OD-3 OverDrive review by Boss

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Ease of Use: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.5 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.1 (38 votes)
Boss: OD-3 OverDrive

Price paid: $ 118.95

Purchased from: Rimmers Music, Blackburn

Sound — 10
I am using an Ibanez RG270, GSA60, Gibson SG VooDoo, Gibson Les Paul Standard and Fender Telecaster... (not all mine, I own the RG270 and SG) and the Pedal sounds excellent on all of them. This Pedal never seems to lose tone, no matter how overdriven you go, the tonal quality is never hindered. The amps that I use: Marshall MG100DFX and Line6 Spider2 (the last two amps in the world that need effector pedals) manage the pedal wonderfully and can even change the overall sound quite nicely.

Overall Impression — 10
This is definitely a pedal that any good rock guitarist (maybe not punk, playing punk with pedals is a sin) should have as part of their rig. If it was liberated, or temporaryly misplaced I would buy another one, the price is reasonable, the sound is Grade A+ and the feel is superb.

Reliability & Durability — 8
I would depend on this at a gig without a backup, but it is battery powered, so I would change the battery first. But it is very reliable, and the tough steel casing allows the pedal to be near unbreakable.

Ease of Use — 10
The Boss OD-3 OverDrive pedal is a very simple plug-in-and-go footswitch. Just a few adjustments to the drive and level and you can go from Speed Meatl to over-driven blues.

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