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BOSS ODB-3 Bass Overdrive Best Guitar Effects Pedal Hard Rock, Thrash, and Punk Bass Distortion with Onboard Two-band Equalizer


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The ODB-3 Bass OverDrive delivers the chest-resonating distortion that hard rock, thrash, and punk bassists have been waiting for. This hot compact pedal has been designed specifically for bass applications.

- OverDrive pedal specifically designed for bass
- Onboard two-band equalizer
- Balance knob controls dry/overdriven sound
- AC adaptor or 9V battery operation



1. Does the BOSS ODB-3 cut off the bass signal when turned off?

  • No. The BOSS ODB-3 doesn't mute the bass. When turned off, it is only a clean signal.

2. Can I use the BOSS ODB-3 without distortion?

  • Yes, you can set the level.

3. How can I reduce the noise of the BOSS ODB-3?

  • Use good quality cables and put a noise reduction pedal after the BOSS ODB-3.

4. What is the difference between the turbo rat and the BOSS ODB-3?

  • The BOSS ODB-3 sounds fuller because it is deeper low ends.

5. Where do I place the BOSS ODB-3 in the signal chain?

  • The best place to put the BOSS ODB-3 is between the fuzz pedal and the chorus pedal.

6. What is the difference between the BOSS ODB-3 and the EHX Bass Soul?

  • The BOSS ODB-3 can be set to either be subtle or fuzzy. It is more versatile than the EHX.

7. What is the difference between the BOSS ODB-3 and the MXR?

  • The two pedals are similar but the BOSS ODB-3 has more sound stages and is more versatile.

8. Can I use the BOSS ODB-3 with the BOSS BASS EQ?

  • Yes

9. Does the BOSS ODB-3 work with a Sansamp Bass driver?

  • Yes 

10. Does the BOSS ODB-3 need power?

  • Yes, you can use a 9v battery or a power adapter.


  • 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: GAIN knob, BALANCE knob, EQ HIGH/LOW knob, LEVEL knob, Pedal switch
  • Indicator: CHECK indicator (Used for indication of check battery)
  • Connectors: INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type, OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type, DC IN jack
  • Power Supply: Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22) or Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61), AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)
  • Current Draw: 20 mA
  • Expected battery life under continuous use: Carbon: Approx. 24.5 hours, Alkaline: Approx. 40.5 hours *These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
  • Accessories: Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information"), Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22)
  • Options (sold separately): AC adaptor: PSA series

Size & Weight

  • Width: 73 mm (2-7/8 inches)
  • Depth: 129 mm (5-1/8 inches)
  • Height: 59 mm (2-3/8 inches)
  • Weight (including battery): 390 g 14 oz

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.


    Payment & Shipping


    • Import duties and shipment costs are all included in the price for customers in the USA.


    • Your package will be shipped from one of our fulfillment centers in the USA.
    • Free 2 business day delivery with a tracking number in the 48 contiguous states of the USA.
    • The delivery to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico can take more than 2 days.
    • Sometimes it can take a little longer due to unforeseen circumstances.
    • Our system cannot ship to PO Boxes.
    • Currently, we cannot ship outside the USA. If you are outside the USA, please contact us.

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