BOSS - OC-3 | Super Octave (2024)

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All-New Octave Effects

The OC-3 picks up where the best-selling OC-2 left off, giving guitarists two brand new octave effects. Using the Polyphonic Octave mode, octaves can now be added when playing chords-a first in a compact pedal. More aggressive sounds can be had using the new Drive mode, which adds a touch of distortion to the octave sounds.

If You Loved the OC-2...

Don't worry. BOSS knows how much guitarists depend on the original OC-2 sound. That's why the OC-3 includes that classic “dual octave” effect, but with even better stability. This gives you the ability to blend up to three individual sounds: the original note, a note one octave below and one that's two octaves below.

Bass Players Welcome

The OC-3 isn't just for guitar, it's also for bass. By connecting a bass guitar to the dedicated Bass input, the OC-3 automatically optimizes itself to suit the range of a bass guitar. Now bass players can upgrade to the ultra-stable octave sounds of the OC-3.

Nominal Input Level
-20 dBu
Input Impedance
1 M ohms
Nominal Output Level
-20 dBu
Output Impedance
1 k ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
10 k ohms or greater
Residual Noise
-96 dBu (IHF-A, Typ.)
* All knobs at center position
Controls
Pedal switch, DIRECT LEVEL knob, OCT1 LEVEL knob, CONTROL knob, MODE knob
Connectors
GUITAR IN jack, BASS IN jack, OUTPUT (MONO) jack, DIRECT OUT jack, AC adaptor jack (DC 9 V)
Power Supply
DC 9 V: Dry battery (9 V type), AC Adaptor (PSA-series: optional)
Current Draw
50 mA (DC 9 V)
Accessories
Owner's Manual
Dry battery (9 V type) S-006P/9 V (6F22/9 V)
Options
AC Adaptor (PSA-Series)
Size and Weight ( incl. battery )
Width
73 mm
2-7/8 inches
Depth
129 mm
5-1/8 inches
Height
59 mm
2-3/8 inches
Weight
440 g
1 lbs.
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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  • PCS-20A Parallel DC CordDaisy-chain cable for powering multiple BOSS compact pedals from a single pedal. View Product
  • BCB-30 Pedal BoardLightweight pedal board for transporting up to three compact pedals. View Product
  • BCB-60 Pedal BoardLightweight pedal board for transporting up to six compact pedals. View Product
  • BCK-2 Solderless Pedalboard Cable KitPremium two-piece solderless cable kit for wiring your pedalboard. View Product
  • BCK-6 Solderless Pedalboard Cable KitPremium six-piece solderless cable kit for wiring your pedalboard. View Product
  • BCK-12 Solderless Pedalboard Cable KitPremium 12-piece solderless cable kit for wiring your pedalboard. View Product
  • BCK-24 Solderless Pedalboard Cable KitPremium 24-piece solderless cable kit for wiring your pedalboard. View Product
  • BIC-PC Instrument CablePatch/pedal cable—right-angle 1/4-inch connectors, 6-inch/15 cm length. Available individually or in a package of three (BIC-PC-3). View Product
  • BIC-1AA Instrument CablePatch/pedal cable—right-angle 1/4-inch connectors, 1 ft./30 cm length. Also available in 3 ft./1 m (BIC-3AA) length. View Product
  • BIC-5 Instrument CableStraight 1/4-inch connectors, 5 ft./1.5 m length. Also available in 10 ft./3 m (BIC-10), 15 ft./4.5 m (BIC-15), and 20 ft./6 m (BIC-20) lengths. View Product
  • BIC-10A Instrument CableStraight to right-angle 1/4-inch connectors, 10 ft./3 m length. Also available in 15 ft./4.5 m (BIC-15A) length. View Product
  • BSL-25-BLK Instrument StrapBlack leather strap, 2.5-inch width. Also available in 3-inch width (BLS-30-BLK). View Product
  • BSL-25-BRN Instrument StrapBrown leather strap, 2.5-inch width. Also available in 3-inch width (BSL-30-BRN). View Product
  • BSS-25-BLK Instrument StrapBlack premium suede strap, 2.5-inch width. Also available in brown suede (BSS-25-BRN). View Product
  • BSC-20-BLK Instrument StrapBlack cotton strap, 2-inch width. Also available in brown (BSC-20-BRN) and natural (BSC-20-NAT). View Product
  • BSB-20-BLK Instrument StrapHigh-quality black nylon provides rugged durability and a smooth, comfortable feel. View Product
  • BSH-20-BLK Instrument StrapUltra-durable black nylon with high-quality black leather end tabs. View Product
  • BSH-20-NAT Instrument StrapNatural cotton with high-quality brown leather end tabs. View Product

Downloads

Brochures & Catalogs

  • BOSS Product Catalog 2014
  • BOSS Product Catalog 2012
  • BOSS Product Catalog 2011

Support

If you have questions about operating your BOSS product, please check our Knowledge Base for answers to the most common questions.
You can also contact our Product Support department by phone or email.
In addition, we have a library of Owner’s Manuals and Support Documents that you can download and reference.

Owner’s Manuals

  • OC-3 Owner's Manual
  • OC-3 Owner's Manual (Español)

Support Documents

  • BOSS Product Catalog 2008

    Forging the Future - Innovation for Creative Inspiration
    BOSS forges into 2008 with an awe-inspiring lineup of effects, digital studios, and accessories.

  • Guitar Effects Guidebook Vol. 20
BOSS - OC-3 | Super Octave (2024)

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