bossarea-boss-syb-3-bass-synthesizerBoss SYB-3 Bass Synthesizer

The SYB-3 is the first bass synthesizer in a compact floor pedal design. Touch a string on the bass once and the SYB-3 can generate an endless synthesizer sound. The SYB-3 doesn’t necessarily have to be used with a bass guitar. A guitar works too but it is perhaps even more effectful when connected to a drum machine or metronome.


  • 11 different modes for various synthesizer bass sounds.
  • Internal Sound Modes (1-7) – Uses input bass sound as a trigger to control built-in oscillator.
  • Wave Shaping Modes (8,9) – Processes input bass sound to create synth bass sound.
  • T Wah Modes (10,11) – Adds auto wah effects to the original bass sound.
  • Decay/Sens. knob adjusts decay time of synthesizer sound (Mode 1-7) and sensitivity of direct sound (Mode 8-11)
  • Freq. and Res. knobs control cutoff frequency and resonance
  • Effect and Direct knobs allow for independent level adjustment of synthesizer and direct sounds
  • Two outputs (A and B) individually output synth and direct sounds
  • Hold function sustains synth sound, allowing bassists to play over the “held” sound


  • Controls: Effect/Direct, Freq/Res, Sens, Mode switch
  • Connectors: Input, Outputs (A/Mono, B), AC Adaptor
  • Current Draw: 80 mA (DC 9V)
  • Weight: 430 g (1 lb.)
  • A/D Conversion: 19-bit AF Method
  • D/A Conversion: 16-bit linear
  • Recommended AC Adaptor: PSA Series


  • Pink – Made In Taiwan
  • Dark Gray – Made In Taiwan

The SYB-3 was sold from August 1996 to 2001.

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