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Boss BF-3 Flanger 

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The Boss BF-3 Flanger gives guitarists and bassists an updated version of the classic BOSS flanger with the thickest stereo flanging sounds ever. Two...Click To Read More About This Product

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A legendary flanger is reborn.

The Boss BF-3 Flanger gives guitarists and bassists an updated version of the classic BOSS flanger with the thickest stereo flanging sounds ever. Two new modes (Ultra and Gate/Pan) create flanging with incredible depth--plus slicer-type effects and sounds that seem to swirl around you.

FEATURES
  • The best flanging effects in a compact pedal
  • New Ultra and Gate/Pan modes for ultrafat flanging with very low noise
  • Momentary mode turns flanging on instantly
  • Tap tempo adjustable via pedal
  • Independent guitar and bass inputs and stereo outputs

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BossBF-3 Flanger
 
4.7

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (8)
  • Excellent sound quality (8)
  • Good selection of effects (8)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (10)
  • Home studio (9)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Professional recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent pedal, wide variety of tones

First off, I will say that I am a bassist and bought this pedal mainly because I wanted to get that Justin Chancellor of Tool tone, and this pedal encompasses that tone nearly perfectly...Read complete review

First off, I will say that I am a bassist and bought this pedal mainly because I wanted to get that Justin Chancellor of Tool tone, and this pedal encompasses that tone nearly perfectly (think "46&2" and thats a great example of this thing at work). It has two inputs, one for bass and one for guitar, and it sounds great with both though I mainly use it with bass. The tone is so finely adjustable with 4 different knobs that at first it can seem overwhelming, but after messing around with it for about 20 minutes you'll be able to figure out exactly what you're doing. This pedal can do everything from a clean chorus sound to that wavy, high-rate trippy sound. In all I really don't know how else to describe this pedal, if you're looking at it you probably know what a flanger pedal sounds like and if not, well look up the song I mentioned and thats a perfect example. Oh and for the record, like all BOSS pedals, it's built like a tank- you can jump up and down on the switch and it won't break. Couldn't be happier with my purchase!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I'd rather use the BF-2

As with all Boss products, it is well built. I happily used a Bf-2 for 20 years until it finally just quit working. It was used to provide just a single flange...Read complete review

As with all Boss products, it is well built. I happily used a Bf-2 for 20 years until it finally just quit working. It was used to provide just a single flange sound. With the BF-3 I'm unable to reproduce that exact same BF-2 chimey sound without excessive woo-woo-woo pulsing - but that's not my main complaint. I'm hard on pedals. I'm singing, playing and hitting stomp boxes at the same time. My last gig, the new BF-3 inadvertently went into tempo tap mode in the middle of a song -- which was very disconcerting - although I admit, it was probably my fault. My point is: The Bf-3 has great variety of sounds, but for me, I just need a single flange sound that's reliable and not going to jump the tracks because of a sloppy pedal click. So now I'm looking at used BF-2s.

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4.0

I have purchased a second for back up.

By BL

from Perham MN.

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • BF-3 W/ 5 STRING FRETLESS BASS, GREAT sound
  • Good Selection Of Effects

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Boss BF-3 Flanger:

    I use the BF-3 Flanger on rock, blues, jazz and seasonal music it has the overall sound it can work with. Great !!

     
    5.0

    GOOD PRODUCT AND PRICE

    By tks

    from New york

    About Me Experienced

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • as always Boss products deliver!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Boss BF-3 Flanger:

      AS ALWAYS BOSS PRODUCTS DELIVER

       
      3.0

      I'd rather use the BF-2

      By swampy

      from AZ

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Boss BF-3 Flanger:

        As with all Boss products, it is well built. I happily used a Bf-2 for 20 years until it finally just quit working. It was used to provide just a single flange sound. With the BF-3 I'm unable to reproduce that exact same BF-2 chimey sound without excessive woo-woo-woo pulsing - but that's not my main complaint. I'm hard on pedals. I'm singing, playing and hitting stomp boxes at the same time. My last gig, the new BF-3 inadvertently went into tempo tap mode in the middle of a song -- which was very disconcerting - although I admit, it was probably my fault. My point is: The Bf-3 has great variety of sounds, but for me, I just need a single flange sound that's reliable and not going to jump the tracks because of a sloppy pedal click. So now I'm looking at used BF-2s.

         
        5.0

        Great,just what the Doctr ordered!

