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Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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
  • Full 5-year warranty
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BossCS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 27 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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(30 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Effective

By Chris

from Boston, MA

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

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.

(23 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

THE core source of tone!

By srvfan3

from Chico, CA

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

I've had this pedal for about a month now, and it has expanded my capability 10 fold. I play through an all tube amp and it sounds amazing. From that perfect Stevie Ray Vaughan blues tone to a nasty overdrive/sustain, i get everything i want with the turn of a dial. I can hold bends forever, and from now on wouldn't be caught dead without it on my pedal board.

(14 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sustain with this!

By LesDudis

from New Jersey

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

I own the CS-2 (two of them, actually), the predecessor of the CS-3, but have tried the CS-3 to compare. The CS-3 does a great job sustaining your chords and really brings out some color to your playing. I place it right after my phaser and right before my distortion pedals to get the job done right and once you try it out, you won't want to turn it off!

(12 of 15 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.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Choice!

By Ramon

from San Diego California

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

The 4 knobbed (level, attack, sustain, and tone) CS-3 is a nice all-around'meat and potatoes' type compressor. It doesn't have nearly as much character as the older Boss CS-1 and CS-2 but it does the job without adding it's own 2 cents of tone. At almost all settings, the CS-3 comes off as a transparent, almost sterile, compressor with very little coloring. Some extreme tweaking via the tone and attack knobs seems to bring out a bit more of it's repressed personality but don't expect the changes to jump out at you. This bland, almost clinical, compression works great for players who are really happy with their fundamental tone and are't looking for drastic shift in sound. If you're looking for a wild compressor to dramatically alter your tone, you may want to look elswhere.

(9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BOSS does it again.

By DaYooper

from Christmas, MI

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

This is a great compression pedal. The CS-3 gives you that great fuzzy punch that appears in so many classic sounds. Very noisy as with all BOSS pedals. Don't forget your noise reduction pedal! The features are outstanding as is also the norm with BOSS products. You could probably drop one of these off a building and do no damage to it. BOSS pedals are an investment that will last you a lifetime.

(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It's good for clean....nothing more.

By ChimairaROCKS

from T-Town, WA

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

I guess I used it for the wrong type of music, but I couldn't get this thing to cooperate with me for anything! I found myself so frustrated after a few days that I just took it back. It's GREAT for clean...but it will suck your tone BAD when used with distortion. It just makes it sound flatter instead of fuller. And yes...it WAS placed correctly in my effects chain. I just honestly wasn't too impressed with it. I think the MXR is a better choice.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good compressor, but be patient

By RobDog

from Sacramento, CA

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

This is a good compressor that can even out your tone and dynamics. It's great for getting a smooth sound on lead lines. It takes some time and experimentation to get the best sound out of this pedal; it's subtle, unlike a distortion or chorus where the effect is immediately obvious. A little bit of the sustainer goes a very long way. I never use that feature of the pedal.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Boss CS-3

By CDOG

from bolinas, CA

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

I believe The Boss CS-3 is a key ingredient to every electric guitarists rig. What it does for clean is amazing and it goes that way for your overdrive,distortion channel.Funk,country,rock,jazz,reggae, theres nothing you cant use it for!!I use two CS-3's for my main clean tone and my crunch boost channel.I'm really happy with mine and I believe you will agree with me on this one!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A staple for the tone-seeker's diet!

By funkletyler

from Albany, OR

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

Going back, I went to this guy's house with my dad about a year ago to watch them jam. The guy was about 60 years old, and a very talented jazz player. He was playing on a Guild Archtop, just like my dad's, and had the same Hughes and Kettner amp that I did, but his guitar sounded way better than I could have ever done with the same setup. Now i've been playing for about 7 years, and I know my way around an amp to get the tone I want, so I asked him what his secret was. Needless to say, it was this pedal. The next week I went out and bought one, and I will never play a live setup without it ever again. If you want maximum tone, sustain, and character, you HAVE to buy this pedal. It's great for everything, solos, rhythm, and you can even use it as a noise gate.

(2 of 2 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!

(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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

go ahead, add it to your cart!

By JordanT

from Central WI

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

This pedal was just the thing I needed to add to my rig. It as a great sustain to my lead lines, and can be manipulated to control your leads. Also certain setings can give you a nice percussive element to your playing (if you like chicken picken styles this pedal will serve you well). And after all, it's a BOSS pedal so this thing will last forever.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Change your sound

By Zefreak

from CA

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

The Boss CS-3 compressor adds alot to my guitar playing. The "clicky" attack is much more prominant and it also evens out volume differences in chords. It might not be noticeable at first, but get used to this baby and you wont be able to live without it. My advice, give it some time before making your final judgement.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Clean Level Compressor W/Sustain

By Showman420kaos

from Hollywood

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

I play my Fender acoustic electric through the Pedal direct into a chanel on th P.A.Or House System during shows. Picked this Compressor to control feedback (level knob)and add smooth even Clean chord transitions without spikes and string ring on the consol. Works like a Gate For Noise! The sustain is a plus for leads plenty of full body sustain.the tone is a usefull knob For sparkling clean sound or heavey bottom end tone.Great for recording a staple for the performing acoustic guitarist. Common with Boss products a heavey duty metal chasie will last for ever and take live show punishment. Works great for my electric Guitar amp With my amp gain distortion and dsp effects! One clean Machine!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Boss Makes Yet Another "Totally Boss" Pedal!

By nocompromise

from Orange County, CA

Comments about Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal:

This pedal has "versitility" written all over it! Perfect for any genre, to get that tube-driven blues tone, just turn up the attack on any clean amp. Or get that great "Sustianed-Santana" feel, this pedal will let you sustian up to 3 times longer, regaurdless your pickups. The CS-3 is very ideal for lead players who use distortion, you can turn it on any it will compress all of your low string noise, and give you a pretty hefty treble-boost for a total face melting solos!!! Once you play one, there's no turning back!!

(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!!

(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.

(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!

(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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