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Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer   

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Grab your favorite axe and dive into an extraordinary world of sound creation with the SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer. The SY-300 can be used with all you...Read More

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Explore the unknown dimensions of sound.

Grab your favorite axe and dive into an extraordinary world of sound creation with the SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer. The SY-300 can be used with all your guitars right away, with no special pickup required”just plug into the standard 1/4-inch jack and play! Thanks to revolutionary new BOSS technology, youre able to explore fat, analog-style polyphonic synth sounds with zero latency, seamlessly extending the natural expressiveness and familiar feel of your own instrument. In addition, you can shape your normal guitar with the synths filters, amps, and LFOs to create all sorts of cool sounds never heard before. From unique lead textures to rich, evocative soundscapes, the SY-300 brings untapped dimensions of inspiration and creativity to your music.

FEATURES
  • Plug into the standard 1/4-inch jack and play rich and expressive polyphonic synth tones with any
  • guitar
  • Completely latency-free playing feel directly connects your hands with the sound
  • Three simultaneous synth sections and four effects processors enable rich, dynamic, and diverse sound
  • creation
  • Shape your normal guitar tone with synth filters, amplifiers, and LFOs to create all-new sounds
  • Graphic LCD display, three assignable footswitches, and dedicated on/off footswitch
  • 70 ready-to-play preset patches and 99 user patches for storing custom sounds
  • Create and archive sounds on your computer with the BOSS Tone Studio editor/librarian and
  • download new sounds at BOSS Tone Central

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BossSY-300 Guitar Synthesizer
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (10)
  • Responsive (9)
  • Compact (8)
  • Good selection of effects (8)
  • Versatile (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (9)
  • Professional recording (8)
  • Performances (7)
  • Amateur recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (5)

Reviewed by 11 customers

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5.0

World of sound options

By David "DD Dunlap

from Knoxville Tennessee

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer:

    I love the fullness that it adds to my sound. I love the ambience it adds to my acoustic guitar. I can not use all the samples it contains but Tone Central has bunches of usable configurations to download. A lot of the tonalities are special effects phrases that you can use to add to recordings.
    I run some of the calmer effects under my guitar to fatten up its tone. You know something is there but it is not overwhelming. I have had the earlier synth version pedals and they also contained the spatial sounds of a keyboard. Those are not necessarily useful for live performances. This pedal has more practical sounds to edit and gain controls of. The ambient sounds worked well for electric guitars too. Being old school I want my tone on top and not be smothered by effects. Used tastefully this pedal works live and in the studio.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic!

    By Jerryfie

    from Montreal Canada

    About Me Experienced

    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 SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer:

      I've been using Roland guitar synths for a few generations since the GR-1 and I now own a GR-55 which I really like, especially the V section, and I've been given the opportunity to test this new synth for Roland Canada. I must say I love the freedom of just one guitar cable! And the tracking is immediate and tight - it follows your every feel, bend, attack, harmonics even and the sound changes between pickups too. I've owned Moogs so this synth is super easy to program especially when using the Boss Tone Studio, but it has all the added effects that a guitarist is used to and many ways of chaining it all together. I'm new at this one but already it feels like an old friend! I will definitely buy it off Roland when the tryout period expires.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A remarkable device

      By Mr. Midi Guitar

      from Parker, CO

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer:

        Great Guitar synthesizer. Fabulous sound, particularly, the Organ based effects and the GR300 style lead tones. I use it in parallel with a Roland GR-55 and a BOSS GP-10 from the "Guitar Out" Jack of the GR-55. A product which is a long time coming. This pedal has ZERO latency and it's chief attraction is that it can be played with a real organic feel. You really can use your own guitar technique and it responds to everything-picking, harmonics, the works! Many of the presets are of no use to me, but no matter has I like to edit my own sounds. The editing is quite versatile and relatively easy. A little noisy on some patches but, overall, a great addition to my effects arsenal.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Boss is the Boss

        By pand

        from Nowata, ok 74048

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer:

          I don't have to wreck my guitar by adding something to it to make a synth work. Just plug it in and start jam,omg/.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Synth Very Nice for the Guitar!

          By Mikey

          from Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Getting past the factory presets

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer:

          I have it on a sliding rack in my studio- and I use the Line out on Helix , or just straight in from the guitar to feed the SY-300 input. There IS an editor and a nice one you can download from Boss for this, and once you start playing and learning (its not that hard) with that, this is when the SY300 starts to really SHINE bright tone wise. The factory settings are ok, but are mainly designed to "show-off" what the SY-300 can do. It has Main outs (I use the mono side for return back to Helix) and "Sub-Outs" (I use these for inputs to my Apollo interface), and its very well ported for many other hookups. And, the important thing is there is 0 latency while playing- ZERO!!!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Just getting to know it but i foresee great potential

          By Rupert

          from Tulsa

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Preset patches are many times redundant

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer:

          Only have used it for 1 week and i'm a little intimidated about creating my own patches. The presets seem heavy on distorted metal sounds that I will rarely use. The ones that I plan to use are fantastic. I see great potential with this guitar synth for me, as discover more. The number of preset patches that i'm becoming comfortable with is growing daily. There is a lot of variance in the power or volume of these different presets but the unit has incredible power and can easily be increased or decreased.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          SY-300

          By Mark C

          from Cleveland, Oh

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Everything

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer:

              Gets better every time I turn it on!

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Boss SY-300

              By Mark C

              from Cleveland, Oh

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              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 SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer:

                I agree with the other reviews. Fantastic! And try plugging a keyboard into it...

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Freedom from the Cable

                By GuitarMusicMan1967

                from Kansas City, MO

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Construction
                • Ease of Use
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Selection Of Effects
                • Range
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording
                  • Rehearsal
                  • Rhythm
                  • Solos

                  Comments about Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer:

                  I am a fan of the Roland GR-55, and had resigned my self to using one guitar with the GK-3 pickup. Making sure I nor my band mates trod on the 13-pin cable was quite exhausting. I saw the literature on the SY-300 and thought, "No way could this track with out modifications." WRONG!!!! Right out the box, this baby wailed. So far I've only used the presets and pre-loaded user patches. They have been more than enough to wow audiences and some of my band mates (the Keyboard Player has not given a blessing, lmbo). Not having experience programming a true synthesizer, I can't say whether or not this pedal is lacking. But for now, it kicks a..!

                  (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Finally a guitar synth that works!

                  By Zach

                  from Kansas City

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Ture Synth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer:

                    This is the best guitar synth on the market. Zero Latency, Tracks every note with no hick ups, and you don't need to install anything on your guitar (also works on Bass)! Thank you to Roland for making my favorite product this year!

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