Boss PS-3 Digital Pitch Shifter/Delay
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Boss PS-3 Digital Pitch Shifter/Delay

PS-3 Digital Pitch Shifter/Delay, その他のギターエフェクター from Boss.

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wwhhhaatt 07/15/2011

Boss PS-3 Digital Pitch Shifter/Delay : wwhhhaatt のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

"more than just mode 7"
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Digital delay with tied in pitch shifting capabilities. Standard boss construction of a rock solid stomp box, 1/4" input, 1/4" stereo outputs, 1/4" expression pedal input, four parameter knobs, and 9v DC input jack. There are 12 different modes with varying levels of delay time and pitch shifting.

UTILIZATION

This sets up just like any other boss pedal out there. Plug in your standard cables, get some power, and start turning knobs. The manual is good enough to explain which modes do what and give you an idea how the knobs interact with each other. The fact that the knobs interact with each other does make it more of something you have to play around with to completely grasp.

SOUND QUALITY

I use this in a guitar set up but have also had good results with synths. Like all boss pedals the bypass is buffered which seems to be a subject of great discussion with guitar players. I'm of the belief that having a couple boss stomps in your chain is not going to destroy your tone and for some can actually improve it by helping your signal carry through the rest of your cabling.

Most people buy this pedal for the Mode 7 which is an odd mix of reverse delay and pitch shifting. It really is a unique sound that I have not been able to create with other boxes. It is similar to the eventide crystals sounds but a bit more glitchy and not as smooth sounding. The majority of the time I see people use it they have the feedback and time knobs cranked but for me it's the in between sounds that are more interesting. You can get many different intervals all the way to +/- 2 octaves or no pitch shifting at all. The other non pitch shifting delays are okay but sterile. They don't have any warmth or character to them so for me they are not very useable.

OVERALL OPINION

This pedal is geared more towards the noise, massive effect crowd. I actually got it from a friend who said he could not understand why anyone would use it. The regular delays are boring and easily outdone by any of the other boss delay pedals. The one big downside to this pedal is the lack of adjustment to the user. The knobs are tied in together so increasing the delay time also changes the pitch shift. I really wish they could be controlled independently but I have learned to live with it.

The used price is also one of those funny things where the item did not sell so it was discontinued and now for some reason it's more desirable and commands high prices. If I saw another pop up for 100$ or so I would grab it in case this one ever breaks. I don't think boss will service it and ,like I said I, can't get the sounds I use out of any other box.