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Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal with FREE 6M Guitar Lead

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The Boss CS-3 compresses louder signals while boosting lower signals for smooth sustain without degrading the original sound quality. Onboard EQ for precise tonal control and low-noise design for super-quiet operation.

See our Rough Guide to Compression in the Full Description

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Compresses louder signals while boosting lower signals for smooth sustain without degrading the original sound quality. Onboard EQ for precise tonal control and low-noise design for super-quiet operation.

This is a classic Boss pedal, used by many famous players such as John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), John Squire (Stone Roses) and others. This is the perfect pedal for guitarists and bassists who want to sound their best.

Key Features:

  • Compact compression/sustainer pedal with high-quality circuitry
  • Compresses loud signals and boosts softer signals for a smooth overall sound
  • Onboard Level, Tone, Attack and Sustain controls for precise tonal shaping
  • Low-noise design for super-quiet operation
  • Boss 5-year warranty


A Rough Guide to Compression:

A compressor is similar to a level control, restricting the overall range of an input signal, limiting the amount of variation between the loudest and the softest sounds. Used heavily in Studios, it also works well as a pedal. Compressors 'smooth' out the volume of what you are playing and keep everything at the same level of volume.

The controls you are given to set up a compressor are usually:

  • Threshold – how loud the signal has to be before compression is applied.
  • Ratio – how much compression is applied. For example, if the compression ratio is set for 6:1, the input signal will have to cross the threshold by 6 dB for the output level to increase by 1dB.
  • Attack – how quickly the compressor starts to work.
  • Release – how soon after the signal dips below the threshold the compressor stops.
  • Knee – sets how the compressor reacts to signals once the threshold is passed. Hard Knee settings mean it clamps the signal straight away, and Soft Knee means the compression kicks in more gently as the signal goes further past the threshold.
  • Make-Up Gain – allows you to boost the compressed signal. as compression often attenuates the signal significantly.
  • Output – allows you to boost or attenuate the level of the signal output from the compressor.


Now you can extend your enjoyment with the Boss Pedal Sketch App which allows players to review sounds and customise pedal settings.

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