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Too ambitious at Boss - Reviews Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer

Compression, Analog Sustainer.

A IN A OUT, a power supply input.

Non pedal true bypass.


Simple general configuration: an output volume, overall tone, a knob controlling the attack and a knob "Sustain" manager makes the compression ratio and thus, increasing the sustain of the instrument.

The manual is enough to get to know the beast, after, like any self-respecting compressor you will need to spend time on it to find the sound you and for each instrument with which you use it. And that these are things that can not be found in a textbook.

We would have liked a compression type LED indicator light.


As often with Boss they wanted to be too ambitious with a setting of "Sustain" that can grow in compression and holding extreme rating, and a knob of "attack" can transform your notes at submachine guitar with unrivaled sharpness However the quality of the electronic'm not, resulting in the generation of steam and Feedback before reaching half of the race on these knobs ... I have friends playing punk, grunge and the noise that love it and are using this pedal just to generate Feedback and parasites controls ... For my part I serve mainly pop, funk, hard rock and thrash metal, as you say that these parasites out of my ears in styles where you need to be precise and sharp.


I made changed after shelved 6 months and 3 months tried helplessly drawn.

I had and played with EBS Multicomp, MarkBass Compressore, Okko Coca Comp, they all have their peculiarities.

I love the opportunities and guidance big, violent compression of the pedal, I hate its sound and quality far from commensurate with its ambitions.

The price / quality ratio is zero for the nine at the quality of the pedal, however buy one secondhand and do change becomes very interesting, you can also buy directly changed, and there, it becomes very very interesting.

In short I will never buy a new original pedal, it's not worth it.