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The OC-2 has been around for a very long time so when the time came to replace it, the new pedal would have to have some new featuers. The OC-3 incorporates a digital design, featuring 3 different modes; Drive, Octave2 and Polyphonic. In Octave2 mode, the OC-3 will work the same way as the OC-2 did and add two octave sounds to the incoming sound. In Drive mode, distortion is added to the sound and in Polyphonic mode, you can add octaved sounds to chords.

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  • 3 modes: Drive, Oct2 and Poly
  • Separate Bass guitar input
  • Direct out for stereo effects
Boss OC-3 Super Octave


  • Controls: Direct Level, Octave 1 Level, range/Oct 2/Drive, 3 mode switch
  • Connectors: Guitar In, Bass In, Output (Mono), Direct Output, AC Adaptor
  • Current Draw: 45 mA (DC 9V)
  • Weight: 440 g (16 oz.)
  • Nominal Input Level: -20dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1MOhm
  • Nominal Output Level: -20dBu
  • Output Impedance: 1kOhm
  • Residual Noise Level: -96 dBu (IHF-A, Typ.)
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10kOhm or greater
  • Recommended AC Adaptor: PSA Series


  • Dark Gray – Made In Taiwan

The OC-3 was sold from August 2003 to present.