Boss CS-3 Compression/Sustainer Reviews
I first used CS-3 Compression guitar pedal about two or three years ago and since then it has always done well for me. I like the overall tone it has and the ease of use makes it a good option for players on all experience levels. The price is very reasonable if not downright cheap and certainly gives you some bang for your buck. While I prefer ... [read more on Audiofanzine]yoTrakkz rated this unit on 2011-11-30.
All in all I advise you to stay away from the BOSS CS3. it really doesn't improve the tone all that much and when put next to a REAL compressor like a Diamond, Keeley or vintage MXR, it's all but totally outclassed. I would personally much rather save up extra and get one of the above three comps as they sOund far superior to this BOSS unit by far. [read more on Audiofanzine]King Loudness rated this unit on 2011-10-13.
This pedal is still around today. At new they come in at around $99. That is a good price for this pedal. Not really the pedal I would get for compression, but a decent one nonetheless. I prefer the Keeley Compressor. that pedal is probably the best pedal out on the market today. [read more on Audiofanzine]iamqman rated this unit on 2011-07-13.
Save your money. Compression isn't really an effect that you ever want to cheap out on. It can destroy your tone far too easily. At this price point, look into the MXR dynacomp. For a little more, the Barber Tone Press is killer. And for a little more than that, the Diamond Compressor is hands down the best I've used, topping an $800 BJFE compre... [read more on Audiofanzine]denied rated this unit on 2011-05-20.
I used this pedal for about 4 months. I promptly sold it and purchased one of the finest compression pedals on the market. The Analogman Bi-compressor (check out my review on that). There really isn't anything good about this pedal. The worst thing about this pedal, besides the tone reduction, is when using it live, I would click it on and ... [read more on Audiofanzine]songboy rated this unit on 2008-09-07.
If your thinking of a compression pedal..rethink it...wait and maybe consider it as some rack gear, but otherwise dont waste your money, you will be disappointed, you will have more fun with some modulation effects, such as a flanger : ) [read more on Audiofanzine]Ryan rated this unit on 2001-08-22.
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