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With the Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer you get smooth sustain, a more balanced string response, and more clarity and punch at any volume. A must for recording. Ideal alone for a clean sound or in fr... Read More

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With the Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer you get smooth sustain, a more balanced string response, and more clarity and punch at any volume. A must for recording. Ideal alone for a clean sound or in front of a distortion or chorus.

Features
  • Smooth sustain with clarity and punch
  • Balanced string response
  • Level, Tone, Attack, and Sustain controls
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BossCS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

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Very Effective

I've owned this pedal for 20+ years. The beauty of this pedal is that it's effect is very subtle but very important. Unless you're really listening for it's function you may miss it....Read complete review

I've owned this pedal for 20+ years. The beauty of this pedal is that it's effect is very subtle but very important. Unless you're really listening for it's function you may miss it. This pedal, in a very subtle way, evens out your sound. Your soft sounds become louder and your loud sounds become softer. It gives a "tubey" sound even from a cheap solid state amplifier. It's very difficult to describe to someone who hasn't used one before but it really is a must have, especially if you play live. It gives a very even and predictable distortion as well as sustain. If you don't own any pedals, this should be your first one. This is a "Must Have" pedal for any guitar player.

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Didn't work for me

Its probably a fine pedal but it didn't work for me. I am a low volume bedroom player. I got more sustain with a tube screamer. I took this pedal back.

Its probably a fine pedal but it didn't work for me. I am a low volume bedroom player. I got more sustain with a tube screamer. I took this pedal back.

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(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Didn't work for me

By viemaster

from Springfield MO

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Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

Its probably a fine pedal but it didn't work for me. I am a low volume bedroom player. I got more sustain with a tube screamer. I took this pedal back.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Boss CS-3

By JOSEPH BUTLER

from Jupiter, Florida

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

This pedal adds a lot of sustain to your guitar. It works good as a compressor as well. I don't think this is a pedal that I would use on a daily basis but it's a good pedal to have never the less. I think that my only legitimate complaint would be that it is a little noisy especially if you turn up the sustain to high, so if you are going to add this pedal to your board then I would suggest you buy a noise suppressor if you don't already have one.

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4.0

takes time to get used too

By MARK HERMANSON

from lake forest california

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

why 4 stars, well the manual sucked, but thank god for some youtube reviews that can help guide you. Its a Boss so you know its built well. As for the sound, it really fills it out, you may have to learn to pull back your attack a touch. When you add a lot of sustain there is quite a bit of noise, my noise gate fixes that, start with everything at 12 o clock and adjust slowly, as in finite adjustments. Pacement, my tuner, my wah, my ac-3 acoustic simulator, then my cs3 followed by distortion and over drive

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME PEDAL!

By Will Cheatham

from Virginia

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

This pedal is great for funk rock like Red Hot Chili Peppers or old school funk and smooths out your sound and is amazing for soloing with any genre! Very happy with this pedal!

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice attack and sustain

By Marcelo

from Los Gatos, CA

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

Great pedal to get a nice and subtle attack in clean and distortion sounds. I use it only for solos either by itself or after a dist pedal. I have a cry-baby after it and it works great.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

compression sustainer 3

By alick

from white bear lake, MN.

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

this thing is pretty good. i was doing some cleaning out of our band room at my church and i found this thing in there and nobody claimed it or knew about it so i assumed its from one of the older members (that room was a pit). i took it home and tried it out and i really like it. very good sustain and doesnt affect the tone. best for solos. only thing i dislike about it is it makes some feedback sounds. easily fixed by and kind of noise gate. i also have a line 6 super metal distortion pedal that i use as a cord connection. the line 6 has a 2 stage noise gate built in so im set =)boss cs-3 is the way to go!

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5.0

Great all around

By zealousrecording

from SC

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

This pedal is awesome in front of any amp. It can make your tone heavier than you've ever imagined and also can sustain those dry clean tones so that they sound beautiful and huge. I've used it in front of a vox night train on clean tones as well as a variety of other amps. I also use it in front of my orange amp and in front of my mesa stilleto. I just turn the gain on the amp down a little, and the distorted tones I get on my recordings have that clarity and thickness you hear in todays popular guitar tones. It's a cheap pedal that just makes your tone...... TONEFUL.

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(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great pedal for the money

By Andr���s Galarza

from Quito Ecuador

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

This pedal is an small tank, really strong and well constructed (this is an standar on boss pedals), i use it beetwen guitar and amp, and sent my effects procesor to the amp loop, it sounds great, giving your guitar precence and recovering the best frecuences of the distorted or clean sound, putting them in a block, its a little monster in that aspect. It also give you tons of sustain, is just great, you can explore so much armonics on feedback with this one, beautiful. The think i didnt liked, the noise, when you try out on top level ans sustain at the same time, it makes too much noise, thats why i woul like tu put 4.5 instead of 5. But finaly i think most of analog stomp boxes have this problem. If you like your guitar going into the songs like a muscle car into the road, buy this one.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for solos

By Nick McMullen

from Albion, NY

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

I have a Fat Strat playing through an unmodified Peavey Classic 30 vacuum tube amp. I ove the sounds, but the higher end solos and artificial harmonics I felt were rather "weak". So I redid by pedals (from a BOSS multi-effects).If you dial in the sustain around 10 with a low eq and attack and a 3 o'clock turn on the level knob, you get those classic Neal Schon solo tones (sounds gret in conjunction with Boss DD-3) and also helps get those classic Van Halen squeals. Wouldn't trade this pedal for the world!!

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By JOe

from Santa Barbara, CA

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

This Compression pedal is amazing. I acually use it as a boost or to add fatness to my clean tone. To me it really brings out the true tone of my guitar.

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