BOSS SYB-3 Bass Synthesizer

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This is the literal version of a Synth-Bass! This bass-guitar-pedal is a monophonic bass synthesizer with simple controls but a genuine analog synth bass sound. It transforms your bass-guitar's sound into a synth sound, complete with a resonant filter with cutoff, decay control and a hold function.

The SYB-3 has 11 synthesizer modes: 7 Internal Sound Modes in which the bass guitar triggers and controls the built-in oscillator. 2 Wave shape modes that tweak your actual bass sound into something synth-like. And 2 T-Wah modes that give you a wah-wah bass sound. Two outputs facilitate individual synth and direct bass signals.

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Polyphony - Monophonic
Oscillators - Analog Modeled DSP with 1 Osc. (saw, square, PWM, lower octave mode and noise generator mode)
LFO - None
VCA - None
Filter - Lowpass with resonance and cutoff
Effects - 2 wave shape and 2 autowah for external sound
Keyboard - None
Memory - None
Control - None
Date Produced - 1996


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