SYB-5

Bass Synthesizer

A Fatter, Funkier Pedal for Bassists

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.

A Fatter, Funkier Pedal for Bassists

The BOSS SYB-3 was the world’s first bass synthesizer to be packed into a compact pedal, and it found favor with experimentalists and tone afficiandos alike. Today, the next-generation bass-synth pedal has arrived —the SYB-5. Utilizing the latest in DSP technology, the SYB-5 faithfully reproduces the fat and sharp sound characteristics of classic analog synthesizers.

  • - 11 DSP variations of Saw, Square, and Pulse synth waves
  • - Control filter cutoff and LFO rate via EV-5 Expression Pedal (sold separately)
  • - Enhanced Wave Shape Mode provides sharper sounds
  • - Hold notes with the onboard pedal and jam over the top

Enhanced Sound With the Latest DSP

All of the 11 internal synth sounds have been markedly refined and enhanced to produce a fatter, more cutting sound than ever. The sounds are built on variations of three oscillator Waves (Saw, Square, Pulse) and filters that modulate according to the envelope and LFO changes you apply. You won’t believe how much synth-bass beef can come from such a small pedal.

Enhanced Playability Via External Control

An external pedal input jack has been added to the SYB-5 for connecting an EV-5 Expression Pedal (sold separately), which allows you to control filter cutoff and LFO rate in real time with your foot. In Modes 1−9 you can use the SYB-5’s onboard pedal to hold a note while playing a bass phrase over it. Time for a bass solo? You bet!

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
Connectors
Input jack, Output A (MONO) jack, Output B jack, EXP jack, AC adaptor jack (DC 9 V)
Power Supply
DC 9 V: Dry battery / 9 V type (6F22 (carbon), 6LR61 (alkaline)), AC Adaptor (PSA-series: optional)
Current Draw
50 mA (DC 9 V)
Accessories
Owner’s Manual, Mode Label, Dry battery / 9 V type (6LR61)
Options
AC Adaptor (PSA-series), Expression Pedal (Roland EV-5)

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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