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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...Read More

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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 60 reviews)

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    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (4)
  • Excellent sound quality (4)
  • Good selection of effects (4)
  • Responsive (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (5)
    • Home studio (5)
    • Performances (5)
    • Professional recording (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (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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    BF-2 better for bass

    Despite having a dedicated bass output, I found that my MIA Fender J sounded better through the guitar output, but even then I thought my BF-2 sounded better than this. All the...Read complete review

    Despite having a dedicated bass output, I found that my MIA Fender J sounded better through the guitar output, but even then I thought my BF-2 sounded better than this. All the features from the BF-2 are back, but some of the new tweeks don't sound good on bass. If you can find a used BF-2 I'd suggest that one over this.Different story for guitars, but that's been said enough.

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    4.0

    Can't go wrong with a Boss Flanger

    By Szabo

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Experienced

    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.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent pedal, wide variety of tones

      By thunderbird guy

      from Plymouth, MA

      About Me Experienced

      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!

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        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.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Typical Boss Versatility

        By Kaisor Wonhem

        from California

        About Me Novice

        Verified Reviewer

        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.

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          5.0

          Great follow up to the BF-2!

          By awol45

          from Maine

          About Me Professional Musician

          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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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Flanger Does Not Rhyme with Ranger

            By David Frank

            from The Sticks

            Comments about Boss BF-3 Flanger:

            I wish I would have bought one of these a long time ago.
            I'm still finding more and more settings everytime I goof around with it. I highly recommend searching the internet for settings suggestions.
            I can't think of anything more I would ask for in a flanger.
            Lots of settings, not too expensive, seemingly well built.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very Nice

            Comments about Boss BF-3 Flanger:

            Great pedal, sounds fantastic. I am using this more for slight color and an even bigger sound, I almost can't tell it is on, unless I turn it off, and then is about as bad as playing with the compressor off. Excellent investment, can't believe I have been playing without one.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            How do people not have this pedal?

            By Luke Pilon

            from Barrie Ont.

            Comments about Boss BF-3 Flanger:

            This is a great flanger pedal. It was my dad's, but I have pretty much taken it from him, because I love it so much. It has a very wide range of tones. The only thing that I can complain about is the coulor! HAHA. Also if you put the depth above 2 o'clock, then your playing gets a bit muffled. Overall, great pedal, I love this thing

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            5.0

            Not Bad

            By Sicodude

            from Park River, ND

            Comments about Boss BF-3 Flanger:

            I bought this pedal at a pawn shop about 2 monthes ago and it was still awesome even though it had been to hell and back.it sounds great,especially on bass, but only when you use the Stereo jack.my only concern is that it sucks the life out of a battery like theres no tommorow. i recommend this totally but i suggest you get the adapter for it also

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Pedal

            By daveyj4054

            from Maryland

            Comments about Boss BF-3 Flanger:

            You can get everything from chorus to deep flanger sound out of this pedal when you figure out how to tweak it. I own quite a few boss pedals, and this one is one of my favorites. It is a excellent pedal, I highly recommend this pedal.

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