OC-3

SUPER Octave

The World’s First Polyphonic Octave Pedal.

Information

(1/13/2010)
The Pedals that Make the Tone
With their unmistakable killer tone, BOSS pedals continue to define the sound of today's rock music.

The World’s First Polyphonic Octave Pedal.

The BOSS OC-3 Super Octave gives guitarists high-quality octave effects with a single stomp. Three modes are provided, including a new Polyphonic Octave mode, a Drive mode with distortion, and the original OC-2 mode. The versatile OC-3 also works with bass!

  • - World's first compact pedal with true Polyphonic Octave effects
  • - New 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

All-New Octave Effects

The OC-3 picks up where the best-selling OC-2 left off, giving guitarists two brand new octave effects. Using the Polyphonic Octave mode, octaves can now be added when playing chords-a first in a compact pedal. More aggressive sounds can be had using the new Drive mode, which adds a touch of distortion to the octave sounds.

If You Loved the OC-2...

Don't worry. BOSS knows how much guitarists depend on the original OC-2 sound. That's why the OC-3 includes that classic “dual octave” effect, but with even better stability. 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.

Bass Players Welcome

The OC-3 isn't just for guitar, it's also for bass. By connecting a bass guitar to the dedicated Bass input, the OC-3 automatically optimizes itself to suit the range of a bass guitar. Now bass players can upgrade to the ultra-stable octave sounds of the OC-3.

Nominal Input Level
-20 dBu
Input Impedance
1 M ohms
Nominal Output Level
-20 dBu
Output Impedance
1 k ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
10 k ohms 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 adaptor jack (DC 9 V)
Power Supply
DC 9 V: Dry battery (9 V type), AC Adaptor (PSA-series: optional)
Current Draw
50 mA (DC 9 V)
Accessories
Owner's Manual
Dry battery (9 V type) S-006P/9 V (6F22/9 V)
Options
AC Adaptor (PSA-Series)

Size and Weight (incl. battery)

Width (W)
73 mm2-7/8 inches
Depth (D)
129 mm5-1/8 inches
Height (H)
59 mm2-3/8 inches
Weight
440 g1 lbs.

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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