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Boss SYB-5 Bass Synthesizer  

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With 11 DSP variations of saw, square, and pulse synth waves and an Enhanced Wave Shape mode that sharpens them up, the Boss SYB-5 Bass Synthesizer travels into new realms beyond the SYB-3. The synth ... Click To Read More About This Product

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With 11 DSP variations of saw, square, and pulse synth waves and an Enhanced Wave Shape mode that sharpens them up, the Boss SYB-5 Bass Synthesizer travels into new realms beyond the SYB-3. The synth has an onboard effects pedal that lets you hold notes while you play over the top of them. Control filter cutoff and LFO rate via EV-5.

Features
  • 11 DSP variations of saw, square, and pulse synth waves
  • Enhanced Wave Shape mode provides sharper sounds
  • Hold notes with the onboard pedal and jam over the top
  • Control filter cutoff and LFO rate via EV-5
  • Expression Pedal (sold separately)
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Boss pedals - 5 year parts warranty
90 day labor warranty.
1 year warranty - Multitracks, Jamstations, etc.
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BossSYB-5 Bass Synthesizer
 
4.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

....Awesome

By Dave Bynum

from Springfield, Va

Comments about Boss SYB-5 Bass Synthesizer:

If you are experimenting with different sounds and/or trying to play dubstep/electronica, this is the pedal for you! I use a guitar with it and it tracks very very well...I don't know exactly why other reviews claim this pedal has terrible tracking... because the only time it glitches is when you play 2 or more notes (which in the instructions it specifically says the pedal can only track one note at a time). It has trouble tracking higher frequencies...but there's cons for every stompbox. So as long as you play single note lines, it works awesomely! Now to really make this pedal sound awesome, I would suggest also getting an expression pedal (to control frequency sweeps and LFO wobbles) and also a compressor before the pedal (this helps tracking and to even-out the sound from the pedal). It has an enormous amount of low frequency bass sound, and if you bump up the low end by an equalizer, this pedal is magical. Definately read the instructions because it helps figuring out what all the knobs do, although right out of the box, the sounds are worth the pricey amount for this pedal. Definately worth it for the dubstep and electronica experimentalist or for the synth noodlist. Five Stars all the way.

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not worth it

By Tom

from Pine Brook, NJ

Comments about Boss SYB-5 Bass Synthesizer:

The sounds are cool but they all sound way too much alike. You also won't find out until you open the box and have to read the manual that you CANNOT use the pedal with any other FX pedals and you have to EQ all the frequencies to flat, otherwise the pedal (which already is questionable with tracking notes), won't work properly at all. I got this with a gift card and I'm still going to return it because I'm that disappointed in this product. Boss dropped the ball on this one.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is a GREAT pedal, so don't be so quick to judge!

By Noah

from California

Comments about Boss SYB-5 Bass Synthesizer:

Let's start by saying, I've played just about every synth bass pedal under the sun. The syb 5 is hands down the best one you can get without spending a rediculous amount of money on. The best thing to do is READ THE INSTUCTIONS!! like someone said in an above post. So take a moment to read and understand what the manual says. It will help you out greatly!

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

for the price not so bad tracking sucks

By mattchew

from rowland heights california

Comments about Boss SYB-5 Bass Synthesizer:

boss syb-5 for the price is a good pedal to emulate the sounds of dance, electronica, drum and bass, on your bass. it doesnt play chords but its not meant to cant complain. the tracking is pretty much for me the only thing that really hinders the pedal. id record and the problems very noticeable. for the price no bad tracking should be improved

(6 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

don't go for it!

By Moe

from redondo beach, CA

Comments about Boss SYB-5 Bass Synthesizer:

i recently bought this item thinking that it would be a cool addition to my sound, but i was very wrong. let me tell you all the cons that they don't mention in the description: 1) it seriously needs a sensitivity knob. when i played my bass through this thing, i had to hit the strings really hard for it to capture my sound. when i used a pick or i tapped, it simply didn't pick up my sound 2) about six of the modes sound very much sound the same ,a horrible thing if you want variety 3) there aren't much options to shape your sound since all the modes are pre-installed and you can merely adjust them a little bit 4) you can only hit one note at a time; you can't play any chords on this thing. it even says this on the manual

(11 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A little expensive, but still a good pedal.

By Ralbert07

from Billerica, MA

Comments about Boss SYB-5 Bass Synthesizer:

I got this pedal the other day, and I love it! It has some cool features like the Hold Note feature. It has some cool sounds, too. You also have to get used to it at first. All in all a great pedal.

(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Thing is great

By Caranali

from Brooklyn

Comments about Boss SYB-5 Bass Synthesizer:

This thing is amazing...they tend to sell them very high..best bet is getting them online. This pedal is crazy....sounds are just out of this world. I highly recommend this pedal and it is one of my favorites. This pedal sounds great and fun to play with. Just read the manual and you will be ok. Love this PEDAL!!!!

(12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Compact But Powerfull !!!

By Ramon

from San Diego California

Comments about Boss SYB-5 Bass Synthesizer:

Boss SYB-3 Bass Synth - This is one of the more insane pedals to hit the streets in years. Boss bills this as a bass pedal but don't let that stop you from permanently attaching this thing to your guitar pedalboard. Most of the 11 modes use your signal to trigger the SYB's built-in oscillator to warp your guitar sound into a pseudo synth machine. The remaining two modes dish up some uneventful auto-wah sounds that didn't come close to topping the sounds of the enevelope filters of the past. Stick to the synth and waveform shaping capabilties you've got your feet on one techno flavored device. We had a blast with the jam worthy hold/sample function that allows you to grab a note and play over the top of it. Aside from the obvious guitar and bass applications, we had some interesting results patching this into the drum channels on a mix.

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