gives you that element in a simple, affordable package and brings it all together like the salt in your stew. And it does so amazingly well. I have two other rack compressors, but this pedal gives me a much greater mobility and versatility without compromising my sound.It really shines when you run it into your amp clean, with no other effects engaged. Just your naked guitar, neither too loud nor too soft.Beautiful!
It has no sound of its own, it just brings out your guitar's tone in a simple, effective manner.
The Sustainer aspect of this pedal performs amazingly well for the price range. At higher settings, though, you may need a noise gate at the end of your effects chain.
Ease of Use
It's a Boss Pedal. Great quality ... easy as pie.
Absolutely made well. I've had mine for many years and it still holds out like a tank.
It's very much worth its price. You could spend tons more on a boutique item, but you'll hear very little difference.
Manufacturer Support
Never had to use Manufacturer Support.
The Wow Factor
At the front of my effects chain, this thing tames the peaks while delivering smooth, amazing tone.
Musical Background:
I've been playing a long time - don't ask!
Musical Style:
My style ranges from Classical to Blues, with heavy doses of Jazz and Progressive Rock.
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