#1
Hi i was just wondering if the boss od-3 is a true bypass pedal? Just because i'm trying to build my pedal board and only buy true bypass so it doesn't effect my tone.

Any help appriciated thx
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#2
No, the OD-3 is not true bypass.
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#3
are any boss pedal true bypas cause i really like boss pedals
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#6
ok thx
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+1

And TS just an fyi a all true bypass setup is not the end all be all.. Especially when signal length comes into play..

Length of signal chain, proximity between audio/power cables, and insulation of the wires used all are a factor, not just 3PDT.
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#8
No, Boss pedals are normally buffered, not true bypass. This means that they basically boost the signal to combat any tone loss, and to my ears, i cant hear any tone sucking from a Boss pedal. In fact, if you have a reasonably long effects chain, having a buffer in your chain can help tone - if all the pedals are true bypass the chain become likes one massively long lead, which can hurt your tone. So a buffered pedal like a boss one may not be a bad thing.
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are any boss pedal true bypas cause i really like boss pedals


Have you looked at any other brand than Boss?
#11
if you've limited yourself to just boss/roland, you'll probably never have that good of a sound.


venture out into other pedal brands, you can get better.
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you haven't tried the ps-3, dc-2, hm-2, dm-2 etc


Or the FT-2, CE-1, RV-3, DD-20...
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BOSS pedals aren't that great. Look into MXR and you won't be sorry.

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#14
^How about, don't limit yourself to one brand?

Although I am a bit partial to EHX

I guess the point is, yeah it's cool to have a favorite brand of pedals, but don't stick to the same brand for all pedals. Every brand has things they do well, and things they don't.
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Or the FT-2, CE-1, RV-3, DD-20...


i did try the rv-3 and the ce-1, as well as the ce-2, and i didn't like any of them, they all sounded really fake to me
i also did try the ps-3 [favorite game was final fantasy (cwatididthar)] and the hm-2
i tried a lot of pedals really, and i've never found a boss one i liked, i did enjoy my RC-2 though, and i bought it, but it was also because it was one of the cheapest ones and that i had a limited budget for a looper since it wasn't my main type of pedal.
however, i can hear the amount of tone it sucks when it's turned off, it's quite impressive, i didn't expect it to suck that much lol.

in the end, it's your ears that matter, the crowd will always be impressed because there's a guitar in your hands, no matter if it's gibson or squier.