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For bass that's balanced and articulate across the entire frequency spectrum.

The Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer lets you balance the overall output level to get consistent, stable-sounding bass lines across the wide dynamic range of the instrument. For fine-tuning, the Boss LMB-3 has a threshold level control, as well as a ratio parameter that gives you much more flexibility in limiter level adjustment. To add more clarity, power, and presence, use the enhance control for a punchy sound that cuts.


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BossLMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer
 
4.4

(based on 38 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Excellent sound quality (3)
  • Good selection of effects (3)
  • Responsive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (5)
  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best bass compressor in this price range

Many companies offer compressors in stomp boxes; howevever, for the price of a Boss pedal no one even comes close to the quality and durability. Typical Boss design--all metal case, very...Read complete review

Many companies offer compressors in stomp boxes; howevever, for the price of a Boss pedal no one even comes close to the quality and durability. Typical Boss design--all metal case, very hard plastic knobs, rubber kick plate on top so your toe won't slip off when you're trying to actuate the pedal, non-stick rubber bottom. Runs on 9v battery or AC power via a "wall wart" plug.

This compressor has factory set Attack and Release times. You CANNOT adjust those parameters on this pedal like you can on some of the more expensive pedals and rack units. Even so, the Attack on this pedal is long enough that your attack (string pluck, pick, slap, or pop) is allowed through and you get a nice punchy thump on your note attack. The Release is factory set at a good, short time frame also allowing the compression to die quickly enough for you to play fast and still have each note get that fat, punchy attack.

The range that you get for your ratio is incredible! You can go from 1:1 which is NO compression to Infinity:1 so that every note regardless of how hard you play gets compressed. The downside of using compressors is that your playing dynamic suffer a little bit. If you like to play some things soft and some things loud...well...if your ratio is set too high, everything will come out the same volume. The Threshold on this pedal has a wide range also so that you can go from EVERYTHING crossing the threshold (and, thus, receiving compression) to only the MOST aggressively played notes crossing the threshold (so that your playing dynamics are largely left intact and you get almost NO compression on your playing). Having a high threshold setting will allow you to keep most of your playing dynamics (for example, while finger plucking) and then having compression tame the wild note attacks during aggressive playing (for example, slap style playing).

The Enhance knob acts an a frequency exciter to boost your treble a bit (after your signal has been crushed by compression) before sending it to the amp. This allows you to avoid sounding muffled and lets you keep some of the bright clarity in your sound to add definition to your notes. It helps you avoid sounding muddy and muffled and lets those higher freqs (like the ones that give you a good punch in your sound) come through. The Enhance can add a bit of hiss to your signal if it's turned up high. It's no more than the hiss that electric guitarists often have in their sound (especially if they use alot of effects). Once you start playing, you can't hear that hiss anymore. Still, just excpect to hear some hiss in your signal if you turn Enhance up beyond about 9 o'clock.

Beyond all that, this pedal can act as a bit of a volume boost too. The Level knob on this unit controls the OUTPUT level (not the input Gain) of your signal. With the right settings you can get the Ratio and Threshold to work together with the Level to provide you with a distortion-free volume boost!

In my opinion, EVERY electric bassist who wants to sound like a professional needs to have EQ and compression on their bass sound. How you EQ and how much you compress your signal is up to you and your sound engineer (if you have the pleasure of working with one)--but you NEED these 2 controls on your sound. By nature, bass is overpowering and lacks definition and needs to be tamed and shaped. Chorus, Flange, and Distortion are all fun effects to play around with on bass but you NEED a Compressor. BEFORE you toss money at all those wierd, fun, sexy effects--spend your money on EQ and compression.

I'm 100% pleased with the performance of this Boss pedal. Yes, I could get a better compression pedal (Markbass Compressore for example) but I'd pay nearly 3x the price of a Boss. Boss pedals are fairly inexpensive and are VERY durable! If you're just starting out as a performing bassist, don't make much money from playing, or are on a budget, I highly recommend the Boss LMB-3 compressor. Yes, they call it a Limiter but it's really a peak limiter when you crank the ratio up to Infinity. At lower settings it acts more like a compressor (and, yes, it adds sustain). A high quality compression pedal for a very competitive price!

