BOSS OC-3 Super Octave Review (May 2024)


Last updated on May 27, 2024 10:46 pm Details


In this review post we’re going to be discussing the BOSS OC-3 pedal, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

With a single stomp, guitarists can achieve high-quality octave effects with the BOSS OC-3 Super Octave. A new Polyphonic Octave mode, a Drive mode with distortion, and the old OC-2 mode are all available. Separate inputs for guitar and bass round out the OC-3’s versatility. The Boss OC-3 is housed in the normal Boss container, but with a dark copper finish. This setup’s quality and longevity have been demonstrated multiple times, so you won’t have to worry about it breaking down on you. Controls are situated on the top, directly over the footswitch, as is customary. This pedal has inputs for both a guitar and a bass guitar, which makes it even more useful. You have a Mono output as well as a Direct Output line when it comes to outputs. The OC-3 can be used for both guitar and bass. When a bass guitar is connected to the dedicated Bass input, the OC-3 automatically adjusts to fit the bass guitar’s range. Bassists can now upgrade to the OC-3’s ultra-stable octave sounds. The OC-3 continues where the OC-2 left off, providing guitarists with two brand-new octave effects. When playing chords, octaves can now be added using the Polyphonic Octave mode, a first in a tiny pedal. The new Drive setting adds a hint of distortion to the octave tones, resulting in more aggressive sounds.

Product Features

  • The first tiny pedal with real Polyphonic Octave effects on the market.
  • For a richer, more aggressive tone, the new Drive mode adds distortion to the octave notes.
  • Includes the original OC-2 mode, which can produce sounds one and two octaves down, as well as the Poly Octave effect, which can be adjusted to play within a certain note range.
  • Bass input for bass guitars that need an octave sound
  • Limited guarantee of five years from BOSS

Pros & Cons


  • Versatile application
  • Exceptionally long-lasting
  • Great sounding
  • Natural tonality


  • Not exactly for those on a strict budget
  • There is no option for a high octave.

BOSS OC-3 Electronic Keyboard Pedal or Footswitch (OC3) Demo

Our Verdict

Overall, the Boss OC-3 Dual Super Octave is one of the most capable octave pedals on the market. It’s a great value for money option because it adds a little extra performance to the table. This pedal is a true master of versatility, since it can be used with both guitars and bass guitars.

Whether you need a good octave pedal or just want an inexpensive way to spice up your tone now and then, the Boss OC-3 Dual Super Octave is certainly the model for you.

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

BOSS OC-3 Electronic Keyboard Pedal or Footswitch (OC3)

as of May 15, 2024 11:04 pm

Pricing History

Price History for BOSS OC-3 Electronic Keyboard Pedal or Footswitch (OC3)


Current Price $198.00 May 15, 2024
Highest Price $198.00 December 23, 2023
Lowest Price $172.00 November 29, 2023
Since July 20, 2023

Last price changes

$198.00 December 23, 2023
$184.99 December 3, 2023
$172.00 November 29, 2023
$184.99 September 29, 2023
$174.99 September 16, 2023
Last updated on May 15, 2024 11:04 pm

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Additional information

Item Weight

1.1 pounds

Product Dimensions

6 x 4 x 6 inches

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1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

April 13, 2004

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