The BOSS OC-3 Super Octave is a compact but feature-rich effect pedal for guitar or bass. It generates a tone one octave below the input, and can also produce a second extra tone two octaves below the input. This gives you the ability to blend up to three individual sounds: the original note, a note one octave below and one that's two octaves below.

The OC-3 also has a Drive knob that adds in distortion to the octave tone, for a growling bass distortion or a fuzzy synth sound. Since you're able to input chords as well as single notes, this greatly expands the usability of the effect versus its predecessor, the OC-2. Also, when used as a bass effect, the OC-3 automatically optimizes itself to suit the range of a bass guitar.

  • True Polyphonic Octave effects
  • Drive mode adds distortion to octave notes for a fatter, more aggressive tone
  • Includes the original OC-2 mode, capable of producing notes one and two octaves down
  • Poly Octave effect adjustable to play within a specific note range
  • Bass input for adapting octave sound to bass guitars

Nominal Input Level -20 dBu
Input Impedance 1 MOhm
Nominal Output Level -20 dBu
Output Impedance 1 kOhm
Recommended Load Impedance 10 kOhms or greater
Residual Noise -96 dBu (IHF-A, Typ.), all knobs at center position
Controls Pedal switch, DIRECT LEVEL knob, OCT1 LEVEL knob, CONTROL knob, MODE knob
Connectors GUITAR IN jack, BASS IN jack, OUTPUT (MONO) jack, DIRECT OUT jack, AC adapter jack (9 VDC)
Power Supply 9 VDC: Dry Battery 9 V type (6F22/9 V), AC Adapter (PSA-Series, available separately)
Current Draw 50 mA (9 VDC)
Dimensions 2.9 x 5.13 x 2.4" (73 x 129 x 59 mm)
Weight 1 lb (440 g)

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