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Please try it out in store before making decision

I can understand that there are as many people satisfied with the product, as well as unsatisfied. This is a limiter/enhancer, not a compression/sustainer.With that said, perhaps a compression/sustainer might...Read complete review

I can understand that there are as many people satisfied with the product, as well as unsatisfied. This is a limiter/enhancer, not a compression/sustainer.With that said, perhaps a compression/sustainer might interest you more than this pedal. As other reviewrs have said, this unit is extremely hissy and tends to make your notes sound thin. There's lots of knobs for adjusting your sound, and usual bells and whistles that you'd expect from BOSS. I tried this out, hoping for some enhancement to my sound. I decided to stick with my compression/sustainer and not buy this pedal.Like I said, maybe this a pedal for you, maybe it isn't. I think for this pedal, it's important for you to try it out for yourself to figure out if this is what you want. I give it a thumbs down. I play a p-bass with tapewounds. My bass has a ton of mids right of the bat, and this pedal made it sound anemic and thin. I'm happy with the BOSS pedals I've purchased, but this one left a lot to be desired (for me). Thumbs down on this one.I also tacked off a few points for having such an unusual color.

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(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best bass compressor in this price range

By SubZero

from Houston, Texas

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Enhance Knob Adds Noise
  • No Attack Control
  • No Release Control

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Performances

Comments about Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer:

Many companies offer compressors in stomp boxes; howevever, for the price of a Boss pedal no one even comes close to the quality and durability. Typical Boss design--all metal case, very hard plastic knobs, rubber kick plate on top so your toe won't slip off when you're trying to actuate the pedal, non-stick rubber bottom. Runs on 9v battery or AC power via a "wall wart" plug.

This compressor has factory set Attack and Release times. You CANNOT adjust those parameters on this pedal like you can on some of the more expensive pedals and rack units. Even so, the Attack on this pedal is long enough that your attack (string pluck, pick, slap, or pop) is allowed through and you get a nice punchy thump on your note attack. The Release is factory set at a good, short time frame also allowing the compression to die quickly enough for you to play fast and still have each note get that fat, punchy attack.

The range that you get for your ratio is incredible! You can go from 1:1 which is NO compression to Infinity:1 so that every note regardless of how hard you play gets compressed. The downside of using compressors is that your playing dynamic suffer a little bit. If you like to play some things soft and some things loud...well...if your ratio is set too high, everything will come out the same volume. The Threshold on this pedal has a wide range also so that you can go from EVERYTHING crossing the threshold (and, thus, receiving compression) to only the MOST aggressively played notes crossing the threshold (so that your playing dynamics are largely left intact and you get almost NO compression on your playing). Having a high threshold setting will allow you to keep most of your playing dynamics (for example, while finger plucking) and then having compression tame the wild note attacks during aggressive playing (for example, slap style playing).

The Enhance knob acts an a frequency exciter to boost your treble a bit (after your signal has been crushed by compression) before sending it to the amp. This allows you to avoid sounding muffled and lets you keep some of the bright clarity in your sound to add definition to your notes. It helps you avoid sounding muddy and muffled and lets those higher freqs (like the ones that give you a good punch in your sound) come through. The Enhance can add a bit of hiss to your signal if it's turned up high. It's no more than the hiss that electric guitarists often have in their sound (especially if they use alot of effects). Once you start playing, you can't hear that hiss anymore. Still, just excpect to hear some hiss in your signal if you turn Enhance up beyond about 9 o'clock.

Beyond all that, this pedal can act as a bit of a volume boost too. The Level knob on this unit controls the OUTPUT level (not the input Gain) of your signal. With the right settings you can get the Ratio and Threshold to work together with the Level to provide you with a distortion-free volume boost!

In my opinion, EVERY electric bassist who wants to sound like a professional needs to have EQ and compression on their bass sound. How you EQ and how much you compress your signal is up to you and your sound engineer (if you have the pleasure of working with one)--but you NEED these 2 controls on your sound. By nature, bass is overpowering and lacks definition and needs to be tamed and shaped. Chorus, Flange, and Distortion are all fun effects to play around with on bass but you NEED a Compressor. BEFORE you toss money at all those wierd, fun, sexy effects--spend your money on EQ and compression.

I'm 100% pleased with the performance of this Boss pedal. Yes, I could get a better compression pedal (Markbass Compressore for example) but I'd pay nearly 3x the price of a Boss. Boss pedals are fairly inexpensive and are VERY durable! If you're just starting out as a performing bassist, don't make much money from playing, or are on a budget, I highly recommend the Boss LMB-3 compressor. Yes, they call it a Limiter but it's really a peak limiter when you crank the ratio up to Infinity. At lower settings it acts more like a compressor (and, yes, it adds sustain). A high quality compression pedal for a very competitive price!

