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Boss PS-6 Harmonist Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Meet the BOSS PS-6 Harmonist effects pedal, with four intelligent pitch-shift effects and three-voice harmony in one convenient unit. Among the effect modes are Harmony, Pitch Shifter, and Detune, plu... Click To Read More About This Product

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Meet the BOSS PS-6 Harmonist effects pedal, with four intelligent pitch-shift effects and three-voice harmony in one convenient unit. Among the effect modes are Harmony, Pitch Shifter, and Detune, plus the all-new Super Bend for authentic pedal-bending effects and wild 3- and 4-octave pitch sweeps. With the PS-6 Harmonist, you can even control pitch with an optional expression pedal.

The Harmony function is fast and simple to use, and supports a variety of interval patterns. It's easy to create rich, 3-voice harmonies: choose a major or minor key, and set the Shift to 3-VOICE-that's it! The PS-6 Harmonist is an unbeatable combination of superior sound quality, ease of use, and powerful pitch effects, all under one hood.

Higher Sound Quality
The BOSS PS-6 Harmonist is the new-generation pedal for harmony shifting. Sound quality has been improved dramatically thanks to its powerful DSP. With the PS-6, you can render complex harmony voicings beautifully, naturally, and easily.

3-Voice Harmony, Detune, and Pitch-Shift
The PS-6 Harmonist can generate 2 or 3 voices, such as direct/third/fifth, in each of the following modes: Pitch Shifter, Detune, and Harmony. This will add rich depth to your guitar sound. Detune broadens the sound in a natural way, as the PS-6 allows 3-voice detuning with slightly raised and lowered pitch added to the direct signal. Voices can also be pitch-shifted one octave up and a fifth below your note-great for arpeggio-style playing, for example.

Super Bend
This amazing effect bends pitch across a 7-octave span, from -3 to +4 octaves! Set the Rise and Fall time to your taste. You can control the bending effect in real time with the pedal's knob or from an external pedal such as Roland's EV-5 Expression Pedal (sold separately).

Easy Operation
Manipulate a wide variety of effects using simple operations. In Harmony mode, for example, all you have to do is select the key, specify whether it's major or minor, and use the SHIFT knob to select the voicing you want to use. The Shift knob switches between the different pitch settings available in each mode.

Road-Tough BOSS
BOSS compact pedals are world-famous for their great sound as well as their road-tough construction, consistency, and reliability. The PS-6 inherits this BOSS-proven design, offering guitarists a solidly constructed pedal that's built to withstand decades of demanding use.

Features
  • Four effect modes in one stompbox: Harmony, Pitch Shifter, Detune, and S-BEND (Super Bend)
  • Easily create two- or three-voice harmonies with selectable key and voicing
  • High-quality pitch shifting
  • Three-voice Detune capability
  • Super Bend provides up to four octaves of extreme pitch bending
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Boss pedals - 5 year parts warranty
90 day labor warranty.
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BossPS-6 Harmonist Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.0

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (11)
  • Excellent sound quality (8)
  • Responsive (8)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Good selection of effects (7)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)
  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just AMAZING!!!

this is one of the coolist toy a guitarist can have have in his rig. if your the only guitarist and always wanted to have some play harmony with you while leading, get this...Read complete review

this is one of the coolist toy a guitarist can have have in his rig. if your the only guitarist and always wanted to have some play harmony with you while leading, get this bad boy. its just beautiful. the way it just captures the sound from your guitar makes it really sound like there is a second guitar or 3 guitar players playing together. and sounds so tight together tht whatever u do it does. its just really fun to mess aroud with also. have fun with it. =)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a keeper

I bought this pedal primarily for the hamony function, hoping that it would provide good sounding harmonies with electric and particularly acoustic electric guitars. It took all of 5 minutes out of the box...Read complete review

I bought this pedal primarily for the hamony function, hoping that it would provide good sounding harmonies with electric and particularly acoustic electric guitars. It took all of 5 minutes out of the box to decide to return this one. This is not my first pitch shifter. While it does offer some advances in function over previous versions, the signal quality has not improved. The tone is warbly and digital sounding, not at all like a second instrument playing harmony. Yes, you can turn the blend down and bury the harmony in the mix, but for my money this pedal just doesn't do the job.
My other criticism of this pedal is its size. Usually more compact is better. Not so here. The controls are not suitably labelled due to space constraints, and even if they were you would need a desk lamp and magnifying glass to use them onstage. This is simply not practical. But thanks to MF for a user friendly return policy.

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5.0

good pedal

By Jerry Rigged

from Bridgeport, Michigan

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Boss PS-6 Harmonist Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

    The folks a GC were very helpful. I ordered a used one thru GC and it didn't work, easy return at the store. I ordered a second one from GC used and it also did not work, talked to the employee at the Saginaw store and he gave me a good price on a new one. the new one works great. it tracks well and sounds realistic. it is easy to use because you just have to set the key, switch for minor or major and your good to go. to me the 3rd's sound best, not crazy about the octaves or the pitch bend. Thanks again to the helpful employees at the Saginaw Michigan store

     
    5.0

    Really nice

    By Gilby E

    from Van Nuys, Ca

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Boss PS-6 Harmonist Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I use this pedal for bass and it can play nice warm 3-part harmonies. I like to loop the 3 part harmony and solo over it. Very cool!

