Amped Bitesize Review: Boss BF-3 Flanger

Flange that sounds like a jet plane landing... and taking off   07-Mar-13


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We are reviewing a Boss pedal every day for a month in March, and today, on day seven, it's the latest generation in the Boss Flanger family, the Boss BF-3 pedal.

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 make a quick decision on whether you like what you hear for each of Boss' compact pedals.

The BF-3 is the Flanger pedal from Boss, the little brother of its predecessor, the BF-2.

Rich's verdict - "I'm a rock player, always been a bit of a space rock fan, and for me there are few better sounds in life than that 'jet plane' flanger sound. The BF range has always had a reputation for being able to deliver 'extreme' flange sounds, and the BF-3 is no different. Selectable modes allow you to choose between a number of flange sounds, for example, you can have four, six, eight or 12 EQ spikes on your flange (the more you have, the thicker it will sound). You can also just choose to have just a downwards sweep, or just an upwards sweep. Boss have the functionality nailed here. The quality of the flange tone is good, it can sometimes sound like it's about to blow a hole in your speaker cone, and high resonance settings don't sound great, but if you get the settings in the sweet spot, this pedal could be a space cadet's best friend."

RRP - £115

More info - Boss BF-3 info page

 

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