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My favorite compressor

By TIavarone

from Central NJ

Comments about Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer:

I love this compressor. It's Boss bullet proof and does what many other compressors fail to do for a bass... you can actually hear the upper range of the bass (notes, not all of the harmonics and click for us low-action guys) in a loud band without blasting upper mids and having to put up with all of that click and snark. I have been playing for 28 years and have used compressors from high end studio rack units, digitals, optos, etc... and been dissatisfied with more compressors than I can remember. The Boss LMB3 Rocks! You get a fattened mid and high note range and it keeps a leash on the bottom end all with good transparency. Some of the reviews complain about hiss using the enhance feature. Keep in mind that it enhances whatever is in the high end treble range, so if you're sending it noise, it will enhance it. The workaround is good electronics and cables or just don't use it since it is silent (i.e. recording silent) when the feature is turned down. My only complaint is that this thing eats batteries so a power cable is a must, so it gets a 4 for features.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Useful, Boss-solid & subtle bass tone improvements

By Derek K. Miller (penmachine.com)

from Vancouver, Canada

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Comments about Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer:

If you understand how a limiter works, those controls are straightforward. Set the Threshold knob to a level where you want volume peaks to be dampened (you may need to experiment). Then set how strong you want your limiting. A 1:1 (full left) on the Ratio knob is no limiting, while infinity:1 (full right) means that, once the volume hits your threshold, the volume isn't damped, but shelved; it never gets any louder.Enhance is a simple knob that noticeably changes your bass tone, but understanding it requires a bit more background. Essentially, it boosts selected harmonic overtones, so that a muddy or sloppy bass tone becomes crisper, with more oomph at the bottom end. You can just turn the knob till you get a sound you like, which I find is in the 9-o'clock to noon range on the dial.The limiter is subtle and does just what it should. If you set the Threshold low and crank up the Ratio, the sound can get a little wobbly as it tries to keep up with the peaks, but at any normal setting it does what it's supposed to do. The enhancer works well too, but if you turn it much past 2-o'clock, it starts to get hissy as it brings out high-level overtones and the associated static. It could use a limiter indicator light for when it's damping peaks, but otherwise it works great at all but the most extreme settings.Overall, it helps crisp up my single 15" speaker (without tweeter) on the combo amp, and reduces sloppy sounds from too many dynamics. I run it through my amp's effects loop, not inline with my bass input, and I put it at the end of the effects chain to even out any sound bumpiness that gets introduced. I'm not a particularly good bass player, so I need what help I can get. The LMB-3 does it for me.

(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wish I had tried this sooner

By Happy Man-4Y2wL

from Atlanta

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Comments about Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer:

I bought this a few years ago and did not have a need to use it much so it's been in a box since that time. I got it out this week to try as a boost pedal for a short bass solo for our next week's service. I had never thought to use it in our worship center before since this is the first bass solo I've done there. I adjusted the tone knob to add some more high end for the solo. The tone sounded so good, the band leader told me to leave it on all the time and use my volume knob on my bass for the solo boost. It overcame the mushy sound I have been complaining about from our PA sub-woofer and makes the bass sit better in the mix. The bonus is that it helps level out the volume between the different strings. It has moved from my storage box to my bass gig bag.Volume, Tone, Threshold & Compression ratio controls
Built like a Boss because it is one.
Hard to get the benefits I've received for less money.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Essential pedal for every type of bassist

By Mark

from Nashville, TN

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer:

    This pedal is awesome. It lets the full, essential tone of my bass come through in my live rig in a way it normally only shines in recordings. It also smooths out the extremes of my playing when I really dig in at times during live performances. It is affordable, intuitive, effective, and built like a tank (It is a Boss). Every bassist should use a compressor at the front of their live rig unless they have a built-in compressor in their amp already. My amp and Boss overdrive pedal sound like a new rig after adding this little pedal.

    To respond to some repeated complaints I have seen in these reviews:

    - The people who say this is not a compressor must not have read through the manual. It clearly describes the functions and controls for the compressor side of the pedal as well as the enhancer. It just doesn't say "compressor" on the pedal. The controls for compression ("ratio" & "threshold") are very responsive, and the built-in settings for "attack" and "release" are exactly how most people would have them set for common usage (unless you are trying to get an overly compressed tone as an effect). Don't be fooled; this is a bass compressor/limiter/enhancer.

