Boss CS-3

Compact Compression Sustainer Guitar Pedal

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Boss By Roland Authorized Reseller Product Features
  • Compact Compression Sustainer Guitar Pedal
  • Compresses louder signals while boosting lower signals
  • Provides smooth sustain without degrading the original sound quality
  • Perfect pedal for guitarists and bassists
  • High quality circuitry
  • Onboard Level, Tone, Attack and Sustain controls for precise tonal shaping
  • Low-noise design for super-quiet operation
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Product Specifications
  • Nominal Input Level: -20 dBu
  • Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1m ohm
  • Output Impedance: 1k ohm
  • Equivalent Input Noise Level: -110 dBu (IHF-A Weighted, Typ.)
  • Connectors: Input Jack, output jack, AC adapter jack (DC 9 V)
  • Power Supply: DC 9V (Dry battery 9V type 6F22/9 V), AC adapter
  • Current Draw: 11 mA (DC 9 V)
  • Dimensions: 5-1/8โ€D x 2-7/8โ€W x 2-3/8โ€H

Pedal Specifications

Pedal Design
This is the style of guitar pedal. The design includes the physical housing of the pedal and the designed application.
Pedal Type
The features listed here are the capabilities and functions that this guitar pedal is designed for.
Effects are digital devices that alter the way your instrument sounds. Musicians use effects to create sounds that an instrument cannot typically make by itself.
The physical controls that are available on the pedal, weather it be knobs, switches, buttons or sliders.
The types of connections that are found on the pedal.
The types of connections that are found on the pedal.

Multi-Effect Processing

Effect Patches
The number of patches or effects a guitar pedal provides.
Memory Banks
A physical segment of memory which is used to independently categorize and process effects and patches.
Storage Type
The method in which a guitar pedal stores various data and information.
The number of presets that are pre determined in a multi-effects floor processor. Presets are combinations of equalizer and effect adjustments.
User Presets
The number of presets that you can customize in a guitar pedal. Presets are combinations of equalizer and effect adjustments.


Power Source
The power source is the method in which the unit receives power. Some units will be powered by batteries, while others will need to be plugged in to an AC or DC power source.
The number of individual channels that can simultaneously pass audio.
Computer Connectivity
The ability of a guitar pedal to connect to a computer or an external data processor.
Maximum Gain
Measured in decibels (dB's), gain is the amount of increase in signal power that is expressed as an output to input ratio.
Input Impedance
This is the input impedance of the guitar pedal.
Output Impedance
This is the output impedance of the guitar pedal.
Display Type
The type of display on the guitar pedal refers to the text, graphics, lights, or a monitor that is used to display information such as track time or settings.
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Secondary Color
A color that compliments the main color of the product.
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
Weight (oz.)
This is the weight of the unit in ounces.

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Parts Warranty Duration
5 years
Labor Warranty Duration
90 days
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Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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Boss CS-3

Compact Compression Sustainer Guitar Pedal


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