Amped Bitesize Review: Boss SYB-5 Synth Bass Pedal

Its a synth pedal, for your bass!   20-Mar-13

    MP4 5:22 mins    


We are reviewing a Boss pedal every day for a month in March, and today, on day 20, it's the turn of the Boss SYB-5 Synth Bass Pedal, which follows on from the SYB-3 -  the first bass synth pedal ever made. The SYB-5 has 11 DSP variations of Saw, Square and Pulse waves, plus external filter control via the expression input.

We're looking at 30 pedals this month, and then on the final day of March, we'll be doing a round up of our favourites. The idea being that you can quickly watch our bitesize reviews and compare one Boss pedal to another, and quickly see if you like the sound.

The Boss SYB-5 Synth Bass  is designed to add simple bass synth tones to your bass guitar, with a variety of presets as well as filter cutoff and resonance.

Rich's verdict - "The Boss SYB-5 Synth Bass pedal does give you some synth tones to work with, but its not a full synth and triggering can be patchy on lower notes."

RRP - £129

More info - Boss SYB-5 Bass Synthesizer page


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