    - I have not found any added hiss from this pedal at any settings. People who are hearing hiss probably either have a problem somewhere in their bass, cables, or amp, or they might have the pedal settings dialed in oddly with extremes in gain or level on at least one front.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best bass compressor ever

    By James Thompson

    from Ark-La-Tex

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    Comments about Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer:

    This is the greatest bass guitar compressor ever made. Ive tried every one on the market... including the built in compressor on a few rack mount processors. You can crank it up and get the typical compressor "pop" or dial it back and it will sound natural yet still compress. This is hard to find in other units... finally someone made a transparent compressor for bass guitar!

    Like everything else Boss- it's built like a tank. Im pretty sure this thing could take a direct hit from a 44 magnum and still function. Cockroaches, twinkies, and Boss stompboxes are the only things that will survive the impending 2012 mayan nuclear holocaust.

    If you fingerpick really hard and are having trouble with blowing the band offstage when the song kicks in- this is your savior right here. This pedal, a quality EQ, and active pickups are all you need to get that Korn Fieldy tone. Dial it back and you wont even notice that it's on... other than the fact you wont blast everyone into the parking lot when you start slapping. If you play a wide variety of songs per set you NEED this pedal. The other night we went straight from chili peppers "Higher Ground" into slipknot "snuff", then to Aldean "My kinda party" and i didnt touch a single thing with my gear.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great tool for leveling and subtle tone shaping

    By Western PA Funk-o-meister

    from Pittsburgh PA

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    Comments about Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer:

    I've had one of these for a while. Particularly helpful if you play 5-string, and are running through a rig not really meant to handle low-B, or (obviously) doesn't have a built-in compressor ... I run this when I'm going through my little practice amp, which is an older Hartke Kickback. Also vital if you go back and forth between plucking and slapping/popping (and again, don't have a compressor on your amp), to ensure level volume. Finally, this pedal is wonderful if you want to get a little more life out of some old strings.It's a Boss, so you know it's built like a tank. Mine looks like I dropped it from a roof 100 times, but still works as well as the day I bought it, with all the dials intact and flawless switching.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It's a Bass LIMITER/ENHANCER

    By Tripp D

    from KC area

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer:

      - one of those RARE products that does what it was designed to do and does it better than most. It does not do what it was not designed to do. (duh!)

      Take the time to learn how to use it and you will not be disappointed, I promise.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      So-So

      By Vain Melody

      from Canada

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      Comments about Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer:

      Had this unit for a few years but sold it once I got an amp with a decent built-in compressor. This thing is a little noisy but works. If you are doing slap bass or need a fairly compressed sound then you need something, obviously. This will get you compression without raping your wallet. I wasn't very happy with the tone though and I'm quite surprised to hear people rave about it.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It does exactly what I wanted

      By jimmy kinerd

      from Texas

      Comments about Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer:

      The enhancer is great and the limiter is perfect for slapping

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      An Essential Bass Effect Pedal

      By Simon J

      from San Antonio, TX. USA.

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer:

      This is probably one of THE most under-rated effects pedals of our time! I also have the Boss CEB-3 Bass Chorus, the Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner, and the Boss BCB-3 Carry Box to keep it all in with the Boss PSA-120 AC Adaptor, and this pedal completes my ultimate bass effects set-up. It's not one of the most popular pedals and you'd be lucky to find a local store stocking it, but not being one to flow with convention (what bassist is?), this made me want it all the more! Simply put, every bassist should have one of these, and at this price you can't afford not to have it. Especially if you are a slap player. This baby will take your bass sound and make it sound as if your guitar cost a whole lot more than it actually did! It also makes your strings sound like new again! How does it do that? Well it's really two pedals in one. The Limiter effect is like a bass compressor, but with more control than your average compressor pedal. The Threshold control lets you specify the volume level at which the compressor kicks-in, so you can use it to just take that nasty harsh edge off your sound when slapping, without dulling the sound, and the Ratio knob controls the amount of the compression itself. Very nice arrangement. Then just when you think your sound might need a little pep put back in it, there is the Enhance control, which brightens the sound, adding crystal-clear clarity and presence. The Level control should be set last, to a position where the overall volume is the same when the pedal is on or off, but trust me... you'll never want this off! So basically, you get to control your sound and increase the quality of the sound, making your bass sound very expensive, even when it's not! And also making you sound like a much more articulate player in the process. How's that for value-for-money?! Nice one Boss.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      fantastic!!!!

      By luke

      from us

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      Comments about Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer:

      Best pedal I've ever used in 23 years.I've tried alot of compressors and they all sucked out the bottom end.This pedal retains all your bottom end.I keep mine on all the time.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Buy!!

