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warior 68's review - Boss SYB-5 Bass Synthesizer

This pedal adds to the sound of a bass synth sound. Several waveforms are available, with some variations: sawtooth, square wave, more full of other amazing sounds.

The pedal has a low pass filter. By default, the filter follows the envelope of the bass sound, but it can also be modulated by an expression pedal (producing a sound like a wah-wah). 2 modes, the filter follows a LFO (for wobble sounds like Dubstep, Drum & bass).

There is a low input, expression pedal input. There is an output jack, plus another outlet for separating its clear bass and synth sound of the pedal if a jack is plugged into the outlet


must absolutely understand what button does what! from here ... we do is we want the manual is explicit about it
no internal memory! but there is a blank sample at the end of the manual to record your personal settings.


I use the boss for funk in general for very groovy bass lines. the synth sounds are very different, they reproduce wonderfully sounds from Earth Wind and fire a daft punk generation are two very different synth sounds!
there is much talk of latency!, I think it is very correct! ... For his work properly (little trick) it will initially use a cabbage cabbage or scratch tape end of the shaft to remove the parasitic harmonics of the instrument (very important !!)
have a clear and clean game (no For troubleshooting for experienced bass player)
-and especially its direct use of the low (dry 34) with the Treaty limited the maximum effect of dropping sounds.
the knob decay rate is very important to optimize a fast game and a more sedate game! this is by experience and various test I just say that this is the most important adjustment to make the most of the gameplay and reactivity pedal!


I use the boss for over 2 years and still the same fun! I admit putting it in the closet to try something else ... (supersynth markbass) and other multi effect pedal with integrated synth (Korg) but without success! sustain of the instrument is preserved.
for me the bass synth to be used as an accompanying instrument to support the beat and the groove and not ghostly sounds and spacy to be rarely exploitable group (aside for the hard-compound and electro)
I love the synth 5 boss because he does everything, whether it is a clean and punchy dirty well (popping sound) or the cosmic sound!
I use:
Low: warwick corvette 5 active, fender jazz bass 5 active Luxury
amp: cmd 2x10 markbass
I pair my boss with a markbass octave which for me is the winning combination for the sound !! ... !!!!
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