         
        5.0

        Time Saving for Studio Work

        By none

        from USA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Boss PS-6 Harmonist Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Saves time and tracks in the studio. The levels and mix are excellent. Just add some eq and start recording. I have had fun with this pedal and am looking forward to using this live.

           
          5.0

          one may not be enough

          By Crusty Geezer

          from Oregon

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Boss PS-6 Harmonist Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

            WOW so many possible effects that you may want more than one in your signal chain if playing live. I have heard it used my more than one artist. Best bang for buck in, harmonizer, 12 string d-tune, wammy effect, and more.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            The Selling Point is the Versatility

            By Tuba

            from Chicago

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Boss PS-6 Harmonist Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

            This pedal does many things well. It's a small-enclosure Whammy clone. Its greatest strength is its versatility. I've been using mine for years now as a hobbyist, and in the past year, it was one of my go-to pedals for my gigs. I use it with a fixed bridge on my guitar. This pedal works best when you deviate from the advertised uses.
            Tips for the S-Bend Mode:
            -Set the S-Bend to one octave below. Set the rise time very slow, and the fall time relatively quick. This works great for Fender-style whammy dives. Excellent for shoegaze-style floating trem simulations.
            -At the maximum interval setting, the pitch-bend range is exactly one whole step, which is good for pedal steel simulations.
            -Rage Against the Machine-style Whammy riffs.
            -Simulating Dive Bombs
            Tips for the Pitch Shifter Mode:
            -The polyphonic tracking is great for the perfect 4th, perfect 5th, and octave-up intervals. The pedal is slightly shrill, so there should be at least a 55% dry signal when using such settings to improve the euphony.
            -The perfect 5th setting is fabulous for indie rock applications. Arpeggios sound great if you're going for a Deerhunter-type sound. If you're using chords, you can rhythmically stomp on the pedal to imitate groups like Minus the Bear or Battles. If you're running a fuzz pedal on your rig, you can play full barre chords, and the voicings channel 90's-style shoegaze music a la My Bloody Valentine.
            -Dial in a very quiet octave-up effect to fatten leads (octavia style)
            Tips for Detune Mode:
            -You get a slight treble boost when engaging this mode, which means that it's best used for 80's-style/New Wave applications. The Detune mode's "sweet spot" depends greatly on your rig. It's very usable and easy to dial in.

            The Harmony modes track well monophonically if you play with a strong pick attack (best for metal and power rock styles). Softer dynamics pose a problem. I use a lot of double stops, so it's not useful for me. Low-latency. Takes distortion pedals well. Best used live.

             
            4.0

            Great for nailing Boston,Bad Company,Allman Bro. dual leads.

            By Rock Head

            from ATL

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Boss PS-6 Harmonist Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Easy to use,but hard to read the "key" settings from stage because they are so small. Works much better than an Ocatver pedal and is much more versatile . I thought the price tag was a little much, but I am pleased overall with the product.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Useful for single guitarist

            By Paul Paisano

            from Virginia

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Figure Out
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • None To Speak Of Really

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • For Me Harmonies
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Boss PS-6 Harmonist Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

            In classic metal band, power trio, do some tunes that needed harmonies, (didn't really wanna hire another musician.) Using Marshall DSL and series of other Boss effects (putting Harmonist first) Works for me, the band's happy. Great effect, I think. Boss comes through again. Been actually looking for something like this for years and happened to come across an old ad for it in an old guitar magazine. Lucky me.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The PS-6 Harmonist

            By KENNY

            from Windsor Mill,Maryland

            Comments about Boss PS-6 Harmonist Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I love this peddle, such fun and a joy to use.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love it!!

            By Terry Alexander

            from Albany OR.

            Comments about Boss PS-6 Harmonist Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Love this pedal! Does perfect for what I want. It will stay on my board for sure. I love all the options this pedal has. I was reading some of the reviews . I have to say mine works great with distortion. 5 stars BOSS!!!!

            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Not a keeper

            By Jeff E

            from Nebraska

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use
              • Poor Sound Quality
              • Too small

              Best Uses

                Comments about Boss PS-6 Harmonist Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I bought this pedal primarily for the hamony function, hoping that it would provide good sounding harmonies with electric and particularly acoustic electric guitars. It took all of 5 minutes out of the box to decide to return this one. This is not my first pitch shifter. While it does offer some advances in function over previous versions, the signal quality has not improved. The tone is warbly and digital sounding, not at all like a second instrument playing harmony. Yes, you can turn the blend down and bury the harmony in the mix, but for my money this pedal just doesn't do the job.
                My other criticism of this pedal is its size. Usually more compact is better. Not so here. The controls are not suitably labelled due to space constraints, and even if they were you would need a desk lamp and magnifying glass to use them onstage. This is simply not practical. But thanks to MF for a user friendly return policy.

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