      By The Funkmeister!

      from Houston, Texas

      Comments about Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer:

      I've owned my Boss LMB-3 Bass limiter Enhancer for over 7 years now and I love it! It enhances your overall sound by bringing your bass tone more "up front". But at the same time it controls your sound by limiting any harsh tones and noise that may come from your axe. I highly recommend this device especially if you are a slap/funk bass player!

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I Am Really on the Fence

      By leomonster

      from Massachussettes

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      Comments about Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer:

      This unit is really Hissy, but not as bad as my levelar (Which I really like a lot more in the Studio). When I play Live I use a pre Fender SWR Red Head with a Hartke 410 XL as an extension Cabinet with a early 90's Fender Jazz Plus 5 String equipped with EMG Active electronics (With Some EQ options as well)I am trying to use this thing as a LEVELING AMPLIFIER or limiter if you will, as opposed to a straight out compressor (IF you are in the Know think UN1176) I Do Not use the Enhancer on this pedal at all as the Aural enhancer on the amp does a better job. I also use a Boss EQ pedal to goose the Low Mids just a bit to give me some clarity and punch (Our Rock N roll Guitar player uses a TWIN so he is umm how you say LOUD) This pedal does work and at this price I think it does an admirable job, but I think I am going to try a sqeezer by T REX. IF my Levelar wasnt so hissy through my amp I would love to use that. Overall this thing is built by Boss so you know that it will always work and for the money they do manage to get a lot of features in there. It Does do a reasonably good job of maintaing sting dynamics and helping you to place your bass in a live mix. But It does not offer up any type of COLOR to your sound. and I guess that is my ultimate complaint.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Please try it out in store before making decision

      By meev992

      from Union City, CA

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      Comments about Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer:

      I can understand that there are as many people satisfied with the product, as well as unsatisfied. This is a limiter/enhancer, not a compression/sustainer.With that said, perhaps a compression/sustainer might interest you more than this pedal. As other reviewrs have said, this unit is extremely hissy and tends to make your notes sound thin. There's lots of knobs for adjusting your sound, and usual bells and whistles that you'd expect from BOSS. I tried this out, hoping for some enhancement to my sound. I decided to stick with my compression/sustainer and not buy this pedal.Like I said, maybe this a pedal for you, maybe it isn't. I think for this pedal, it's important for you to try it out for yourself to figure out if this is what you want. I give it a thumbs down. I play a p-bass with tapewounds. My bass has a ton of mids right of the bat, and this pedal made it sound anemic and thin. I'm happy with the BOSS pedals I've purchased, but this one left a lot to be desired (for me). Thumbs down on this one.I also tacked off a few points for having such an unusual color.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      pedal delivers as presented

      By jstevens

      from Richmond, Ky

      Comments about Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer:

      Really gave my sound a punch, without raising the volume.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Remedy effect!

      By Wesley-1Xl-n

      from Philippines

      Comments about Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer:

      This Boss Lmb-3 is certainly a great buy not just it is boss but because of the additional brightness to my axe. All knobs have their use of course not like other effects that are useless. I recommend this to all bass players who want to add extra punch to their basses.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Never play without it

      By Bassist-Nq0cx

      from Illinois

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      Comments about Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer:

      Once I got this pedal, I have never played without it. I've used at multiple gigs and have never turned it off once. It makes my tone sound great, and keeps my amp from peaking. I highly recommend this pedal to any bass player of any style. If you know how the controls work, it doesn't take much time to get the tone you desire.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Completely Underrated

      By TaInT

      from Austin TX

      Comments about Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer:

      If you sniff around the net and look up compressor reviews, this one doesn't do well but I disagree completely. I read a lot of noise complaints, but that is just not true. I ran it and had no issues with noise unless the enhance knob or the ratio knob were turned up to extremes in which case most anything will make some noise. One thing everyone has to remember before hating on something is that it only sounds as good as your gear. I have monster cables, powerspot power supply, Markbass F1 head, Ampeg 6x10 Anniversary with Ibanez SRX active basses and an old 84' Peavey Foundation passive bass. I have had little noise with most compressors and I think it has a lot to do with signal cleanliness. Buy this pedal now if you are looking to add a little compression to your sound, it works well and is cheap!

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Markus

      By Markusijuana

      from Cleveland, OH

      Comments about Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer:

      Good pedal. Boss has great products. When combined with the Boss Compression/Sustainer pedal, it works real well to effect the sound of your bass.

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