SYB-5

A FATTER, FUNKIER PEDAL FOR BASSISTS

The BOSS SYB-3 was the world’s first bass synthesizer to be packed into a compact pedal, and it found favor with experimentalists and tone aficionados alike. Today, the next-generation bass-synth pedal has arrived: the SYB-5. Utilizing the latest in DSP technology, the SYB-5 faithfully reproduces the classic sound characteristics of analog synthesizers with enhanced punch and power.

Description

FEATURE

  • 11 DSP variations of saw, square, and pulse synth waves
  • Enhanced Wave Shape mode provides sharper sounds
  • Hold notes with the onboard pedal and jam over the top
  • Control filter cutoff and LFO rate via EV-5 Expression Pedal (sold separately)
  • BOSS five-year warranty

Enhanced Sound With the Latest DSP

All of the 11 internal synth sounds have been markedly refined and enhanced to produce a fatter, more cutting sound than ever. The sounds are built on variations of three oscillator Waves (Saw, Square, Pulse) and filters that modulate according to the envelope and LFO changes you apply. You won’t believe how much synth-bass beef can come from such a small pedal.

Enhanced Playability Via External Control

An external pedal input jack has been added to the SYB-5 for connecting an EV-5 Expression Pedal (sold separately), which allows you to control filter cutoff and LFO rate in real time with your foot. In Modes 1−9 you can use the SYB-5’s onboard pedal to hold a note while playing a bass phrase over it. Time for a bass solo? You bet!

SPECIFICATION

Nominal Input Level

-20 dBu


Input Impedance

1 M ohm


Nominal Output Level

-20 dBu


Output Impedance

1 k ohm


Recommended Load Impedance

10 k ohms or greater


Bypass

Buffered bypass


Controls

MODE knob
DECAY/RATE knob
FREQ/RES(Frequency/Resonance) knob
EFFECT/DIRECT(Effect Level/Direct Level) knob
Pedal switch


Indicator

CHECK indicator (Used for indication of  check battery)


Connectors

INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT A(MONO)/OUTPUT B jack: 1/4-inch phone type
EXP jack: 1/4-inch stereo phone type
DC IN jack


Power Supply

Alkaline battery (9V, 6LR61) or Carbon-zinc battery (9V, 6F22)
AC adaptor (sold separately)


Current Draw

50 mA


Expected battery life under continuous use

Alkaline:Approx. 6 hours
Carbon: Approx. 2 hours
*These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.


Accessories

Owner’s Manual
Leaflet (“USING THE UNIT SAFELY,” “IMPORTANT NOTE,” and “Information”)
Alkaline battery (9V, 6LR61)


Options (sold separately)

AC adaptor: PSA series
Expression pedal: Roland EV-5/BOSS EV-30, FV-500L, FV-500H


SIZE AND WEIGHT (INCL. BATTERIES)

Width

73 mm
2-7/8 inches


Depth

129 mm
5-1/8 inches


Height

59 mm
2-3/8 inches


Weight (including batteries)

440 g
1 lb


INTRODUCING
PERFECT SOUND

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