        By Bassman

        from Lakewood,Ohio

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Boss BF-3 Flanger:

          Performance mostly,add a little texture to recordings sometimes.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Ready for Take-off

          By Mr. Guitar

          from Appomattox, Va

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Boss BF-3 Flanger:

            People say you can get a sound out of a flanger like a jet engine. Well, I'm not that experienced with using a flanger, but I was looking for that swooshing type sound Robin Trower had on his Bridge of Sighs album. This flanger seems to give me the sound I was looking for.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Can't go wrong with a Boss Flanger

            By Szabo

            from Washington, DC

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            See all my reviews

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Battery Life
            • Indestructible
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Just Messin' Around
              • Performances

              Comments about Boss BF-3 Flanger:

              Well, it's a BOSS Pedal, so you know you're getting great sound from a pedal that would survive being thrown out of an airplane.

              As a Bass player, the BF-3 kind of picks up where the BF-2 left off. Follow it with a CHORUS pedal for some really great sounds.

              I find the ULTRA setting to be a bit too much - maybe better on Guitar soloing - but it makes the bass sound some 1960's ray-gun sound effect.

              The GATE function, on mono mode, is basically a tremolo. Still a lot of fun to play with.

              Overall, a great buy. A lot of fun to mess around with yourself or in a session.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent pedal, wide variety of tones

              By thunderbird guy

              from Plymouth, MA

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Boss BF-3 Flanger:

                First off, I will say that I am a bassist and bought this pedal mainly because I wanted to get that Justin Chancellor of Tool tone, and this pedal encompasses that tone nearly perfectly (think "46&2" and thats a great example of this thing at work). It has two inputs, one for bass and one for guitar, and it sounds great with both though I mainly use it with bass. The tone is so finely adjustable with 4 different knobs that at first it can seem overwhelming, but after messing around with it for about 20 minutes you'll be able to figure out exactly what you're doing. This pedal can do everything from a clean chorus sound to that wavy, high-rate trippy sound. In all I really don't know how else to describe this pedal, if you're looking at it you probably know what a flanger pedal sounds like and if not, well look up the song I mentioned and thats a perfect example. Oh and for the record, like all BOSS pedals, it's built like a tank- you can jump up and down on the switch and it won't break. Couldn't be happier with my purchase!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A Versatile Update On The BF-2

                By Les Paul Disciple

                from Covington, LA

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Selection Of Effects
                • Responsive
                • The Momentary Setting
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Can Sound Metallic

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording
                • Spicing Up A Solo

                Comments about Boss BF-3 Flanger:

                Rather than repeat other reviews... This is a terrific upgrade to the BF-2 due to the extra mode settings. Especially noteworthy is the Momentary setting which can add some nice seasoning to a solo passage. I don't use a lot of flange effects due to the metallic sound that the more extreme settings can produce but you can clean that up by going easy on the Effect Level knob. Tonally, the BF-3 is somewhat dark when compared to the Rocktron Hypnotic Flange but, overall, the BF-3 is a typically top-notch Boss pedal.

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Typical Boss Versatility

                By Kaisor Wonhem

                from California

                About Me Novice

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                Pros

                • Good Selection Of Effects
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Boss BF-3 Flanger:

                  This is a great flanger. It's a very typical Boss product. Like most boss pedals this thing has a bunch of knobs to play with. I have used this pedal in all sound modes except touch tempo and I really enjoy creating new sounds with this device. For a noise rock musician this thing can self ossiclate like mad. You can make some of the most ridiculous sounds with this pedal. You can go from a deep sweeping flanger to a crazy vibrato really easily. The ultra and normal mode don't have too much of a difference Mostly I use the ultra. I've also gotten the crimson and clover sound with this pedal. Tone wise I feel that this pedal is a little dark, I don't think it would be as toneful as an electro harmonix pedal. However, this pedal stays true to boss' form. Durable, Collectible, and versatile. The only reason why I didn't give it a five is that it is somewhat of a noisemaker at times and also a little expensive. However, I would definitely buy this pedal again with no hesitation.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great follow up to the BF-2!

                  By awol45

                  from Maine

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Good Selection Of Effects
                  • Responsive
                  • Stereo
                  • Tap Tempo
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Bass
                    • Guitar
                    • Home Studio
                    • Keyboard
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Boss BF-3 Flanger:

                    Absolutely love this pedal. I owned a BF-2 for a long time, then it eventually broke. I thought about finding another one, looked at some other flangers, then tried the BF-3. Great sounds, love the ability to run stereo, the Tap tempo is Great. Modulation is alright, starts LOW to HI. The Ultra mode isn't as useful, But you have great control of the sound. The legendary BOSS toughness and durability out of a pedal, a great follow up to the BF-3

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