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OC-3: Super Octave

Features

The BOSS OC-3 Super Octave gives guitarists high-quality octave effects with a single stomp. Three modes are provided, including a new Polyphonic Octave mode, a Drive mode with distortion, and the original OC-2 mode. The versatile OC-3 also has separate inputs for both guitar and bass.

  • World’s first compact pedal with true Polyphonic Octave effects
  • New Drive mode adds distortion to octave notes for a fatter, more aggressive tone
  • Includes the original OC-2 mode, capable of producing notes one and two octaves down
  • Poly Octave effect adjustable to play within a specific note range
  • Bass input for adapting octave sound to bass guitars
  • BOSS 5-year limited warranty

Specs

Nominal Input Level
-20 dBu
Input Impedance
1 M ohms
Nominal Output Level
-20 dBu
Output Impedance
1 k ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
10 k ohms or greater
Residual Noise
-96 dBu (IHF-A, Typ.)
* All knobs at center position
Controls
Pedal switch, DIRECT LEVEL knob, OCT1 LEVEL knob, CONTROL knob, MODE knob
Connectors
GUITAR IN jack, BASS IN jack, OUTPUT (MONO) jack, DIRECT OUT jack, AC adaptor jack (DC 9 V)
Power Supply
DC 9 V: Dry battery (9 V type), AC Adaptor (PSA-series: optional)
Current Draw
50 mA (DC 9 V)
Accessories
Owner's Manual
Dry battery (9 V type) S-006P/9 V (6F22/9 V)
Options
AC Adaptor (PSA-Series)
Size and Weight ( incl. battery )
Width
73 mm
2-7/8 inches
Depth
129 mm
5-1/8 inches
Height
59 mm
2-3/8 inches
Weight
0.4 kg
1 lbs.
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

Accessories

PSA-120S

Power Adapter

PSA-120S

Power Adapter

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BCB-30

Pedal Board

BCB-30

The BOSS BCB-30 Pedal Board is a convenient way to set up and transport all your compact effects.

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BCB-60

Pedal Board

BCB-60

The BOSS BCB-60 Pedal Board is a convenient way to set up and transport all your compact effects.

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PCS-20A

Parallel DC Cord

PCS-20A

Power multiple BOSS compact pedals from a single pedal

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Support

If you have questions about operating your BOSS product, please check our Knowledge Base for answers to the most common questions.

You can also contact our Product Support department by phone or email.

In addition, we have a library of Support Documents that you can download and reference. If Support Documents are available for this product, they will be listed below.

Support Documents

BOSS Product Catalog 2008
Forging the Future - Innovation for Creative Inspiration
BOSS forges into 2008 with an awe-inspiring lineup of effects, digital studios, and accessories.
Guitar Effects Guidebook Vol. 20
OC-3 Brochure
BOSS Product Catalog 2012
BOSS Product Catalog 2011

Product Manuals

Owner’s Manual: OC-3_OM.pdf